If you use your desk for several different kinds of work or share your space with a few people, consider a swing arm desk lamp.
This classic lamp style works on two, three, or four hinges to adjust the height and angle of the light. You can pull it down low to focus a strong beam of light into a task that requires precision, or pull it higher if you’re working on something that needs to spread out.
It’s also perfect if you’re sharing desks with your family. A child can pull the light lower so the shade blocks the rays from their eyes, while a grownup can adjust it higher when they work.
The classic look for a swing-arm lamp is black metal, and the Ruthie Desk Lamp plays up the industrial look with exposed springs and hinges. Plus, this one clamps onto the table, so it takes up just inches of desk space to give you more room to work.