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PROBLEMS WITH ALL 3 I BOUGHT
on 25 May 2014
Bought 3 of the lights for my garden to put on outbuildings. The first box was missing the finial which screws on the bottom of the lantern plus the glass sides were very loose so the chance of water getting in the shade was very high in windy wet weather! The 2nd lantern, again the glass was very loose! and one of the small bolts which holds the main body to the back plate was missing! The 3rd lantern, again the glass was loose, because when made, the small pieces of glass which are made to look like leaded glass, have not been put together straight hence the glass being bowed forcing it away from the side of the frame of the main body.
Because the lanterns were very cheap compared to others, I attempted to fix the above issues. With the glass, I took out each section one at a time, and used waterproof silicon sealer to bed the glass into the sides of the main body of the lanterns. This has greatly improved the look of the lanterns, which are now sealed from water intrusion, and they appear to look like the more expensive lights on sale.
With the missing finial, I just found a small nut and bolt, to stop spiders etc getting into the shade. The bolt is put from the outside in, and the nut screwed onto the bolt from the inside.
With the missing backplate screw, it was a trip to BQ to get a replacement, to get the exact size to fit in the recess at the back of the backplate.
The lanterns look very nice, and the listing sounds very good when looking to buy this light. But if you are very unlucky like I am, be prepared to send them back, or spend a few hours of your time making them weatherproof and safe. 3 stars for the price and quick dispatch and delivery only..