Under $50: The Best Lighting for Your Dorm Room

published Jul 21, 2016
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Of course you need sheets and towels and a mini fridge and maybe one of those little shower caddies, but one of the most important things you will buy for your dorm room is lighting. Trust me: when you’re awake and frantically studying at 3AM, your roommate will be glad that you bought a lamp.

So without further ado, here are 12 of our favorite picks, all under $50.

Above: Penn task lamp, $29 – 39 from PBteen.

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FORSÅ work lamp, $19.99 from IKEA

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ÅRSTID table lamp, $24.99 from IKEA

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RANARP work lamp, $27.99 from IKEA. (Also available as a clip lamp.)

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Good Grip clip lamp, $29 from Land of Nod

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Brushed gold task lamp, $32.18 from Target

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Taylor task lamp, $36.99 from PBteen

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Wood task lamp, $34.98 from Target

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ARÖD work lamp, $39.99 from IKEA.

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Gumball desk lamp, $49 from Urban Outfitters

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Mixed Media table lamp, $49.97 from Land of Nod

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Kennedy clip task lamp, $49.99 from PBteen