Globe Electric Multi-Joint Desk Lamp
If your budget is a little tight, this desk lamp from Globe Electric is a great option to consider. It’s a classical desk lamp with an articulating multi-joint neck that should work for most painters’ needs.
The highlight of this desk lamp is the power switch mounted on the lamp shade. This placement makes the lamp easier to operate compared to desk lamps where the switch is on the power cord. However, since the shade will heat up while the lamp is on, be careful when reaching for the switch!
The power cord in this desk lamp is pretty long as well – 6 feet should be enough for most needs.
In terms of adjustment and mounting, the Globe Electric lamp goes up to 31.5-32 inches tall and supports up to 2 inches thick tabletops. Pretty typical for a desk lamp, so this model should work for most people.
Note that since this is a rather inexpensive desk lamp, it won’t be the most durable out there. Its clamp, in particular, is quite flimsy, so we suggest that you don’t mess with it too much.
- Relatively affordable.
- Easy-to-adjust articulating arm.
- 6 feet long power cord.
- Convenient power switch on top of the lamp shade.
- On the flimsier side.
ToJane Swing Arm Desk Lamp
If you want something higher-quality, then the ToJane swing arm desk lamp might be a better pick than the Globe Electric lamp. It’s a bit pricey, but it’s built more durably than the previous desk lamp. With its thick metal parts and 3-layer painting, this thing should be able to serve you for the years to come.
We also love the sleek design of the ToJane lamp – for those who want a lamp that will fit modern interiors, this desk lamp is a wonderful choice.
When it comes to adjustments and convenience, the ToJane lamp is als osolid. It has a long 6 feet power cord, flexible arm, up to 32 inches of height adjustment, and supports of up to 2.5 inches thick desks.
With that said, the cord-mounted power switch is inconvenient at times, and the clamp isn’t as solid as the rest of the lamp. Still, ToJane is a great buy for the money and a suitable option if you want something eye-catching.
- Tough metal construction.
- Convenient articulating arm.
- Sleek style.
- 6 feet long power cord.
- The power switch is placed on the cord and isn’t too convenient.
- The clamp feels flimsier than we’d like for the money.
TaoTronics TT-DL13B LED Desk Lamp
The TT-DL13B LED desk lamp from TaoTronics boasts flicker-free light that’s easy on the eyes – perfect for hours-long painting sessions!
The construction of this desk lamp is interesting as well – it’s not a traditional multi-joint desk lamp. It looks pretty cool and features great adjustability. The head can be tilted up or down and swiveled to the side a good bit.
TT-DL13B also has 7 brightness levels and 5 color temperature modes. The color modes aren’t that useful for painting, to be fair, since you want more neutral colors (about 5000-6000K, which this lamp supports).
The adjustable brightness is a very nice thing to have though. It goes up to 410 lumens – not the highest out there, but should be just enough for painting.
Notably, the TT-DL13B lamp also has an integrated USB charging port for tablets, smartphones, or other devices that support the current of the USB interface. The controls are also touch-based, but they can be annoying at times – especially during shutoff since you have to hold the power button for a few seconds for the lamp to turn off.
- Gentle on the eyes.
- Wide head articulation range.
- Multiple color temperature modes & brightness levels.
- Integrated USB charging port.
- Built-in 410-lumens LED light.
- The power cord enters the lamp’s base from the side, which may be very inconvenient for some desk setups.
- The touch controls can be annoying.
- 5 feet long power cord.
AmazLit Eye-Care Swing Arm Desk Lamp
The AmazLit desk lamp has an integrated LED light like the TaoTronics lamp and a swing arm design like Globe Electric and ToJane lamps. This desk lamp is also intended to be clamped to up to 2.1-inch tabletops, so it’s not a tabletop model like the TaoTronics lamp.
Thanks to its multi-joint arm, the AmazLit LED lamp has a very wide height adjustment range – pretty much like in a regular swing arm lamp!
The LED light here is also rated at up to 900 lumens and boasts adjustable brightness and color temperature (3000-5500K). Adjustments are done via the convenient touch control panel. AmazLit additionally advertises that this desk lamp is easy on the eyes, so it should be good for hour-long sessions.
Notably, the AmazLit LED lamp also has auto-shutoff that can be set from 10 to 40 minutes. This is a pretty nice thing to have if you are very worried about energy efficiency (though LED lights don’t consume that much power, to be fair).
- Easy on the eyes.
- Very wide height adjustments.
- Adjustable brightness and color temperature.
- 900-lumens LED light.
- Auto-shutoff function.
- 5.9 feet long power cord.
- 180-day money-back guarantee & 24-month warranty.
- Rather expensive.
LEPOWER Metal Desk Lamp
The LEPOWER desk lamp features a very attractive design that will wonderfully fit retro interiors. Apart from that, this desk lamp boasts a heavy-duty construction for years-long longevity.
Interestingly, the LEPOWER desk lamp comes with both a base and clamp, so you can either clamp it to your desk or place it on top. The clamp adjusts up to just 1 inch though, so it won’t work with very thick tabletops.
When it comes to functionality and convenience, this is a typical articulating desk lamp. The lamp head adjusts in height quite nicely, and you can direct the head anywhere you want. We don’t really like the cord-mounted switch, but unfortunately, this is a typical feature for desk lamps.
- Attractive design.
- Heavy-duty construction.
- Convenient articulating arm.
- Can be clamped to the desk or placed on top of it.
- 1-year warranty.
- The power cord is just 5 feet long.
- The cord-mounted power switch is a bit inconvenient.