John Lewis Dexter Touch Lamp
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
Ideal for night time baby feeds
Great lamp with 4 light settings. Bought to help out with night-time feeds and changes for new baby. The lowest setting works as a night light and the higher settings can be quickly accessed when baby 'spits the dummy out!!!' The lamp will go into baby's room when he is older.
The design is elegant yet sturdy.
12 December 2012
We bought 2 of these lamps.... and loved them, until one of the little people in our family smashed one with a marble!! We wanted to get a replacement shade, but unfortunately on speaking to the manufacturer the cost of a new shade and then the p&p would be more than the cost of a new lamp. I am not writing this as a criticism, just that i wish i had of known before trying to seek another lamp shade and spending a week speaking to different people and then coming up with this conclusion. I have ordered another lamp as i love them. No marbles to be allowed anywhere near the lamps in future!!
11 December 2012
Great for teenage bedroom
Generally very pleased with this lamp. The touch controls are very simple and effective to use. It throws off a lovely subtle light or a brighter light for reading and consecutive touches of the base changes though 3 levels of brightness then off. My teenage daughter has this on her bedside table and loves it. I think the novelty factor plays a role in her enthusiasm. The only downside for giving this 4 out of 5 stars is that when you assemble the shade onto the base it is very tricky to align and it took quite a few attempts to get the shade straight with the bulb in.
22 November 2012