John Lewis Chelsea Touch Task Lamp
they switch on on their own!!
I bought two of these three years ago to use as bedside table lamps. I love the design and finish. One of them was damaged so John lewis arranged for a replacement (always great service from jl). The replacement light had a dent at the base, but not too big so i decided to keep it. They have been great for 3 years, but since last week they switch on by themselves around 5am. The one on my side, even if i switch it back off, turns back on after a few seconds. the other one sometimes does sometimes doesnt..
As you can imagine, this is extremely annoying, especially since i have a 4 month old baby in the room who wakes up with the light!!
06 October 2014
Great idea but impractical
Loved the novelty but really impractical , whenever you wanted to adjust the position , it would turn off
07 August 2014
We bought one of these lamps and were that delighted with it we went back the next day and got another one, it is chunky and solid but looks classy.
13 May 2014
Was looking for bedside lamps to match my newly decorated room. These were perfect, gorgeous colour and pretty elegant. Love them (and small child has already spent hours discovering that they work wherever you touch them!)
08 April 2014
Nice Lamp but pity about the limited bulbs available
Nice lamp, well made, but realistically you can only use a GLS bulb - Halogen bulbs will work, but because they are 'clear', the filament is too bright to look at and therefore the lamp can only be used in certain positions.
We have tried a few LED lamps and have also contacted the lamp suppliers and Osram, but LED bulbs simply don't appear to be compatible with the Dimmer installed with this lamp.
There is nothing on the John Lewis web page for this fitting to say that you can't use Compact Fluorescent bulbs, but I suspect they won't work, as they don't generally function with dimmers.
We have found that a 25 watt GLS bulb is generally sufficient anyway, so perhaps it isn't a big deal if 25 watts is used occasionally - just a pity it couldn't be the LED equivalent of 3.5 watts.
01 March 2014
Works well as a bedside light with one drawback
I have used one of these lamps as a bedside light for over a year, and I am generally satisfied with it performance. Because it is touch controlled, it is far less fiddly than most other lamps to turn on and off and to dim at night, but you do have to get used to avoiding touching it accidentally.
The main drawback is with an incandescent bulb, it can sometimes emit a quiet but still noticeable buzzing sound when the lamp is off. Slightly tightening or loosening the the bulb makes the noise go away, but it eventually returns.
If anyone has used a LED bulb with this lamp, I'd appreciate a comment, as this is something I'd like to try to get rid of the buzzing.
10 October 2013
Nice lamp - poor instructions
The lamp itself is nice, but the information on the bulb required is not good enough. This light needs a dimmable LED bulb or halogen bulb. It will not work with a normal energy saving bulb. One of these works: http://www.johnlewis.com/151462/Product.aspx
This could all be solved if a bulb was included with the lamp, which would not be unreasonable, and would save a lot of returns/returned journeys.
06 February 2013
Poor quality from the manufacturer
I have had 4 of these and all have been returned with defects.
I really like the design and still want one but have now given up, I would recommend a through inspection prior to purchase, list of my defects:
A circle of the brushed effect was missing Right in the centre of the lamp.
A large scratch on the base of the unit.
The lamp shade was stuck at an angle.
Would not operate normally, touching had to be a full finger press there was no difference from setting 1 -2 setting 3 flickered etc.
It's a shame. John Lewis accepted the returns no question and provided a fine service, this review is not a reflection on the stores service only the quali of the product.
30 September 2012