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The Best Bedside Lamps on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like pillows), but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written before about other bedroom essentials like nightstands, headboards, and dressers, here we’ve rounded up the best-reviewed bedside lamps on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best touch-sensor bedside lamps

Aukey Touch Sensor Bedside Lamp

“This lamp is honestly one of my favorite purchases of the year. It it sleek and simple to use; and bright, dim, or colorful, depending on what I want. The touch-sensitive base works very well. I love it so much I bought two for my small room and have them both rotating through colors opposite each other. Creates a very cool atmosphere. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.”

Kira Home Lucerna 13” Touch Bedside Lamp

“After browsing page after page for a bedroom light, I came upon this little gem. The Lucerna fit every criteria I was looking for. It has a small footprint, isn’t too bright (I don’t need to light up the room, just the area near my bed), and matches the room color scheme. The biggest selling point for me is the touch on/off. Highly recommended!”

Best bedside lamps with charging ports

Brightech Grace LED USB Bedside Lamp

“This is the perfect bedside lamp–just the right size. What I love most is that the shape and size of the shade ensures you are not blinded by the glare of the bulb because the light is directed upward. Plenty of light with the included bulb to read. What my guest love most is the easy access to the USB port for charging their phones.”

Limelights Brushed Steel Lamp with Charging Outlet and Fabric Shade

“I ordered two of these, in different colors, for my children’s rooms and they did not disappoint. For the price they are exactly what we were looking for in terms of quality and ease of use. These are the only lights in my children’s rooms and they still light the rooms up nice and bright. We do not use the plug feature, however, it is neat that it come with an extra power source built in. This lamp has a small weight to it so it’s not easy to knock over or move. Couldn’t have asked for more.”

Best metallic bedside lamp

Simple Designs Bronson Antique Style Glass Desk Lamp

“This lamp looks great on the nightstand. I wanted an industrial type look. I preferred the way this one looked with the glass and I chose an amber Edison bulb for it. It really looks great.”

Best battery-powered bedside lamp

TaoTronics Rechargeable Touch Sensor Bedside Lamp

“This is so cool! My nightstand is too cluttered with other things to fit a full-sized lamp, so I got this to use as a reading light. It’s nice to be able to just reach over and tap it when I’m tired and want to go to sleep, and I don’t have to get up to flip off a light switch. I love that I can carry it to different rooms whenever I’d like, and don’t have to charge it very often. It has a nice range of brightness settings, as well.”

Best bedside lamp sets

Elegant Designs 2-Pack Leather Lamps

“These lamps worked out great for my nightstands. I wasn’t certain that they would be big enough, but the size was perfect. They also blended well with my decor. The fabric is really smooth. The lamps feel and look even better in person. So happy I got these and the quality was even better than I expected especially for this price.”

Haitral Gold Table Lamps Set of 2

“I bought this lamp to be a bedside table lamp that I could easily turn off while sitting in bed. It’s a great little lamp, very stylish. The lamp is very bright for me, and it lights up my entire bedroom. If you’re looking for a lamp to put on a table, this would be a great choice. The shade is a strong material (it doesn’t seem like it would be easy to rip, hasn’t ripped for me), and the cord is very sturdy. Great lamp!”

Best touch-sensor bedside lamp set

Home Design Versailles Two Light Touch Lamp in Brushed Steel

“We purchased this set of lamps for our bedside nightstands two years ago. We were looking for touch lamps in particular to prepare for the arrival of our baby, being that she was going to be sleeping next to our bed for the first couple of months, and we wanted something convenient. These fit the bill. The touch is quite sensitive and I like that they have three brightness settings. The low is perfect for middle of the night diaper changes while the high is enough to light the whole room. They’re still going strong after two years, we haven’t had any issues with them, and haven’t had to change bulbs out. It’s also nice that they are sleek and stylish and go nicely with our decor, and don’t take up too much room on our nightstands.”

Best kids’ bedside lamps

Ashley Furniture Signature Design Sports Table Lamp

“This lamp is absolutely stunning. It will work for either a child’s or adult’s sports-themed room. The colors are somewhat muted and it has a matte finish, which just adds to the overall beauty of it. You will not regret this purchase.”

Tecboss Night Light for Kids

“I purchased this product for my 6-year-old who enjoys reading at night after story time. Instead of having to turn off her light on the other side of the room when she is finished, her mother and I thought this was a better idea. It has worked out beautifully. The product itself has a great little design with a soft gel like dome, and easily turns off and on with a slight push atop of the head.”

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The Best Bedside Lamps on Amazon, According to Reviewers