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Old 01-15-2010, 10:10 PM
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I'm thinking of getting one of the floor lamps for my sewing room since the lighting is so poor but I'm not sure which one would work best. I have the little portable one that you lift the cover & the light comes on but it seems like I need one that I could put behind my chair to get more light. Joann's has them 50% off so now is the time I should get one. I'm thinking either the ottlite 20W Chadwick one for $75.00 or the ottlite 24W craft plus floor lamp for $100.00. Do any of you have either of these or another one & how do you like them? Any information will help. Thanks!
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:13 PM
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I don't have an Ott light, but I bought a similar (generic brand) at a discount store for $30. I like mine, it puts out a very natural looking light-does not look yellow.
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I don't have an Ott light but a knock off like it. I absolutely love my floor lamp and am hoping that I can someday afford another. Mom got me this one for Christmas from Menards. Its kind of like loews or home depot type store. Lots cheaper and just the same lighting.
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:24 PM
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I have 2 Ott lamps.
One is a floor model type, but don't know which model and the other is a clip on. That one is at the end of the table where I cut and the other is at the end where I sew ... I love them
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:38 PM
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I had an Ott light for several years. Loved the light but I had to replace the ballast 3 times at a cost of about $50 each time. I had to call the company itself to order replacement as no stores carried them. New ballast would last about 2 years. Finally I chucked it and bought a cheaper brand. I like it just as well for the light but the goose neck part is not as well made. My sister has the same model as I had and she has never had to replace the ballast. I don't believe they still make that model. The plug was on the ballast and you could unhook the cord from the ballast
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Originally Posted by tlrnhi
I have 2 Ott lamps.
One is a floor model type, but don't know which model and the other is a clip on. That one is at the end of the table where I cut and the other is at the end where I sew ... I love them
I have 2 too. I have a floor one and one that sits on my cutting table. I love mine.
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:42 AM
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I love ott lites. For Christmas my two kids got me the ottlite 24W craft plus floor lamp for my sewing room it is great. I was kind of worried it would a little too bright but it is not. I have an ottlite 18W craft floor lamp at my chair were I cross stitch. They are great. They are also wonderful to see the true color of things.
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:57 AM
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I bought a generic brand floor model from Menards a few years back. They were on sale for $17.99. Loved it so much I went back and bought another one. Haven't had to replace bulbs, but they carry them also. My hubby loves it too for reading the paper.
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I have an ott light. I have a floor model. Have had it now for almost 6 years. Knock on wood I have not had to replace anything. I love it.
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Old 01-16-2010, 06:18 AM
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I bought an Ott light floor lamp at Joann's when it was less than 1/2 price. The lighting is great, but I wish the base was heavier. If I move it around, it tips easily. Not a major problem now that I'm aware of it. I just take my time setting it where I want.
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