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May
20
2016

What Inspires Dr. Marc Gannon - Low Vision Expert

Posted by Marcea
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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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May
13
2016

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...]

Tags: 4th of july crafts DIY flag Independence Day Mason Jar Mason Jar crafts Memorial Day Mod Podge OttLite patriotic rustic crafts
Categories: Blog Crafty



May
02
2016

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 those colors 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 [Read More...]

Tags: crafting lamp desk lamp eye health eyestrain Natural Daylight Illumination office lamp office lighting OttLite travel lamp
Categories: Blog Illumination



Apr
28
2016

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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Apr
21
2016

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...]

Tags: crafts DIY Glitter Glass mother's day Mother's Day Gifts OttLite
Categories: Blog Crafty



Apr
04
2016

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: Blog Innovation



Mar
30
2016

What Inspires Ivy Larsen - The Mermaid Tail Lady

Posted by Marcea
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(Images courtesy of Mom Made - Crochet Creations)Ivy Larsen owns a small business, Mom Made – Crochet Creations, based out of the Tampa Bay, Florida area and is known around town as the Mermaid Tail lady.  Her crocheted mermaid tails for children and adults have been a hit and have even been seen on the Facebook page of the world famous mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs.   Read more about how Ivy started crocheting, how Alaska ties into her crocheting  and how it makes her feel when people [Read More...]

Tags: blog crochet mermaid mermaid tail OttLite small business
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Mar
18
2016

Lamp USB Ports - They're Not All Made The Same

Posted by Marcea
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In today’s world, electronic devices are everywhere – and we are all searching for quick and easy ways to keep them charged to keep us communicating, laughing, productive and connected.According to the Pew Research Center, 90% of American adults own a cell phone and 32% own an e-reader.  Having accessible, reliable USB ports at home or in an office or dorm room is a must. You can even charge your devices through USB ports on your lamp!  Avoid the Trickle ChargeBeware! Not all USB ports will [Read More...]

Tags: 2.1A 5V Desk Lamps LED Desk Lamp LED Reading Lamps OttLite OttLite Natural Daylight LED Illumintion reading Reading lamps USB Charging USB Charging Stations USB Ports
Categories: Blog Innovation



Mar
10
2016

Egg Dyeing Craft

Posted by Marcea
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 Dyeing eggs is a tradition that symbolizes Easter and the beginning of spring. I found this one on the blog Spend With Pennies.  It looked like it was simple and fun - and it was! This would be a great craft to do with small children, since everything used is a food product.  Materials ·      Hard-boiled eggs·      1 tub of whipped topping ·      Food coloring ·      White vinegar ·      4 disposable bowls or cups  Directions 1.     Pour enough vinegar in a bowl to submerge your hard-boiled [Read More...]

Tags: crafts Easter Egg dyeing Kids Crafts OttLite
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Mar
10
2016

Find out what your LED desk lamp says about you!

Posted by Jessica
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Take our fun quiz to find out which OttLite LED lamp is a perfect fit for your personality. And, share your results with us!         [Read More...]

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