Wednesday, November 25, 2009

OttLite on TV!

OttLite CEO Don Barry visited Tampa, Florida's Channel 10 to show them the OttLite difference and share our
cool new styles.

Watch the interview to learn about how BRIGHTER ISN'T BETTER. OttLite simulates the outdoor light, but without the brightness and glare. OttLite lets you see better and enjoy what you're doing even more! Plus, it's energy efficient and eco-friendly. Check out the video to learn more.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Red Carpet Premiere!!!

We just had our first-ever, super-fun OttLite Party!! On Tuesday, November 17th from 5 pm to 10 pm EST, tons of OttLite enthusiasts logged on to see the unveiling of two new, innovative OttLite Lamps -- The POD Lamp and the Telescoping Lamp.

The event was well attended and my favorite part was the online chat room. Bringing the OttLite community together was a blast!

We invite you to share in the fun by watching the POD and Telescoping Lamp walk the red carpet in this great stop motion video. Plus, check them out online. These are great for holiday presents!

We've created these lamps with smart features. The POD lamp doubles as a place to stow and charge your portable devices. And the Telescoping lamp has an incredible range of adjustment with a ball join at the base that rotates 360 degrees.
To join in on the fun at upcoming events, click here.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

We Love Customer Letters!!!

We receive the most incredible letters from OttLite customers. Here are two that really speak to what OttLite is all about -- helping people do the things they love! Helping them Enjoy Life!

Letter from Juliann F. in Napa, California

I couldn't read at night without my Ottlite. I have had two detached retinas, one in each eye, in 1994 and 1995. One surgery was done perfectly and the other left a wrinkle in the material used to reattach the retina. Reading was difficult. When I saw the advertisement for your light I sent for one. It was the best thing I did.

Now I can read with plenty of light on the newspapers, books or magazines. There is no heat given out nor bright light, just as your advertisement proclaims.

Letter from Cathy M in Ft. Wayne, Indiana

As one ages, one's eyesight diminishes. I have to say that this light has made all the difference in working at my desk!! I am lucky to have natural sunlight, but it's too bright on my monitor screen. Therefore, I have to close the shade and depend on my OttLite to "light" the way! Thanks again for your terrific customer service.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

It’s Aliiiiive!

Hey OTTers!No doubt you’ve noticed by now that our new site is up and running, and we could not be more thrilled about it.

It’s actually been an amazing process redesigning the site, and many of the ideas that guided the development came from you.

You’ll notice that shopping is now easier than ever: you can browse product by
category (e.g., desk lamps, floor lamps, etc.), by lifestyle need (e.g., office, hobby, gardening), or by lamp style (e.g., retro, modern, classic). We also simplified and streamlined the checkout process.

But I think the best part is the enhanced
OttLite Channel. You and I both know that being an OTTer is a way of life, and the OttLite Channel is 100% dedicated to celebrating that.

We’re dedicating space on our webpage to the people who truly enjoy life (we call them our
Rock Stars). And we’re making it easier for passionate, brilliant OTTers (like yourselves) to connect with one another. We’re all about the global OTTer community — because when creative, passionate people get together, amazing things can happen!

Connect with us on
Twitter and Facebook (not just for the community; we’ll also be posting secret discount codes there) — and leave us a comment to tell us what you think so far!

We’re excited about the possibilities!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Why is it dark so early?

It hit me when I stepped out of the bright and happy (incredibly well lit :-) OttLite office last night -- darkness. It was only 6 pm! Oh, that's right, Daylight Saving Time ended. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the extra hour of sleep, but I miss the sunlight on my way home.

Like many people wondering why we set our clocks back every fall, I consulted Here are some fun Daylight Saving Time facts:
  • Daylight Saving Time was instituted in the United States during World War I to save energy for war production by taking advantage of the later hours of daylight from April to October
  • Starting in 2007 Daylight Saving Time is four weeks longer with the hope that it would save 10,000 barrels of oil each day through reduced use of power by businesses during daylight hours
  • Not everywhere in the US observes Daylight Savings Time
  • It's Daylight Saving Time, not Daylight Savings Time (with an s)
  • The European Union observes "European Summer Time", similar to our Daylight Saving Time
The first thing I did when I got home was turn on my OttLite lamp to spread a little sunshine in the room. OttLite is a great way to go from dark and dreary to bright and happy! Click here for some great deals on OttLite lighting!