The best craft lights

Best Craft lights; three craft lamps
(Image credit: Cricut / Daylight Company / BenQ)

A good craft light is essential for any creative who draws, crafts or paints their projects. Properly illuminating your worksurface will reduce shadows, which assists with the accuracy of your work, and will ease eye strain if you are devoting hour upon hour to your creation.

Good craft lamps are available in many sizes and forms, from multi-function floor lamps for your studio space to slim and adjustable desk lights for your work area. In the guide below, we’ve evaluated the best craft lights we’ve found across different categories, testing each for its performance, versatility, practicality, special features such as dimmers or magnifying lenses, and value.

Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.

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