A desk lamp is mostly used for illuminating the work you are doing on the desk, which is mostly reading. This is the primary function of the lamp. There are many types of lamp designs available today, and most people are spoilt for choice. With this variety come the cute desk lamps which mostly appeal to the younger generation. While the desk lamp’s cute make may draw you to buy one, it is important that you consider other important features which will help you reap benefits of not just the cuteness but also functionality.
This may come as a surprise but the design of the desk lamp will dictate the amount of light you will get on your desk. This will thus feature the height of the desk lamp as well as whether the desk lamp is of the adjustable kind or not. For you to make a decision on this, consider your needs, or reasons as to why you are going for a cute desk lamp. If the purpose is for reading, then choose one that is adjustable to help you get the right height for illuminating your work area.
Not all cute desk lamps are the same. In fact, they come in various shapes which may feature inanimate creatures such as cats, rabbits, cartoon characters and much more. Most of these use different light sources for them to function as intended by the manufacturers. You will find incandescent, halogen, fluorescent, full-spectrum, solar, battery as well as LED light sources with the desk lamps. Each of these has unique pros and cons, and will probably also cost varying amounts. Remember the purpose for which you want to buy the desk lamp as well as the budget you have set aside for this. Reading is a sensitive task, as it requires lighting that is good not just for reading but for your eyesight too, therefore choose wisely.
Apart from the two major factors to consider mentioned above, you can also check whether the desk lamp has some additional features that might, in the long run, save you on some money or aid you in doing other tasks. This includes whether the desk lamp is rechargeable, whether the light source is replaceable, whether it is dimmable (though dimmers are not good for reading), whether the lamp has a magnifier as well as whether the desk lamp can be clamped to the desk or whatever is nearby it.