Original BTC Mann Dome Wall Light, Medium
Not just stylish but also does the job well
Before I purchased two of these (for a bedroom) I was slightly put off by other reviewers' comments. I ordered them online and collected in store. I took them to the lighting department upon collection and asked them to open the boxes for me just in case I needed to return them. One of the shades had some marks on it, but the assistant offered me a small reduction by means of compensation, which I was happy with. Also, this item looked as if it had been put together before I received it, suggesting that it had either been used on display or returned by another customer. Had this not been the case, I would have given 5 stars because I think the product is great. Having now installed them, I can confirm that they look great, but that they also do what I need them to do. I can angle the heads without them falling back down (I read another review which suggested this was a problem) and I don't think the shade is particularly delicate, unless you whack it accidentally but then most ceramic or glass shades wouldn't particularly survive that. I have used a warm white lamp (light bulb to most people) which gives a slightly creamy look when they're on, which matches my décor better. Overall I am really happy with this purchase.
10 April 2014
Lovely design, dreadful quality control
I was impressed by this in the shop, so ordered three. Two had to be returned because the finish was shoddy (flaking chrome, damaged ceramic shade, chipped plastic lampholder). This is not the fault of John Lewis really, as they clearly arrived in this condition. The manufacturer really should check more carefully before dispatching to retailers.
In addition, the fixing screws supplied were not the smart rounded brass ones that were in the shop, but the cheapest, nastiest steel cross head flat screws, not suitable at all, especially as they are very visible in this fitting. These are not cheap lights. Disappointed.
23 August 2011
This light is very cool!
This light has a look and feel of real quality. The glass is opaque but lets a lovely soft light through. The retro design perfectly ties our old house and modern furniture together. Well worth the cost.
25 June 2011