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Returning Unwanted/Unsuitable Products

Here at we offer a 7-day no quibble money back guarantee (UK only) for all products on our website (excluding lamps [light bulbs]), as required under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations (DSRs) of 2000. The following terms and conditions apply to all refunds. This does not apply to goods that have been manufactured / altered specifically for you. For example, bespoke lampshades or rope lighting that has been cut into lengths. Such products cannot be returned because neither we nor our suppliers can take them back and this will therefore be clearly marked on the product’s sale page.

To exercise your right to return products you must inform us in writing, by fax (01709 530657), or email (, within 7 days, starting the day after receipt of your order that you wish to return or exchange goods (the date of delivery will be recorded by our carriers). A returns authorisation number must be obtained prior to return of these goods. Directlight cannot accept responsibility after this period. Goods without a returns authorisation number will not be accepted. No liability will be accepted for loss or damage to goods returned by the consumer without’s prior consent.

The cost of returning the goods will be deducted from the refund if a collection is arranged by us at directlight.  Alternatively you may send back the goods by your own method of transportation, by recorded means, at your own cost. Once you are supplied with authorisation, you are to ensure that the goods arrive back within 7 days.

Please note that under the Distance Selling Regulations, consumers have a duty of care while the goods are in their possession and all goods must be returned with their original packaging, complete with all other parts supplied, for example lamps, fixing screws etc. Goods should not have been installed, modified or used and should be in an undamaged and resaleable condition.

We have the right to refuse refunds for failure to meet the above criteria. A 25% restocking fee may be applied for any items not meeting the above criteria. The cost of the goods only will be refunded, original delivery charges will not be refunded. For orders that qualified for free delivery, this charge will be deducted from the amount refundable. An authorised return complying to the above criteria will be refunded within 14 days of return of the goods.

Once an order has shipped it cannot be cancelled. If you refuse delivery of an order it will fall under our standard returns policy and will be subject to a third party delivery charge.

The above does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.


Faulty Goods

Any damages, faults or shortages must be notified within 48 hours of receipt (the date of delivery will be recorded by our carriers). Faulty or damaged goods will be replaced or refunded in full in accordance with the consumer’s requirements. 

Immediate replacements for damaged goods will be charged and a credit issued on the return of the damaged goods to in the original packaging. will in no way be liable for any costs incurred due to faulty goods or shortages such as electrician’s fees, time taken from place of employment etc.



All products with the exception of lamps (light bulbs) carry a 1 year return to base warranty. In the event of a fault occurring, the product will be repaired or replaced according to the nature of the fault. The warranty applies to electrical components only and is void if deemed that the fitting has been incorrectly fitted, modified in any way or suffered abuse in a manner not intended for the purpose supplied.

Goods returned for reason of damages or faults within the 1 year warranty period will be returned to the consumer at the cost of as long as they conform to the above criteria.

All goods returned under warranty will undergo full inspection and testing before replacements are issued or any repairs carried out. This may involve the product(s) being returned to the manufacturer for testing at their test facilities. In any event your case will be completed as quickly and efficiently as possible. Any goods returned for a warranty claim that is not found to be faulty or appear to be the subject of misuse (including incorrect installation) will be returned to the consumer at their cost.

Unless otherwise stated, lamps (light bulbs) are not covered by warranty and will not be replaced free of charge regardless of whether the lamps were purchased or supplied as part of the light fitting.

Please note that there are various reasons for early lamp failure, such as inappropriate light switches, poor quality dimmer switches, power surges in the electricity supply, and installing halogen lamps with direct skin contact. Lamps that are not working on arrival may be replaced at our discretion providing we receive written notification within 48 hours of receiving your goods.


Damaged Goods

Our products are well-packaged to withstand damage during shipping. We double-box many items and refuse to carry products that are easily damaged during shipping (for example bathroom mirrors). If an item does arrive damaged or parts are missing, you may simply request the missing or damaged parts, such as glass shades, fixing bracket etc.

We make every effort to help you obtain the necessary replacements as quickly as possible at no extra cost to you. Please note the important instructions below when you receive your goods.

If the package appears only slightly damaged, it is important that you write “package damaged” when you sign for the delivery. If the package looks significantly damaged you may refuse delivery of the package. The damaged package will be returned to us and we will send you a new one. If you do refuse delivery, please notify us immediately so that we can expect the return shipment.

If you have already accepted the package and find parts missing or damaged, please contact us right away and we will ship you the replacement parts free of charge. You must notify us of damages within 48 hours – this is particularly since most carriers only let us file freight claims within 48 hours of delivery. Immediate replacements for damaged goods will be charged and a credit issued on the return of the damaged goods to – all returned goods must be in their original packaging.

If we cannot replace the parts we will have our carrier collect the package from you and send you a replacement. All returned products must be in the original packaging. If a product arrives damaged and it cannot be remedied with either a full replacement or replacement parts, we will pay to return the item to us.

If your item has a manufacturer’s defect, we can either replace the defective part, or if necessary, the entire unit.

If you decide you do not require parts or a replacement unit, the item can be returned under our standard return policy - please ensure you follow the above returns procedure and obtain a returns authorisation number. All returned products must be in the original packaging.




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