TaoTronics Dimmable LED Desk Lamp with USB Port

Last updated date: May 28, 2020

DWYM Score
9.2

TaoTronics Dimmable LED Desk Lamp with USB Port

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Overall Take

The design is understated but intelligent on the TaoTronics Dimmable LED Desk Lamp with USB Port. It's made from a sturdy aluminum alloy that may help to disperse heat from the lamp and increase the lifespan of the LED. Despite its small size, the light is bright enough for most any task. In our analysis of 69 expert reviews, the TaoTronics TaoTronics Dimmable LED Desk Lamp with USB Port placed 6th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note May 28, 2020:
Checkout The Best Desk Lamp for a detailed review of all the top desk lamps.

Expert Summarized Score
0.0
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.6
1,309 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
I love the way this lamp is made the size is very nice, and it can fit anywhere whether in an office or the bathroom, and the brightness is good therefore you do not need to worry much about too much light.
- All Top Stuffs
It is an elegant desk lamp made from a sturdy aluminum alloy. You can connect with a USB port by the iSmart technology to charge the battery in a secure and quick way
- Top 7 Pro
It is constructed with the aircraft grade aluminum alloys whose roles as passive heat sink and can possibly protects and increase the lifespan of LED. It is not just a lamp but sometimes it can be the decorative object as well due to its elegant look.
- A Top Daily
Intuitive handling. Intelligent heat discharge.
- LED Review
What experts didn't like
The embedded LEDs are visible. A milky glas or a plastic panel would have been nicer to diffuse the light more foggy.
- LED Review

From The Manufacturer

TaoTronics – Enhance your life enjoy life to the fullest with TaoTronics. From industry-leading LED lighting solutions to home goods and audio devices, we put users at the center of our decisions and design products that address life’s needs and help you make the most of your daily activities. Technical specifications: Power: 10W Lumens: 550 lm Operating voltage: DC 12V/1A USB Output Power Voltages: 100- 240V Color temperature: 3000 – 5700K What's in the Box: 1 x LED desk lamp with USB port (Model: TT-DL22) 1 x power adapter 1 x user guide 1 x 1-year card

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6. TaoTronics Dimmable LED Desk Lamp with USB Port
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 4
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8. Fugetek Dimmable LED Desk Lamp with USB Port
Overall Score: 9.0
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An Overview On Desk Lamps

Those of us who spend a lot of time working at home barely even notice our desk lamps, and that’s a good thing. The last thing we want is a lamp that surprises us with a burned-out bulb, an easily toppled lamp structure or a light switch that sticks. Generally, we want a work light that works and stays out of the way.

That’s not to say that it has to be invisible or ugly. A desk lamp that fits in with the decor can brighten up a workspace in more ways than one. Finding one that’s right for your situation can be fun, but it’ll save you headaches to look at the boring specs first.

Foremost among these is the size of your lamp. Do you have a small desk? You’ll probably want a compact lamp, as well. (Although if it’s so small that every bit of surface area counts, you may want to consider a standing floor lamp instead.)

Bigger desks, of course, give you a little more leeway. But it’s also important to consider the size of your actual workspace. If most of your work is confined to a laptop screen, you really just need illumination in that small area. But if you’re using a larger area on your desk, make sure your lamp stands a little taller so that it can throw light in a wide arc. Of course, many modern desk lamps have a swivel head or points of articulation in the neck that let you adjust the height and location of the light. This can be a big help if you’re switching work areas often.

Many desk lamps might advertise their high-powered bulbs, throwing around lumen numbers into the thousands. Just remember that we’re talking about a desk lamp, not a ceiling light. Not many desks are large enough to need a high-wattage light, and 10W or so should be more than sufficient most workplaces. Some people might not even use desk lamps for work. A rustic retro lamp or stylish industrial model can add a great visual touch to any room, and the added functionality as an accent light can give it lots of versatility as an interior design element.

Finally, there’s the matter of the lamp itself. What sort of bulb should you have in it? Most desk lamps these days go with an LED bulb. For the most part, you should, too: They last about 50 times longer than a typical incandescent bulb, which is not only great for the environment but key for your work routine.

DWYM Fun Fact

Estate sales and flea markets can turn up some great retro desk lamps, but they don’t come much more exotic than the one a North Wales couple found in 1953. It was an ornate ceramic globe that the pair had attached a lampshade to and were using as a desk lamp for decades. It was only in 2016 that a vendor realized the lamp was actually a hat stand made for Chinese Emperor Dauguang of the Qing dynasty over 200 years prior. It was subsequently sold at auction for a staggering £581,000 (over $750,000).

The Desk Lamp Buying Guide

  • Modern lamps want to do a lot more than just light up your workload. There’s an increasing number of lamps on the marketplace that serve as miniature technology hubs. There are desk lamps that incorporate charging stations for your cell phone or smartwatch, some with wireless charging capability. There are even lamps that double as a Bluetooth speaker. This can be a great asset if you’re on a small desk where space is at a premium.
  • Older eyes need a little more care, and that’s especially important when you’re working close to a light source for extended periods of time. If your eyes are sensitive to glare, get a lamp with a high CRI (Color Rendering Index) or adjustable brightness that you can tweak at different times of the day.