John Lewis Thea 4 Spotlight Ceiling Bar
A very very bad buy
After only one year the light is beyond repair. It is difficult, even for small hands and fingers, to change bulbs. Undue pressure is needed to press the old bulb in and revolve it so as to remove it. It always took five minutes or more and much exasperation to change a bulb. In the end the fitting behind one of the bulbs fell to pieces. Too much attention to aesthetic considerations and zero for practicality. John Lewis made a mistake in selling this light.
05 March 2014
The people who have complained about replacing bulbs are the lucky ones. We can't get the blown one out. (Yes, we are following the instructions). Expect better from a John Lewis product
14 December 2013
We bought two for our kitchen two and a half years ago.
On replacing a bulb two screws fell out of the bulb holder. That particular holder no longer works. As expected the fitting is no longer covered by the warranty. But such a fault is a big disappointment given the price.
Let comment on some other features. 50W bulbs are now included. These gobble-up electricity and generate a lot of heat, particularly the ceiling, generating slight brown patches. Also the heat seems to discolour the chrome bar and holders. Remember remove transparent tapes from around each of the bars above each holder otherwise the tapes turn brown and fuse with the metal!
The fact 50 watt halogen bulbs are now included is not really a bonus. In addition to creating so much heat, and consuming electricity, they can be fiddly to replace, which is frequent. In addition the glass cover of such bulbs can easily come off when using the rubber sucker to hold the bulbs. I think the heat dries out the adhesive.
We have bought replacement LEDs.
In summary this was a really bad purchase!
27 November 2013
The first one purchased developed a fault - one bulb holder would not work - and we had to dismantle it in order to return it to the store for a replacement. To tide us over we bought one from a diy store at a third of the price and as we were moving house we took the more expensive replacement Thea with us. A professional electrician installed the new unit in our new home but the bulbs supplied lasted only a couple of months and now the replacements have started to go - again a couple of months. At the same time the electrician installed a very similar product in another room (again costing a third of the price) and the bulbs provided are still working.
We are disappointed with this product and intend to replace it with something more reliable and cheaper to both purchase and run.
24 March 2013
Look good but...
These lights look good, but we also had to replace some bulbs several times, also not very bright for a kitchen.
09 January 2013
Stylish and gives great light
Love this light fitting and nearly didnt buy it after reading other reviews about the bulbs. My first bulb went after only 1 week and second one after 3 weeks. Luckily I bought a pack of 3 replacement bulbs at the time of purchase or I would have been very angry. Surely these bulbs should have a longer life ? I would welcome your comments
06 January 2013
Very good lighting system
Easy to fit.
I changed the bulbs from the halogens supplied to LED. I put 4W Whites in so there's no hot bulbs to worry about.
How about you guys at John Lewis supplying with these rather than the halogens?!
15 December 2012
An excellent product
Having spent a lot of time searching for lights for my new kitchen, I spotted these online and decided they would be what I had in mind.
They arrived promptly, they were easy to fit and are just perfect. I would recommend them to anyone looking for classy and effective lighting.
19 June 2012