Set the Mood Wherever You Go With Our Favorite Portable Lamps

03.04.22 | By
Set the Mood Wherever You Go With Our Favorite Portable Lamps

With spring right around the corner, we’ve never been more excited to get outside. Patio dining, backyard barbecues, poolside picnics, and evening hikes are all on the menu, which means you’ll need portable lighting to keep the good vibes going once the sun goes down. We handpicked our favorite rechargeable lamps that’ll illuminate your gatherings and set the mood wherever your outdoor adventures take you – no cords or replacement bulbs required (just remember to keep them dry and not to leave them outside!). For more portable lighting ideas, head to the Design Milk Shop.

diffuser lamp

Smart Diffuser Lamp by Gingko
Gingko’s Smart Diffuser Lamp sets the mood in more ways than one. The frosted acrylic glass and dimmable light intensities deliver a warm, cozy glow, while the copper plate on the lamp’s surface warms up essential oils to slowly diffuse aromas throughout the space. Complete with elegant copper accents and a sustainable wood body, this portable lamp doubles as a decorative accent, adding natural textures and metallic details to both indoor and outdoor spaces!

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apollo light

Apollo Portable Lamp by HAY
Made by Studio 0405 for HAY, the Apollo Lamp is a reimagined take of traditional table lamp forms and is uniquely handcrafted using a single piece of opal glass for a clean, modern look that instantly elevates out and indoor spaces. Designed with a rechargeable battery concealed within its stylish glass shade, the Apollo is thoughtfully engineered to withstand the elements and cast a warm, ambient light wherever you go.

$250.75 (15% off!)
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innermost bud lamp

Ash Bud LED Lamp by Innermost
Designed by Melissa Yip for Innermost, the Bud LED Lamp features a modern globe bulb contained by a playful petal-like body that protects the light and makes it easy to hold while on the move. The Bud’s ergonomic design, dimmable light settings, and vibrant range of colors make it a stylish and practical companion for any outdoor scenario – simply charge up the lamp with the accompanying USB cable, and you’ve got 20 hours of uninterrupted light.

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menu lamp

Carrie Portable LED Lantern by MENU
Inspired by Danish feeling of hygge – that oh-so-cozy feeling – MENU’s Carrie Portable LED Lantern has a versatile design intended to diffuse warm, comforting light with ease. The lightweight LED lantern embodies classic Scandinavian design aesthetics and can be enjoyed in both in and outdoor spaces thanks to its stylish curved handle and convenient rechargeable battery (a full charge will yield up to 5 hours of continuous use).

$153 (15% off!)
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pablo designs uma mini

Uma Mini Light and Speaker by Pablo Designs
Pablo Designs’ Uma Mini Light and Speaker has been a Design Milk team favorite for good reason. The modern LED lantern features warm dim technology that delivers a range of ambient light options, the Bluetooth compatible surround sound speaker takes playlists to a whole new level, and the speaker’s sleek design and luxe leather strap make it a stylish, on-the-go accessory. Factor in its reliable 8-hour battery life and user-friendly touch-sensitive controls, and you’ve got the ultimate portable lighting solution. Even better, all Pablo Designs lighting is 15% all month long!

$276.25 (15% off!)
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pearl light

Pearl Portable Lamp by Space Lighting
A true lighting gem, Space Lighting’s Pearl Portable Lamp is as dynamic as it gets. In addition to its portable, rechargeable design, the Pearl is also waterproof and shockproof – meaning it can be used on a body of water to create an eye-catching lighting display at your next pool party and is durable enough to withstand whatever adventures your night has in store. What’s more, the Pearl has a variety of mood-lighting modes to choose from: opt for static white, red, blue, or green light, a candle effect, or let it shift automatically across an unlimited range of fun colors. Needless to say, you’re going to want the Pearl by your side all year round.

$131.75 (15% off!)
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float lamp

Float Table Lamp by Axolight
Made in Italy and designed by Mario Alessiani for Axolight, the Float Table Lamp has a lightweight, adaptable design inspired by the buoyancy of kids pool toys. Like your child’s favorite floatie, the Float Lamp can transition effortlessly from room to room and patio to pool, while delivering a variety of styling options. Whether you use it as a table lamp, floor lamp, or get creative by hanging it or mounting it on a centerpiece, the Float gives you the flexibility (5 dimming options to be exact) to cast the light you want, wherever you need it.

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wick portable light

Wick Portable LED Candlelight by Graypants inc.
The iconic Wick Portable Candlelight offers the portability of a flashlight with the mood-setting ambiance of good ol’ fashioned candlelight (no flame required!). This energy-efficient portable light embodies a timeless modern design and is complete with fun details that call back to classic candleholders like the convenient ring carrying handle. Not only does the Wick look great, but it also packs a whopping 100-hour battery life on a full charge and can easily be charged up from a laptop or charging brick while out and about thanks to its convenient USB-C battery. Pre-order yours in Graypants’ new black and white colorways before they’re gone!

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Alexa is commerce editor at Design Milk. She lives in Miami, Florida with her fiancé Alex and retired greyhound, Phoebe. A longtime art and design enthusiast, Alexa’s first stops in any new city are the art museums. When she’s not writing about her favorite DM shop picks, she might be buried in a book, binging reality tv or adventuring around her city with her partner and pup.