John Lewis Mashiko Bathroom Light
Superb quality and style
We are delighted with this quality ceiling light in our refitted bathroom. It looks fabulous, has great style and lights the bathroom perfectly. We put two Philips 18W Genie rapid start CFL bulbs into it and the bright, soft white light illuminates all the room brilliantly. It has a style that really adds to the room. It is well made and being quite heavy needs fitting securely.
17 October 2013
I was worried that it might be too big for my tiny bathroom but it's perfect. It looks really funky against a brightly coloured ceiling rather than plain white. The only down side is the screw that attaches it - is not the strongest so try not to take it up and down too much. (My awful plumber decided to put it up without putting the light bulbs in so it was put up 3 times and now the screw head is worn).
20 July 2013
Good quality and looks
Purchased to replace a 3 x 50W spotlight which was too gloomy in a medium sized bathroom. Used with 2 Philips 18W quick start (Genie) CFLs this light fitting gives a really good bright light and has transformed the bathroom. It appears to be good quality and certainly looks very good for the price. This is a fairly substantial light fitting so needs fitting securely, but it's not too fiddly to wire up if you are a competent DIYer.
Another reviewer incorrectly states that the manufacturer is German. It is actually a British manufacturer called Astro Lighting.
02 January 2013
This is a really elegant light which would look great in any bathroom. Because it is so simple it looks stylish and provides a good brightness with the recommended bulbs. The decorators hd no problem putting it up and were also impressed with it.
Love it, very pleased!
21 December 2012
Quality build, contemporary light
This looks great in my small bathroom and in my opinion is worth the money due to the quality build.
I was fortunate as the two screws holding the backplate went straight in to a ceiling rafter under the plasterboard, so the raw plugs were not needed. If I had not been so lucky I would have used a high-strength grab adhesive on the raw plug (going in to the plasterboard) as this light fitting is quite heavy.
As my bathroom does not have a window there is no daylight so I've used two Philips energy saving daylight temperature bulbs and the result is great.
18 November 2012
This light is stunning, although it is on the heavy side. It came very well packaged. Can't wait to put it in my new bathroom.
28 October 2012
Just the amount of light you need for a bathroom
The clean lines of the geometric shape and the bright light makes the Mashiko ideal for a modern bathroom.
14 August 2012
I enjoy the product and it's visual design.
Whereas I'm enjoying the light, it fits neatly into my bathroom design. However, I am suprised that it is sold with the recommendation that two, 60 watt 'golf ball' bulbs.
Using these bulbs caused the whole unit to become exceedingly hot. I replaced these with energy saving bulbs. Thus saving energy, and providing a cooler result.
Also, the electrical connector, seems to me to be a little insubstantial.
I think the lamp is overpriced.
31 July 2012