Garden Trading Company Belfast Outdoor Wall Light
I was a bit apprehensive at first, after seeing the other reviews due to problems with the glass dome filling with water and people having difficulty in fitting. I fitted it myself and didn't have any issues with lack of space in the back plate or the connection block . I waited for a couple of wet days before writing the review and to date no water has got into the dome.
The light is robust and well constructed (no plastic) so should be durable. I like the design and compared to cheaper ones available you can tell why it costs that little bit more.
Like a previous reviewer i put in a Squirrel Cage Bulb ( they seem to be all the rage and trendy - looks smart ).
24 September 2014
This is one of the most pleasing looking outdoor lights I've seen but it is let down by its connection box being far too small to accommodate the three incoming wires, the supplied connection block and the wires attached to the lamp itself. Attempts to fit the two parts of the box together make it impossible to avoid overly crimping the connected wires. In our case insulation of the live wire fractured to dangerously expose the core wire itself. Fortunately I noticed. Good design, but clearly the designers never tried to fit the light to a wall while standing on a ladder - they should try harder..
23 May 2013
Just the job!
Very please with this light that we bought four of for the outside of our house.
A stylish design without looking dated. Excellent service as always from John Lewis.
16 November 2012
Well made, excellent (large) size
I bought three of these to replace some awful old "ashtray" style lights. The colour is a matt brown-grey, which looks lovely against brick where black might look too harsh. These are quite large fittings, which is what I wanted since they are quite high up and the building is a large one. The clear domed glass shade means that light is spread evenly all around. I am very happy with this this purchase and would highly recommend these lights.
30 October 2012
Difficult to install
Whilst the product fulfills all expectations in terms of appearance, poor practical design makes for a difficult installation. The cable attached to the lamp is barely long enough to go through a standard 11 inch cavity wall and assumes the interior junction box can be placed exactly opposite the cable entry point. If you have to connect externally as was my case, the terminal block provided is too big to fit into the mounting assembly. (I only discovered this when I was up the step ladder trying to make the connections - and yes, I am fully qualified).
Buy, yes, but be aware of this form over function issue.
17 October 2012
Great design, flawed product
I love the design and quality of this light BUT the fixing plate is so small that it is impossible to make all of the electrical connections within it. As a consequence it is next to impossible to install the light. Its is being returned and a different design being ordered. I hope you have better luck
15 October 2012
Very stylish, understated, and practical! Fixing plate could be a little stronger, seemed a little fragile. One, of the two we bought, has already bent slightly by the decorator's ladders, so not that sturdy, but on the whole lovely!
12 October 2012
Nice garden lights
Bought two and collected from local wait rose. Fantastic service, texts to et you know status and when you can collect.
Product is a good looking light but they were fixed by a qualified spark who thought the plate you fix item to the wall with was too small and made item less stable.
Need decent even surface to fix to
27 June 2012