A compact desktop magnifier with 36 bright LED's for good illumination. The LED's provide a warm light the intensity of which can be adjusted and they do not flicker. The gooseneck stand is fitted to a sturdy base and can be moved in any direction. The main optical lens is 2X magnification with a 4X high power "spot". A 85mm objective lens gives a good field of view at the subject being studied. These are ideally suited to the hobby and light industrial sector.