John Lewis Penelope Ceiling Light
Looks good but poor quality and inappropriate fittings provided
The first shade I was sent had uneven enamel that showed the bare metal at the rim, and some chucks were even chipped off leaving rusting bare metal around the rim. Replacement was easy, but the replacement shade we were sent still has some bare metal visible at the rim due to a slightly shoddy coating. We decided it wasn't worth the trouble to send it back again and started trying to fit it.
The connector provided did not have sufficient space for all the connecting and loop wires we needed to connect in. After a lot of fiddling at the top of a step ladder, we had to buy a different, more suitable, connector block, which solved the problem.
It was a real pain to get up and it's not perfect but once it's up it looks good. I just hope that it doesn't start rusting at the rim.
16 July 2014
This is a really lovely light. I bought it for my kitchen but it would look equally nice in a modern bedroom. I looked at a lot of lights similar to this one and the JL is really very good value for money and looks as good as the more expensive ones. Well done JL. Another lovely product.
11 June 2014
Green different fitting
I ordered one of each of the four colours for my utility room. I love the lights and the overall effect is very nice. However the green light has a different design to the other colours. It does not have the white sleeve at the top and bottom of the cord and it's method of ceiling fixing is different. I ordered a replacement hoping it was old stock but it was still different to the others. If you were planning on using different colours in a group please be aware there maybe variation.
30 April 2014
Simple but classy!
We bought two of these lights in cream for our kitchen. Really well made and easy to install. Extremely pleased with them. A great buy and our kitchen looks so much better for the addition
16 January 2014
Great light in a great colour!
Really liked this its modern in a great shade of blue for both a teens room and adults alike. Looks great!
08 January 2014
Perfect fit for our kitchen
The colour (cream) is perfect for our kitchen and they are a really good size for the breakfast bar. Very happy with purchase. Just remember to buy the bulbs (screw in variety)!
31 December 2013
Look amazing in our new 'sage' kitchen, have 2 over the central island
06 November 2013
Looks good, but a nightmare to fit.
Don't even attempt to fit this unless
a) You are a qualified electrician
b) You have the patience of a saint
c) You get your kicks standing on a stepladder for much of the day with your blood pressure rising.
I read previous reviews, so was warned. I just didn't believe it coiuld be that difficult!
28 October 2013