The 25 Best Architect Lamps

Architect Lamp

Architect Lamp

For this post, I have put together an extensive list of the best architect lamps currently available. 

The world of architecture has changed dramatically over the past few decades. Drawing boards have been replaced with multiple computer monitors and laptops. However, while times have changed in terms of how architects draw, architect lamps have always been essential.

We architects still need to review printed drawings and these lamps shine a light on the potential problems on a project.

Also, these lamps aren't just for work. The timeless design and versatility of an architect lamp is just as useful at home as it is in the office. 

So here is my list of The 25 Best Architect Lamps.

Enjoy!

1. Phive CL-1 LED Architect Lamp

Contemporary Design 
High grade aluminum alloy arm, strong metal clamp, provides perfect lighting as well as saves desk space. 

Eye-Care Technology 
Diffusion panel, emitting soft light without ghost, glare or flicker. 
The Ra85 high CRI LED, provides lighting close to daylight. 
Higher lighting height, covering larger area. 

Stepless Dimming
Simply touch the icon to adjust brightness as you will. 

Energy-saving 
Only uses 20% of the energy as a incandescent lamp does at the same brightness. 

Longevity 
LED bulbs ensures 50,000 hour lifespan

Incredibly Adjustable
180° swivel lamp head, 16.3 + 16.3 inch adjustable metal arm, rotatable body.


2. TaoTronics LED Ultrathin Architect Lamp

The days of using bulky incandescent lamps are a thing of the past. With the TaoTronics TT-DL17 LED Desk Lamp you’ll have an instant upgrade to the world of modern LED lighting. 

Eco-Friendly
In this day and age, it’s becoming more important to look after the environment. As an eco-friendly LED light, it consumes 75% less power than traditional incandescent lights so you can reduce your carbon footprint while also reducing your electricity bill. 

Modern Design
The LED light isn’t the only thing modern about this lamp; the entire design is a contemporary alternative for the home or office. Made from high-quality aluminum alloy, it is made to last while looking great! The design also houses a USB port to convenient charge your smartphone – letting you free up valuable wall space. 

Light Your Surroundings
As well as providing stable, uniform lighting the lamp also features three different lighting modes with three levels of brightness. Whether you’re after a warm light for relaxing, or something with a little more ‘oomph’ when reading, the lamp can cast the right light for you.


3. Phive LK-1 Swing Arm LED Architect Lamp

Revolutionary Design

Advanced LED technology goes with modern design, redefine architect desk lamp.

Easy on Your Eyes

Patented diffusion panel with reflection light, 144pcs of high quality LED bulbs,Ra85 high CRI LED, protect your eyes comprehensively.

Memory for Brightness & Modes

Memory function for 6 levels of brightness and 4 lighting modes, free to adjust and easy to keep personal setting.

Incredibly Adjustable

360° swivel head, 16.3+16.3 inches 170° adjustable long arm, infinitely rotatable body. Strong clamp supports up to 2.36 inches tabletop.

Longevity & Energy Saving

24-Month Warranty, 50000 hours lifespan, 20% energy consumption as a incandescent bulb does.


4. TROND LED Architect Lamp

Eye Protection Desk Lamp.

Latest surface lighting source and innovative light guide panel help to create a flicker-free, anti-glare daylight light without ghosting with the color temperature of 5800K ~ 6000K. Unlike incandescent or florescent lights, it doesn't contain mercury or other environmentally harmful substances.

Clamp Light with Extra-Long Gooseneck.

Strong Aluminum clamp opens up to 1.65 width (optimal 0.6-1.38 width). Durable gooseneck design with the length of 50cm/19.7, allows you to adjust your lamp with ease and to direct the light wherever you want.

3-Level Touchable Dimmer.

By touching the power icon on top of the lamp head, you can turn on/off the lamp and adjust three different levels of brightness to cater to your various lighting needs.


5. Tomons Swing Arm Architect Desk Lamp, Natural Wood

Classic solid wood meets metal, a simple and classic style.

Easy to use and store. The lamp is adjustable. You can adjust the angle and height as you wish.


6. BYB E430 Metal Architect Swing Arm Desk Lamp

Exclusive Eye-protection Technology:

Innovative LGP (light guide panel) side-emitting technique prevents light flicker and harmful glare. Ideal for an architect or designer's professional workstation.

Energy-Saving and Eco-friendly Lighting:

High-efficiency 144 LEDs use 80% less energy than conventional bulbs and last for 50,000 hours. 

Highly Adjustable Clamp Lamp:

Memory function for 4 lighting modes and 6 dimming levels to suit your moods. A rotating base, double-hinged arm and swiveling LED panel ensure you can shine a light on anything.

High-end and Solid Design:

Made from premium aircraft-grade aluminum-alloy with sleek brushed finish


7. Black Swing Arm Architect Lamp

QUALITY

ALL METAL swing arm lamp that comes with a sturdy metal clamp - never again struggle with that cheap plastic clamp!

FLEXIBILITY

Place light right where you need it with the Flexible Arm that extends Up to 32 inches

DURABILITY

The lamp's high gloss finish is easy to wipe clean, and the steel springs are made to last

RELIABILITY

Easily mount using included metal clamp to any surface of 2 1/2 inches or less


8. OTUS LED Architect Desk Lamp with Motion Sensor

LED DESK LAMP OPERATED WITHOUT TOUCH

The lamphead of this architect lamp is equipped with INFRARED SENSOR SWITCH what makes it extremely convenient to use

EASY TO SET UP YOUR FAVORITE LIGHT

The Desk Lamp has Color temperature modes and smooth dimming brightness levels with an intelligent memory to keep your personal settings

TRUE LED DESK LIGHT FOR YEARS

Durable full Metal body with multi-angle adjustable arm and head. Silver brushed finish gives a very luxurious looking. Perfect for large desk spaces (Desk clamp available).

HEALTHY FOR EYES:

Non-flickering, natural light. This Eye caring led table lamp Protects your eyes from dry or fatigue by selecting a comfortable working, studying or reading modes.


9. Tomons Wood Swing Arm Architect Desk Lamp

Scandinavian Style Desk Table Lamp:

A simple, classy design that’s fit for any indoor environment, from the office to the bedroom.

Quality Material, Quality Design:

A robust, dependable design that integrates all-natural wood, high quality metal and tested lighting technology.

Convenience Perfected Bedside Lamp:

Easy to use. Easy to store. Seamlessly change the height and angle, and separate into individual parts for storage.

LED Power Lighting:

This swinging arm desk lamp is easy to use screw socket that supports 110-240v power E26[N2] LED light bulbs and reliable circuitry.


10. BenQ LED Architect Lamp

BYE-BYE BURNOUT:

With BenQ’s lighting technology, our LED panels will give you 50,000 hours of lifespan. That’s 8 hours a day, for 17 years!

MOOD LIGHTING:

The BenQ e-Reading Lamp can easily be switched from warm tones for casual reading, to the cooler tones for concentration and work. With the twist of a knob, you can choose the right lighting suitable for concentration and productivity or for relaxation.

ZEROFLICKER TECHNOLOGY:

The BenQ e-Reading Lamp provides constant and flicker-free illumination and no more unstable lighting to harm your eyes.

SMART LIGHTING:

The BenQ e-Reading lamp has a built-in ambient sensor. With a longer touch of the control ring, the sensor automatically detects the light levels of the room and adjusts its brightness accordingly. Don’t know what is the best lighting for your screen reading? This e-Reading mode will smartly do the job for you.

FLEXIBILITY:

The BenQ e-Reading Lamp has a ball-joint that optimizes the flexibility of the lamp cap, plus highly durable torque springs and precision friction control to counter-balance the weight. You can adjust the light to the exact angles you need.

150% WIDER:

BenQ’s Smile Curve Technology delivers a 150% wider lighting coverage, creating an expansive illuminated area that clocks in at a 35-inch light range and an illuminance of 1800 lux. Say goodbye to eye-strain and screen glare, and enjoy a comfortable, stable and evenly-distributed illumination with the BenQ e-Reading lamp.


11. Ikea Jansjo Desk LED Lamp

Aluminum construction.

Uses LEDs, which consumes up to 85% less energy and last 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs

Gives directional light; good focus light

Adjustable arm for easy directing of light. Off/On toggle on cord, twelve inches from base.


12. YOUKOYI A509 LED Swing Arm Architect Desk Lamp

Professional Swing Arm Lamp:

Multi-angle adjustable head, rotating swing arm and swiveling LED panel, you can adjust the angle to suit different positions freely.

Multiple Color Temperatures and Brightness:

Memory function for 2 color temperatures (warm and white) range from 3000K-6000K and 8-level brightness, up to 700 lumens.Satisfy your different lighting needs.

High Quality Material, corrosion resistance.

Modern appearance and design, high CRI and give constant caring to your eyes.

Touch Control:

Touch sensitive switch, easy and convenient to operate. Adjust the brightness and color temperature through 5 touch keys to find your favorite lighting mode.

The Clamp Base Design:

Strong metal clamp coverd with flannelette can avoid scratches effectively, supports up to 2.36 inches desk. Ideal for architects, drafting, woking, art, workshop, etc.


13. TaoTronics Metal Architect Desk Lamp

Rotatable arms and lamp head, made from durable plastic and aluminum alloy.

Comfortable, flicker-free and ghost-free lighting for reading/work/study; pleasant on the eyes, causes less fatigue

Energy efficient: uses 75% less energy than incandescent lighting for the same level of brightness

Metal desk lamp, strong base supports the lamp so it doesn’t topple over

Modern design meets traditional lighting - naturally blends in with your home or office


14. Newhouse Architect LED Desk Lamp, Black

The highest quality energy saving LEDS provide efficient non-flickering natural light for stress free productivity and enjoyment.

Energy-Efficient LED lighting. Replace old CFL or Halogen desk lamps and start saving. Great adjustable arm and rotating base.

The architectural style brings a vintage look. 

The LED has a 35,000 hour run time (almost 32 years with 3/hr day usage!). Provides a warm and soft 3000K color temperature brightness.


15. ToJane Swing Arm Architect Desk lamp

FLEXIBLE:

Three joints (at the base, arm connection and the lamp head), metal twin arms with 4 springs, C-Clamp thickness 2.16 inches. Assures you easily adjust the light direction in any position that you need.

LARGE LIGHT AREA:

The swing arm can extend up to a height of 2.5 feet and 340 degrees


16. Danray Snake-Arm Architect Lamp with Magnetic Base

Snake arm allows almost unlimited adjustment and long-term holding power

Double-wall lampshade stays cool to the touch

Uses a 100-watt-max ordinary lightbulb for easy and inexpensive replacement


17. Sunllipe Architect Swing Arm Desk Lamp with Touch Control Dimmable LED

Modern Design

Solid metal construction with black finish. This LED Desk lamp features smooth lock tight adjustable arm and pivoting head, position the head and lock it in place. 

Touch Sensitive Switch

Energy-saving 7-watt led modern desk lamp provides 100%-0% dimming capabilities controlled by a touch sensitive button. 

More Safety

UL listed products provide you and your family with the confidence of safety. Built-in 7W 3000 Kelvin LED lights.

Energy Saving & Versatile

This desk lamp is of modern sleek style, and its lightweight design makes it easily portable from room to room.


18. Metal Architect Swing Arm Desk Lamp

HIGH END DESIGN:

Stylish, Smart and Practical Design, Using Aluminum alloy  material, with stainless steel components. The double-hinged arm and swiveling LED panel ensure you can shine a light on anything.

PROFESSIONAL LED SWING ARM LIGHT:

Extendable and adjustable long arm provide you infinite flexibility also allow light coverage on a large table. 


19. LEDU 3-Way Clamp Mount Architect Swing Arm Lamp


20. YOUKOYI Swing Arm Architect Lamp

The lamp head can be adjusted 180° up and down, and 350°right and left. 13.7+13.7" extendable long arm to folded to 15.7". 3-levels of brightness.

Comes with a USB charging cable, can be powered by computer and power bank, can be used outdoors.


21. OxyLED T4S Architect Swing Arm Desk Lamp

Eye-Protection Technology

The 4000K warm white color is more suitable for longtime reading. Patented LED chip gives off a steady, glare free, no-flickering, soft and more natural light source that is friendly for your eyes

Easy On/Off and Brightness Adjustment 

One-button operation. A quick tap will turn it on and a slower tap will adjust the brightness. It also remembers the brightness setting from the last time you used it.

Adjustable Arm For Excellent Light Coverage

Adjustable in multiple directions at the base (up/down, swivel), elbow (up/down), and neck (up/down, swivel). Easy to position the light exactly where it's needed.

Extremely Stable

It’s sturdy at the joints and the clamp clips securely to your table/desk. Also, the clamp design takes up very little space and save your desktop space.

Energy-Saving and Eco-friendly Lighting

Ultra-low voltage input and lighting temperature for absolute safety. Maintains over 50,000 hours of full lumen output while delivering phenomenal power-saving performance.


22. Daylight U32500 Triple Bright Architect Lamp

High-power desk lamp with 3x 14W Daylight™ tubes (250W equivalent)

Perfect for lighting up large wide work areas and tables

Shade can be adjusted certically, horizontally, and laterally

Flicker-free light allows you to work and read for longer in optimal comfort


23. Daylight U32100-01 Architect Lamp

Daylight U32100-01 Combo White Lamp
$109.95
Daylight Company, LLC

Multifunctional art and hobby lamp, uses two different types of lights: 28w circular daylight tube or round incandescent bulb (not included)

High-power desk lamp with 3 by 14-watt daylight tubes (250w equivalent)

Perfect for lighting up large wide work areas and tables

Flicker-free electronic ballast


24. TaoTronics LED Architect Desk Lamp

TaoTronics TT-DL13 Overview 
Lamp head and body is made of premium alloy casing with anodized aluminum that gives better heat dissipation and a longer life. Modern design that will naturally fit your desk / room / furniture; rotatable arm and lamp head, made from durable plastic and aluminum alloy

Choose Your Mood 
Touch control with 5 color modes (temperature) to choose from, dimmable with 11 level of brightness to suit your activities

Any Angle 
No matter the angle you're after, the adjustable head can rotate 90 degrees left and right or 135 degrees up and down so you can shine a light on anything. 

Not Just A Light 
It's handy to have a charger in unexpected places. Plug in your eReader, tablet, or smartphone into the built-in USB port. 

Eye Caring 
Design to be soft, stable and non-flickering, the lighting is friendly on your eyes so you can enjoy what you’re doing for longer. 

Touch Controls 
Slide your fingers along the touch pad to set the brightness level and the lighting mode of your choice. It’s convenient and easier than flicking a light switch.


25. Boston Harbor Architect Lamp

I hope this list of the best architect lamps has been helpful. If I left one out that you think is important, let me know in the comments below.

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