Review: BenQ e-Reading Lamp – Great For Your Late Night Knitting

Review: BenQ e-Reading Lamp – Great For Your Late Night Knitting

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 11, 2017: Save 10% on BenQ lamps through to the end of 2017, visit my review of the BenQ Genie for codes and details. Also, scroll down for info on additional accessories for the BenQ e-Reading Lamp – a desk clamp and floor extender.

Apart from it being one of the most unusual and uniquely-designed desk lamps you’ve ever laid eyes on, the first thing you’ll notice about the BenQ e-Reading LED Desk Lamp is the incredibly heavy base. Don’t be dropping that on the floor! The excellent quality and craftmanship are first seen here.


Set-up couldn’t be easier. At first I was a little concerned when I unboxed everything – it comes in a few pieces, all wrapped in cellophane and securely laid in a cushion of styrofoam. My concern was unfounded. Once I found a suitable spot for the base, the light was easy to secure to the base and ultimately set up. Let’s just say that it was easier than I expected it to be. Which I’m happy about as it took me quite a long time to find one that I liked. At the start of the process of looking for a lamp, one of my friends told me to look into getting a floor lamp as “floor lamps can be both stylish and practical” and she was right. I found quite a few that I loved, but a floor lamp just wasn’t right for this room so I eventually settled for this desk lamp instead. And I’m glad I did as the setup process was pretty straightforward.

To turn the light on you simply tap the ring. To adjust the brightness, there is a dial on top of the light. There’s not a huge range here, but you don’t need it. This light is designed to reduce glare from a computer screen, so you wouldn’t want it very dim.


As a knitter, crocheter and general crafter, I’m often reading patterns from my screen or watching craft-tutorials while simultaneously working with my hands, so I find this light is extremely useful. I can get great lighting to work on my project while not compromising my ability to see the screen sans glare.

I’m extremely pleased with this purchase and can recommend it with no reservations whatsoever. I rarely give five stars but in this case, if you’re looking for a premium desk lamp that provides excellent quality and offers a unique design, the BenQ e-Reading LED Desk Lamp is a solid bet.


The folks at BenQ also sent me a couple accessories for my BenQ e-Reading LED Desk Lamp – a handy clamp that saves space and takes less than two minutes to install and a floor stand to extend its vertical range for use next to a sofa or bed. Both excellent accessories and again, amazing quality.






BenQ e-Reading LED Desk Lamp Clamp
BenQ e-Reading LED Desk Lamp Floor Stand

* Please note, I received this product at a discount for the purpose of providing an honest and unbiased review. This post contains sponsored content and affiliate links. Please note, I received this product for the purpose of providing an unbiased review.


About The Author


Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.


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