John Lewis Dexter Touch Lamp
I have bought this style of product on line previously and was far from impressed with the quality, this was not the case with this light, very pleased with it.
04 March 2014
Stylish but fragile
This lamp looks nice, and gives a good clear light, with three different light levels. Unfortunately if you knock it over the shade can break, producing very large sharp glass shards. This is my third one, the previous two having been knocked over and broken. I'm only replacing it because it's one of a pair, but if this one gets broken I will definitely buy a different design next time. I would not recommend this lamp for anyone who might knock it over, and certainly not for use in a child's room.
12 February 2014
Looks great but very fragile
Good looking lamp. Touch feature is useful, looks very good in the bedroom (or other rooms too) with nice lighting effect. Functional but a very, very fragile lamp. Breaks easily (into very sharp dangerous pieces). JL really need to update this. Bought second one, fell from only short distance of coffee table to carpeted floor, broke into pieces, sharp and cutting again. Certainly not safe around children. Won't be buying again. It's a glass shade yes, but needs at least minimum durability, which it certainly doesn't have. Not recommended, not up to usual, well thought out JL standards. (and certainly not to be used if you have young children).
14 December 2013
Dexter Touch Lamp
Ideal for its purpose i.e. lounge background lighting. It looks good quality, very attractively designed and good value. We are delighted with the purchase
09 October 2013
Poor Build Quality; Dangerous for Children
Two main points to mention :
Build quality is poor. The lamp comprises a metal base, lamp fitting, two glass spacer 'features' and the glass shade. The glass spacers are very badly fitted (out of alignment), resulting in having to disassemble the lamp completely and refit the components.
I bought this for my young daughter's room - it sits on her bedside table directly next to the wall. She accidentally knocked it, causing the shade to tap against the wall - and we are talking about a tap, not being smashed into it. The glass shade shattered, and formed an 8" vertical shard, in effect a pointed blade, which could have been lethal if she'd panicked and tried reach over to pick up the lamp. I would expect a glass shade to be toughened so that it would granulate if smashed.
I would not recommend this lamp to others.
01 October 2013
Has a mind of its own!!!
We have two of these touch lamps. Unfortunately one has a mind of its own and comes on all by itself at random times! Sometimes in the middle of the night and sometimes during the day when I'm not even in the room!
16 August 2013
Ordered online, clicked and collected ar Waitrose, lamp is just what I wanted. E Mails kept me up to date with delivery status. Easy and hassle free process.
12 January 2013
Good quality, well priced light, with heavy base. Stylish, practical and useful, purchased for elderly relative - but liked it so much I may even treat myself to one! Don't forget to order the right lightbulb!
07 January 2013