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These lamps make it easier to see at your desk and charge your phone

No matter if you work from home or are drowning in homework, a good desk lamp is a great way to tie your entire workspace together. Better yet, a desk lamp that can charge your phone adds a beautiful level of functionality that any workflow can benefit from. Without further ado, these are our favorite desk lamps that also serve as phone chargers.

Fast wireless charging

TaoTronics TT-DL13B LED Desk Lamp

Staff pick


This first desk lamp from TaoTronics has a very modern design that’s super sleek and highly customizable. The LED light has five color modes and seven brightness levels that can be changed at any time using the touch controls at the base. The design is also customizable as it can be swiveled and adjusted at various angles from the base directly or from the lamp itself.

$40 at Amazon

The simple choice

Limelights Brushed Steel Lamp


Limelights’ lamp has a much more traditional design that’s simply timeless. The fabric lampshade is available in a variety of colors, and the brushed steel base looks fantastic. You’ll only find one USB port for charging, but at this price, that’s to be expected.

$19 at Amazon

The upgrade pick

TaoTronics TT-DL050 Stylish Metal LED Desk Lamp


Our next pick combines a homey aesthetic with wireless charging support and a dimmable light. Your phone rests on the base of the lamp for up to 10W charging speeds, there’s a built-in USB port for 5V/1A wired charging, and there is a combination of five color modes to go along with six different brightness levels.

$90 at Amazon

Does it all

Gerintech LED Desk Lamp


Going back to lamps with more quirky designs, Gerintech’s lamp is all about being as functional as can be. This thing has a dimmable LED light, alarm clock, USB port for 5V/2A wired charging, pen/pencil storage, temperature reader, and the front LCD display even shows the current date.

$47 at Amazon

So classy

Aooshine Table Lamp


Don’t need all of those bells and whistles and want a lamp that looks darn good? Enter Aooshine’s lamp. The wooden base looks downright gorgeous, and when paired with the fabric shade, results in a seriously good-looking lamp. The USB port allows for 5V/2A charging, and your purchase is backed by a 90-day warranty.

$27 at Amazon

Do the twist

Omnilight LED Desk Lamp


The unique gooseneck design on the Omnilight desk lamp allows the light to be folded and bent in a virtually endless number of ways. In contrast, the light itself shines brighter and covers more surface area compared to competing options. As for charging, there’s one USB port.

$37 at Amazon

All the colors

OttLite LED Color Changing Lamp


OttLite’s LED Color Changing Lamp is a bit different from others with its unique design. There are five different brightness levels, three different color modes, and a built-in 5V, 2.1A USB charging port. The tunnel at the base changes colors based on your selection, along with cycling through the color spectrum.

$60 at Amazon

To the point

Macally LED Desk Table Lamp


The Macally LED Desk Lamp sports four USB charging ports, along with a built-in touch sensor. This means that you don’t have to fiddle with switches to turn the light on, and there are three levels of brightness to choose from. And the LED itself is rated to last for almost 25,000 hours before you’ll have to swap it out for a new one.

$40 at Amazon

Extra charging ports



The COZOON LED Lamp is the Swiss Army knife of desk lamps, as it includes three USB charging ports, along with two standard AC power sockets. The COZOON also features three lighting modes, three brightness levels, a 60-minute timer, along with a 24-month warranty.

$40 at Amazon

Bluetooth speaker

AUSFORE Music Table Lamp


AUSFORE’s Music Table Lamp is another all-in-one option, but this one is meant for the bedside table. There is a built-in Bluetooth speaker which takes advantage of Bluetooth 4.2, so you can easily pair up your phone and listen to some music. Built-into the base is a clock, a few control buttons, along with a USB A port with an output speed of 5V / 2.1A.

$46 at Amazon

Extra details

OttLite Renew LED Desk Lamp


OttLite makes some pretty nifty desk lamps, and the best one may just be the OttLite Renew Lamp. There’s a digital display on the arm facing towards you, which shows you various bits of information, including the date, time, and ambient temperature. On the backside of the lamp is a USB-A 5V / 2.1A charging port for all of your charging needs.

$67 at Amazon

Organization rules

OMaggie LED Desk Lamp


The OMaggie LED Desk Lamp is the perfect companion to keep your desk illuminated while helping to give you some semblance of organization. There’s an LCD display that provides an array of information, along with an adjustable night light on the side, with access to 256 different colors to choose from. And the main lamp itself offers three brightness levels while providing a uniform spread of light over your desk.

$40 at Amazon

Get the best nightstand charger

We’ve previously been impressed with TaoTronics’ affordable Bluetooth headphones, so if you want to pick up something you know you can rely on for a long time to come, you can’t go wrong with the company’s Desk Lamp or Metal Lamp.

Alternatively, if you want something more affordable with a classier look, Limelights’ lamp is another excellent choice. This lamp has a traditional look, but the most significant benefit is that there are more than 15 color options for the lampshade, providing the ability to match any room décor.


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