Satechi LED Desk Lamp Review – See What You Are Working On

Satechi LED Desk Lamp

It has been some time since I felt the need for a task light while working at my desk or at our kitchen island. The reason for that is quite simple, my house was renovated by my father-in-law, and he has a thing about putting tons of lights in any room has designs and rebuilds. Still, there are times when I really could use some easily directed light. That was the reason I took an interest in the Satechi LED Desk Lamp. This didn’t look like any desk light I had ever used, and it is not. No, the Satechi LED Desk Lamp is way better than any other desk light I have tried. Let’s take a closer look.

Satechi LED Desk Lamp

As Satechi explains, their desk light is “a perfect, bright companion for your desk, end table, or office”. It has easy-to-use touch screen controls situated on the base, and offers a variety of light-intensity modes and brightness levels. Add in a USB charging port on the back and you have a light that is designed for life — and work — in 2013.

Satechi LED Desk Lamp

The Satechi LED Desk Lamp Features:

Variety of lighting modes and brightness levels to fill any lighting need

Sleek, glossy finish looks attractive in any environment

Rear USB port to charge compatible USB devices

One-touch controls on base of lamp for ease-of-use with 1 hour auto off timer function

Bright, long-lasting LEDs for low environmental impact

Satechi LED Desk Lamp

For me, the USB charging port on the rear of the lamp was the feature that really drew my attention to the Satechi LED Desk Lamp. It lets the lamp be more than just a lamp. I really love the fact that you don’t need to use the USB port if you don’t want to but when you need to, it is there for the asking.

Satechi LED Desk Lamp

Seriously, could the desk light you used as a kid do this? I think not.

Satechi LED Desk Lamp

The Satechi LED Desk Lamp has a number of pivot points that not only help it fit into any desk space but also let you direct the light to illuminate the exact spot you want to enlighten.

Satechi LED Desk Lamp

The Satechi LED Desk Lamp has another cool trick up its articulating arm — it is a powerful but highly energy-efficient LED that “consumes only 1/8th of the power of an incandescent lamp and less than half of the power of a fluorescent lamp”. The lamp offers over 40,000 hours of lifespan and contains no mercury or other environmentally harmful substances. More than that though, the lamp offers four different illuminations settings.

Satechi LED Desk Lamp

There is study mode, reading mode, relaxation mode and bedtime mode, and moving from one to another is as simple as touching the lamp’s base. If that is not enough, the lamp even has a timer function that can be set to turn the lamp off after a period of inactivity.

Satechi LED Desk Lamp

The Satechi LED Desk Lamp is unlike any desk lamp I have ever used. It comes in shiny black or white, has an arm that is easily maneuvered into the position that best serves you and offers fours different brightness settings. Add in the timer and the USB charging port on the back and you have a desk light that will serve you quite well on multiple fronts. You can learn more and order yours here.

MSRP: $149.99 but currently just $99.99

What I Like: Flexible arms; USB port on the back; Four different illumination settings; Timer

What Needs Improvement: Black piano finish is a fingerprint magnet

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.