John Lewis Contact Touch Task Lamp
Very pleased with this product.
Very good value.
Bought 2 as Bedside table lamps.
08 April 2014
Poor quality product
I bought this lamp approximately 12 months ago. The lamp worked well for a while and then suddenly the glass shade became very loose. Investigation showed that the nut securing the shade in place had become distorted and was slipping down the thread of the bulb holder. It was impossible to tighten it to re-secure the shade. I assume that the problem was caused by the heat generated frrom the bulb. The lamp is obviously constructed from cheap, sub-standard components and certainly does not live up to the usual John Lewis standards for quality.
02 April 2014
I bought one of these and it stopped working after 3 months. The replacement lamp was faulty as the arm could not bear the weight of the lamp. So both have been returned and I am back to the beginning
06 March 2014
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