Our advantage: Variety. We have hundreds of great lamps from which to choose. So what do we do? We curate. We pick and choose. Which ones would we or have we used, in this case, so we can see something on our desk that is NOT on our computer screen. Still happens. On a desk, on a table, where's the room for a friggin' lamp? So when we curate, we use our heads, and our experience, and our own sometimes piled-up desks where putting anything more than a slim, cool looking lamp will be a pain.
I like a little LED light when reading, paying the bills and doing other stuff at the desk. With a cool task lamp, I enjoy an even, focused light without the burning glare of a bulb. Plus, they're also energy efficient!