Light Up Your Workspace With the Adjustable, Sanitizing Desk Lamp That Charges Your Phone

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If the pandemic has taught us anything about home efficiency, it's the importance of spaces and items that pull double duty. Living rooms that transform into spin studios, vanities that work as desks, and air fryers that are toasters, too. To free up space on your desk and help you keep cords to a minimum, consider the OttLite Purify LED Desk Lamp with wireless charging. Much more than your standard desk light, it's a lamp that comes with three brightness settings and three lighting options: daylight, daylight plus disinfection, and disinfection only.

OttLite Purify LED Desk Lamp with Wireless Charging

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One of the most enticing aspects of OttLite's desk lamp is that it disinfects as it brightens. The average desk is 400 times dirtier than a toilet seat—and researchers say that's because we're not cleaning them regularly. Add in your phone, which picks up germs everywhere you go, and your workstation is begging for a clean. The lamp is complete with visible light disinfection, which is a narrow band of light that suppresses the growth of bacteria, mold, fungi, and spores. Unlike ultraviolet disinfection (that's what's used in closed-lid cleaners like PhoneSoap), visible light disinfection is safe for human exposure. But because it's not as strong, it takes longer to disinfect, so leaving it on continuously has long-term benefits. '

The daylight LEDs are long-lasting and emit a kind of light that can help reduce eye strain, something we're all more susceptible to given the amount of time we spend with our devices. When your lighting reduces eye strain, that can increase comfort and productivity.

“When light from digital screens enters your eyes, they have to adjust and process the light so that it lands properly on our retina—an essential part of the eye that enables vision,” says VSP Network optometrist Jennifer Tsai, OD. “This allows you to see the images clearly. However, when you spend too much time in front of digital screens, your eyes have to work harder to refocus the light. After an extended period of time, your eye muscles might feel fatigued from being overworked, a term known as digital eye strain or computer vision syndrome.”

The OttLite disinfecting desk lamp features a flexible neck, allowing the height to adjust from 14 inches to 26 inches, so you can get light where you need it, when you need it. Additionally, it doubles as a cordless phone charger, helping to reduce the number of cords in your workspace and serves as a reminder to regularly disinfect your phone. Phones can be charged horizontally or vertically, meaning you can use your phone to watch videos or take a very well-lit selfie.

Now that many of us are a year into this work-from-home life, fully optimize your setup with a disinfecting desk lamp.

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