Great home lighting can sometimes be unattainable, especially if you’re forcibly bound to plugs, sockets, and cables. Having the right lamps for your desk, workspace, and bedside is often the key to creating the perfect ambiance in your home. If you don’t get it right, you run the risk of straining your eyes and becoming increasingly frustrated whenever you need to read something.
If you’re tired of all the cords, a lamp that isn’t held to the demands of fixed wiring could be just the thing you’ve been looking for. On top of that, you might consider the newfound ubiquity of the USB port, which has recently broadened its scope from just phones and computers to include lighting fixtures, too.
Here are some of the coolest wireless USB lamps currently on the market that are perfect for any situation, regardless of whether it’s task or ambient lighting you’re looking to perfect.


This dinky little lamp is the one-stop shop for all your minute task lighting needs. Whether it’s reading a book at night or just shedding more light on your keyboard if you’re working into the wee hours of the morning, the JANSJÖ lamp has got your back. Available at IKEA for just $4, this little light plugs directly into your computer or USB charging station, so you can take it with you wherever you may go.

Limelights Organizer Lamp

This cute lamp is perfect for both kids and adults, and it also doubles as a handy organizer for your pens and other stationary equipment. It’s bendy gooseneck design means you can direct the light to exactly where you need it, and it comes in a range of funky colors that are at once modern and retro.

Koyoo by Ingo Maurer

This lamp is heavy on design but light on hardware. Featuring a paper shade that comes in three different shapes that can be swapped out as desired, this lamp consists of little more than the small rectangular black base that houses its LED light. That light is then projected up through the shade, which is only attached to the base by a thin wire, giving the whole lamp a feeling of delicacy and lightness.

LED Egg Night Lamp

This fun nightlight is perfect for your kid’s bedroom. Its unique egg shape and range of colors will brighten up any dresser or bedside table, all the while giving kids something playful to look at as they are lulled to sleep by its diffuse light. It can also be taken on the go, ensuring that your kids are comforted by the fact that they still have their favorite nightlight with them while on vacation.

CALVINO by Davide Groppi

This exquisitely designed lamp is one for the minimalists out there. Made up of of two planar discs that sit one over the other and are separated by just a thin gold strip, this elegant lamp would suit just about any space. The circular plane at the top is mirrored and can be angled in any direction to spread light towards your desired surface. Because of its unique geometric design, it can also serve as a decorative piece when not in use.