I thought you could install these either way, but they have to face up or else the glass would fall out. Stinks because I think they look like candle holders facing up. Also although I had measured, they don't look as wide as I expected. Not thrilled with them, but by the time they were installed I wasn't up for trying to return them. They're neutral, seemed to install easily, and work fine. They allow for bright bulbs which is nice.
This review is based on appearance only as it has not been mounted to wall yet pending painting and finishing of bathroom but it looked exactly as described and the oil rubbed finish looks good with the vanity hardware. I am very happy with purchase. My electrician had no complaints.
This 3 light fixture is an excellent value for a sleek looking light fixture for a small powder room. It was easy to install. The only thing I didn't like was the styrofoam packaging used. It is the kind of styrofoam that breaks into a million little balls when it is broken apart. to remove the fixture. The ligtht itself is well worth the price.