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Best table lamps

best table lamps
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Our guide to the best table lamps covers a range of styles and designs. Some have multiple settings to customise the warmth and colour of the light, some can charge your phone or other gadgets at your bedside, and some have a more decorative purpose.

The best table lamps are versatile: they could go on your bedside table or in any other room in your house. And they should be energy efficient - but please note that you'll probably need to buy the bulb separately. 

Best table lamp

TaoTronics table lamp

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Taotronics led table lamp

5 colour temperatures

TaoTronics' LED lamp is the best table lamp thanks to its five colour options and seven brightness levels that give you 35 lighting combinations. The light is flicker-free, so you won't get tired even after long use, and the LED is energy efficient. 

It's a touch-control table lamp that remembers the lighting combination you last used, with a flexible neck that can be adjusted however you need. Plus there's a built-in USB port so you can charge your phone at night.  

Best multi-purpose

Aooshine table lamp

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Aooshine usb bedside table lamp

Stand with dual USB ports

Aooshine's bedside table lamp has a solid base with dual USB ports and a double phone stand to hold your mobiles while they charge at night. You can turn it on or off by a switch or a pull chain and it has a neutral grey lampshade to suit most modern rooms.

Best chic lamp

FRIDEKO table lamp

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Frideko home modern table lamp

Vintage industrial style

This table lamp from FRIDEKO has a diamond-shaped, rose gold base that will look chic in any contemporary home. The vintage industrial style means this lamp works well in any room of the home. And its energy rating is A++.

Best ceramic lamp

Pauleen table lamp

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Pauleen 48020 go for glow table lamp

Five style options

This Pauleen table lamp is versatile and can be used anywhere in your home. The base is ceramic, the lampshade is fabric, and you can choose from five very different styles. It gives off a softer light, at 20 Watts, and is compatible with A++ bulbs. 

Best industrial-style lamp


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Yuenslighting e27 vintage wood blocks lamp

Comes with a dimmer switch

This vintage industrial table lamp from YUENSLIGHTING is hand-made and will look great anywhere in the house. It has an on/off switch on the lamp holder and a dimmer switch on the power cord. It's mounted on a wooden block and you can use a variety of bulb styles to make it look cool.

Best remote control lamp

Coolwest table lamp

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Coolwest table lamp

Colour-changing with remote control

COOLWEST's table lamp has 16 colour and lighting modes that you can control via a remote to transform the ambience of any room. It can remember the last setting you used, too, and it's flicker-free, with a linen lampshade that softens the light and protects your eyes. 

Best relaxing lamp

ABEDOE table lamp

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Abedoe wood decorative table lamp

Soothing, soft light

ABEDOE's wood decorative table lamp emits soft, soothing light to bring calm to your interior space. It'll illuminate eight to 15 square meters and can double-up as a night light. Plus, it has an energy-saving 5V charging port.

Shining a light on table lamps

Our choice of the best table lamps is the TaoTronics LED lamp - it's touch control, has 35 different combinations of lighting control, and it's a nice minimal design. 

If you'd prefer something less minimal, you can choose from the FRIDEKO modern rose gold lamp, the Pauleen ceramic lamp, and the YUENSLIGHTING vintage blocks. Or if you'd like something that looks cool and sets a nice ambience, ABEDOE's wooden lamp is a good option. 

For the bedside table, you can't beat the Aooshine USB table lamp that you can plug your charger into and will hold your mobile phones - or the remote-controlled, colour-changing table lamp from COOLWEST.