6 Stylish And Affordable Desk and Table Lamps For Your Dorm
I’ve already written two articles in the dorm lamp category. However, those were focused exclusively on standing floor lamps. I realized that the cheaper options, desk lamps and table lamps, went unappreciated. Now I’m fixing that mistake. Here are 6 stylish and affordable desk and table lamps for your dorm.
1. Soilsiu Bedside Table Lamp.
The first of our dorm lamps is a stylish table lamp made by the company Soilsiu. This well designed, minimalist-style lamp will run you around 16 dollars on Amazon, and is quite a steal. As I said before, this lamp is very stylish for its price tag, with a wooden base and a minimalist cloth lampshade. This lampshade softens light, making it diffuse throughout a space more evenly and lowering its harshness. In terms of features, the lamp comes with 3 light settings, and an included lightbulb. It accepts most types of 60-watt bulbs, and is quite good-looking for the price tag. If for some reason, the lamp doesn’t meet your standards or is defective, the manufacturers offer a 90-day money-back guarantee, and 3 months of warranty.
2. Dott Arts LED Desk Lamp.
Dorm lamp number two is a desk lamp, and will run you about 17-18 dollars on Amazon. It is very much worth it, as this product is actually the #1 best-seller in desk lamps on Amazon. The model in this review is the basic 1.0 variant, but there are a slew of similar lamps by the same company that include extra features if you’re willing to splash the extra cash. This lamp is LED-based, and thus has a slimmer form factor and does not need replacement bulbs. The LEDs emit a cool white 5000k light that can be set at 3 different brightness levels with just a touch. It also has a USB power input, letting you connect it to power banks or computers for use on the go. The higher priced versions include wireless charging points and integrated clock displays. Overall, as portable desk lamps with a variable and affordable price go, this one is really good.
3. Dicoool Small Bedroom Lamp.
Our third dorm lamp is a slightly pricier table lamp made by the company Dicoool. No, the three o’s are not a typo, that’s actually what the company is called. Anyways, this lamp is made in the minimalist/modern style, and features a few extra style points and features. In terms of design, it has an innocuous black metal base and standard lampshade, with a silver pull-cord switch. In terms of bonus functionality, the lamp comes with an AC output, USB port, and USB-C port. This means you can charge several devices off this single lamp, a bonus I can really appreciate. It’s made from metal, so if it does fall it won’t get severely damaged, and it can fit in with a variety of decor schemes. As for actually working as a lamp, it has three brightness/color temperature settings, and a 6-watt LED bulb, equivalent to a 60-watt incandescent bulb, is included with the lamp when it is purchased. All in all, a good deal for only 19 bucks on Amazon.
4. TORCHSTAR Metal Desk Lamp.
Dorm Lamp number four is a very professional and sturdy offering, made by the company TORCHSTAR. This architect-style desk lamp has a solid metal gooseneck, a durable construction, and a 2-in one mounting. The base of the lamp can be swapped out for a c-clamp assembly, allowing you to mount it to desk sides, ceiling beams, or other surfaces with relative ease. The resilient metal body means it’s quite heavy, but also quite resistant to damage. This lamp fits most 40-watt bulbs, and E26 or E27 bulbs are the best. The swing-arm and 51-inch-long cable give it a large reach letting it be set up pretty much anywhere. All this functionality can be bought for just 20 dollars on Amazon. It also comes with a 12-month warranty and lifetime customer service. It’s a perfect design for those who want a professional and industrial design with a high level of functionality.
5. Globe Electric 65516 Lamp.
Our next dorm lamp is the last table lamp we will be covering, a Holden-style offering from the manufacturer Globe Electric. This is a simple and stylish lamp, built in the minimalist aesthetic, and is recommended for those who value style. The matte-pink stand and clean silhouette make for a very stylish and unobtrusive piece perfect for a living space or common area. Minimalism is great in that objects made in that style can fit very well into many decor themes. This design will run you a cool 21 dollars on Amazon, and you can find several other colors at a similar price point. This lamp does not have a shade of any kind, so I don’t recommend looking directly at it if you’re setting it up with a high-brightness bulb. Speaking of bulbs, the model 65516 mounts E26 medium bulbs, and it’s recommended that you use LED or incandescent ones. Overall, it’s great for style, and if you have the cash to splash, feel free to pick it up.
6. Fugetek LED Desk Lamp.
Our last dorm lamp is also our last desk lamp, and is pretty stacked with features. If our previous lamp was all style, then this offering is all substance, and for 20 dollars on Amazon, you get a lot of substance. The first major draw of this lamp is the fact that it has built-in wireless charging functionality in addition to wired USB port. The lamp’s LEDs have adjustable brightness, and apparently will last 25 years if kept in good condition. The light element can be adjusted and aimed in a variety of directions. Despite its appearance, it has a solid metal construction, meaning you don’t need to sacrifice durability for a small and convenient form factor. The lamp also comes with an inbuilt timer that will automatically turn off if left alone for an hour or more. Perfect if you want a convenient and modern lighting solution.