Best Reading Lamps For Elderly – Complete Buying Guide (2023)

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As we get older, our eyesight starts to deteriorate. This is a natural part of the aging process and doesn’t have to be a problem. With the right reading lamp, you can improve your eyesight and enjoy reading for years to come. 

Additionally, the right lamp can help you reduce eye strain and headaches.

If you spend a lot of time reading, you should make sure that you get the best reading lamp possible. The best reading lamps are the ones that provide bright light without blinding your eyes.

In this post, we introduce the best reading lamps for elderly people. We describe what these lamps are and how they help elderly people improve their eyesight.

How do we choose the best reading lamps for the elderly?

The lamps we list in this guide are not random lamps, but carefully selected lamps that will be useful to older people who like to read.

Eye-caring characteristics

You don’t have to worry about the harmfulness of light because every lamp in this guide is eye caring, reduces eye fatigue, and is good for people with macular degeneration.

Flexibility and adaptability

Since reading is the main activity we focus on here, it is important that we can fine-tune the lamp even if we have already positioned it in the right place.

This is where flexible goosenecks, rotation options, and even great space savings come into play.

Light settings

We have not forgotten the general thing – light, ie the main feature of every lamp, whether it is floor, desk, or wall-mounted.

Lamps usually differ in brightness and color temperature settings and power consumption.

Here we made sure that all the lamps were bright enough, had a suitable color temperature, and that all this could even be adjusted arbitrarily!

Best reading lamps for elderly

Kenley Natural Daylight Floor Lamp

Kenley Natural Daylight Floor Lamp
✔️ Color temperature of 6400K
✔️ Energy-saving bulb
✔️ Variety of colors
✔️ Adjustable and sturdy
➖ Confusing instructions

The perfect addition to any living space, this floor lamp, and its amazingly bright light can transform your living room into a stylish and functional space. The energy-saving bulb keeps you saving money by using less electricity. 

The lamp has a color temperature of 6400 kelvins which is very pleasing to the eye and very close to daylight. Made of plastic material, it comes in several different colors: gray, black, and dark brown.

It will be of great benefit to the elderly to read because the light is not only natural but also reduces eye fatigue. It is also great for all people who have macular degeneration.

Kenley will fit perfectly in your room, whatever room you plan to put it in because it is very versatile and stylish. It is 69 inches or 160 centimeters high and has an excellent adjustable neck, so it can be further adjusted (lowered, rotated, etc.)

The base of the lamp is very sturdy so you don’t even have to worry about tipping over.

Instructions are a bit confusing at first – that’s the thing that should be improved.

Dimunt LED Floor Lamp

Dimunt LED Floor Lamp
✔️ Brightness of 1000 Lumens
✔️ Modern look and elongated shape
✔️ Color temperature (3000-6000K)
✔️ Timer function
➖ Quality of the base

Dismount LED floor lamp has a modern look and elongated shape.

The light intensity is 1000 lumens, which is more than is necessary for elderly people to read.

Like all quality lamps, this one also has the ability to personally adjust the color temperature and light intensity. You can customize the color temperature and light intensity with a step-less dimmer. The temperature range is from 3000 to 6000 kelvins.

What’s very handy is that the lamp comes along with a remote control, so you can adjust all the settings even when you’re not close to it! It is 59 inches high, while the light itself is 10.24 inches long. It also contains a timer function so you can set it to turn off in an hour.

The lamp is great, but the price difference between, say, the last one and this lamp is reflected in the quality of the base. It should be more sturdy to be more stable after all.

Check out our guide on the brightest floor lamps.

LASTAR Standing Lamp

LASTAR Standing Lamp
✔️ Color temperature (3000-6000K)
✔️ 4 levels of brightness
✔️ Eye-caring (glare-free)
✔️ Has gooseneck
➖ A bit wobbly base
➖ Could be more stable

The Lastar LED floor lamp is quite similar to the previously reviewed lamp in several ways: it has a modern look and it is possible to adjust the color temperature from 3000 to 6000 kelvins. In terms of light intensity, it has 4 levels of customization.

Since we are talking about the best reading lamps for the elderly, this lamp also has eye-caring characteristics. It is glare-free and prevents eye fatigue.

It also has a Gooseneck and is very flexible.

The 45-minute timer function is certainly not out of the question and is useful, for example, when you go to sleep and do not want to fall asleep with the lamp on.

You will be able to put it together very quickly so there are no problems with the instructions. 

The base is fine in terms of sturdiness, but it’s a bit wobbly. That is the complaint we have with this lamp.

Brightech Litespan LED Floor Lamp

Brightech Litespan LED Floor Lamp
✔️ Energy-saving (12w bulb)
✔️ Flexible (has a gooseneck)
✔️ Color temperature of 6000K
✔️ Made of aluminum
➖ Takes some time to assemble

Brightech Litespan is another in a series of great reading lamps for the elderly.

It comes in various colors: jet black, Havana brown, titanium silver, white, and wood, so there will be something for everyone given the multiple variations. The material from which the lamp is made in alloy steel.

The light intensity varies from 850 to 950 lumens and uses only 12 watts of electricity, which means that it is excellent in terms of economy.

Since it has a Gooseneck, like the previous (Lastar) lamp, it is very flexible and convenient to adjust to any surface. This, together with the color temperature of 6000 kelvins, means that you will be able to read your favorite books without interruption, simply and very clearly.

In addition to being made of aluminum, it is also sturdy, so you won’t have any problems with stability.

As with lamps, these instructions are not the best, so be prepared to take some time to assemble.

Brightech Litespan 2-in-1 LED Floor & Desk Lamp

Brightech Litespan 2-in-1 LED Floor & Desk Lamp
✔️ Both table and floor lamp
✔️ Eye-caring
✔️ Very tall (56 inches) and flexible
✔️ 3 color temperature settings
➖ Power can be bright at night

Brightech Litespan 2-in1 is a dual lamp – both table and floor in one.

That is why it is unique among all these lamps. It is very tall (56 inches), flexible (gooseneck), and solid.

It has 3 color temperature settings and remembers what settings you had after turning it off, so you don’t have to constantly adjust it after turning it on again.

The light of the lamp is eye-caring and will be great for reading and any other activities.

You will assemble it very easily, and with it, you get a 3-year warranty.

What we didn’t like so much was the power indicator that lit up at night. It would be ideal if it can be darkened or if it is not so bright by itself. But that’s just a minor complaint.

LED Desk Lamp, Sympa Dimmable Table Lamp 

LED Desk Lamp, Sympa Dimmable Table Lamp 
✔️ 7 brightness settings and 5 color temperatures
✔️ Gentle on eyes
✔️ Foldable and flexible
✔️ Has a USB charging port
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Among all these great floor lamps, we decided to review one desk lamp in order to include the most diverse collection.

Sympa LED desk lamp is very convenient and practical and comes in two colors: silver and black.

You can choose between 7 brightness levels and 5 color temperatures with a simple touch function.

Older people will be able to use this lamp without any difficulties because its light is very gentle on the eyes. Because of this, you can read for a long time without any fatigue.

You can also fold the lamp and move it from place to place very easily.

The upper part can rotate around its axis for a total of 90 degrees, while up and down it can move 135 degrees.

There is also a convenient USB charging port at the base of the lamp, so you can charge your mobile phone and other devices with it. The light lasts up to 50,000 hours, so you don’t have to worry about changing the bulb.It also has a memory function, so you don’t have to set it up every time you turn it on.

Lavish Home 72-0820 Adjustable Lamp

Lavish Home 72-0820 Adjustable Lamp
✔️ Come in 7 different colors
✔️ Natural light (1300 lumens, 6500K)
✔️ Excellent CFL-27W bulb
✔️ Flexible and easy to assemble
➖ Doesn’t stand perfectly straight

The lavish Home floor lamp is another great reading lamp adapted for the elderly.

As for the choice, you can choose from 7 different colors: beige, black, brass metal, dimmer black, light wood grain, and white.

The lamp is made of both plastic and metal and has a modern look. It has a goose neck that rotates and adjusts very easily.

With the lamp, you also get an excellent CFL-27W bulb with a light intensity of as much as 1300 lumens and a color temperature of 6500 Kelvin, which is very close to natural light.

You will put it together very easily.

But when we put it together, it didn’t stand perfectly straight, that is as if it had been slightly moved to the side. With all this, it is not sturdy in itself, so it is harder to stabilize. These are the only objections.

JKSWT LED Floor Lamp

JKSWT LED Floor Lamp
✔️ Minimalist design and very flexible
✔️ 3 brightness modes and dimmable up to 5000K
✔️ 7-watt LED light source chip
✔️ Eye-caring
➖ Ring could be a little bigger

JKSWT Led floor lamp is a very minimalist blue lamp that will not leave anyone indifferent. In fact, the design is very stunning!

As for the light itself, it has 3 brightness settings and dimmable color temperatures up to 5000 kelvins.

It is flexible due to its excellent goose neck, so you can rotate it 360 degrees. You don’t have to worry, the neck itself won’t loosen up after countless bending.

As you may have noticed, the lamp is ring-shaped and uses a 7-watt LED light source chip, making it very easy to assemble. The light is tailored for the eyes so you won’t have problems with eye fatigue and flickering.

It would certainly be better if the ring itself was a little bigger, but maybe that’s the charm of this lamp.

Brightech Litespan Slim

Brightech Litespan Slim
✔️ Comes in 5 different colors
✔️ 41 to 55 inches high and flexible
✔️ Convenient and practical
✔️ 850-950 lumens, 12 watts,
✔️ 3 color temperatures (6000, 4000, and 3000K)
➖ One button does many things (on/off, changes the settings)

Brightech Litespan slim floor lamp is a simple lamp of the very famous Brightech and comes in 5 different colors: jet black, alpine white, havanah brown, natural wood, and titanium silver.

Depending on how you set it up, it can be 41 to 55 inches high, while only the LED light measures 10×6 inches.

It contains a flexible gooseneck and is convenient and practical for any elderly person who wants to read when it gets dark.

The light intensity is between 850 and 950 lumens and uses only 12 watts of electricity. You can choose between 3 color temperatures: 6000, 4000, and 3000 kelvins.

Sturdy is also stable and suitable for any room.

The problem with this lamp is that one button does many things: it turns the lamp on and off, and changes the settings. The nature of such settings is quite strange, but it is not difficult to get used to it.

LED Wall Mount Reading Light

LED Wall Mount Reading Light
✔️ 5 brightness levels and 4000K
✔️ Rotatable (360 degrees)
✔️ 5V 1A USB output
✔️ Comes with a sticky pad
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It’s time to break the monotony of these floor and desk lamps, right?

Here’s a modern LED wall mount reading light that’s very easy to install because it comes with a practical sticky pad with which you can place the lamp on almost any surface!

It has 5 brightness levels, but no color temperature dimming settings (stays at 4000 kelvin).

We recommend that you position it if you want to read in bed or on a sofa that is placed directly against the wall. The lamp light will illuminate your favorite book very directly and with high quality, and you will save a lot of space.

You can also rotate it practically 360 degrees because it contains a gooseneck,

In terms of additional features, it even has a 5V 1A USB output, and a four-hour timer.

Frequently asked questions about lamps for elderly

How many lumens should a reading lamp have?

A good reading light should be at least 100 lumens. The higher the number, the more light it will provide.

Read more about lumens

What LED lighting is best for reading?

The best LED lighting for reading is the one that has enough lumens, the most consistent color temperature, and consumes less energy.

Also, the light should be adaptable in terms of color temperature and light intensity (brightness). That’s why we recommend dimmable lamps with a bunch of customizable options.

What kind of lamp is best for reading in bed?

A lamp with a color temperature from 2500 to 3500K is best for reading in bed. The reason is that bright light can disturb your sleep and cause you to wake up, while softer light can easily tire your eyes.

To make it easier to find the right lamp, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorites for reading in bed. This lamp has two different brightness settings, and the soft light is perfect for reading or writing in bed. It has a color temperature of 2700K, so it’s great for relaxing in bed and reading. This lamp is great for reading and watching TV in bed.

What reading light is best?

The best reading light is the Brightech 2-in-1 Floor Lamp as we’ve already reviewed.

However, there is no single best light for everyone. Some people read better in natural light, while others like a light that feels cozy and warm.

The good news is that you can always easily identify a light that works well with your own personal lighting preferences. If you are looking to buy a new light, there are many things to consider. You will want to know what type of light you prefer (warm, cool, or natural) and what type of light is best for you.


In conclusion, these reading lamps will help you to read more comfortably, and help you to enjoy reading for longer periods of time. They will also help you to improve your eyesight and increase your vision.

So, if you are interested in reading more comfortably, and improving your eyesight, you should definitely consider buying one of these reading lamps.

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