Tuesday, September 21, 2010

We Have Moved

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Great Reviews for OttLite Plant Growth Lighting!

I just came across this blog at VegandFlower.com. They have over 6000 videos, articles, tips and tricks for indoor growing. What an incredible find for indoor plant growers!
They just posted an article about OttLite Plant Growth Lighting. Here are some of the excerpts:

"I bought this for my girlfriend as a christmas gift along with a bonsai tree and she loved them! You can’t go wrong with an Ottlite…Light. Her new tree seems to be growing toward the bastion of light the product provides."
- NC Hill

"This light is great! I have a small boxwood on my file cabinet that is doing really well thanks to this light. A really wise purchase!"
- Ruth V.

"I love my OTT-light. It was the only thing that finally got my african violets to bloom inside."
- Plant Lady

Speaking of african violets, to the right is a beautiful african violet grown by some of the plant enthusiasts here at OttLite. This baby has never seen the daylight ... it was grown 100% with OttLite lighting! Isn't she a beauty!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Our Newest Desk Lamp - The Charging Valet

What has 2 USB ports, compartments for your stuff, charges your devices AND helps you see better?

That would be the newest OttLite lamp – the OttLite Charging Valet Desk Lamp! Our product team got all kinds of creative with this one. Not only is it sleek and streamlined, it is so functional. Use the compartments, smart wire channels and USB ports to charge two devices at one time. That still leaves you two compartments to store your keys, wallet, pens … whatever you don’t want getting lost on your desk.
Of course, the best part is that it’s an OttLite, so you’ll be able to see everything clearly and comfortably. To get yours, go to Office Depot or visit them online.

We have lots more new product surprises in store for you in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

As always you can check out the largest selection of OttLite Lamps/Bulbs at www.OttLite.com. We also have some really great deals on 'Scratch & Dent' lamps as well our new 'OttLite Outlet'.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

See Your Food in a Whole New Light

Bring OttLite Into the Kitchen

My sister is a chef at heart, always trying a new recipe and making desserts comparable to the finest of restaurants. When she discovered that I worked at OttLite, she raved about how great the lighting is for her puzzles and sewing projects. Surprisingly, even though her creativity extends beyond paper and glue, she hasn’t used OttLite in the kitchen. Instead she has been using regular LED stick up lights under the cabinets that can be purchased from most home improvement stores. The drawback she mentioned with these lights is the blue light they cast, making it impossible for her to tell whether or not her batter is the correct yellow. As important as matching thread to cloth, a batter’s color can dramatically change the look of a feast from tantalizing to unappetizing.

I suggested several of our OttLite bulbs as replacements for her regular kitchen lights. In addition, our OttLite task lamps (loved by our crafters) can assist in providing her with the detailed, focused lighting needed to achieve the correct color in her baking batter.

To inspire you to use OttLite lighting in your kitchen, I’m including one of my sister’s beloved recipes. Her family favorite Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies - Recipe

o 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
o 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
o 7 tablespoons unsalted butter (room temp)
o 1/4 cup granulated sugar
o 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
o 1 large egg
o 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
o 3 tablespoons sour cream
o 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
o 3/4 cup milk-chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together flour, salt and baking soda. Beat butter and sugars with a mixer on medium-high speed until PALE and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in 2 batches, alternating with sour cream, and beat until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips by hand. Cover and freeze for 10 minutes.

2. Using a #60 Disher or a tablespoon, drop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment, spacing about 2 inches apart. Flatten slightly. Bake until centers are set and cookies are pale golden brown, 12 to 14 minutes.

For those of us who are blessed with the ability to create masterpieces in the kitchen, whether by pan or cookie sheet, OttLite lighting only makes the job easier and more enjoyable.