Review: OttLite 3-in-1 Craft Lamp

The folks at OttLite have a definite winner in their 3-in-1 Craft Lamp. I’ve been using it next to the sewing chair in my living room for several months and I love it.

34 4  Review: OttLite 3 in 1 Craft Lamp

It also works great near the sewing machine as shown above.


34 1  Review: OttLite 3 in 1 Craft Lamp


My living room is softly lit, mostly with decorative lamps, so in the evenings when I do handwork, it’s not easy to see. The 3-in-1 Craft Lamp has solved that problem completely.

The features I like the most:
• A broad shade so it casts light in a larger area to maximize workspace
• Hands-free 5x magnifier
• A clip to hold a pattern or chart that I’m working from
• Adjustable height of 45″ to 64″
34 2  Review: OttLite 3 in 1 Craft Lamp
The floor model converts easily to a clip-on or table lamp (see boxes above), which gives you additional bang for your buck.

I enjoy being near my family when they’re watching TV or reading, and this lamp makes that possible. The OttLite 3-in-1 Craft Lamp retails for $269.99 but is currently on special for $189.99 through the OttLite website. If you prefer to buy locally, it is widely available at quilt shops, JoAnn and Target. (Discounts at these retailers will vary.)



About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email:
This entry was posted in Quilty Lifestyle, Scrapbag and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Review: OttLite 3-in-1 Craft Lamp

  1. Prammika says:

    Wow you are lucky. A trip to my “local” quilt store means 3 hours in the car and a half tank of gas! Your quilt is lovely! You must have had a great time mainkg it! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Claudia says:

    I don’t have this specific OttLite, but whenever I’ve needed a new lamp or light of any kind, I seem to have bought an OttLite. My eyes love them.

  3. JoAnne T. says:

    Looks like it’s $119.00 and free shipping at Amazon! I think I’ll order one. Thanks for telling us about it. $269.99 is way too much for it, come to think of it, so is $189.99.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>