Why let your desk lamp get away with only being a light? Wireless chargers are incredibly convenient and useful, so pairing one with a desk lamp just makes sense. Let’s look at the best desk lamps with wireless charging built-in, so you can light up your world and keep your phone charged at the same time.
Update, 6/3/22: Replaced TaoTronics picks.
All of these lamps have the same goal: to shine a light on your workspace while offering you a way to charge your smartphone, earbuds, and other small gadgets. Still, there are a few things to consider while shopping for one of these lamps:
- Lighting Options: Most of the lamps on this list feature some options when it comes to the lights themselves. This can range from brightness levels to adjusting the temperature of the light from warmer, orange light to colder, white light. These choices are great for tailoring the lamp to your room and help make the product feel modern. Additionally, some use LED lighting, while others require an old-fashioned light bulb.
- Charging Speeds: If you’re relying on this lamp to charge your phone, you want to make sure it can keep up. Charging speed is measured in “watts” and every phone has a different speed it needs for fast charging. For example, older iPhones maxed out at 7.5W, while the new iPhone 12 can manage up to 15W. We’ll mention the speed of all the chargers on this list, but it’s also worth noting that all lamps on this list are Qi-enabled.
- Bonus Features: All the lamps here include a bonus feature or two that make them a bit more useful. This can range from a USB port for wired charging to a timer. These features don’t impact the functionality of the lamps but are simply nice extras to have.
This AFROG LED desk lamp packs in fast charging, a timer, and a highly adjustable LED light into a sleek, modern exterior. You can position the 1800lux flicker-free light itself in a variety of ways and choose between seven brightness settings and five color temperature options using the onboard controls. You can even set the lamp to turn off automatically after 40 or 60 minutes if you want to make sure it doesn’t stay on overnight.
The charger operates at a max speed of 10W, which should cover the fast-charging needs of most phones. There’s also a 5V/2A USB-A port on the back of the lamp for wired charging if you have a second power-hungry device.
AFROG LED Desk Lamp
An affordable lamp that covers all the bases, like fast charging, multiple brightness settings, and an adjustable head.
The Adesso Maxine is a higher-end desk lamp with a few nice features and a fantastic mid-century modern design that’ll dress up any room you put it in. It measures 19 x 6.6 x 6.6 inches and sports a matte black finish with antique brass accents. The base features two charging options: a USB-A port and a Qi wireless charging pad, so you can charge multiple devices simultaneously.
The wireless charger goes up to 5W, and it can recharge your smartphone from 0% to 100% in about three hours. The lamp uses a 60W bulb, and you can tilt the head as needed. Overall, this lamp knocks it out of the park for both charging and lighting.
If you're willing to spend a decent amount on a lamp, this model has some great bonus features.
If you’re not looking to spend an insane amount on a lamp, then this simple model from MG does a good job balancing features with price. Despite its low price, this lamp still manages to pack in a 10W fast charging speed as well as a 5V/2A USB-A charging port (with a cable included). It’s also dimmable, gives you three brightness levels to choose from, and allows you to adjust the color temperature from 3000K to 6000K.
The flexible lamp arm is designed with a 360-degree flexible gooseneck, so you can move the light unit around in any direction, as needed. And with sensitive touch controls on the bass, you’ll only need to press lightly to power the lamp on or off and adjust dimmer settings.
MG Desk Lamp with Wireless Charger
An inexpensive model that includes the basics and a few premium features, too.
If you want something a bit more extravagant, the Ampulla Horizon lamp is certainly for you. Sporting a unique, abstract design this lamp brings a fairly simple light, 10W wireless charging, and a couple of tricks up its sleeve. The top of the lamp has a touchscreen and is where you can enable sleep mode (the light will slowly dim over 30 minutes), view the time, adjust brightness, and choose from the two light temperatures. This lamp even has a Bluetooth speaker built-in, and while its quality isn’t impressive, it’s a nice inclusion all the same.
This is the most expensive lamp on this list, but the additional features make it clear that’s not solely because of the funky design—it balances aesthetics and practicality well.
Ampulla Horizon Lamp
A uniquely styled lamp that still offers plenty of neat features.