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Lighting 11 months, 2 weeks ago #33643

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I need some advice on what is a good light for my bench. I was looking at Ott-lite and Bluemax, or maybe there is something better out there.

Thanks

Loretta

Re: Lighting 11 months, 2 weeks ago #33647

I can only rell you about what i have, i have 3 of the ott-lite flex arm plus
lamps. Two table mount and one floor mount. I have the 13 watt versions.
The new ones are 18 and 24 watt they throw a ton of light and the daylight
Spectrum really makes the colors pop. You can also retrofit other light fixtures
With their bulbs as well.

Re: Lighting 11 months, 2 weeks ago #33648



i have 2 of these full spectrum lights from home depot on my tying table. $25 each. these work equal to or better than ott lights.

the bulbs are exactly the same as ott

i just cant see paying the enormous ott light prices even with coupons from joann fabrics

Re: Lighting 11 months, 2 weeks ago #33649

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Thank you for the info.

I did not see these online at Cosco when I googled their products.

Maybe they are not available in Canada.

Re: Lighting 11 months, 2 weeks ago #33650

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thank you

I managed to find one of the 24 watt floor model with the magnifier and can be converted to a clamp on desk model as well.

Re: Lighting 10 months ago #33886

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I tried a number of basic lamps before the Ottlite.
Won't be going back to standard lamps. The light is so much better/more natural.
And there doesn't seem to be as much heat thrown either.

They weren't cheap though.

Crusty

Re: Lighting 10 months ago #33888

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I picked up one of these at IKEA last Spring for $10.

www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20169658/

I do alot of my tying anymore on a small height-small adjustable 'laptop table' while watching TV, and this light is perfect for me. It's bright and has a long enough flexible neck with a small head to let me position it and nearly angle and get light right where I need it with out it interfering with tying motions.
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Re: Lighting 9 months, 3 weeks ago #33904

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Bass_Bug wrote:
I picked up one of these at IKEA last Spring for $10.

www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20169658/

I do alot of my tying anymore on a small height-small adjustable 'laptop table' while watching TV, and this light is perfect for me. It's bright and has a long enough flexible neck with a small head to let me position it and nearly angle and get light right where I need it with out it interfering with tying motions.


I see it's a warm white @ 2700k, but what's the CRI rating?
That'll let me know if it'll produce true color rendering.
Thanks

Terry

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The packaging does not have the CRI listed. I found 1 forum that stated the LED in this lamp was a 'SSC P4'. If this is correct, the SSC website list this LED from 80 to 91 CRI in that CCT range, but you'd need to know exactly what P4 variation is in the lamp to be specific.
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Re: Lighting 9 months, 3 weeks ago #33907

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www.homedepot.com/p/Daylight-17-5-in-Whi...-U23020-01/203076984
It is 99 dollars, a real good price.

I got this lamp at least two years ago. This was a good deal on it. I have seen the prices on these have gone up since I bought mine. The seller no longer sells these lamps on Ebay, which is a shame. Now I've seen them go as high as 159.99! The lamp is real good. The magnifier was good initially, but I need more magnification than it provides.
Now just to get my flies to do what my mind imagines...

Re: Lighting 9 months, 3 weeks ago #33925

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Bass_Bug wrote:
The packaging does not have the CRI listed. I found 1 forum that stated the LED in this lamp was a 'SSC P4'. If this is correct, the SSC website list this LED from 80 to 91 CRI in that CCT range, but you'd need to know exactly what P4 variation is in the lamp to be specific.


That's pretty a pretty good CRI for being a low (2700k) rating.
Terry

Re: Lighting 9 months, 3 weeks ago #33926

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I would sell my body for a ceiling mounted light like they have in the dentist's office, but with a daylight balanced, low-heat bulb.
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