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    Otts Lite

    Does anyone have one of these? My grandmother used to have one for her cross stitch. (The woman was a saint.) I have recently come to accept that when I am handstitching I need more help than my glasses. Especially when I'm doing matching color thread and fabric.
    Today I splurged because the sale price on one of them was so good and I would like to continue enjoying my hand stitching. It was a alternate to Prime day sale. And I looked at a lot. But while I found others that would adjust the lighting levels, only Otts Lite had replaceable bulbs. If I'm going to pay that much for it, I better be able to replace the bulb. And, I guess it's a personal preference, it has a real cord, not a cheap USB cord and box.
    Anyways, again, thoughts?
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    I have several of both the big floor ones and the desk ones I use for machine sewing. I love them - except for one where the light does not seat well and blinks on and off.
    "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." George Orwell

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    I have had the floor lamp for a long time; it's wonderful for my sewing. I also a smaller desk lamp and like it as well. The light is gentle on my poor eyes and lets you see more true color than the old incandescent and especially the newer bulbs that are horrible on my eyes. (Really, I tried but they are just awful.) Got a floor lamp for my Daddy a few years before he passed and now my step-mom uses it for her own quilting. In my opinion, it is well worth the price (and I am a terrible penny-pincher).
    All that is gold does not glitter....

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    I have a desk version with a three foot arm, wish I had bought 5heone with the magnifying glass now.
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    https://www.joann.com/sewing/sewing-...src=FREESHIP75

    65% off Ott Lights at Joann Fabric
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    "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." George Orwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsh View Post
    Yup. Great sale. Lowest I've ever seen them.
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    I got a surprise today. I thought I ordered the floor lamp. Turns out that it was all 3 in one. If I had known that I would have considered a second one.
    Good solid lamp and base although assembly instructions need a lot of work.
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    Very cool!

    Got a link? (Not that i have the money, but it doesn't hurt to dream, right?)

    Summerthyme

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    I wasn't impressed with the site - not a lot of specifics on WHY their lights are better. There is SO much science behind lighting, bulbs, and eyesight. Nevertheless, one of the quilting YouTubers has a small portable Ott's, and raved about it. I'm going to look that light up specifically. if I'm away from my desk lamp, I never seem to have enough light.

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    https://www.joann.com/ottlite-24w-ul...nifier&start=1
    I got a much better price. Less than half that price during the Primo day sale.
    The light itself, from the bulb, is very different from the other lights in the room. Much more like full sunlight. I'm debating the LED magnifier seam ripper and tweezers. Not expensive when on sale. But geez I spend enough time ripping seams. And the tweezers would join the med kit.
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