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5 Great Battery Powered LED Lamps for Traveling

Posted by Marcea
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Whether you’re traveling for work or for pleasure, having great lighting is important. When you’re on the road be sure you can see everything clearly with a portable OttLite lamp. The same OttLite technology with the ability to be a battery-operated lamp makes these lamps the perfect travel companions!LED Task Light Designed to be portable (notice the handle at the top?), this lightweight lamp is adjustable to whatever position you need to aim the light. Only needing 3 AAA batteries, the LED [Read More...]

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Categories: Travel Lamps



Darby Smart Craft - Mini DIY Terrariums

Posted by Marcea
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I recently contacted Darby Smart after visiting their website to see if they’d be interested in partnering with OttLite for one of our monthly crafts.  If you haven’t heard of Darby Smart, they’re a website that believes in the fun of crafting.  With a bunch of crafting ideas, supplies and even a monthly crafting box mailed right to your home, Darby Smart is the perfect site for anyone who loves to craft. Once Darby Smart kindly agreed to send me one of their crafts in a box, I picked the [Read More...]

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Categories: DIY Crafts LED Lamps



What Inspires Twinkie Chan - Foodie Crocheter

Posted by Marcea
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(Images courtesy of Twinkie Chan)Twinkie Chan was taught how to crochet when she was 10 and has been making fun crocheted items ever since.  Designing and crocheting food items has become Twinkie’s signature and her work has been featured in a variety of places, including contributing designs to the Sanrio 50th anniversary art show. Although she’s never taken an official crochet class, Twinkie’s intricate food designs have taken the Internet by storm. Learn more about Twinkie, how she got her [Read More...]

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Categories: What Inspires Needle Arts



OttLite LED Lamps - Color Temperature Modes

Posted by Marcea
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You may have heard that some of the OttLite LED lamps have color temperature modes but why would someone want a lamp with temperature modes?Temperature modes are different kinds of light to help a user depending on what task they need to accomplish.  All OttLite lamps and bulbs include the Natural Daylight color mode to help you do what you love, longer.   Lamps with two additional temperature modes take your lamp to the next level:OttLite’s first color temperature mode is Warm Light, which is [Read More...]

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Categories: LED Lamps



What Inspires Dr. Marc Gannon - Low Vision Expert

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 Dr. Marc Gannon OD, FAAO, founder of the Low Vision Institute, has been working on helping people improve their vision for over 40 years. While most low vision therapy involves treating people like they were blind, the Low Vision Institute trains people to use the healthy tissue in their eyes so with specially designed eyewear, they can see again. May is Healthy Vision Month so we spoke with Dr. Gannon to find out his tips on how to avoid eyestrain, foods & vitamins that will help with eye [Read More...]

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Categories: What Inspires Health and Wellness



Patriotic Mason Jar Candle

Posted by Marcea
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As the summer holidays approach, more people are spending time outside.  Here's a fun craft we found at Michael's that would be perfect for decorating your patio or porch for Memorial Day or 4th of July.  Materials  (3) Ball® Smooth Side Mason Jars (3) 4” x 6” fabric American flagsMod Podge® Hard Coat Foam applicators Decorative sand Jute twine Tea candles Scissors  Directions1. Remove flags from the wooden or plastic sticks.  If needed, use a pair of pliers to get staples out (try not to pull [Read More...]

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Categories: DIY Crafts Holiday Crafts



Eyestrain No More with OttLite Lamps

Posted by Marcea
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Eyestrain.  That annoying condition where your eyes hurt, burn or get watery from intense use.  Eyestrain can come from looking at a computer for long periods of time, doing intricate detailed work, or reading a lot.  But where does eyestrain come from?Some light wavelengths allow you to see bright colors, but emit a bright glaring light.  Your eye reacts by the muscles contracting, or you squinting.  Other wavelengths let you see high contrast so objects appear clear but you lose color [Read More...]

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Categories: Health and Wellness



What Inspires Susan Roghair - Travel Artist

Posted by Marcea
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(Images courtesy of Susan Roghair)Drawing has been a part of Susan Roghair’s life since she was a child. When not at home on the west coast of Florida, Susan and her partner Dan are traveling the world. To capture these adventures, Susan documents every day with her own original drawings. Learn more about Susan, her favorite countries to travel to and why she takes an OttLite on all of her travel adventures. How long have you been drawing? Since I was a child. The earliest drawings I have in my [Read More...]

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Categories: What Inspires Travel Lamps



How To Make a Glittered Glass for Mother's Day

Posted by Marcea
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Mother’s Day will be here before you know it.  Don’t let it sneak up on you  - get started early and make your mom a fun glittered wine glass or coffee mug!Glittered mugs and glasses make a great presentation but aren’t too hard to make.  Since the sealant has to set before being used, it is best to make these at least 1 week prior to giving them away. You might want to buy an extra glass or mug to practice on first. It took me a couple of tries to get the layering of the glue and the glitter [Read More...]

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Categories: DIY Crafts



OttLite LED Color Changing Base Lamps - How the Magic Happens!

Posted by Marcea
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OttLite LED Color Changing Lamps are a lot of fun! But have you ever wondered how they can turn the color you select or cycle through the entire 256-color palette? Color changing LEDs are made up of groups of LEDs that are red, green and blue.  A computer chip controls the brightness of individual red, green and blue LEDS to create different colors.  So if the blue LED is lit, you’d see blue. If the blue and red LEDs are lit at the same time, the color purple is shown.  A combination of these [Read More...]

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Categories: LED Lamps


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