John Lewis Thea 6 Spotlight Ceiling Plate
Not quite right for me
I've been looking for a stunning centrepiece for the living room for more than a year. This wasn't it but thought it would be a stylish substitute in the interim. It is a pretty light - too small in appearance for my very standard sized living room, but quite contemporary, which I like. The problem I have is that as these lights are effectively spotlights, you have to point them in a particular direction. If you point them down to light up the room, the light is blinding if you're under it, so I've had to angle all of mine towards the tops of the walls so that it doesn't catch people directly in the eye and, as a result, the room is not as bright as it should be.
My solution is to not buy spotlights, but if that is what you're looking for, these are very modern and stylish. They are a pain to fit AND you will need one of those squeezy suction devices to remove the bulbs!
04 July 2014
Worth Every Penny.
We bought two sets of these lights, so that we had 12 lights in total, in our kitchen, which is about 7/8m long by about 3m wide.
I purposely picked these lights, as it wanted plenty of light to light the whole kitchen up, and to make our granite worktops sparkle.
Lighting is very important in any room, especially a kitchen, and these lights fit the bill perfectly.
They are a brushed satin steel colour (very classy), and are very good quality; we are very happy with them, they are excellent quality at a reasonable price.
One thing to mention - the 50w GU10 bulbs supplied with these lights probably aren't of a very good quality, but in all fairness, they are just kind of starter bulbs so that you can get these lights up and running; really, they arent meant to last..
Say you buy one set of these lights; 6 x 50w of GU10 Halogen Bulb power is 300w of power; and that is why I replaced all of mine straight away with LED Bulbs (even though there was nothing wrong with the ones supplied).
The TCP LED Bulbs i bought are superb; they are the equivalent of a 50w GU10 Bulb in brightness terms, last for 25 years (yes true!), and only use 5w of power per bulb, compared to 50w per bulb with the standard 50w Halogen Bulb.
I highly recommend these lights (and buying some LED Bulbs for them too to save you some money on your electric bills !).
Thanks for reading my review.
01 June 2014
After reading previous reviews we were a little apprehensive to how quickly the bulbs may blow, but what a fantastic product this is. We've had them over three weeks now and they really do light up our kitchen oh, and the bulbs are still going....touch wood.
13 May 2014
Nice design -shame about the bulbs!
I had read previous reviews before buying this today in store. Very pleased with the design and suitability for my study - well made and quite easy to install.
Problem? One light bulb has already failed with less than an hour of use and despite using the clever 'no touch' pad to fit the bulbs. Would it be better to supply without bulbs at a slightly lower price and allow customers some choice in which bulbs to buy? I'd still be happy to buy this again although I'm going to order a complete set of LEDs now.
17 February 2014
Bulbs keep blowing
Was very pleased with the light it looks nice, my only grumble is the bulbs keep blowing on a regular basis and they are not cheap!!!!
11 February 2014
Bought 2 of these for my new kitchen and have to say I am really impressed after reading other reviews I was a little concerned the bulbs were going to blow straight away, but they haven't!
They provide more than enough light and you can angle them, which we have done to highlight features within our kitchen.
All in all an excellent product, easy to fit and well made.
21 December 2012
practical and contemporary design
Really smart looking - only had them up 2 weeks and already 2 visitors have commented on the lights. Very easy to fit. We have put them in a room with a low ceiling and its close fit to the ceiling makes it perfect. Gives plenty of light.
14 October 2012
Nicely finished - easy to install
Pleased with the finish and the fitting and installation was simple. With the 50w Halogen bulbs the units themselves get very hot and in line with other reviews we have already blown a number of the bulbs supplied with the unit. We have now changed all of the bulbs for equivalent LED units so they also run cooler.
On the whole very pleased.
28 August 2012