John Lewis Zella Floor Lamp, Antique Brass
Looking good so far
This was an impulse buy so we hadn't read any reviews beforehand. We have to agree about the grub screws as we struggled until realising they were already in the hole. Other than that, pretty easy to assemble. Looks great in our lounge and bright. Let's hope it's reliable unlike the reviews. We tend not to get many flies in our houses so fingers crossed.
02 November 2013
Zella Floor Lamp
Wished I'd read the reviews before we bought this lamp as it would have saved us a lot of time trying to assemble it. First I cut my finger on the base whilst trying to unpack it, it has a very sharp edge. Then we tried for ages to insert the grub screws in the top of the lamp. We couldn't get them inserted so decided to leave them out (now realise these are spares and the screws are already there). We also managed to scratch the base whilst trying to insert the poles into it as it was difficult to align. However, looks good.
24 September 2013
Beautiful but short-lived
Looks good and worked well (although very expensive bulbs often need replacing) for nearly two years - under warranty only for one. Then the dimmer switch died, unreplaceabe and no repair service available, so lamp useless. Despite this very short life, we decided to but a replacement from John Lewis - but PJs would not collect this huge item when delivering the new one: apparently, that's our problem. Not happy!!
21 September 2013
Good lamp, but....
This is a good lamp, not hard for two people to put together. BUT, the halogen bulb lasted a total of eight days before blowing, very annoying as they are a fiver to replace. If this keeps happening it will become a very expensive way to light a room.
04 September 2013
Lovely lamp with big design flaw
This is a gorgeous lamp that's very nicely made, but it has a huge design flaw which is that bugs fall inside and are really, really difficult to remove. They're also very obvious because of the 'window' under the uplighter - the dead insects are nicely silhouetted so you can see them much too well! To get them out you have to take out the bulb, which is tricky and involves using a screwdriver and tissue paper to hold the bulb to avoid damaging it. The lamp needs some sort of barrier to prevent this problem as it really spoils a nice product.
12 August 2013
assembled by a 12 year old
My 12 year old got the pieces out of the box and in 10 minutes we had it assembled. Yes it does take two to align the bars, but surely that is par for the course on such a tall item. It is now very sturdy, straight and stable.
I am using it in my office, mostly for the smaller lamp. The only downside is that the main lamp does hum, unless turned to full power. I've never found a dimmer switch that doesn't hum, so I am not surprised. At full power, the up light gives a lovely light, not glaring, which is far better than the ceiling lights.
I like it so much I am buying a second one today.
24 June 2013
Care needed when moving
The fittings which join the two halves of the lamp have just fractured (admittedly after almost 10 years). The top of the lamp is quite heavy, so it would be wise to support the top when moving the lamp to avoid putting too much stress on the fittings.
Otherwise the lamp is stylish and has worked well.
03 June 2013
badly designed product
The first one of these lamps purchased didn't last a year and John Lewis replaced it under guarantee but now the top of the lamp has blown again and I am not happy.I have been very careful in replacing the bulbs so it is not that, which is the problem
Another problem is that the cover for the lamp has a hole through which flies etc are able to drop and so show through on the glass and it is a real nuisance having to take it all apart to get the dead flies out.
It looks good while it works but I think it is a bad buy because it doesn't last a year and the bulbs blow often.
15 May 2013