Good reading lamps include floor, desk and wall-mount lamps, as well as lamps that attach to books and are comfortable to the eye. From the Diogenes floor lamp to Verilux desk lamps to Zelco's Itty Bitty book lamps, flexibility stands out as a key feature for good reading lamps.
The Diogenes floor lamp from Belux is arguably one of the best floor lamps on the market for reading. Retailing at just under $2,000, as of 2016, it has two dimmable halogen bulbs. One is focused upward for ambient light, and the other is directionally focused downward for reading. For those not wishing to spend so much on a lamp, a number of similar floor model lamps are available.
If a floor lamp doesn't fit the bill, Verilux makes a wide array of desk lamps designed for reading, at a broad range of price points. With full-spectrum light, dimmability and adjustable direction, readers can focus light where it needs to be and as bright as it needs to be. For those seeking to read in bed or on a plane, flexibility and adjustability are crucial.