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10 Desk Lamps Right for the Job

What do you do at your desk? There’s a lamp for that. From crunching numbers to crafting a master plan, here are our 10 picks perfect for making that desk job a little brighter.

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Type 75 Special Edition Task Lamp by Anglepoise

The Creative

Fashion designer Paul Smith brings his "classics with a twist" style to the iconic task lamp design, with a rainbow spectrum of finishes.

Type 75 Special Edition Task Lamp by Anglepoise

CSYS Task Lamp by Jake Dyson

The Architect

Stunning in both form and function, this LED desk lamp from the collection is reminiscent of drawing boards and construction cranes and allows for smooth, easy adjusting.

CSYS Task Lamp by Jake Dyson

Z-Bar Mini Color LED Desk Lamp by Koncept

The Student

A cheerful rainbow of colors, ultimate flexibility and an LED light bright enough to see them through any all-nighter.

Z-Bar Mini Color LED Desk Lamp by Koncept

Quattro LED Task Lamp by SONNEMAN Lighting

The Artist

A color palette evocative of Piet Mondrian color blocking, with simple, straightforward shapes and a warm flat-panel LED.

Quattro LED Task Lamp by SONNEMAN Lighting

Goldman Desk Lamp by FLOS

The Accountant

A modern take on the classic bankers lamp, but powered with energy-efficient LEDs with an average rated lifespan of 50,000 hours (that's a lot of tax seasons).

Goldman Desk Lamp by FLOS

KAISER idell Luxus Table Lamp by Fritz Hansen

The Professor

The sleek and studious Bauhaus design rolls history, architecture, design and art up into one.

KAISER idell Luxus Table Lamp by Fritz Hansen

Grasshopper Table Lamp by Gubi

The Interior Designer

A designer's dream, pairing mid-century modern style with a refined palette inspired by organic forms.

Grasshopper Table Lamp by Gubi

Tolomeo Classic LED Task Lamp by Artemide

The Executive

A classic, award-winning lamp focused on the task at hand: providing efficient lighting with a superbly engineered design.

Tolomeo Classic LED Task Lamp by Artemide

Otto Watt LED Table Lamp by Luceplan

The Hobbyist

Whether you're sewing or painting model cars, this bright beauty was made for precision tasks, with dimmable LED lamping, color temperature adjustment and a 360-degree swiveling head.

Otto Watt LED Table Lamp by Luceplan

Kelvin LED Green Mode 1 Task Lamp by FLOS

The Start-Up CEO

Just like you, this lamp is on the cutting edge of technology—LED lamping, a touch dimmer and a daylight sensor to self-monitor light output.

Kelvin LED Green Mode 1 Task Lamp by FLOS

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