Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 33
Rated 4 out of 5 by H Fabulous Shine
The way its designed is beautiful and it works perfectly I highly recommend this product to others .
17 August 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by David Poor light and instructions
The end result is nothing like the picture as there is a 25mm deep base part not shown that lifts the light off the ceiling. It is also supplied fitted with small legs that lift it a further 25mm away from the ceiling. The instructions tell you to add spacers in the wrong place between the glass rings. If that wasn't bad enough, there is only space for a very small bulb so even with the biggest fluorescent bulbs that can fit, the light output is poor.
I removed the legs to get it closer to the ceiling but should have taken it back.
Overall, it was poor and very disappointing.
19 August 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ian Poor quality
Do not buy. Terrible design. You can see screws holding to celling. Also the wire show. Bad product. Should be removed from shelves,
15 March 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by John Very poor design
The fixings for this product are extremely poorly designed and the installation instructions are inaccurate.
Following the instructions leads to the threads of the fixing screws remaining visible significantly detracting from the decorative effect.
The light is simply not flush fitting with the mounting surface as advertised.
The mounting screws are too short to allow the final dome to be attached securely and the plastic spacers had to cut in half to allow secure fixing.
I do not believe this light has been user tested and is a poor reflection on homebase.
With some ingenuity and time I overcame the issues and it looks ok. Simple design principles should have meant this was unnecessary.
Similar experiences are posted over the last year or more and I really think it shouldn't be sold the way it is.
25 January 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Cooperman Nice looking but has design issues
We bought this light as it looks really good and is relatively compact and can take higher wattage bulbs. However it is not possible to assemble the fitting as per the instructions. The three securing screws have a stack of spacers and using those with the layers of glass and mirror it is not possible to turn the threads sufficiently to hold the glass sections to the ceiling. In the end I had to remove some of the spacers to get enough thread to secure the components. I went back to Homebase and had a look at the display light and that also had been bodged and in fact they had not even bothered to use the third screw - because the light is on a vertical wall that probably didn't matter but if the light was on a ceiling with only 2 screws it would have fallen down.
So, a nice looking but badly designed fitting which is a real fiddle to get installed.
19 July 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Robin Rubbish
Bought on spur of the moment as under pressure to complete my ensuite refurb. Do so wish I looked at these reviews before I bought. Have to agree with all the negative points in previous posts. There are no redeeming features. Having spent 4 hours on this over the Bank Holiday I am now summoning up the energy to take it back to store for a refund.
28 May 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by DIY Man Not Easy
Fiddly to put together and loads of little plastic washers which I ended up throwing loads away as if fitted the bulb cover screws were to short. Also not clearly labeled that you also need to buy a bulb. Flimsy glass circle which also cracked on fitting.
10 April 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Trish NOT FLUSH FITTING - SHOWS WIRES AND SCREWS
This light looked great on the box- small and neat, just what I was looking for. An electrician put it up for us and I was very disappointed - it does not fit flush to the ceiling and the wires and screws were totally visible. Being tall, every time we walked past the light we would be able to see the fittings and it looked awful! It was taken straight down and boxed to return. I purchased a similar style from another store and it fits totally flush to the ceiling and looks much neater.
24 March 2013