I was at both lowes and Home Depot yesterday and both of our stores have discontinued selling ott light bulbs. I purchased my light from big lots. Well I am not that happy with it anyways, so I purchased 2 floor lamps from Walmart. One shoots the light up towards the ceiling. The other has a goose neck, so I can shoot the light to the ceiling or direct it towards my project. They are very nice. Home Depot sales clerk showed me a few different bulbs. The one I got is just not bright enough, but will work in another lamp. I am going back on Monday and listen better when I ask, AGAIN, what is the best and brightest bulb. Apparently I am not the brightest bulb in the room today.