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Contemporary Desk Lamps

Design Tips:

  • Desk lamps can be used beyond the desk or work surface as small table lamps for narrow or small spaces such as bookshelves or console tables.
  • Contemporary desk lamps employ the latest in lighting technology, which means that often these desk lamps are energy saving and energy efficient.
  • Some forms of lamping in desk lamps can get very hot. Do not place a desk lamp too close to curtains or other flammable materials for long periods of time.
Desk lamps are a must have lighting feature in a home office, professional office or any space where work or detailed tasks requiring good light are performed. Today's crafting and scrapbooking movements require good light and a contemporary desk lamp can be just the solution. Gooseneck or swing arm desk lamps can provide direct task lighting as well as be adjusted to give a wider pool of light for more general tasks like computer time or bill paying. Desk lamps are not limited to the office or home office desk or work station. Contemporary desk lamps as well as other style desk lamps can be used in kids' rooms and teenage bedrooms for homework or other activities. Kitchens, libraries and dens, anywhere there is a desk in need of light, are the perfect place for a stylish contemporary desk lamp.


Contemporary desk lamps favor sleek design and the latest in materials, finishes and lamping technologies. These sleek contemporary desk lamps feature cool finishes like chrome, stainless steel, satin and polished nickel as well as colorful paints in powder-coated finishes. Acrylic, glass, plastic, metal and other materials make up contemporary desk lamps. Like transitional desk lamps, contemporary desk lamps can work in a number of interior styles and spaces to complement the décor.


Contemporary desk lamps work well in contemporary or modern interiors, including home offices, studies, libraries, craft rooms and professional office spaces and hotels. Combined with the latest in lamping technologies these chic desk lamps are right at home on a traditional desk, industrial style work surface, vintage inspired home office or even a modern kitchen. Useful for all sorts of task lighting including lap tops, crafting, sewing, scrapbooking as well as bill paying and household management, contemporary desk lamps are as versatile as they are stylish.


The Arcadian Home collection of desk lamps includes contemporary desk lamps by such leading designers as: Adesso, Kenroy, and Lite Source. For additional lighting options, browse our wide selection of lamps, including desk lamps and table lamps.

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Contemporary desk lamps push the edge of technology and design as seen in the Koncept Lighting Equo LED Contemporary Desk Lamppictured to the left. Contemporary desk lamps like this one often employ LED or halogen lamps to maintain the sleek design beloved by contemporary desk lamps and other contemporary lighting. For a modern or contemporary home office or work space, a contemporary desk light will complement the modern and contemporary furnishings as well as the latest electronic gizmos. Contemporary desk lamps can also provide a pop of color or interesting design to the desk or workspace at home or in the office. A contemporary desk lamp can provide both ambient and task lighting for working on paperwork or the computer.

Q & A of the Day

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  • How do you change the bulb of Lite Source Halotech Contemporary Desk Lamp - LS-306-WHT?
    Jay Dec 17, 2011
    Lite Source (the manufacturer) advised that there should be a clip located in between the desk lamp and the bulb shield. You must remove the clip to access the bulb shield, which also needs to be removed. Once these two parts are removed you should be able to access the bulb.
    Amanda - Arcadian Lighting Dec 17, 2011

New Customer Review

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wanted matching desk and floor lamp. first desk lamp broken - on/off switch oddly depressed and lamp flashed on and off constantly. wrote arcadian and they replaced it immediately. new one works very well. great service. small thing is touch switch glows blue and is a little too bright in a darkened room.
Peter James Sr., CHARLOTTESep 27, 2011

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