The illuminated magnifying glass with clamping device is ideally suited as a working lamp for sewing or embroidery, for reading, for handicrafts, but also for modelling, stamp collection or for jewellery making. The lens has a diameter of 12 cm and serves the two-fold magnification. A relaxed working environment is provided by the natural daylight white light of the magnifying glass. By means of the clamping device the illuminated magnifying glass can be attached to the work surface or to a shelf for reading. Three joints ensure that the illuminated magnifying glass can move flexibly to where it is needed.