Astro Dakota Bathroom Light
Lovely looking light
We bought this light and put in a 20W spiral CFL. This produces a really good light across all our bathroom which is 3m by 1.7m. The light looks really smart. The only downside is the junction connector is outside the top of the light fitting, so you need a big enough hole in the plaster above the light to squeeze it all in. Other than that it would have got full marks.
22 February 2014
Compatibility and installation excellent.
- A Philips Hue bulb DOES fit inside and works a treat.
- It looks great!
- The unit sits about 1/2" from flush, but this doesn't look strange when it's all done.
- Looks well built and sturdy.
Very easy to install - you will need either an electrician or:
- A metal drill bit (and a drill of course) for the plate fitting, to match your current screw placements
- A precision phillips screwdriver - for the electrical hookup (which is very straightforward)
- Either existing fittings to re-use, or a drill to install the ones supplied (which look a bit wimpy to me)
Top tip: If your old fitting had an earth wire, this new one does not by default (and it isn't mentioned in the install card) - but you can unscrew one of the two screws holding the bulb holder (on the rear of the plate), wrap the earth wire around that, screw it tight again, and that'll do the job nicely.
21 December 2013
Not suitable for a bathroom
I fitted these lights to my bathrooms and downstairs cloakroom. Yes they look great but after just 18 months the chrome has gone rusty! This (I suppose) might have been expected in the bathrooms but my cloakroom is just that - no shower or bath and no condensation!.
21 November 2012
lovely light, quite a soft light which goes lovely in our small bathroom, not sure how good it would be in a larger room.
05 October 2012
Looks great and does the job. I would say it isn't clear from this picture that the chrome rim is not flush with the ceiling, but about half an inch away as only the base is flush. There is thus some light falling on the ceiling behind/under the rim unlike the photo, but I think it looks fine. Our electrician fitted it so can't commment on the ease of fitting. I had some difficulty getting an energy saving bulb that fitted, the LED I wanted wouldn't fit under the glass so do check.
25 September 2012
Quality cool bathroom light
Simple and cool contemporary design. Very nice quality bathroom light. Quality construction for the internals and external presentation. I have redecorated my bathroom recently and wanted to add some quality fittings. Good quality lighting is difficult to source, but John Lewis frequently seem to deliver, with a good range on lighting products, for both taste and budget, without compromising on quality. I have used a 15W energy saving bulb on the recommendation of an electrician (100W equivalent for incandescent bulb wattage) for this Dakota Bathroom Light. This wattage is perfect for this light, as the frosting on the glass is quite dense. Opted for deliver to store - arrived two hours early at the Sheffield City store, which suited me perfectly. Product and service: recommend. Thank you.
17 September 2012
Not as bright as expected
This is bright enough to light a small-ish bathroom, but I wouldn't use it in a larger room. The frosted glass covering makes the light quite dull. The light is quite large, but isn't too intrusive, and it looks fairly modern. Is well made and was easy to fit.
01 August 2012
Good basic light product
Excellent multi purpose light that looks smart and clean
Easy to fit also
29 December 2011