We often mention the importance of a good task chair or desk when it comes to home office ergonomics. But almost as important is a good desk lamp, since we think your eyes are just as important as your backside, back and shoulders. LED desk lighting is where home office lighting is trending toward, but finding an affordable option can be a task since the lighting technology hasn't quite become standard. Here are 5 (fairly) affordable LED desk lamps to light up your life...
Z-Bar High Power LED Desk Lamp: this our favourite amongst the bunch, as it articulates in every which way, thanks to the lamps three joints. The 66 LED lights only uses 8.8 watts with an estimated 40,000 hour light life, offering both warm or daylight settings. Available in red, metallic black and silver for $169.95.
The Libra Desk Lamp: looks like it was designed to complement an Apple setup, doesn't it? The 280 lumen LED lamp creates an 120 degree light spread with a simple on/off switch on the base and controls for 100% to 10% brightness adjustment. $247.25 at TheLEDLight.com.
Humanscale Element LED Task Light this design is one you'll either love or hate, with a very unique light head component which contains a single multi-chip LED and bears a striking resemblance to an Apple Mighty Mouse with heat sinks. 360 swivel base and 60,000 hour lifespan, this is built to last and starts at $395.
Grandrich 1.2W LED Desk Lamp: it's not going to win any design awards, but for $29.99 this KMart special isn't going to break the bank like the lamps above.
Mini-Z LED Desk Lamp: If you like the Z-Bar model up above, but can't sport the $169 and can do with just 40 super-bright LEDs instead of 66, the Mini-Z LED Desk Lamp is available for $99 from ThinkGeek. The 36" long light sips about 7.2 Watts and can be clamped to table surfaces.