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Thread: Best Ott Lamp

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    Question Best Ott Lamp

    Which Ott lamp is the best for quilting? Thank you.

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    Senior Member kaelynangelfoot's Avatar
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    Dec 2012
    Which Ott lamp isn't? Lol, I have two table top desk type ones (less expensive). One is set up so that it shines into my sewing machine throat from the back. It has a bendy neck which makes it easy to use without getting in the way. The other is on my desk and moves from place to place as needed.

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    I have a floor Ott which is beside my chair for handwork. Also have a smaller Ott with a flexible neck which is kept between my serger and the sewing machine. Then I purchased two daylight bulbs for the ceiling fixture - they are as good as the Ott for providing a "true" light to work by. I like a very bright room when I'm working on projects.

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    Power Poster ManiacQuilter2's Avatar
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    I have the table mount lamp for the sewing machine. I have the stand one next to the La-z-boy recliner. I have a desk one for seeing items on my desk and I have the original folding one that isn't be used that much. One can NEVER have enough Ott lamps!!
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    i have two floor lamps with flexible heads... love them! move them to wherever i need the good light.
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    Super Member franc36's Avatar
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    I love the Ott lamps in my sewing room! I have a floor lamp between my sewing machine and serger that I can turn to shine on the machine I am using. I have another floor lamp behind my sewing chair, and a desk lamp that I move between my ironing board and cutting table. I once had a floor lamp there; but moved it to my den by the chair I sit in for hand sewing. I also have a folding Ott lamp that I take to classes, etc. I would have trouble sewing without my Ott lamps.

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    Super Member Sandygirl's Avatar
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    Love my Stella, i rarely use my Ott light since i bought Stella. Adjustable light levels, nice long cord, flexible neck, never gets hot.


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    Super Member AliKat's Avatar
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    Phoenix, AZ
    Do you mean quilting on your DSM?

    I have a table top Ott style lamp but don't use it much at all as my floor lanp style Ott lamp is more flexible.
    Have fun quilting! If it isn't fun, you will miss a lot.

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    Power Poster mighty's Avatar
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    Upland CA
    Any of them are great, depends on where you plan on using it.

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    Super Member OneMoreQuilt's Avatar
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    Grant Park, IL
    I love all of my Ott Lites......I even carry the little one in my purse to see the true colors while fabric shopping!
    Can't stop now, I need to finish just one more quilt

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    Super Member Weezy Rider's Avatar
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    Apr 2012
    Any lamp that fits where I want it. Ott needs to make one with a base that slides under a machine or flat enough that you can use a c-clamp. I have no room to the right of the machine, need the left for fabric, and no place to put a floor lamp that I won't trip over.

    I was cutting fabric on the breakfast bar, and the pinch clamp Ott would barely open far enough to attach to the breakfast bar. Flat metal base - I could drill holes and permanently attach to junky cabinet on the right with screws.
    If I attach a clamp type to the back of the sewing table, I knock it off when trying to access the small walk space between the cabinet and the wall.

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