Bedside reading lamps, apart from providing light to read by, are items that help fine-tune the look and atmosphere of the room.
- Efficient light for reading
- Beautiful classic decor
- Looks high-class, costs little
- Smart design to stand on narrow surfaces
- Needs to buy separate bulbs
For a set of lamps that shine efficiently on your book, and convey a high taste of decors, we recommend these Regency Hills.
Each of the lamp comes in a curvy body with decorative carved leafs in wood finish, creating a bold, traditional feel. Its deep bronze color and an brownish ivory shade match beautifully with other wooden furnitures in your bedroom.
Each lamp has a shade to direct the light to more focused areas above and under it. The creme shade, meanwhile, creates a soft romantic glow. Lit together on both sides of the bed, you will feel like the entire room is full of moonlight.
As the lamp is high (30″ or 76cm), you can now enjoy your book in bed in the most comfortable position. The light is always sufficient regardless of you sitting upright or reclining, or lying straight down. No need to adjust your position all the time to catch a beam like when you’re with smaller lamps.
Despite being tall, the lamp stays sturdy on your table without taking much space. That is thanks to its considerate design with a thin profile on both the body and the shade. Your small bedside tables or petite night stands can easily accommodate the lamp, together with your books and a chocolate cup.
To enhance coziness and intimate feelings in your bedroom, choose 72 watt halogen bulbs that produce a warm white or amber glow. The ones with temperature of 2700 to 3500K will do the trick.
Nothing adds more style and coziness to a bedroom than a classic wall mounted lamp with a warm shade. The thing with normal bedroom lamps is, however, that if they look good in the room, they are often the case too dim for a read. This set of two Barnes and Ivy Rosslyn lamps stand out for both function and design.
- Beautiful classic French style
- Adjustable arm
- Warm colored shade
- Can be plugged/hardwired
- Needs to buy separate bulbs
Each lamp comes with a metal body engraved with nature patterns, nicely covered in a bronze finish. Its graceful arm is adjustable, reaching out and sliding back to where you please to ensure sufficient space and light focus for your bedtime activities.
Joining the lamp to finish the traditional French country look is a faux leather shade. The shade is slightly brownish in color, promising to deliver a warm, pleasant light. The shade pairs perfectly with the metal parts to create an intimate, but classic and luxurious feeling in the room.
Each of the lamp requires a 43 watt halogen bulb to produce efficient brightness to read your novels and papers. To ensure the light is warm and pleasant to your eyes, choose bulbs with a temperature somewhere between 2700 to 3500K. When you prefer a softer, gentler glow for a movie or a cuddle in bed, turn the lamp to a dimmer mode, as its intensity is fully adjustable.
For a perfect neat look, the lamp can be hard-wired inside the wall. But if you opt for an easier option, simply plug it into a socket close to your bed.
With its warm light illuminated at 5Lm to 40Lm, this Ecologic Mart’s item wins our vote for the best book light for reading in bed.
- 8 LEDs
- 8 brightness levels
- Eye-friendly warm light
- Has branches that work independently
- Rapidly rechargeable battery
- Lifetime warranty
Be it your time with a romance fiction, your parents’ mini chess game or your child’s comic adventure, this little gadget promises to make it a moment of coziness with its warm pleasant light.
The Ecologic Mart Eye Care light consists of 2 branches that can work independently. They also work simultaneously when you have a big book or a reading partner. Try various lighting options – there are 8 in total – and both of you can now read in your desired shade of amber.
Despite having 2 heads, it takes only one and a half hour to fulfill its rechargeable 1000mAh batteries via a USB cord. Depending on how you use it, one charge can last from a few days to several weeks. There are indicators to show you the charging and battery status.
As its charger head comes with two ports, you can simultaneously use and charge the light and/or even your phone as well using the same block.
One thing to note, however, is that the item can be slightly heavy if you want to clamp it onto the book or ereader and hold in your hands for a long time.
If you prefer white or blue light for more focused, intense reading, find more book lights here
The best reading light on your headboard is one that is portable, produces warm gentle light, but at the same time has a focused area so you don’t have to widen your eyes to be able to read. This Newhouse is such one.
- Warm light
- Sleek design
- Clamp has suction cups
At 300 lm, the light is sufficient for reading in a dimmer lit environment. As it is very soft, your eyes do not have to adjust themselves between pauses of your read, when they drift off the lit pages into darker areas in the room.
Designed for “stress free productivity and enjoyment”, the Newhouse produces an adequate glow at 3000K. It is pleasant to the eye, warm enough to not mess with your melatonin (the sleep hormone), but bright enough to not lure you to sleep 3 minutes into your book.
The light comes with a sturdy clamp that opens to approximately 2 inches. To protect the gripped surface from the super strong grip, 6 suction cups are added inside it. If you have had clamp reading lights that scratch or peel off the paint on your reading table or headboard, you’re gonna appreciate this.
In terms of design, the cutie has a sleek, shiny appearance. It comes in 3 colors: black, purple, and bright blue. Personally, I can see it matching better with modern designs and decors.
The light would be perfect if it had a dimmable function for those who want a fast read to lure themselves to sleep.
Good news for lazy book lovers who read a lot in lying position and are often times too sloshy to reach over to turn off their lamp before going to sleep, there’s this light that can be installed easily right on your headboard.
- Warm, soft white light
- Matchy retro style
- Easy to move, no tools required
- Handy pull chain
- Doesn’t fit with all headboards
As expected for a bed light, the lamp has a folded ivory shade, which creates a warm, gentle white light where it is placed, and prevents glare. The material and color come in a retro simple design, making it match easily with most bedroom styles and decors.
The lamp has a half-moon shape with one flat surface to stay intact on your bed headboard. This allows the light to shine evenly over your shoulders, without unintended swinging. It is hung by two bendable wire-coated hooks, which can fit with 1.5 inches thick boards.
As a side sleeper, I really appreciate this movability. When I change side of the bed every now and then to make sure I’m sleeping on both sides for my body to retain a balance, I can just simply slide the lamp along.
No need to buy 2 lamps for each side, and no hassles of plugging/unplugging or worse, drilling new holes on the wall to place it. As the hooks are covered in a smooth material, they won’t create any scratch or peeling on the headboard.
As it is made for the lazy bed readers, the lamp can be switched using a pull chain. Once you’re done with your book, reach over, pull down, and you’re good to sleep.
Overall, this is an item of great value and usefulness. One thing to check before you buy it, however, that your headboard is not too much thicker than 1.5 inches, and is tall enough so that the lamp won’t touch your head when you sit or lie in bed.
Recommended bulb: 40-watt equivalent, 2700K
A table light, especially one in your bedroom, is not only for reading and studying. It also shines on your sketch board, on the pages of the family album you’re turning, on that scarf you’re knitting for your beloved niece.
- Pleasant light, no glare
- Multiple warmth and brightness
- Extremely heavy base
- UL, CE certified for safety
- Beautiful design on the head
- High price tag
- Plain design on the arm and base
Your mood and mind alter for different activities in the bedroom, and you need a light that can accommodate different atmospheres. With a knob that you can twist to change both the brightness and the color temperature, the BenQ Genie is the perfect table reading lamp thanks to its versatility.
Unlike most other LED lamps, the Genie has a crescent head, making it look “softer” and much more graceful than just a straight plate. More than aesthetic functions, the bend also increases the illuminated area, allowing the light to cover a wider part of your table.
At one end of the head is a beautiful ring, which you turn the lamp on and off with. It’s also where you activate the Smart Lighting mode, in which a sensor will detect the room ambient and adjust the light accordingly. Designed for working with electronic devices, the light is distributed with more brightness to the sides and less in the center, thus minimizing glare on the screen.
To get the exact light angle for your work, you can twist the head around and bend it up and down. You can also adjust the illuminating distance by bending the arm where it meets with the base.
While the head is all artsy and beautiful, the arm and the base both have a rather plain shell. They are function-oriented: simple, sturdy, and incredibly heavy (the lamp weighs 5.3 lbs). The cord is nicely covered with braided fabric, making it even a safer item to put in your bedroom.