Good light, but short lived
I very much like the LIGHT the OttLite produces. I am a self emplouyed graphic designer, and a good, color-accurate light is a big plus for my work. However, the device itself seems to be flawed. We've had 2 in the studio, and both seem to have failed internally after about 1-2 years. In both cases, had to buy a replacement bulb to discover the failure. I also found the mostly plastic build quality to be a little on the light side... so to speak, but that a quibble at the price point. I did like it's compact footprint on on my busy workstation.
I'd recommend go for one of the more expensive mid-range desk lamps. If they last, you're ahead. Caveat on the "recommend this product" above. I'd like to put my replacement bulbs in a better lamp.
November 6, 2013
nice light but doesn't last
The light given by the bulb is a good color. I do a lot of desk work and it makes reading easy. After about a year the light would occasionally blink off, then after a while came back on. I thought the bulb was going bad. One day it started flickering and then I heard a small pop sound and the light went out. I thought it was the bulb, but the new bulb did not work either. I am assuming that something on on the circuit board self-destructed. It is past the year warranty, so I'm just out the money.
October 13, 2013
Nice at first but does not last more than 1 yr
I thought these lights were great, bought 2 for use on office desks about a year ago. The first one stopped working about 2 months ago, I put in a new light and it does not work at all. The second one gave out on me today, the bulb was replaced 2 weeks ago but the light started flickering last week. I would not recommend this light.
September 10, 2013
Ottlite Slimline Table Lamp
Really like the flexible design. I used it as my piano lamp. I tilt it down to an angle that it will illuminate the music book and the keys without glaring my daughter's eyes. When it is not in use, fold it up straight and it looks cool on my black piano. Friends always wonder and ask what it is.
Regular piano lamp can cause a lot, it took me a long time to search for a practical and sleek looking lamp like this one. I am very happy with it. I am thinking to buy a white one for my daughter's reading desk.
BTW, the light bulb could be a little pricy but it is worth it. The light is good for the eyes and it does not turn very hot even after an extended time of usage.
April 16, 2013