Why let your desk lamp get away and just be a lamp? Wireless chargers are incredibly handy and useful, so it makes sense to pair one with a desk lamp. So let’s take a look at some great desk lamps with built-in wireless charging so you can light up your world and charge your phone at the same time.
What to look for in a lamp
Here are a few things to keep in mind when looking at lights with wireless charging.
- Lighting options: Most of the bulbs on this list have a few options when it comes to the bulbs themselves. This can range from brightness levels to adjusting the temperature of the light from warmer, amber light to colder, white light. These choices are great for adapting the lamp to your room and making the product feel modern.
- Charging Speeds: If you rely on this light to charge your phone, you want to make sure it can keep up. Charging speed is measured in “watts”
- Bonus material: All of the lights here include some bonus features that make them a bit more useful. This can range from a USB port for wired charging to a built-in clock. Whatever it is, it’s always fun to watch and helps ensure these lights live up to their price tag.
Best Overall: TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp
This TaoTronics lamp packs in fast charging, smart features and a highly adjustable LED light in a sleek, modern exterior. You can position the light yourself in different ways and choose between five brightness settings and color temperature using the built-in controls. You can even set the lamp to turn off automatically after some time if you want to make sure it doesn’t stay on overnight.
The charger works at a maximum speed of 10W, which should meet the fast charging needs of most phones. There is also a USB port on the lamp for wired charging if you have a second device that uses a lot of power.
Best premium: TaoTronics TT-DL050
Also from TaoTronics, the TT-DL050 is a more expensive version of the standard bulb we just reviewed. You have even more choices when it comes to positioning, and the larger light illuminates more, while remaining just as customizable with six brightness levels and five different light temperatures. And easily adjusting between these options is easier than ever with the new touchpad at the base of the lamp.
The wireless charger still goes up to 10W, and a 5V / 2A USB port is included for fast wired charging. Overall, this bulb knocks it out of the park for both charging and lighting.
If you’re willing to spend a decent amount on a lamp, this model has some great bonus features.
Best budget: Lampression table lamp
If you’re not looking for an insane amount of money on a lamp, this model from Lampression strikes a good balance between features and price. Of course there is a jump in charging speeds as this model only has a 5W wireless charger (but there is also a 5V / 2A USB charging port). The lamp itself only uses normal LED bulbs, so there are no fancy lighting options either.
But considering the price, all of that is to be expected, and it still works great as a lamp and charger. It’s a simple product, but sometimes that’s all you need.
Stylish: Ampulla Horizon Lamp
If you want something more extravagant, the Ampulla Horizon lamp is definitely for you. With a unique, abstract design, this lamp brings a fairly simple light, 10W wireless charging and a few tricks up its sleeve. The top of the lamp has a touchscreen and here you can switch to sleep mode (the light is dimmed slowly for 30 minutes), view the time, adjust the brightness and choose from the two light temperatures. This lamp even has a built-in Bluetooth speaker and while the quality is not impressive, it is still a nice addition.
This is the most expensive lamp on this list, but the extra features make it clear that it’s not just down to its funky design – it’s a good balance of aesthetics and ease of use.