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RISE Desk or RISE Light: Which Standing Desk Model is the Best?

RISE Desk or RISE Light: Which Standing Desk Model is the Best?

If you haven’t already heard, we’ve just released our newest and most affordable standing desk model to date - the RISE Light standing desk. What’s so special about it? Aside from the lower price point, it also happens to be a dual-motor model, just like our regular RISE desk. What really sets apart the two models has less to do with the actual desks, and more to do with how you plan to use them.

Best Standing Desk: Scenario 1

Let’s say you are a software-driven tech company based in San Jose. Chances are many of your team (i.e. engineers) will require multiple monitors and other items which add weight over time. Your team may never reach the 300 lbs. weight limit easily supported by our standard RISE stand up desk, however, chances are it will last longer over time. And when you are a cash-strapped startup in Silicon Valley, you need a reliable desk that will work as hard as you do. Put simply, our RISE standing desk is the best standing desk for teams requiring heavier workloads.

With a 3-stage dual-motor adjustable-height platform, our RISE desk is the standard when it comes to choosing the best stand up desk for corporate teams. Here’s a peek under the hood:

  • Supports up to 300lbs
  • Maximum height at 51.5" | Minimum height at 26.9"
  • Ultra-smooth motion control
  • Automatic sit-to-stand capability
  • Quick and easy assembly
  • Memory presets for setting height elevations

Best Standing Desk: Scenario 2

Now, let’s say you have a sales-driven organization whose workforce requires only a portable laptop and maybe one or two monitors Chances are, you won’t need the 300 lbs. lifting capabilities of our 3-stage RISE model. Your best bet is our RISE Light standing desk. With a lower price point and lower weight limitations, the RISE Light is perfect for office teams with ‘lighter’ desktop weight requirements. Here’s how it stands up to our RISE desk:

  • Supports up to 220 lbs of weight
  • Quick and easy assembly
  • Automatic sit-to-stand capability
  • Maximum height at 45.28" | Minimum height at 27.17"
  • Control pad includes 2 memory presets and 2 USB charging ports


So there you have it. Between our RISE and RISE Light models standing desk, there’s really no “best” option. It all comes down to your needs. For a more durable desk with above average weight supporting capabilities, go with the RISE desk. If your team doesn’t need the extra power, save a few bucks and go with the RISE Light stand up desk.