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Discover the perfect Christmas gift for creatives

Lady using Daylight Electra lamp
(Image credit: Daylight)

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, which means you’re probably starting to think about what to get your loved ones. If you’re struggling for ideas for the creative in your life, never fear, we’ve got the perfect, unique gift, that’s guaranteed to put a smile on their face and, quite literally, a twinkle in their eyes. 

Creative folk are a dedicated, passionate bunch, often working long, unsociable hours to perfect their craft. So anything that makes life just a little bit easier will no doubt be a very welcome present under the tree on Christmas Day. 

Introducing Daylight Lamps (opens in new tab). Designed specifically with creatives in mind, Daylight knows the impact poor lighting can have on productivity, and has spent decades working to create optimal lighting that allows creatives to work in precise detail and true colour, no matter what their environment. 

Each Daylight product combines the perfect balance of quality of light, ergonomics and design to ensure they are not only highly functional for the specific task in hand, but they look good doing it. Below you’ll find a selection of Daylight lamps, to suit a variety of creative tasks, which will no doubt top the wish lists of many a designer/creative this Christmas.

Electra Floor Lamp

When it comes to elegant and sleek lighting, you’d be hard pushed to find better than the Daylight Electra Floor lamp (opens in new tab). The perfect companion for artists and designers, this handy light has a Colour Rendering Index (CRI) of over 95, meaning you can see colours accurately, day and night. 

It’s also extremely flexible, with three adjustable joints for perfect positioning, and with three light temperature settings – Daylight (6000K), cool light (4000K) and warm light (2700K) – you can choose your desired lighting at the click of a button. Finally, the anti-glare ensures the light is directed at the task in hand, without disturbing anyone else in the room.

Wafer Lightbox

Daylight Wafer 2 Lightbox

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A quality lightbox is a must-have for a wide range of creatives, including artists, illustrators, designers and architects. It can also be pretty darn useful for a range of hobbies, such as calligraphy, quilting, scrapbooking and tattoo design, so this ultra bright, ultra slim, A3-sized Wafer 2 lightbox (opens in new tab) could just be the gift your designer friend never knew they wanted. 

The Daylight team has thought of everything when it comes to actual use and design, with the lightbox providing even brightness from edge to edge, a dimmable light to suit whichever paper weight or fabric you choose. All about the fine details, the Wafer lightbox also features a handy marking guide on the side in inches and centimeters for accurate measurements. Need something slightly smaller? The Wafer 1 Lightbox features exactly the same features as mentioned above in a standard European A4 size. 

Foldi Go Rechargeable Lamp

We’ll be honest, the Daylight Foldi Go (opens in new tab) Rechargeable lamp excites us probably way more than it should. This elegantly designed little lamp, which features an easily adjustable arm reaching up to 30cm (12in), cleverly folds into a protective carry case, making it super-portable for busy creatives on the go. 

But one of the best features about the Foldi Go is its ability to be used either wirelessly, meaning, if you’ve fully charged it, you have eight hours of consistent lighting before it will need a power supply. And, even better, of the four-brightness options it offers, the light will not diminish with the battery life. 

Smart Go Rechargeable Lamp

If you’re in need of a stylish, portable lamp but are on a budget, the Smart Go (opens in new tab) Rechargeable lamp is an excellent option. Lightweight, ultra-bright and super portable, this handy little lamp can easily be transported anywhere to provide extra lighting where you need it the most. 

A full charge provides a good six hours of high-quality white light, designed specifically to replicate natural daylight and allow you to see fine details and colour clearly and accurately. The Smart Go has a three-step brightness dimmer and a light that automatically switches off when you close the shade.

Aura Ring Lamp

Dayiight Aura Ring lamp

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If video is your thing, either in front of or behind the camera, you’ll know what a difference a quality ring lamp can make to the quality of your footage. The Daylight Aura Ring lamp (opens in new tab) offers an even and shadowless distribution of light on the subject in focus, with LEDs installed around the outer edge of the ring and aimed inwards to help diffuse the light and offer a soft and even glow, without blinding the subject in the process. The lamp also features a mobile phone holder, making it the perfect accessory for YouTubers and Vloggers.

Lumi Adjustable Lamp

Daylight Lumi Adjustable Lamp

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It might not seem like it, but a good quality desktop lamp is an essential tool in any creative’s arsenal. And the Daylight Lumi Adjustable (opens in new tab) is just about the best you can get. With a flexible fixing, which allows it to be mounted to any part of a desk, an arm that can reach up to 100cm and a multi position head, the Lumi can direct light exactly where it is needed. The wide shade design allows for an even spread of light over a large area, and with two brightness levels, you can see all your creative work in fine detail and true colour. 

Want to see more? Head over to the Daylight website (opens in new tab) for a full range and information on all products.

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