John Lewis Plymouth Touch Task Lamp
I bought two of these lamps. I was thrilled with the colour and quality when I opened the package, and my teenagers thought the touch sensitive controls a real novelty. However, they have been on my teenage children's desks for about a month now, and they have begged me to remove them. These lamps are far too sensitive. If anybody leans hard on the desk or walks over the floor the lamps flicker and go on and off. They are driving my children to distraction and disrupting their revision. I wouldn't recommend them to anyone until they change the control mechanism to an on off switch.
08 April 2014
This lamp is excellent quality, the touch facility works really well. It has a retro feel and is solid and stylish. Delighted
01 April 2014
I really liked the look of this lamp. Bought two for bedside, along with matching ceiling light.
Bedside lights did not come with any instructions and it has become a night time ritual as to how many times we have to 'hit' the lamp before it will turn off!
Would rather have bought one with a switch if I knew it was going to be this sensitive :-(
05 January 2014
This is a truly beautiful lamp & the touch activation is brilliant so you don't have to search around for the switch! Gives a lovely glow on all dimmer settings and is a good size
17 November 2013
Great bedside lamp
I bought this lamp in taupe for my guest bedroom, paired with the Plymouth ceiling light Pendant (also in Taupe). I especially like the touch functionality for a guest room - great for guests not to have to search for a switch in the dark! Lamp looks great and is of good quality. My guests have all commented on how much they like the lamp, especially its 'old-fashioned' cable.
17 August 2013
Great lamp! Easy to use and gives off good light - good to have a choice of light settings
07 January 2013
A lovely touch-activated lamp
I bought this lamp for my office, and I am very happy with the way it looks and works. It is not quite as advertised, but I am still very happy about it.
Be warned, for instance, that the stem looks less brassy than on the picture. In fact, it's a different stem altogether, with a hinge next to the shade rather than at the bottom. The hinge on top allows you to move the shade in a way that probably wouldn't be possible with the version pictured on the website.
It also turns out that the lamp is touch activated, which confused me a little as it was not indicated on the website, and I started by looking for a switch and thought that a piece of plastic was a dimmer. Once I realised my mistake, I was able to enjoy this very nice lamp, which has 3 different levels of lighting (tap once on the base to go up, a fourth tap turns the lamp off). The fact that it is touch sensitive makes it easier to use, as you don't need to look for the switch.
31 October 2012