John Lewis Karla Crystal Flush Light
We original bought 2 of these ceiling lights and 5 of the matching 'Sparkle' Wall lights for our newly decorated lounge. Be bought them because we liked the 'look' of them in the store.
However the store does them injustice by sitting amongst hundreds of other lights.
On their own, without the other hundred store lights, these lights are amazing!
Pure white light - don't be tempted to use bulb wattage other than that supplied (otherwise the light will be yellow and not white!)
With a dimmer switch the effects are even better!
during the day, when the lights are off, we get a stunning rainbow effect around the room as the sun shines through.
By night, the affects are just *so* amazing!
We're gonna sell our house in the nightime to wow prospective buyers!
Since then we have bought a further 7 ceiling lights and kitted out the whole downstairs and a total of 13 wall lights - all on dimmer.
The overall feeling of warmth is amazing.
We love em!
Trust me - don't go just on aesthetics (or lack of effect in store!) try them! You can always return free of charge (And no! I do not work for John Lewis!)
I have bought hundreds of lights in my time...(shows how old I am!) but I have never been as wowed before as with these lights.
If you also have wall light fittings - replace them with the matching 'Sparkle Lights' - Have *all* on dimmer switches - you will NOT be disappointed!
PS: I rarely review anything... but hey *WOW* guys...
PPS: I just finished decorating our bedroom today... Popped down to JL and bought another ceiling light and installed a Dimmer... WOWSER! Looks F.A.B.! (shame it wasn't in their sale! ;-) / never mind...
02 January 2015
Stunning Lit or Not
It took me around 3 months to make my mind up about this fitting. I don't regret it at all, in fact my only negative is that I have it switched on too much, just to get the effect of the light!
When unlit the item is a really nice piece of crystal which sparkles (easy to keep clean too).
When lit it radiates a speckled pattern across the ceiling & walls which is not too distracting - in fact I am thinking about a dimmer for the light to further extend it's range of effects.
04 June 2014
We think this light is oh so nice, glad we purchased this lovely light.
29 April 2014
I brought this light for our bedroom and wanted to say it is "stunning" ~ it gives a lovely tone of light which is just right in the bedroom, whether the lights are switched on or off the crystals shine beautifully, very elegant and unusual ~ Just love it!
29 July 2013
Casters of Strange Shadows
I was a little surprised to read the review about the 'Camouflage Netting' effect these lights have, having just purchased 2 for my sitting room and whilst waiting for the electrician to install for us.
The lights have now been in place since Monday of this week, and I keep going to the sitting room and just switching the lights on to look at them - as for the 'netting' effect, absolutely correct, also gives everything in the newly decorated cream room a slightly grubby look. Still haven't decided if we are completely happy with them yet - we'll just have to keep an open mind.
31 October 2012
Karla Crystal flush light
beautuful lighting, very unusual.Like sleeping under the statrs. Happy customer!
27 October 2012
I bought this light and only went on line to read the review after purchase and while awaiting delivery.
I felt quite deflated after reading the review because the light had looked so nice in store - however, I cannot tell you how beautiful this ceiling light is!
We had it fitted yesterday and it is quite stunning - I keep going up to the bedroom and turning the light on and off just to look at it, I am really, really pleased.
Our bedroom is just a normal size, when you get the crystal canopy out of the box it looks very big but once it is up it isn't - we have the silver Harlequin paper up on the walls and this light works beautifully with it.
I can understand what the previous reviewer meant about the shadows but personally I feel the reflection this light gives off is really beautiful.
I like to try and find things that are unusual, that are not just run of the mill and this light is it - absolutely beautiful!!
20 October 2012
They Cast a Shadow
Stunning lights, bought three, but beware, when lit they cast heavy shadows across ceiling and walls, similar to sitting under a camouflage net.
20 August 2012