John Lewis Osaka Rise and Fall Ceiling Light
Osaka Light Poorly Constructed: not worth Money
Not a cheap light but we were attracted by the design which is great but the build quality and performance does not match the look. We have had pull down lights before and this pulley mechanism is clunky and pushing it back up is not smooth. The adjustment screw does not allow a proper balance in raising and lowering. Worse the inner shade rests very loosely on 3 lugs and wobbles with every move and the lug orientation means the shade is never fully centred or horizontal. The shop version has the same design defect. Looks great, performs badly.
10 July 2014
Very happy with product
This lamp was delivered promptly and in good condition. Installation was straightforward, the rise and fall mechanism is easily adjusted and the general appearance of the product is very pleasing. The brilliance of the supplied eco-halogen bulb (60w=75w) may be too great in some situations, e.g. over a dining table, but it can easy be reduced by using a bulb with a lower rating.
13 January 2013
The first one I recieved was damaged and quuickly replaced. However, the centre glass in the second light was just resting losely on the metal backet in the middle. The glass did not sit squre and rattled every time the light was moved. Either the design is poor or the lamp has been incorrectly assembled. As far as I can tell had the original been OK it would have had the same fault. I expect better of John Lewis.
28 October 2012
simply elegant light fitting. very clean, understated and precise lines. our new kitchen is pretty minimalist and this light's style fits well. we've only had the light for a few weeks so its too early to say how well the rise and fall mechanism works so 4 stars now and I'll add to the review later if possible.
30 September 2012
Great light with lots of style
This light is great. It's so stylish, especially if you like the scandinavian look. Also, it's extremely easy to use, so i'm not sure why others had difficulties installing this light. It took minutes to do so and not only that the pully system is ingenious. All you do, is pull the light down and the pully system does the work for you. It does go quite low so it depends on the length you want. But then the magic is that when you want it to go back up, you just tug on the light and push it back up. No need to fiddle around with anything. You can also put it on a dimmer switch too.
All in all this is a beautiful light. Simple in it's design, but stylish at the same time. Highly recommend.
24 July 2012
Osaka Light Fitting
Overall very pleased with this light. Not too difficult to fit despite being an amateur.
Light fits nicely over dining room table and height can be altered without difficulty.
My one concern is that the light does not hang square to the table - this shows up because of the curved bar underneath the shade. The ceiling rose fitting is square so would expect shade to hang the same way.
12 March 2012
Looking forward to actually installing it, when we opened the box the centre glass container -( over the bulb) was broken, however John Lewis once informed sent us a replacement imediately. Very impressed with the service.
27 January 2012
Nice light, shame about the cord
The cord is too long, light hangs too low. To cut from the mechanism end, (ratchet and spring) is most inadvisable, you'll never get it together again. Cut from the bulb socket end then-remove the wires from the light socket, cut the length of cord you need to cut, then rewire into the light socket. No difficulty with a British light socket, a five minute job. Unfortunately this is a continental socket! Here are my hard earned tips: 1) Using an Allen key, unscrew the white plastic screw in the chrome rod above the light. 2) Remove the bulb, then from the bulb end, grip the socket, turn anti-clockwise and pull - this will open the socket. 3) Again from the bulb end of the socket, take a screwdriver and push out the little copper clip in the middle of the socket - this will enable you to pull out the back of the socket and give access to the nasty little copper clips which hold the wires. 4) Using a small screwdriver or awl, prise apart these nasty clips which are holding the wires in place. Cut the cord by the length you need to shorten by, (for me, about 10 inches), trim the wires, push into the socket and reassemble -and the best of luck! Don't forget to put back the little white plastic screw in the chrome rod with your Allen key, its helping support the chord to take the strain off the wire connections.
The question I ask is why the chord is too long in the first place and why aren't instructions given with the light fitting on how to shorten the chord?
Having said all that, the light is good looking and works fine; the rise and fall mechanism appears solid and works perfectly. In my opinion, the continental socket takes at least three times longer to wire than its British equivalent, even if you know what you are doing. If you are holding down a busy job, ask yourself whether this rise and fall light is worth the hassle - it you don't mind taking the time, its a good light.
17 January 2012