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O.C. White - Professional Lighting Since 1883 - Made in the USA...
O.C. White® products are the most energy efficient, highest output, longest warrantied, and stylish line of inspection and tasking lighting systems in the world. These exceptionally designed products include important features and benefits available only from O.C. White®.

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Green-Lite - 6" Round LED Magnifier - 43" Reach - Fully Dimmable with 3 Bank LED Adjustability Available in 10 Colors + 5 Base Options (42X00-X) Green-Lite - 7.5" Round LED Magnifier - 43" Reach - Fully Dimmable with 3 Bank LED Adjustability Available in 10 Colors + 5 Base Options (62X00-X) Green-Lite - 7" x 5.25" American Flag Rectangular LED Magnifier - 43" Reach - Fully Dimmable with 3 Bank LED Adjustability Available with 5 Base Options (82X00-4-USA)
Equipped with next generation, surface mount LEDs, these innovative designs create the new standard ...
Equipped with next generation, surface mount LEDs, these innovative designs create the new standard ...
Equipped with next generation, surface mount LEDs, these innovative designs create the new standard ...
Green-Lite - 7" x 5.25" Rectangular LED Magnifier - 43" Reach - Fully Dimmable with 3 Bank LED Adjustability Available in 10 Colors + 5 Base Options (82X00-4) Green-Lite - 7" x 5.25" Rectangular Combination UltravioletVisible LED Magnifier Wood's Light - 43" Reach - Fully Dimmable with 3 Bank LED Adjustability Available in 10 Colors + 5 Base Options Green-Lite - 6" Round Handheld LED Magnifier - Fully Dimmable with 3 Bank LED Adjustability Available in 10 Colors (40000-X)
Equipped with next generation, surface mount LEDs, these innovative designs create the new standard ...
Equipped with next generation, surface mount LEDs, these innovative designs create the new standard ...
This amazing handheld mag lamp is equipped with next generation, surface mount LEDs, these innovativ...
Green-Lite - 6" Round Handheld Combination UltravioletVisible LED Magnifier Wood's Light - Fully Dimmable with 3 Bank LED Adjustability Available in 10 Colors (40000-X-UV) Big Eye™ 7.5" Round Magnifier - 43" Reach - Fluorescent Full Spectrum Tube Bulb Available in 10 Colors + 5 Base Options (52X00-X) Vision-Lite - 7.5" x 6.25" Rectangular Magnifier - 25" Reach - Dimmable Fluorescent Full Spectrum Tube Bulb Available in 10 Colors + 5 Base Options (71X00)
This amazing handheld mag lamp is equipped with next generation, surface mount LEDs, these innovativ...
When it comes to magnifiers, Big Eye™ has been one of the most popular models since its incept...
The largest and clearest magnifier on the market features excellent image clarity, lighting control ...
Vision-Lite - 7.5" x 6.25" Rectangular Magnifier - 43" Reach - Dimmable Fluorescent Full Spectrum Tube Bulb Available in 10 Colors + 5 Base Options (72X00)
The largest and clearest magnifier on the market features excellent image clarity, lighting control ...
   
 

History of the O.C. White Company - Established 1883...

In 1883 Dr. Otis C. White, a dental surgeon from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, obtained the first of many patents for his adjustable joints, which included a dental head rest and a universal ball and socket joint. These inventions garnered numerous technological awards, including The John Scott Medal (awarded by the Franklin Institute), and the "Gold", "Silver", and "Honorable Mention" medals at the 1893 Pan American Exposition (precursor to the World's Fair). These same universal ball and socket joints can still be found in use today in various "Machine Lite" products in the O.C. White line.

In 1894, the company became a Massachusetts corporation producing gas light fixtures. Less than a decade later, with the introduction of the "Mazda lamp", the factory turned its attention to the field of adjustable electric lighting fixtures and was the original pioneer in the field of adjustable task lamps and machine lighting.

In 1901, Mr. Otis C. White Jr. became president of the firm, and oversaw all operations until the early 50's.

During World War I, specialized arms were produced and "Patented", and used in large quantities by the U.S. Signal Corps to hold resonator signaling devices. The company was cited by the U.S. government for its part in "Helping to produce victory over the enemy."

In 1939, fluorescent lamp technology was introduced, and O.C White began to design lamps for desk use, physician's exam units, hospital floor lamps, and fixtures for the stitching trade.

During World War II, O.C. White lights were extensively used as Chart lights on board ships, both in the US Navy and the Merchant Marines. Like many companies of the day, our manufacturing efforts were shifted to 100% War production with many other products being used in other war facilities, such as the special units that were designed to be parachuted into field operations.

In the 1950's, O.C. White became the dominant producer of OEM Machine Lighting for the American machine builders, such as New Britain Machine, Cincinnati Machine, Bryant, and many other manufacturers. O.C. White arm assemblies were also used in mass quantity for other manufacturers' own lines of fixtures.

In 1956 the company introduced its illuminated magnifiers as well as its famous adjustable broadcast arms. The original factory was located in Worcester, Massachusetts, which was one of the early hubs of industry, and was utilized until 1980, when the factory moved to a new location.

In 1964 Robert L. May became President and owner of the firm after twenty years of lighting experience with Sylvania Electric, Westinghouse Electric and then as a manufacturer's representative for O.C. White.

Today under its new President, Richard L. May, who has over forty years experience in the lighting field, the company has again moved to its new location in a renovated (1920), 72,000 sq. foot brick building in Thorndike, Massachusetts.

Considered the World's Oldest Industrial Lighting manufacturer, O.C. White has earned an unparalleled reputation for the quality of its superior products and fixtures. It is not unusual to find the company's early fixtures in high end antique shops where high prices are demanded for the unique products.