John Lewis Penelope Task Lamp
I bought one of these lamps last year and have used it a lot as a reading/task lamp. It looked good but the switch has just failed so the lamp was permanently on. I have replaced it with another desk lamp from John lewis but noticed in the store (Ipswich branch) that out of the 3 Penelope lamps on display one of those also had a dodgy switch.
31 December 2013
I bought this lamp to match one I had previously (bought several years ago and no problems with it). On getting the new lamp home I discovered that the base was loose and that the switch didn't work properly. I exchanged it for another which seemed fine for a while, but it now appears to destroy any bulb in it within a few hours (the bulb that is recommended for the lamp by John Lewis). I have tried 2 bulbs now so it looks like I will be making yet another trip to John Lewis to sort this out. Having seen some other comments, it would seem that there may be a problem with these lamps. A shame a they are really nice to look at!
21 November 2013
Lovely lamp but poor quality .bought two and both of them have faulty switches .Another review had the same problem .So not a one off problem . Will be returning for a full refund.
05 November 2013
lampshade and base colour fade in sunlight
I loved this lamp when I received it as a present and still do love the style but sadly a year after receiving it its half the colour it used to be. I have had the lamp on a piece of furniture in a north facing window, it only gets sun in the evening and yet the yellow metal on lamp shade and base have completely faded and now the lamp is various shades of faded yellow. Really really sad about this as I do love it.
20 October 2013
Utterly lovely bedside lamp, I've only had it a week, but I love it. Shade swivels so that you can angle the light, and entire shade also rotates up and down so that you can point the light just where you want to. Perfect bedside lamp!
02 April 2013
nice design very low quality.
I loved the design and bought a pair for my side table.
In 3 weeks one of light`s switch came off in little pieces.
I am very disappointed with the quality.
05 February 2013
bought this as an xmas present for my partner, for his desk. He was v v pleased. It is a lovely colour and goes just fine with our 1960s house. I particularly like the electrical cord - old-fashioned stripe. The switch too is very dinky. And it give sa nice gentle light (though I have not put the strongest light bulb in, as the shop had run out of the right size)
29 January 2013
Attractive Retro Lamp
I love the shape/design of this lamp as well as the slate colour, central on/off switch and adjustable head angle. Just a couple of small negative comments - if the shade is knocked, it easily spins around, altering the look of the lamp, as the shade is shallower at the back. Also if the shade is not sitting at the correct angle you can see the bulb.
29 January 2013