These stately and ornately designed hanging crystal ceiling lights will transport you to another time and place. Illuminate your home with eight incandescent bulbs housed in mini bell lamp shades with tea crystals gracefully falling to catch the light....more
First, let me say this is an absolutely gorgeous chandelier and looks like it cost 5 times more than I paid for it. Looks beautiful with or without the shades. I have a very formal dining room and it really made the whole room. I can't stop looking at it. That being said, I'd like to share information that may help the next person who buys it with the installation.
One: The directions are absolutely useless. Nothing about installation at all and very sketchy assembly instructions.
Two: This light does not come with the traditional mounting bracket that is normally used when installing a ceiling light. Instead it has a hook bracket. In short, you are supposed to screw a hook (not included) into the wiring box and hang the light from the hook and hook bracket, which is then hidden under the ceiling cap. No where in the directions does it tell you this is how you install it. It took about an hour to figure you were supposed to use a hook as we have never seen this type of installation in any of our existing light fixtures. Not being comfortable putting a metal hook in a wiring box, my husband went to Home Depot and purchased a traditional mounting bracket for $3.00. (Make sure you take the rod with you because it is a smaller diameter than a typical hanging fixture). The electrician at Home Depot said lights used to be installed with hooks back in the 50's and he was surprised they were still being manfactured this way. After installing a normal mounting bracket, installation was a breeze.
Three: Make sure you use the correct size glass cups on the center post. One goes on the top and one on the bottom. There are two different size glass "cups" which we were unaware of. We thought they were all the same size. There are two large one's that go on the center post and 6 smaller ones that go on the lights. The directions did not state this and we wound up taking the chandelier down, undoing all the wiring and chain, to put the correct size cups on the post as we had put it together with the smaller cups on the post.
Four: It took about one hour to assembly before installation, should have taken about a half hour to install but took us two because of insufficient instructions, then about another 1/2 hour to hang the additional crystals. Hint, take a damp rag and wipe the crystals before you install them. Saves you a lot of time later.
Overall this is a STUNNING light fixture and only wish they had a smaller version for over my kitchen table. I would highly recommend.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfectly
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Exactly as pictured
I am very pleased with this fixture. It is quite elegant looking and our guests are always shocked at how little we paid for it. Although my husband didn't love the faux candle wax and one of the shades wont' sit straight it was definitely worth the money.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? spot on
Please tell us about the quality of the product. better than expected for the price
How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
We really loved the colors of the crystals in this light. It was nice that you could adjust the height of the lamp by removing links in the chain. You can use with the shades on or off and 2 types of light bulbs were provided to facilitate this. One was a candle type bulb, the other was a bulb that the shade fits on. We chose to use with the shades as the light is very bright without them. Very happy with this lamp. The one negative was the instructions were a bit lacking on what pieces went where and the pieces were not identified by a number or letter.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Packed well, but some of the crystals were unhooked, but were easy to re-attach
How accurate was the on site description of the product? The description was pretty accurate.
WOW!! This is absolutely gorgeous!! Like another reviewer said, I can't quit looking at it. Not only is the light exquisite, but the shadow it outs on the ceiling is pretty to look at as well. We get compliments from every person who comes over, men & woman alike. I do have to admit that installation was a nightmare! First. Throw them away. There's nothing there that tells you you need a mounting bracket. I'm not up on all of the technical stuff, but if you scroll through the reviews you'll find a couple of great ones that help you 10X better than the instructions that came with it. I never used to write product reviews, but as much as they have helped me with a couple of purchases from Overstock, I feel I need to try & help others the way I was helped. My only complaint with buying from here is that when you get something that has instructions, they are usually useless & I end up looking through the reviews for helpful hints. That won't deter me from shopping here. I still think they're a great company to deal with.
What a beautiful light fixture. It is an elligant piece that blends in with most decors. It was not hard to assemble and is a stunning addition to any home. I love it. I would recommend it to all of my friends and relatives. love it.....love it...love it!!!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? True picture of the real thing
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellant
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very good discription
We would only be able to sell this the way we bought it from the manufacturer.overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 11, 2013
What does this chandelier weigh? Ours did not come with a ceiling bracket. The directions say "hang the Loop on hook on ceiling." What does this mean?sushidoggie on Jan 30, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thanks for your interest, this chandelier weighs 35 lbs. You would want to use a ceiling hook to hang this item.overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 1, 2013
We went to Home Depot and got a regular bracket that fit the rod and hung it traditionally. Only a few $$$weeziemug on Apr 25, 2013
In the Features Materials are "Bronze, Crystal, Wood". Yet Material indicates Metal.
Are both Wood and Metal used? Which material is used in what part of the chandelier? (Whether both apply or just one)
What are tea crystals? If this is the color, it doesn't apply to all. If this is the type, what does it mean? Are they faceted? Produce Shadows? Reflect the light?
If not the crystal type, what kind are they? Optical?
What color are the shades and "candles"?
Thanks so much. If everything was in the description.. I wouldnt need to ask so many questions! :) This is gorgeous just require more detailed information.thepersonalshopper on Dec 22, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
There is no wood used in the lamp. This is a metal lamp with a wood/antique bronze finish. Tea crystals refers to the color of the crystals. This lamp contains both clear and tea colored crystals. The shade and candles are beige.overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 28, 2012
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