Sometimes we need just a little more light to help us see what we’re doing, or in some cases, to provide a little ambiance for a romantic evening. Luckily, battery-operated lamps are perfect for this purpose. The amount of light they give off is small, but just enough to help with small tasks or to provide some elegant mood lighting.
And even better, many battery-operated lamps are small enough to be moved around to wherever they’re needed (both indoors and out). Plus, they don’t rely on electricity, so you don’t have to be near an outlet to use them, making them perfect to have on hand for power outages.
To help you find the perfect one, below is a list of 15 unique battery-operated lamps for all types of different decor styles.
Mosaic table lamp
This Turkish-style mosaic table lamp emits a gorgeous colored pattern when lit up. It also comes in 13 different colors and runs on 2 AA batteries. It stands about 12 inches tall and the on/off switch is conveniently located right on the base, so you don’t have to flip it over to turn it on.
Wine bottle table light
These string lights come attached to a cork, which allows you to turn most glass bottles into gorgeous table lights. Each light set is powered by 3 LR44 button batteries and will last for about 30 hours. And as an added benefit, the on/off switch for these lights is convenitently located right on the side of the cork for easy access.
Traditional table lamp
These cute little lamps come in a set of two and are perfect for those with traditional decor. They are almost twelve inches tall and can be powered either by 3 AA batteries or by USB port (so you can plug them in if you wish). And as a bonus, they come with a remote allowing you to control several features including the timer function, brightness, and color.
Lantern style light
This light, which is sold by Tubicen, wins the award for coolest design because it looks exactly like a real oil lantern. It stands at 10.9″ tall and comes with a fully rechargeable battery. It also has lights on both the top and bottom and can easily be dimmed by turning the knob on the side. And the neatest thing about this light is that you can turn it off by blowing on it, similar to a real flame.
Rustic style lamp
This rustic-looking table lamp is the perfect blend of art and nature. The stone-filled vase adds to the natural theme of this light. And if you buy two, it can make a stunning frame to accent your other decor. The branches can also be arranged to your liking and the lights can be set on a timer so you can set it and forget it.
Elegant motion sensing lamp
This elegant little light is 10 inches tall and comes with a motion sensor so it will turn on automatically when it senses motion. This is perfect if you need to get up at night to use the bathroom or get yourself a snack. And if you don’t need the motion-sensing feature, you can set it to work on its regular on/off mode.
Antique style lamps
These little lights by Joy Of Decorating come in five gorgeous styles and require 2 AA batteries. Their metal finish allows them to blend in perfectly with all sorts of decor including farmhouse, traditional, boho chic, and more. They also have a whimsical romantic vibe, which is great if you like feminine styles.
Whimsical bonsai lamp
This beautiful tree lamp is almost 20 inches tall and can be powered by battery or by USB port. The branches can be arranged to your liking and it looks gorgeous all lit up. It can be turned on and off using a button on top of the base and also comes in a multi-color light version.
Modern style lamp
This decorative light comes in three colors and two different sizes. The larger size is approximately 11.4″ tall while the smaller size is 8.7″ tall. If you place the two different sizes together, it can create a staggered display that looks really pretty. The on/off switch is located underneath the base and you can also set it to run on a timer.
Contemporary candle lamp
This small lamp by Tubicen is only 6.3″ tall and comes with a rechargeable battery. It is designed to look like a candle making it perfect for all sorts of decor. It also comes with four different brightness levels and gives off a warm white light that resembles real candlelight.
Moroccan style lamps
These Moroccan-style lanterns come in white so they match well with any colored decor. And when lit up, they give off beautiful patterns of light which look stunning both outdoors and out. This light comes in two different sizes, the large is about 13″ tall while the smaller size is a little under 11″ tall.
Moon style lamp
This amazing-looking moon lamp was designed to be an exact replica of the Earth’s actual moon. It comes with a rechargeable battery and can last up to 15 hours on a single charge. It also offers 16 different color options and tons of light settings and special effects. All of which can be controlled by remote control.
Nature inspired lamp
This little lamp was designed to look like gypsophila, also known as baby’s breath. This lamp is 18 inches tall but they also sell another one that is a whopping 4 feet. It can be operated by battery or by using its USB port and it includes a six-hour timer function. You can also arrange the branches to the placement of your choosing.
Industrial style lamps
These industrial-style lamps are almost 7 inches tall, 6 inches wide, and come in a pack of two. The caged design paired with Edison bulbs gives them an antique-retro vibe. And their bronze color also makes them stand out from similar designs which are usually black.
Flickering lantern light
These lanterns come in a set of two and have a real flickering flame effect. They are a little under 10″ tall, require 3AA batteries, and will automatically turn themselves off after six hours. They also come with a remote control and have a great antique look to them.
Remember . . .
Flameless candles run on batteries so any lantern that can fit a regular candle can be turned into a battery powered light source. You can also do the same thing with string lights. String lights look stunning when placed in lanterns, and like flameless candles, they can be turned on/off by remote control.
To see more battery-operated table lamps, check out my favorites list on Etsy. There you can see more than thirty different styles in all shapes and sizes.