Not quite on topic but some suggestions would be nice.


macrumors 603
Original poster
Mar 14, 2008
I currently have a dual monitor setup on my desk. Said desk gets used for homework for university.

Here's my problem, my external screen is slightly blocking the light input from the desk lamp at it's left, but I want to keep the setup as it is for simplicity and to save space for spreading my homework out.

One thing I would really like is to have some kind of a reading light, perched atop the external screen and pointing nearly downwards to light up my textbooks.

Does anybody know of anything that might ressemble what I want? I'd like it to be self-powered if possible instead of USB powered.


macrumors 68040
Jan 25, 2009
How about one of these:


They clamp on to your desk and they're quite versatile in the ways they can be positioned. I've got one on the corner of my desk behind my G3 iMac and most of the time I have it pointed up at the wall behind the iMac for indirect ambient lighting, but when need be I can swing it down so it lights the area in front of the G3 iMac. Also when needed I can pull it further over to illuminate the area to the left of the G3 iMac where my G4 iMac sits. Plus they can be cheap.

Edit: I don't know if it would clip on to a display or not but a book light might work.
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