John Lewis Waterlily Decorative Table Lamp
This is an interesting lamp but not easy to review! Comments have been made that it is too bright and it is indeed very bright. At eye level the eye is almost drawn to it and I agree it is almost too bright for the naked eye. However it suits my purpose. I wanted a smaller type lamp as I don't have room for chunky traditional lamps with shades. But I also did want something quite bright that we could read by. I was in a dilemma I have to say. I bought 3. My solution was to place behind an object which you would think would almost defeat the object of a decorative lamp. But the light shines UPWARDS and reflects on the walls so that looks very pretty indeed and solves the "glare" whilst still remaining bright enough to read by. One I put on the second shelf up in an alcove so the lamp is ABOVE naked eye level and the eye is not drawn to the brightness. It may seem a shame not to have two on display, but we can see the one on the shelf displayed so I'll go with that. I would suggest placing ABOVE eye level when the problem of too bright is solved. The item itself is pretty, a twitch too "plasticky" but again I'll go with that as it suits my purpose, (would be stunning in glass!) "leaves" quite chunky but I think the photographs show that well so I knew what to expect. This really is a very decorative and lovely piece if you can surmount issues mentioned. I note one feedback says good on a dressing table and I would imagine used for this purpose would be a lovely ornament and a great light for doing facial/make up. "Subdued lighting" it is not if that is what you want from a lamp this is not for you!
17 October 2014
A pair of these fit on the John Lewis Rose dressing table mirror base very well. They are lovely and bright for make-up etc at the dressing table.
02 September 2014
Wanted a small but bright light by a chair to read etc in the evening and thought this was so pretty but it is dazzling especially if you look at it directly. Such a shame but not suitable for my needs and I will be returning it.
17 July 2014
Stunning decorative light but equally as nice as an ornament
Saw this and loved it instantly - I am attracted to glass as it is so pure and goes with anything - lots of favourable comments about it especially as I have a lot of glass furniture to go with it also bought from John Lewis.
24 June 2014
Elegant & Pretty
Made of thickened glass, proving to be sturdy but giving the appearance of crystal, a lovely low light, ideal for my bedside chest. I'm think of purchasing a few more for presents & my daughters bedroom.
17 June 2014
it is very bright and beautiful light, exactly what we want
13 May 2014
Looked very attractive
When light the lamp cast a shadow and was not as good as expected.
25 March 2014
Far too bright
Beautiful light but only when not lit! The bulb (lowest watt available) Is blinding and hurts my eyes even though not in line of vision. It's going back.
19 March 2014