Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 28
Rated 2 out of 5 by AW79 Bulb problems
I rather optimistically hoped that I would be able to overcome the bulb problems by using LED bulbs as per previous reviews, but there definitely is a problem with this light as we are kept busy replacing expensive LED bulbs which will blow regularly.
It's a nice light fitting, but I'm going to have to replace it as it's simply too hard work to keep replacing LED bulbs.
19 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jks65 Practical
Great light fitting, looks great in my kitchen. Gives out a great amount of light.
17 November 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by JABA14 Bulb issues
I bought this light fitting last year, had it installed by a qualified electrician just before Christmas. I had read the reviews about rubbish bulbs so I expected them to blow. They all did after a few weeks and we replaced them with a very expensive set of LED bulbs - nearly cost as much as the light fitting itself. Since Christmas the new LED bulbs have started to go, they 'fizz' and then blow - sounds like an explosion. These LED bulbs should last years....
We now have only two left out of the six. Don't know what to do really - it looks great, gives good light in the right places as it is adjustable. If I send it back I will have to pay the electrician to have it removed and fit a replacement - but will it be any better? If not I'll have to have the electrician out again!
I can't find another one with 6 lights that looks as good. But is it worth getting a replacement and having the same thing happen again??
20 August 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Faringdon Exploding bulbs
I have not had the same issues with the longevity of the bulbs (although 6 months isn't great) but when they have gone they have either exploded or broken when they were being changed. None had the CE kite mark either, compared with the replacement ones I bought so this was a little worrying too. Looks good though!
23 April 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by JOZY Bulb life
Are JL supplying sub-standard bulbs with this product?
Has been installed for 20 days and have had to replace 5 bubs already. Very annoyed. Like the light fitting itself, 3 stars only because of bulbs.
01 February 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by deggsy John Lewis Thea 6 Spotlight Ceiling Plate
we bought this ceiling light to go in our kitchen and we have had it for about 3-4 weeks and we have already had 2 bulbs go out and need replacing not very happy with what we have bought and certainly not up to the standard we would expect from John Lewis certainly would not recommend this product to anybody due to the short life span of the bulbs and I will be taking it up with them
16 December 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Eug17 Why are these fittings still on sale?
We purchased this fitting along with a three bulb one three months ago - unfortunately we did not read the reviews at the time. Both lights were installed by a qualified electrician, as recommended, and up to now we have replaced 8 bulbs, some of which were replacements for the the originals. At a loss to understand why the bulbs were failing, we looked on the John Lewis website and were very surprised to see that the same problem was reported in 2012! Why are these fittings still being sold when John Lewis are aware the lights are not of good standard? We have been into our local John Lewis store and they are replacing the lights for ones which we hope will not be as problematic. Currently, we still have the faulty fittings in place with only 5 out of the 9 bulbs working. Not good enough and not the standard we have come to expect of John Lewis.
30 November 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 Stylish modern look
LED bulbs are a must for this unit, the ones supplied are 50W and generate a lot of heat. Using the LED bulbs uses far less power, produces the same light output and no excess heat.
18 November 2014