House by John Lewis Global Ceiling Light
Tricky to fit but worth the patience and effort!
I read the reviews before buying this ceiling light and, as I couldn't find he same light with adjustable drop locally, I decided to bite the bullet and give it a go!
As with the other reviews, the only tricky part was fitting the glass globe. Paying heed to other people's experiences, I was extra careful and with a little gentle coaxing and a lot of patience, fitted the globe with no mishaps.
The light is just what I wanted, looks perfect and the only reason it does't get 5 stars from me is because of the awkwardness of fitting the glass globe.
The bulb I used is supposed to last ten years - I really hope it does because I don't relish the thought of changing it!!!
29 August 2013
Patient application proved it to be a good product.
At first I hated this product.Found it impossible to remove and refit the glass shade. My partner is more patient and found no problem with it. There is a knack to it...always slide the globe so that you can release or engage the metal clips one at a time only, and it will be fine. Slide the glass cover about until you can engage the next metal clip and so on. Be patient. It does work. The glass globe is stronger than I thought, tho' pressure should be appiled across your hand and not with finger-tips. I triumphed over my intuition that it would all break in my hands. Don't put clear glass bulbs in as these cast ugly shadows across the white glass cover.
18 March 2013
Like some of the other reviewers we purchased our first of these lights which looks lovely but then the glass globe broke while changing the bulb as the spring was so tight. We purchased another thinking it was due to the way we had taken the globe off but the same thing happened to the second one when we had to again change the bulb. I wish we had read the reviews before buying either of them.
We have given up and bought something else to replace it now which is a shame as it looked really nice.
03 February 2013
Superb Value -easy to fit & replace light if required.
It was with some trepidation, that I bought 2 of these light fittings, after reading the reviews, people having problems.
Written instructions are as good as they could be, but after looking at the fittings, and a little lateral thinking, I had the globe on and off within 20 secs - no pressure on glass globe, therefore no risk of breaking.
Note to JLP
PDF fitting instructions did not open on your website, but if they had, I doubt whether those reporting difficulty would have been assisted. Perhaps video instruction would be more helpful to aid those in need.
02 February 2013
Good value for money...
Very beautiful, simple, elegant, good value for money!
12 November 2012
Difficult to fit and easy to break
The shade is very fragile which makes replacing the light very difficult and the fitting instructions where difficult to follow.
I would not recommend to anyone. I installed one but didn't use the other two I purchased, they have been in a cupboard for months. Can I get a refund for them without a receipt????
02 October 2012
Do not buy
I can't understand why this light is still on sale. We bought two, and they look fine when you put them up (hence the good reviews here from people who've just bought them#, but as soon as you try to change the bulb, the glass globe breaks #hence the bad reviews here from people who've had the same experience). After the first one broke, we were really careful changing the bulb in the second one, but the shade still broke, It infuriates me that John Lewis are making money out of selling this light because people can't be bothered to ask for a refund, or have lost their receipts by the time they come to change the bulb for the first time, DO NOT BUY.
05 September 2012
Very Good product
I bought 3 of this global ceiling light for above my dinning table 250mm in size they. I spaced mine out they look very nice. cheapest I found was at johnlewis after all the research I did to find the right style an prices.many others shops and online are over priced for the same quality item.The lighting it gives off throw the opal ball is right looking like the moon shade. u can have it bright or dim if u use it on a dimmer switch , you can all so use energy bulbs in this item. I give it 5 stars Quality item
15 August 2012