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Thread: LIghting

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    As I have gotten older I find I don't see as well. haa. I have a quilt to finish that has a black binding. I really really dread trying to sew that.
    Does anyone know if the "Ott Light" helps with that, or is it mainly to see color better. I was looking at them today in Michaels but it only says that it's daylight, light to see color. Doesn't mention brighter light.
    What would you guys recommend if the Ott Light isn't what I need?????
    Thanks, Linda

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    Quote Originally Posted by linhawk
    As I have gotten older I find I don't see as well. haa. I have a quilt to finish that has a black binding. I really really dread trying to sew that.
    Does anyone know if the "Ott Light" helps with that, or is it mainly to see color better. I was looking at them today in Michaels but it only says that it's daylight, light to see color. Doesn't mention brighter light.
    What would you guys recommend if the Ott Light isn't what I need?????
    Thanks, Linda
    The light is brighter and not yellow, its like day light.
    Its a huge help!! I use one and it makes such a difference.
    Sharon

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    I can't tell much difference in my OTT light and the new CFL daylight bulbs. Way back when, OTT lights had the market on the daylight bulbs but now you can find bulbs from almost any manufacturer.

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    The OTT light is good for hand-work but if you need more light on
    your machine then I would recommend the bendable bright light.
    I have both.

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    I just got an Ott light and it definitely is brighter than my other lighting.

    However I also got one of those 'miners light' headband type lights for a much lower price than the Ott light and it works well also as it can be focused precisely on the needle I'm trying to thread. I like wearing it around my neck much better than on my forehead.

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    black lights work well for showing your stitching on black.

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    OTT lights are the best. I received my first floor model one back in the '90s and have picked up desk models here and there at yard sales over the years. I recently found one at Good Will for $5! Can't beat that!

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    I love my Ott light. I is a whiter light and thus clarifies the colors nicely, but also adds a lovely, brighter light to my work area. You won't go wrong with an Ott light.

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    I have one and I LOVE IT!!

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    I love my OTT light. Got it at Joann's with a 50% coupon.

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    Can't do with out my Ott light. I have three, one small desk style and two floor lamps. One beside my chair and one beside my bed so I can read at night.

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    All you need is an OTT lightbulb, which you can get at Lowe's for under $10.00.

    Yes, it gives a really good light. To me, it's like natural light. I use it to hand quilt at night. I put the bulb in a cheap floor lamp with an adjustable gooseneck. If you are doing hand work and are right handed, the light should come over your left should. Vice versa if you are a leftie.

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    I have a serious problem with dark colors. Even contrasting thread is zero help. Can't see anything at all without the Ott. Can see just barely enough with the Ott.

    I think it's worth getting just for general use alone. It does help.

    It's cheaper if you wait for a 40% off sale at Jo-ann's. They go quickly though.

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    Many Thanks to you all. I appreciate all the input.
    Linda

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