Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 4 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 93

Thread: Lighting

  1. #1
    Senior Member quiltnmom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    New Bern, NC
    Posts
    517
    I am looking at the lighting on Joann's website and can't decide which would be better, the Naturalight or the Ottlight. Anyone have any of these? What are your thoughts?

  2. #2
    Super Member Quiltforme's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Beautiful Washington state!
    Posts
    3,339
    I have an ottlight and love it.

  3. #3
    Super Member DebraK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    West Coast
    Posts
    9,264
    I love my Ott light, but I bought it on sale while I worked at Joann's, so I got it fairly cheap. Haven't tried the other light. This was years ago, and I don't think there was a choice ;-)

  4. #4
    Super Member dellareya's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Bay Area, Ca
    Posts
    1,608
    Blog Entries
    2
    I now have 2 Ott lights and love them.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Central Mn.
    Posts
    412
    I have 4 Ott lights and love them.

  6. #6
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    3,258
    Tuesday Morning had Ott lights last week very cheap

  7. #7
    Senior Member merrylouw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    RGV, Texas
    Posts
    839
    I got a small folding Ott light at Jo Ann's with a 40% coupon a couple of weeks ago. I love it ; it really helps me see better at the sewing machine. I'm really glad I got it.

  8. #8
    Senior Member sylviak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    southern Oklahoma
    Posts
    956
    I bought a cheaper lamp and put an Ott light bulb in it.

  9. #9
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Southern , Virginia
    Posts
    1,536
    I have 3 Ott lights. One over my machine, one over my chair for hand work , and one that is portable for retreats etc. Love them all !!!!!

  10. #10
    Super Member gale's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    North-Central Indiana
    Posts
    4,774
    Blog Entries
    1
    I have a small ott lite and a bigger daylight brand light and I can't tell the difference. I've never seen the naturallight.

  11. #11
    Super Member newquilter10's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Illinois/Texas
    Posts
    1,177
    Blog Entries
    1
    I have an Ott Light and love it. It is just like sitting in daylight.

  12. #12
    Super Member featherweight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Westminster, Co
    Posts
    2,700
    I have 3 or 4 Ott lights. You sure get true color from the,. I love them. One is a portable that I found at an estate sale for $3.00, I couldn't believe it. I take it to class with me.

  13. #13
    Super Member lovequilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    1,018
    I have 2 OTT lights. One for handsewing and one by my machine. Love them both

  14. #14
    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Outside St. Louis
    Posts
    34,912
    We got rid of the ceiling fan/4 light kit, took 60W bulbs, I bought a 3 light fixture that takes 100W bulbs and I could operate under it, if I knew how to. I use reveal bulbs and they do put off the heat. This fixture is over the dining table, where I quilt and sometimes piece.
    In sewing room I have florescent lights, works very well.

  15. #15
    Junior Member barbgooch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Bremerton WA
    Posts
    122
    In addition to providing a lot of good natural light, it's great when I want to make sure my thread matches the fabric I'm putting it on, as well as matching fabrics when they are not from the same manufacturer.

  16. #16
    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Front row
    Posts
    14,656
    Blog Entries
    2
    I have the Ott light and it's great. I've never used the other one so I can't compare the two.

  17. #17
    Super Member ChubbyBunny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    1,063
    I just purchased my first Ott Light and I love it! Will definitely purchase another one. :thumbup:

  18. #18
    mawcarol's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    102
    I love my Ott light.

  19. #19
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,673
    Blog Entries
    1
    I use my Ott light every time I sew or craft. My eyesight is getting weaker and I find that I need a bright light to do any close hand or machine work. It really lessens the eye strain.

    Be sure to shop around - I think there was a thread here discussing pricing and different places to buy a 'true color/daylight' lamp that is the same as the Ott light.

  20. #20
    Member newbie1001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Western Pennsylvania
    Posts
    90
    This may not fit 100 % in this topic, but I have problems figuring out how to position my lights. Right now I have a desk lamp with a flexible arm that is attached to the table to the right of my machine, and it's lamp part is between me and the sewing machine. If I position it so that is shines directly on my needle area, it's in the way of my head and covers up buttons on the machine that I need. I tried mounting it on different sides of the table, it's always in the way somehow. Do any of you have something like a spotlight coming from the ceiling? Where are your lights positioned? Thanks!

  21. #21
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,673
    Blog Entries
    1
    I was positioning mine to the side and in front of my machine but then I read here that the full spectrum lights may affect the computer screen on the machine so now I put it to the side and behind the machine, positioning it so that it shines on the needle plate. It does get in the way sometimes but I really need the extra light.

  22. #22
    Super Member featherweight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Westminster, Co
    Posts
    2,700
    It also works better for me at the back of the machine.

  23. #23
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    516
    I too am interested in which one seems the best. I bought one on sale at Michaels and its a bit too small. But the other ones look too big. So I am still looking for that perfect light.

  24. #24
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Sturbridge, Ma
    Posts
    4,010
    I read all the posts and not sure anyone answered the original question which was "Ott Light vs Naturalight"

    There may not be any difference in them. I have both.
    However, the only way to truly tell is to take some fabric and test both.

  25. #25
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,673
    Blog Entries
    1
    Holice - Love your avatar! :)

Page 1 of 4 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.