Task lamps are built for getting down to business – they offer a concentrated beam of light that is perfect for focusing on a small area (like a desk or a table) when you are reading or working. Since task lamps tend to be small and their beam focused by the form of the shade, we recommend fitting these lamps with an 8 watt (40-watt incandescent equivalent) bulb or a 12.5-watt (60-watt incandescent equivalent) bulb.
Victor Vetterlein’s ‘Trash Me’ lamp is a great way to remind yourself to cut back on your daily waste. Each lamp is constructed from four paper egg cartons that have been blended with water, poured into a mold, and smoothed by had to form a section. With an 8 watt Philips AmbientLED bulb, this clever lamp will last you for decades. Bonus: At the end of its useful life, the Trash Me lamp can be tossed into the recycling bin.
Clean, modern, and classic, the shiny Type 75 Task Lamp offers a focused beam of light that is perfect for working on small projects or reading your latest novel. Designed by Kenneth Grange, the lamp features aluminum arms, metal joints, and a weighted table base for extra stability. It accepts any A-shaped bulb, but we recommend using a 12.5 watt LED bulb for serious brightness. A wide range of movements makes this lamp perfect for reading in your armchair or working in your office or studio.
TAF Architect‘s Wood Lamp provides a nice contrast to sleek, metal, same-ole, same-ole task lamps. This rustic lamp offers a sense of simplicity through its honest use of materials – it’s made from, pine wood, visible screws and bolts, and a green cord for a splash of color. The Wood Lamp stands tall at 19.5 inches, accepts an 8 watt LED bulb, and is fully adjustable to meet your task-lighting needs.