Review: TaoTronics’ best-selling LED desk lamps look right at home with your Mac, exclusive discounts


A few weeks ago we rounded up some of the most popular LED desk lamps on Amazon with a focus on Apple-friendly designs. After much reader interest, we decided to take a deeper look at two models from TaoTronics. These are some of the very best-selling lamps at Amazon. Alongside today’s review, we’re also offering an exclusive promo code for 9to5Toys readers…

First up, we’re diving into the TaoTronics Aluminum LED Desk Lamp. Aside from being one of the most popular options for your workspace at Amazon, this lantern has collected a 4.9/5 star rating from reviewers. The designers have opted for a modern look on this product with two adjustable elbows for finding just the right angle. There’s no doubt that it will feel right at home with an Apple-centric desk. Its aluminum casing is a near perfect match alongside an iMac or Macbook.

Aside from the design, one of my favorite features is the 25 different light modes this lamp can produce. Temperatures range from 3000K to 6000K with five different levels of brightness on each color. In the morning, you can opt for a brighter, energy giving light, and then switch off to a warmer glow at night.

TaoTronics was also wise to include a built-in USB port on the backside of the lamp. This makes it a perfect compliment to a bedside table or office. You can count on speeds up to 2.4A, with the iSmart chip identifying the safest rate. For Apple enthusiasts looking for an affordable desk lamp, it doesn’t get much better than this. In my testing, I found it to be a solid product with a surprisingly robust build quality. The TaoTronics’ Aluminum LED Desk Lamp is currently available for $32.99 Prime shipped, an all-time low.

Switching over to TaoTronics’ other popular LED Desk Lamp, the TT-DL01, we’ll briefly take a look at the differences between the two models. Instead of a metal finish, this light has a glossy black casing but holds to a very similar design. The square base holds the power button and controls, while the main arm extends with two elbows for adjustment.

This model has fewer lighting modes than the model above. There are five levels of brightness spread across four different temperatures. Additional features include a one-hour auto-off timer and a built-in USB port for charging devices. It doesn’t have the same high-level finish as the the other lamp, but it will still fit in amongst your equipment. The glossy finish isn’t my personal favorite, as it can be a real finger print magnet.

That said, Amazon customers love it. It is the #1 best selling lamp of its kind with an impressive 4.7/5 star rating from over 3,500 reviewers. As a part of today’s reviews, 9to5Toys readers can purchase this model for $23.99 Prime shipped when promo code 9TO5DL01 is applied during checkout.

Overall, for the price, it’s tough to find a more suitable desk lamp for an Apple-centric setup. Clean lines, LED bulbs and a solid build quality highlight TaoTronics’ line of desk lamps. It’s easy to see why they are an Amazon favorite. I’d highly recommend picking one up today as a part of this promotion and ditching that old table light.

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