The best desk lamps place the bottom of the shade at the user's eye level and provide ample light output. So buy a desk lamp with an adjustable arm, a swing arm, a gooseneck, or an adjustable shade angle. The amount of light you need for reading depends on your age: 60 watts works well for under 30's while over 60's need 100-150 watts of light (or 40-50 watts halogen, 20 watts of fluorescent, or 100 watt LED). From the library to the office, we have favorites from lawyers to designers. Our styles include contemporary, modern, bankers, traditional brass, French, antique, vintage, mission, designer and more. Speciality desk lamps like magnifying or full-spectrum ("happy" or sunlight bulbs) give multiple benefits to the user!