Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 22
Rated 4 out of 5 by HenryHonda Not Difficult to Fit etc
Nice light! If you read the instructions carefully, you hardly have to squeeze springs...
19 July 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by MissingButton Very difficult to fit shade
Wonderful looking light. Very simple & stylish.
Very good value.
However Its almost impossible to fit or detach the glass globe shade. Very difficult!
Had to get a friend to do it. Took him ages to work out how to do it.
Hate not being independent and not being able to remove the shade to replace the light bulb.
Need another ceiling light, but will stay well away from this model. Life is complicated enough, without bringing all this stress over changing a light bulb. I suggest that you do the same.
18 June 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Fran188 Disappointing product
We bought this light fitting quite some time ago, as it was just what I wanted for our newly-decorated bathroom. My husband is an electrical engineer but he found that fittting a bulb was so awkward that the glass shade broke.
I returned it and am amazed that it is still on sale. Certainly not recommended.
13 January 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by saw12 Clips too tight for shade
This light was fitted 2 weeks ago but the electrician had put in a non-dimmable low energy bulb so I needed to change it. After reading the instructions and every review, including the advice from John Lewis to rest the bowl on a soft cloth - not much good when it is attached to the ceiling - I tried to change the bulb. Wearing rubber gloves to get purchase, avoiding the bowl end and using a rubber spatula to open up a gap to allow access to the first clip, I felt I was taking every precaution, but as soon as I got the first clip free the other two exerted so much pressure they cracked two large rounded bites out of the opposite side to the one on which I was working. The other two clips were completely out of my reach so there was nothing I could do to stop them snapping at the rim. No wonder John Lewis say that you can buy a replacement globe - I imagine that it will be needed every time I try to remove the shade. I would avoid this light, good looking and good value though it might be, as the clips are too tight for the glass shade. Disappointingly impractical design from a company usually good at making its products user friendly.
30 December 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by catjohnlewis Bulb changing success
After reading the reviews I was concerned however bulb changed successfully.
My technique was to move the glass bowl off centre from the hinges then place a rubber spatula in the gap. This meant I could gently increase the gap such that I could then get a chop stick in to push the first hinge down and move the bowl off it. It was then easy to manoeuvre it off the other 2 hinges.
After changing the bulb, to put the bowl back on I slid the bowl over one hinge then used my chopstick to push a hinge down before sliding over the second, then finally the third which was difficult and scary but ok.
All good but the putting back on was more stressful than the taking off. Hopefully the Eco bulb will last a very long time....
All the best
21 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TMforJL Cheap and Stylish
Suprisingly good value coming in cheaper than the paper shade we bought at the same time. Super stylish and easy to clean. Gives off a lovely soft light.
02 September 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by StopfordianLass 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by tom65 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