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Thread: Ott-Lites

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    I HAVE THE OTT LITE,I HAVE ,ONE THAT A FLOOR LAMP.I LOVE MINE TO QUILT BY OR READING.YOU CAN REALLY TELL THE DIFFERENCE IN DARK COLORS.LINDA,MS.

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    Kathy,

    I have a small portable Ott. I got it at a screaming sale at JoAnn's. I have to say that I don't use it as much as I thought I would, but then I don't have a dedicated sewing space, like many of you,either.

    When I do use it, I love it! It takes away the glare, doesn't 'blind' you like regular lights do, and when I am piecing or using a rotary cutter, it is invaluable for keeping glare off my fabric and board.

    Lisa

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    I'm liking my OttLite more everyday. one thing is that I sit beside and a little in front of my husband when I quilt so the other lamp really bothered him watching TV, I can tilt this one slightly and it doesn't bother him at all. For me things are much clearer.
    kathy

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    I bought the ott floor model when I was doing a lot of counted cross stitch. I love it. I don't know that the brand makes as much difference as just the type of light it is. It helps me a lot when I am doing handwork and even at my machine now.
    Gay

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    I also found it not to be bright enough.,..But maybe I didnt buy one large enough... :?

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    yes you have to be sure to get the most wattage, I can't remember if mine is 25 or 40 but it's the most I saw. In a regular bulb 40 watts is nothing but these bulbs are so much different it's fine.

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    Try this site for full spectrum lighting with 42, 55 and 70 watt lights. I have a 55 watt light and I love it. It also has a dimmer control so you can use it from lowest to highest setting.

    http://www.fullspectrumsolutions.com

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    I have 2 Ott lights, one is a floor model and it is behnd my sewing machine. The other one is clamped to my cutting table. My son gave me a diffent brand, cheaper, and it is in our house in the mtns. I sew there too. I got a free daylight lamp, as it was called when I bought a new carpet sweeper, and it isn't nearly as good, but it was free so I can't complain. I find they all help. I wear glasses and it makes everthing a lot easier to see. I don't know how I ever sewed before I got them. The "free one" is perched on the floor by the ironing board. It isn't as good, but like I said, its better than not having one at all. I use my ironing board a lot since I do aplique using fusible webbing and it helps when picking out fabrics to use in projects. I haven't ad any problems with them.

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    Hi: Haven't been on lately but got your question. I have a tall floor model of the Ott light which I like very much, but I wanted a small table top one as well. I looked in the lamp department of my local supermarket for a small lamp but did not find one. However, I did find just what I was looking for in the children's area for desk equipment. It's perfect, only about 3-4" wide and about 10" tall with a flip-up light section. It's very small and compact but gives a good light directly on your machine stitching area. The best part of it is that it only cost me just under $8.00 including tax.
    Hope this helps you.

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    :thumbup: Kathy: I have a floor style Ott lamp and I like it very much, but I wanted a small table top (no clamp style) for when I move my sewing machine to my dinner table. I found a small one, about 3 1/2" x 10" with a flip up light that works very well to see the stitching area on your sewing machine. I tried looking in the lamp section of my local supermarket, but they didn't have one. However, I happened to go through the children's furnishings area and found just what I was looking for. It has a fluorescent bulb, is lightweight and fits perfectly on my machine top and is easy to move around. For anyone in the metro Detroit area I found it at Meijers. Hope you find what you're looking for.
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