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Old 04-04-2014, 08:41 PM   #1
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Ott lights - Are they great?
OttLite 18W Easyview And 22W Crane Magnifier Combo

JoAnn has Ott light combos on sale @ $109.99. If I'm really lucky I could also get 20% off for Senior Discount Day and that would make them about $88. Do you think this is a good deal, with or without the 20% which might not apply? Any comments are welcome. I want to know the good, the bad, and the ugly. Would you buy them at this price?

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Now to go Google and see what reviews I can dig up there have to say.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:26 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
OttLite 18W Easyview And 22W Crane Magnifier Combo

JoAnn has Ott light combos on sale @ $109.99. If I'm really lucky I could also get 20% off for Senior Discount Day and that would make them about $88. Do you think this is a good deal, with or without the 20% which might not apply? Any comments are welcome. I want to know the good, the bad, and the ugly. Would you buy them at this price?

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If you're able to get the 20% discount, I'd say it is worth it... but that's just me.
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I went and looked at some reviews. The biggest complaint seems to be that the floor lamp tips easily. The other big complaint was trying to deal with the seller when the light was defective or needed a new bulb. I think that going through JoAnn might not be too bad if I had those issues. I'm already thinking about how I could weight the base of the floor lamp. The price would be hard to beat if I get both for $88. The clamp on one would go by my sewing machine.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:10 PM   #4
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I don't have an Ott but I have a Verilux. Anything that gives you close to natural spectrum light (daylight) will do the trick and do it well. And I've only heard good things about Ott Lights. Sounds like a steal...
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I have a cheapo Home Depot brand lamp similar too Ott Light and it's great. Mine is a table lamp meant for crafting. I think it was $20. I use it if I have to knit dark yarns and stuff like that. Good price for the Ott.
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I've had an Ott floor lamp for years. I originally bought it for quilting dark fabrics at night (I had no choice; I was teaching school).

I use it now for yarnwork at night and for quilting; it's absolutely great. I can match colors at night, knowing that they'll stand up to the light of day.

It's that good.
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
I have a cheapo Home Depot brand lamp similar too Ott Light and it's great. Mine is a table lamp meant for crafting. I think it was $20. I use it if I have to knit dark yarns and stuff like that. Good price for the Ott.
Does yours have the magnifier?
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Does yours have the magnifier?
OH! No, it is just the light. A magnifier probably would be good for small work or beading though.
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Both of the Otts have the magnifier so I could have one at the sewing machine (I might do more sewing again) and one by my chair for other things, maybe even knitting. Dark yarns are hard to work with and I think the light and magnifier would both come in handy.
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:11 PM   #10
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I actually have two of these lamps. I found one at Tuesday Morning and the other got at an estate sale. THey are both the desk type and I have one on my sewing machine table and the other on my farmer table where I do a lot finishing work. They do make a difference!
I only paid $35 at Tuesday morning.
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