I have to admit that when I was first given the opportunity to review an Ottlite, I had absolutely no idea what it was. My husband knew… my sister-in-law knew… several other people knew… but I apparently had been left in the dark! As corny as it may be, I mean that figuratively and literally!
I was lucky enough to receive a sample Ottlite to test out and review. The company provided me with the The OttLite. Once I started doing a little research (which may or may not have started with reading the box!), I was more than interested. Ottlite provides you with natural daylight indoors! This may not sound like too big of a deal, but when compared with “normal” lighting, fine print, details… and well pretty much EVERYTHING is easier to see under the low heat lighting. I was actually a little concerned that such a bright bulb would produce a lot of heat. In the summertime, in a place with no A/C, that is definitely a concern. After leaving the light on for a few hours, there was still no heat. Even in a dark room, the Ottlite is the only light you really need since it produces such a huge amount of natural lighting.
Once I dug into the company a little further, I found out that Ottlite was actually started by Dr. Ott who was hired by Disney. He worked on showing a pumpkin grow through time lapse photography for the infamous pumpkin into carriage scene from Disney’s Cinderella. His lighting techniques led to the Ottlite! How cool is that? You can read more about that story here.
Here’s some information straight from the company about how great Ottlite products are:
OttLite products offer a precise balance of contrast and brightness, distinguishing true color and details more clearly and accurately, so product users can focus without harsh glare, distortion or eye fatigue. More importantly, these areenergy efficient products, and earth friendly – because they reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Since Ottlite products cut down on eye fatigue, you’re able to do whatever it is that you love doing even longer. I actually used my Ottlite Desklamp to write thank you notes for my son’s birthday! It was not a task that I was looking forward to, but using this Ottlite Desklamp helped me knock it out. At first, I had a little trouble with the power button sticking, but after a few clicks, it was loosened up and ready to go. Ottlite couldn’t do anything for the interruptions from laundry, dinner cooking, toddler “exploration”, or diapers… but they did help my eyes. In fact this picture was taken on a dark cloudy day, with no flash, and the Ottlite was the only light on in the room!
Ottlites are a little on the pricey side, but when you consider that one bulb is supposed to last for 10,000 hours, the product can somewhat pay for itself. Even better than that, Ottlite has joined in with MomStart to do a free product giveaway. This is your chance!
This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to the winner, alycep.
All rules can be found under giveaway rules. We received free samples.
Disclosure – A product was provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the writing of this review; however, opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.
Ashley has a background in teaching Kindergarten and working with children K through 8th grade. She is now a SAHM and President of our local MOMS Club chapter. She writes her own blog at Momicles.