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Ott Light

stitchmd | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

I have had an Ott Light bulb for about a year, during which time it has been used only a few times per month for anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour. It burned out today. In contrast other flourescent lights in my house burn for hours at a time every day and last for years.

What experience have you had with this? I will definitely not be replacing it with another Ott, I’ll use a compact flourescent for a third the price and many times the life.


  1. reddragonfly | | #1

         I have had my Ott light for a year and half now and have used it A LOT.  It is still running on the original bulb and I love it to death for it's true color light. 

  2. kai230 | | #2

    It may be your outlet :-( To test this, you can do many things, like putting two of the same new bulbs in the Ott place and another, and seeing how they wear. I don't know abt Ott, but the long-lasting bulbs are working well for me. Maybe they have a site online? I haven't googled.

    The best advice I ever took was to have a bag of bulbs!

    1. rjf | | #3

      For some reason, your expression "bag of bulbs" popped right off the page and made me smile.  All I could think of was a bag of tulip bulbs or daffodil bulbs.  But this Ott bulb........a special bulb to allow you to see the real color of things?   Sounds like a good idea.                                                        rjf

  3. joress | | #4

    Ott bulbs ARE expensive. Have you tried the Reveal bulbs? You can get them from the grocery store, made by GE I think. I have them all around the house--I look so much healthier in the mornings now! There are also true-color bulbs available from lighting shops that might work for you--at less cost. They're halogens, and hot, but GREAT light--especially with these older eyes. Try Annapolis Lighting on the Pike for specialty bulbs. (Reveals you can get anywhere.) Or borrow one from me to try. ;-)

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