|Power Source||Plug In|
|Type of Bulb||Incandescent|
OTT-LITE(R) TrueColor(TM) Original 18W Grey Floor
- Ott Lite - Name Brand
- Day Light Illumination
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My floor lamp ballast died and I was able to buy a replacement a couple of years ago from Ott-Lite. The only reason they had ballasts available and were willing to sell them was due to the fact that the same ballast type had been recalled, and they were forced to offer replacements. When calling Ott-Lite, you will deal with snooty and arrogant people who treat you like you are a telemarketer at dinnertime. That is if you are lucky enough to talk to anyone at all. I suggest if you want this or any other Ott-Lite lamp, to call the company in Florida and try to order a replacement ballast before you buy it. Of course they won't sell you one, but it will save you $100 and untold aggravation.
As soon as I bought my desklamp, I had a bad feeling it wasn't going to last very long. Sure enough, couple of months later, the ballast died and the lamp became useless.
On my desk I still have a $20 fluorescent lamp I bought 12 years ago and use continuously. It still works like new and the ballast and lamp have never failed.
The bottom line is Ott-Lite could care less about your faulty lamp and frying ballasts. Unless you are willing to buy a new lamp every year for around $100, don't waste your time and money on this junk.
My $80 Ott-Junk desk lamp that lasted less than 20 hours is going to the scrapheap and will be replaced by a Bluemax from Full Spectrum Solutions, or a Verilux desk lamp, or any other manufacturer that has an ounce left of self respect and quality control.Read more ›
Update: As of Oct. 2012, my Ott-Lite is still functioning well. Had to change the 18W bulb a few times but the ballast is still working. Be careful you don't buy a replica / forgery Ott-Lite; there are plenty from China even with similar packaging. Also make sure your hands don't touch the new replacement bulbs (I use a pair of latex gloves); any skin oil or contaminants will deteriorate bulb's service life.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Whoops! Here I was all ready to write a great review and read about the ballast failures and the company's snotty customer service. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Durango kid
At work and at home there are ott lites. Do not buy them. I have had two lamps stand- the bottom is only a cheap cement that breaks apart and the lamp is then useless. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
We have purchased several ott lites for the quilting room. I find that the lamps are of poor quality albeit the light they put out is quite nice. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Nancy
Just got the Ott Lite and in one hour had to return it. DOES NOT WORK!!!!Published 11 months ago by Victoria Fox
This might be a great product but I never had the opportunity to try it. The lower lamp stem had no threads so I could not bolt the base on to the lamp itself. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Grant Dougall
I purchased my Ottlite and found it useful while it worked. After two years, the bulb stopped working and I purchased two replacement bulbs that were recommended where I bought the... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Judy F.
I have bought 3 ott lights in about 10 years. Not one of them has screwed into the base of the lamp properly! Read morePublished 17 months ago by Michelle Genack
I have had 3 OTT lights …. 2 of them failed within 2 years, with regular (not heavy) use. Way too expensive an item to fail so quickly. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Loquay