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The Best Kids’ Lamps

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🕚 Updated May 2022

Decorating your child's bedroom can be a fun experience as their unique personalities can reflect the style of decor you choose. A lamp is necessary for a child's room, and we've found several that you might love.

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  Top Choice Best Letter Lamp Best Themed Lamp Unicorn-Figure Lamp Best for the Desk
 
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Round Prism Mini Table Lamp with Matching Fabric Shade
Pooqla
Colorful LED Marquee Letter Lights with Remote
Nuova Store
Frozen 2 Stick Table Kids' Lamp with Pull Chain
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Sparkling Matte Unicorn Table Lamp
Uniwit
Sunflower LED Charging Table Lamp
 
Our SummaryThis cute geometric lamp is fun yet timeless and can last beyond the favorite characters when it comes to choosing a child's lamp.This remote-controlled letter lamp is visually interesting and fun for kids to play with, and it's also a great energy-saving option lit with cost-saving LED bulbs.If your child is obsessed with their favorite characters, these lamps offer top-quality character designs at a price that makes most parents happy.This whimsical yet sophisticated, beautifully made unicorn lamp is perfect for imaginative children of all ages.This flexible rechargeable desk lamp offers fun and functionality with its adorable flower design and added pencil storage.
ProsBeautifully packaged, easy to assemble, fits most desks and nightstands.Remote and battery-operated, good size, bright.Durable base and pole, thick plastic shade, has pull chain.Good illumination, well-made and expensive-looking, great value.Dimmable, flexible, giftable packaging.
ConsLightweight.Instructions not included.Smaller lightbulb needed.Glitter may shed.USB wall port not included, requires frequent charging.
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The Best Kids’ Lamps

A blue lamp with an intricate geometric base sits on a nightstand next to a child's bed with fun yellow bedding.
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Buying Guide for Kids’ Lamps

A white lamp with a white unicorn base sits on a nightstand next to a lush pink princess bed.
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Why buy kids’ lamps?

A kids’ lamp is an accessory for a child’s room that can add a touch of class and necessary light. Kids love having their own lamps for evening reading, playing, or even if they’re afraid of the dark.

What should you consider in kids’ lamps?

  • Durability: Parents everywhere know that kids may break things. That’s a fact. If you’re looking for a permanent decorative fixture for your child’s room, you’ll want to be sure it’s as durable as possible. We suggest purchasing a lamp made with materials that will withstand cracking, chipping, or shattering.
  • Style: Kids have unique tastes, so you’ll want to choose a style that fits their personality. But also factor in size and shape, as you’ll want the lamp to fit on a nightstand, desk, or in the corner of their room. Styles vary from desk lamps to floor lamps to table lamps. And they also vary even more by color and design. Bottom line: choose something your child will love.
  • Ease of Use: This is big. Choose a lamp your child can easily turn on and off by himself. Why? If your child is searching for the on/off switch, there’s a greater chance they may accidentally knock over the lamp and cause damage. A simple, easy-to-use switch is important when finding the right lamp for your child’s room.

What is the safest way to position a lamp in a child’s room?

First, if you’re buying a nightstand lamp, be sure the cord is tucked tightly behind the nightstand and even the bed. Keeping cords out of reach can help discourage the lamp from being dropped or broken, and it can also keep kids from tripping over the cord, causing injury. You’ll also want to position the lamp where your child has easy access to the light switch. This also keeps your child from knocking over and breaking the lamp. If you opt for a floor lamp, be sure it is weighted or anchored correctly to keep it from tipping over and that the cord isn’t a tripping hazard.

Our Picks for the Best Kids’ Lamps

Top Choice

Simple Designs Round Prism Mini Table Lamp with Matching Fabric Shade

This cute geometric lamp is fun yet timeless and can last beyond the favorite characters when it comes to choosing a child's lamp.

Pros: This lamp is a fun option for your child with its geometric-shaped ceramic base. It comes in bright blue, bold pink, and neutral colors and comes with a corded rotary switch for easily turning it on and off. Also, it’s super easy to assemble and is an ideal small size, perfect for a side table in a child’s room.

Cons: This lamp is on the smaller side and does not give off as much light as larger lamps.

Bottom Line: If you’re looking for a smaller, cute lamp to add a touch of interesting design to your child’s room, this may be an excellent option for you.

 

Best Letter Lamp

Pooqla Colorful LED Marquee Letter Lights with Remote

This remote-controlled letter lamp is visually interesting and fun for kids to play with, and it's also a great energy-saving option lit with cost-saving LED bulbs.

Pros: One of the best things about this letter lamp is that it is remote and battery-operated, so you can place it anywhere in your child’s room without worrying about being outlet adjacent. It’s small enough to fit on just about any shelf or nightstand, or you can choose to mount it on the wall. Plus, it takes two AA batteries instead of obscure watch batteries, so the batteries are easy to replace once spent. With a personalized letter that is colorful and bright, your child will be excited to use this lamp.

Cons: This lamp doesn’t come with instructions for the remote.

Bottom Line: This letter lamp is an awesome alternative to your traditional-style lamp, full of bright colors that can be fun for your child to play with and use in their room.

 

Best Themed Lamp

Nuova Store Frozen 2 Stick Table Kids Lamp with Pull Chain

If your child is obsessed with their favorite characters, these lamps offer top-quality character designs at a price that makes most parents happy.

Pros: Let your child have fun with choosing their favorite character-themed lamp with this pick. They can choose from plenty of animated choices, from Frozen 2 to Star Wars to Baby Shark. It is built with a durable metal base and pole and has a thick plastic shade made to withstand a bit of roughhousing. The pull chain is easy for kids to use, too.

Cons: Many people found that the lightbulb sticks out of the top slightly. This can be fixed by purchasing an A15 style bulb, which is shorter than average with the same wattage.

Bottom Line: If you’re looking for a solid lamp that caters to your child’s favorite characters, this one offers tons of popular options. It comes nicely packaged for safe-keeping, and it’s nice and sturdy.

 

Unicorn-Figure Lamp

Simple Designs Sparkling Matte Unicorn Table Lamp

This whimsical yet sophisticated, beautifully made unicorn lamp is perfect for imaginative children of all ages.

Pros: This unique-looking unicorn lamp gives off a great amount of light, perfect for reading. It has a white and gold resin base and comes with a basic white lampshade that can fit in with most bedrooms or study areas. The unicorn’s horn and the stand come in sparkly color shades of blue, pink, silver, and rainbow, while the unicorn head is purely white.

Cons: The glitter may shed.

Bottom Line: If you’re looking for the perfect lamp for your unicorn-obsessed child, this may be a perfect pick for you. It can add a touch of sparkle to your child’s room while giving plenty of light while they work and play.

 

Best for the Desk

Uniwit Sunflower LED Charging Table Lamp

This flexible rechargeable desk lamp offers fun and functionality with its adorable flower design and added pencil storage.

Pros: This bright, cute flower-designed lamp is dimmable, making it easy for your little one to adjust it to their comfort level. It has a flexible gooseneck that your kids can move to the best position for the best reading or studying light. Another great thing about this lamp is that it can stay charged for up to four hours at the highest brightness level and 12 hours at the lowest. On top of that, the pot can be used as a pencil or pen holder.

Cons: While this lamp comes with a charging cable, it does not come with a USB wall port. Also, you need to charge this lamp frequently, or the battery may die quickly.

Bottom Line: The adorable flower design is fun and whimsical. And since it’s cordless, it can be moved freely without worrying about being outlet adjacent.

 

Cutest Floor Lamp

Cozylight Giraffe Design 50-Inch Tall Standing Lamp for Kids' Bedroom

This adjustable giraffe floor lamp is a perfect addition for your little animal lover to enjoy in their room.

Pros: This tall giraffe floor lamp is easy for parents to put together, even if you’re not very handy. It makes an adorable, brightly-colored addition to a kids’ bedroom or playroom. The height is adjustable with a sturdy, stainless-steel bracket so that it can fit perfectly into your space.

Cons: This floor lamp may tip over if your child tries to climb on it. Be sure to anchor it if possible.

Bottom Line: A floor lamp makes a great addition to your young one’s bedroom, especially in giraffe form. If your child is a huge fan of this animal, consider this pick.

Final Thoughts

Kids need lamps in their rooms to see when they’re reading, writing, imagining, doing homework, or playing. While most kids’ rooms already have overhead lighting, a standing lamp or a nightstand lamp is a great way to provide additional, muted light for quiet evening reading or even as a night-light.

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