We bought two Tolomeo spots to use as bedside lamps which could pivot for task lighting. They were incredibly easy to install and are functional and elegant.
By:JMA , Homeowner (New York, NY)
THe aluminum finish makes it very contemporary. Yet, it is functional as it can be adjusted in several directions.
By:Laura p. , Homeowner (bethesda, Maryland)
Great small designer wall lamp. Perfect for wall mounting bedside or near a work area.
By:A.Briseno , Architect (Jackson Heights, NY, USA)
I now own five Tolomeo wall spot lights. They are beautiful, practical and surprisingly versatile. They work in the kitchen, bedroom, and even hallway. All of mine are hardwired. There's a little black 'plug' inside the box so the cord can be clipped and finished. I was suspicious at first, but am now very happy with these lights.
By:Kristen P. , Architect (Minneapolis)
Delivery was prompt and the staff very knowledgeable.
By:ar , Homeowner (new york)
We recently purchased two Tolomeo Wall Spot lights for either side of our bed. We chose them for their stainless shades; it's hard to find bedside lights with stainless shades! So we don't feel these lights are show-stoppers and would have loved to find something that we drooled over, but this was the best we could find and they look good. We are happy with the light they emit and flexibility of the lamps themselves. Great fro reading and a nice low-pro look that works well in any modern space.
By:San Francisco Bulb , Homeowner (San Francisco)
Lights are great. These Tolomeo spots are being used as bedside lamps for my 10 year olds built in beds - although I didn't install them, the handy man in my building did and it took him 15 min. or less for each. Looks great - works great. But a word about the shipping process - originally we were shipped the wrong style lamps (clip on). Although Y lighting handled all the return & replacement shipping (UPS) they gave wrong instructions. So when UPS just showed up asking for a pick up we were unprepared. I'll have to wait for my credit card bill to make sure I wasn't charged for two sets of lamps.
By:Mila H. , Homeowner (New York, New York)
Well-constructed light, quality feel, worth the money. Excellent solution for a corner of a room that needed extra light but was not suited for a floor lamp. This Tolomeo lamp mounts neatly and semi-permanently to the wall, but is plugged into an outlet, obviating the need for an electrician to run new wiring to the lamp (but the lamp can also be hardwired if desired, and includes the necessary hardware). Plenty of illumination with the 100 watt halogen bulb that I use. Infinitely adjustable swivel action in all directions. Generous cord length. Nice, solid switch.
By:Michael (Cos Cob, CT USA)
These wall mounted lights provide excellent in-bed reading and good contemporary look. Well made. We will look forward to enjoying them for many years.
By:Kiki , Homeowner (St Paul, MN)
Wonderful looking lights which can be positioned the way you want. Beautiful, modern looks.
By:Fabienne S. , Homeowner (Washington DC)
Great price for a classic modern fixture!
By:Lisey , Designer (Boston MA)
I do enjoy this product. I now have two in my home and plans for two more. The lights are simple to install, although the instructions leave a lot to be desired. Being able to direct the light in different directions is very nice.
By:Cory Ann E. , Homeowner (Brookings, South Dakota, USA)
Really nice, quality, compact bedside light. Perfect for our guest bedroom -with one on each side we like that it's low-profile. The light is multidirectional due to it's great swivel feature. Expensive, but feel that it will outlast a cheaper light that this is replacing. The silver color is subtle and blends nicely into the room.
By:Melissa , Homeowner (Pasadena CA)
I bought these lamps based on the dimensions shown on the site. Unfortunately, the actual dimensions differ, so I can't use them as plans. Really nicely made, though.
By:Paul Z. , Homeowner (New Buffalo, MI)
I was travelling to New York and ordered by internet. Received the spot light in the hotel.
1) Customer Service - 100% - I had all info that I need by phone.
2) Delivery - 100% - The company delivered in the promised delivery date.
3) Packaging - 100% - I was afraid about the transportation & packaging but everything worked well
4) Very happy with price and the Spot Light.... It is simply beautiful....
By:Marcel I. , Homeowner (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
I am very excited about the Tolomeo Wall Spot. Overall, we have a very traditional renovation, but I wanted some more modern touches. Getting two Tolomeo Wall Spots to be the sconces over our traditional winged back bed is the perfect solution for my need for clean lines and eclecticism.
By:David B. , Homeowner (New York, New York)
I love these lights. They look good, and they function very well! Definitely recommend.
By:Tony S. (Austin)
The wall spot didn't work to light my kitchen bar as I intended but it works just great in another room. I really like the no-nonsense design and functional look. Lets it work well in different locations.
By:Ellen S. , Homeowner (Alaska)
These fixtures are ideal for wall mounting on both sides of our queen bed. Lovely form and practical function!
By:Mary S. , Homeowner (Kirkland, wa usa)
Great item. Nice design. Easy to install.
By:J.S. , Homeowner (New York)
Great item. Nice design. Easy to install.
By:J.S. , Homeowner (New York)
I unfortunatley had to return teh item. I have two versions of the Tolomeo as desk lamps. The Wall lamp was indicated as available as an optional plug-in version. Apparently , this is no longer the case. Since I do not have a junction box at the intended location, I coul dnot use teh lamp.
I intend to order the clip-on version
By:Joseph N. , Architect (New york , NY)
I initially put off ordering this light because I thought the price was a bit high. After looking around I realized that it is one of the few contemporary bedside spot lights on the market for a small space. Easy to install and the customer service from Ylighting has been fantastic !
By:Pat , Homeowner (Maryland, USA)
This is a wall-mount version of the now classic Tolomeo desk lamp. The fixture uses the standard Tolomeo shade, with a very nice simple circular wall plate - very nice looking.
I haven't yet installed it, so I can't comment on its functionality.
Even though the product was identified as being on back-order, and due to arrive in 5-6 weeks, it ended up shipping much faster than expected, within a week.
By:Sarah R. , Architect (Boston, Massashusetts)
Originally did not receive the wall cord for installation, did not intend to have an electrician direct wire to box. YLighting CSR was very helpful and had the cord promptly sent to me from Artemide. Installation was easy. Accepts standard CFL bulb at 11w with output equiv. to 65w incandescent.
By:Carbon T. , Homeowner (Chicago, IL)
Italian made with clean, crisp design. Accepts energy efficient CFL curly bulb in place of high consumption incandescent.
By:Peak O. , Homeowner (Oak Broo, IL)
Generally a very good product from Tolomeo. Functions well and beautiful design, Would fit most decors
By:Michael P. , Homeowner (Arlington, VA)
Using two of them for over the head board. A classic design that works with my midcentury furnitures and also the new build modern home I am in. Good design is timeless.
By:Mony T. , Homeowner (Bountiful, Utah )
Looks great. For new construction-have not installed yet.
By:Chase , Homeowner (Damariscotta, Maine)
I enjoyed my light and the staff at Ylighting are very knowledgable and friendly.
By:Isabelo D. , Designer (California)
it is a great small chic modern sconce. not alot of flexibility- meaning the light bulb and shade is close to the wall - but we love the look and it works beautifully. we put above our master bed in an 1824 farmhouse and get lots of comments- it is simple, works well and easy to install.
By:Pamela L. , Homeowner (portland, or)
I first bought the wall-fitted "dentist's drill" TOLOMEO 25+ years ago whn it was the only model; since then the range has been extended greatly with small and big versions, small spots, and ceiling-hung lights. They are all good and now have a classical, timeless - certainly not tired - look to them.
However, one has to fault Aretmise's packing - wholly inadequate and insubstantial - so much so that one of the first pair came with a squashed shade; and then, instead of just sending a replacement shade, they sent TWO completely new ones. Silly!
By:Jonathan S. , Architect (ny)
All the Artemide products are marvellously designed by designers who really know their stuff; and then the engineering is great.
By:Jonathan S. , Homeowner (ny)
We were looking for an alternative to a typical bathroom fixture and found this one. We located one over the recessed medicine cabinet and it looks and works great. I was happy to finally find something that both my husband and I liked!
By:Lori B. , Homeowner (Albany, ca)
I love the design of these lamps, but these are not the plug-in version, so you'll have to bring an electrician to install them, just keep that in mind!
By:T.M. , Designer
The wall spot is fits the bedside perfectly and is a wonderful compliment to the desk lamps and mega floor lamp we have.
By:Jack W. , Designer (Arlington, Virginia)
I really like this sconce because it really gives a modern tone, yet it doesn't detract from my Victorian home details.
By:Lisa C. , Homeowner (Larchmont, NY)
We own a 12' wide mobile home, steps from the ocean in Montauk NY and were looking for sleek, space saving wall mounted lighting that offered higher wattage than your average sconce. All I can say, is the Italians are the masters of design, offering simpicity and super high style!! These lights satisfied all our needs! We were able to hardwire the sconces and the 360 degree spin is amazing - they are super light weight and I would put them in all my rooms!
By:Stephanie P. , Homeowner (Montauk, NY)
We own a 12' wide mobile home, steps from the ocean in Montauk NY and were looking for sleek, space saving wall mounted lighting that offered higher wattage than your average sconce. All I can say, is the Italians are the masters of design, offering simpicity and super high style!! These lights satisfied all our needs! We were able to hardwire the sconces and the 360 degree spin is amazing - they are super light weight and I would put them in all my rooms! We have a pair that are mounted on either side of a large bay window.
By:Stephanie P. , Homeowner (Montauk, NY)
Solved our bedside lighting need. We were looking for a rotatable, dimmable fixture which this spot light is. Very pleased and highly reccomend it to those looking for a similar solution.
By:N.Z. (NY, NY)
very good light- my only caveat: the hardware for hard wiring into the box-
the backing does not seem to have been drilled for American boxes
some slight modification was required. no big deal
By:Michael A. , Homeowner
We are using these beside our bed for directional reading light. These are perfect. So simple and the fact they can be rotated in the direction where we need light is essential. We love the design!
By:N Roskill , Homeowner (Charleston, SC, USA)
This fixture was used as a ceiling light that lit up a wall
above the sink. Not a normal application, but it is able
to rotate 360 degrees so it worked. Very techie looking
but great in a kitchen with brushed stainless. Love it.
By:Jane W. , Homeowner (Sonoma)