When literally everything you own is itself a light source, it’s easy to overlook the productivity-enhancing (and eyeball-saving) power of even a mediocre desk lamp. Have you noticed that your eyes really hurt at the end of the day when it is dark outside and the light from your laptop is boring a hole in your soul? Alternate, warmer light sources (and some regular screen breaks) can help. But a truly great desk lamp does more than just help you see better—it’s a sculptural centerpiece of a thoughtful home desk setup.
The Anglepoise Type 75 Mini is legendary, for its looks, sure, but also for just what an incredibly good desk lamp it is. Despite a stick-like footprint and slender arm, the spring system at its base allows the lamp to remain in perfect balance regardless of what direction you pull it. Perhaps that airiness is why the folks at Pixar could imagine an older version of the lamp literally balancing up and down on a ball, then on the “I” in its logo.
Typically we see the lamp in a conservative matte black or gleaming white, which are both fine. But right now, Anglepoise is selling a bright powder blue spin on the lamp at a massive 60% discount in its outlet store. Do your eyes a favor and snap one up before they’re gone.
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