I've always found something irresistible about the task light profile — industrial, sophisticated and almost bird-like, they are an essential modern desk accessory. Many classic and lust-worthy task lights can be pricey, but thankfully there are a good range of options under a cool hundred.
1. Hi-Light Task Lamp: Pottery Barn Teen, $69
2. Crane Fog Desk Lamp: CB2, $99.95
3. Shift + Shine Task Lamp: Pottery Barn Teen, $69
4. Industrial Task Table Lamp: West Elm, $69
5. Lite Source Bronze Jensen Adjustable Pharmacy Desk Lamp: Lamps Plus, $54.91
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