John Lewis Contact Touch Task Lamp
Weak components & no spares
We have two of these lamps which have performed well for the past three years. On both lamps the plastic lamp holder which also retains the glass shade has cracked on both units. Inspection revealed that both plastic mountings were britalised after being subject to the lamps heat with subsequent fracturing. Given that the lamps were beyond guarantee I requested spare parts for both units. The only spare parts available are the glass shades. The lamps are good but service life limited.
27 February 2014
Originally we bought two of these.I bought another to replace a previous one because the shade had smashed when I knocked it over during the night to switch it on.
The same thing has happened with the replacement and the second original.
It is is the nature of touch lamps that they are switched on in the dark. The shade needs to be made of robuster material. How did these get through quality control? Not what you expect from a John Lewis product. Caveat emptor!
24 February 2014
Excellent as Bedside Light
We have had 2 of these lights for several years, (possibly 8 years) and have no complaints. Used daily. They are sturdy, give good light for reading and currently considering buying 2 more for our guest room. Can't remember ever changing the bulbs!
23 February 2014
Be very careful with children
I have bought at least two of these lamps for my son's bedroom. He has a habit of flapping his arms around during the night and in the process knocked the lamp off his bedside cabinet. The following evening he knocked the lamp onto his bed where it burned right through the sheets, mattress protector.and the top layer of his mattress. This could have been a very serious incident!
02 January 2014
Good product but be aware...
Product is well worth the money however IF you are unfortunate enough to break the glass shade (and it is easily done) then be prepared to throw the lamp away as John Lewis do not supply replacement shades, such a pity.
20 October 2013
I agree with the other reviews about the shade falling off and no repair possible due to loss of ceramic screw thread. A replacement part would seem to be needed. I have 2 lamps & one has worked & stayed together perfectly & I am very pleased with it. Number two lamp started to collapse quite soon after purchase & I kept hoping that tightening it up would be the solution. unfortunately this was not the case & it has ultimately been abandoned. Lovely lamps but shame about the fault!
18 June 2013
Excellent as a bed side lamp
Smart brass finish with a good reading light. Looks good in our guest room. We bought a spare bulb when we purchased the lamp - just in case we cannot find a replacement in the future.
14 January 2013
Just perfect for bedside lighting
Elegant looking light which gives you different degrees of light with a light touch.
02 January 2013