Nickel - Flush Mounts
Wed Sep 09 00:00:00 MDT 2015Tatiana Rating:5.0
I needed a large base, flush mount light in my living room to replace a cheap, white, builder-grade light in the house we just bought (we had a mix of mushroom lights, b**b lights, and hexagonal lights in an assortment of white or brass). I wasn't sure if the ceiling had the same finish/paint under the old light that the rest of the ceiling had, so I wanted the same size base as the light I was replacing. I also needed a fixture that would provide sufficient brightness, as the living room is also used as a music room. I also wanted to avoid any light fixture with fabric shades--glass is so much easier to clean! This light comes in multiple finishes (I chose the brushed nickel), and the light fixture allows for three bulbs. It actually fits 3 compact florescent bulbs. I was surprised at how sophisticated, elegant and modern it looks! The metal trim is substantial (not flimsy). The glass also seems to be sturdy. If I ever needed another flush mount fixture with a wide base, I would definitely buy this light again. It was the most expensive of all the non-chandelier replacement lights that we bought, but it is worth every penny!
Sat Jul 25 00:00:00 MDT 2015Anyhoo2 Rating:4.0
I read reviews of this fixture before I bought it that comment on the high quality of the fixture. Compared to fixtures I've purchased at the 2 big box home improvement retailers, it is generally of higher quality. The diffuser is glass, not plastic, the coloration/coating of the diffuser is even, and the paint job on the tubular steel is smooth and consistent. However, compared to a similar light fixture I pulled out of my mother's 1945 house and have moved with me several times, it is not so good. The diffuser on my 1945 fixture is made from white glass, not painted glass like this fixture. I wonder how long that paint will hold up before it yellows, or peels, or gets scratched. My 70 year old diffuser still looks like new. The wiring on my old fixture is copper, this one appears to be wired with aluminum. The metal work on my old fixture is a heavy gauged, burnished metal that is still lustrous and shows no wear all these years later. I doubt the paint that coats the tubular metal on this fixture will last like that. Enough said there - they really don't make 'em like they used to. Just know that the quality of this fixture is better than you would find in the cheapest fixtures, but it's not what I would consider high quality, and considering it cost 5x the amount you might pay at a big box store, I think it should have been even better quality. Other reviews complained that it was difficult to install. It's not the electric connection or installing the base that is difficult. It is the diffuser. Someone else has to hold the sleeve and washers in place while someone else screws the nut in place that holds the diffuser to the base. It wouldn't be such a big deal to have someone else present, except I anticipate having to go through this exercise monthly. The top of the diffuser (the part that faces the ceiling) is open. That means moths and insects attracted to the light will die and lay in the bottom of the diffuser creating shadows at the bottom until that debris is removed. It fits so closely to the ceiling, I expect I won't be able to vacuum that debris out, or even blow it out - I think the diffuser will need to be removed about once a month, cleaned of dead bugs, then reinstalled. That's a design issue. If you are going to have a fixture susceptible to accumulating dead bug debris, you should have designed it so the diffuser could easily be removed and reinstalled. Another reviewer commented that the diffuser was slightly yellow and blocked too much light. I disagree there. The diffuser is a soft white. When 2700K CFL's are on, yes, the diffuser takes on a yellowish glow. If you want it to appear whiter when it's illuminated, use 3500K CFL's. I personally would avoid 5000K bulbs - those so-called daylight bulbs look like an alien autopsy to me. The diffuser blocks no more light than any other diffuser. Yes, it blocks some light, but that's the drawback of softening or diffusing direct light. The fixture is better than some in that arena - since it is open at the top, a lot of direct light streams out illuminating the ceiling just above the fixture and that, in turn, provides a lot more indirect light below. Also on the upside, this fixture looks absolutely great in my kitchen. Most flush mounts don't accommodate four 60-watt bulbs (you might get 3) so it throws out plenty of light. I have 8 ft ceilings, but this fixture has a shallow profile, so it doesn't extend down too far. I got the extra large fixture, and I love the almost oversized look it has. Instead of looking too big or maybe overwhelming for the space, it actually adds an artistic, almost sculptural quality, but it does that somehow without dominating the room. Really a decorator-looking touch, although it happened by accident. For that reason alone, I recommend this fixture, and if you are torn between the large size and the extra large, spend the extra money and go for the extra large - I think you'll be glad you did.
Tue Apr 21 00:00:00 MDT 2015Micki Rating:4.0
I used 2 in master closet. They are a nice upgrade from standard flush mount light.
Tue Aug 25 00:00:00 MDT 2015cdigs Rating:4.0
This is an *absolutely stunning* fixture with two major flaws. First is that the installation bracket is such that it is not possible to install the light in an arbitrary orientation. The net effect of that is that it may not be aligned properly to face the direction you'd like to face the bars. You'll have to rig something up yourself to correct this or change the orientation of the underlying electrical box. The second flaw is that there is no top cover for the drum shade. So if you install this in a location where it is possible to see down into the fixture -- for example, close to stairs -- you will be able to see the internals of the fixture, which really ruins the beauty of this. There is a minor challenge with the installation as the electrical wires that it ships with are designed for pendant and flush mount installation so you will have to separate the line and neutral wires manually (with some difficulty). Otherwise, the installation is not too hard.
Wed Nov 06 00:00:00 MST 2013euphoricdysphoria Rating:3.0
The nickel on the fixture is much more shiny than the picture and what "brushed nickel" usually indicates. I'm hoping once I get it installed you won't be able to tell that the metal doesn't exactly match the other "brushed nickel" fixtures in my house. If it's obvious then I will be returning it.
Tue Nov 03 00:00:00 MST 2015OstkUser56746 Rating:3.0
This is a great design but mine arrived with a few visible scratches 0n the nickel so I had to return it.
Fri Oct 02 00:00:00 MDT 20152marina Rating:4.0
I bought this to replace a flush mount ceiling light and the short stem seems to permit a much brighter light in the hall than did the flush mount, even with the same wattage bulb. I guess the light bounces off the ceiling or something. I like its clean, plain, simple look.
Sun Mar 23 00:00:00 MDT 2014izzy777 Rating:4.0
I really like the leaf detail on this light -- it really distinguishes it from an ordinary flush mount light, and has the added bonus of helping to dissipate any heat that may build up from the bulb. The other nice thing about this light is the placement of the bulb inside the dome -- it is centered better so that when you look at the light you're not immediately noticing the bulb inside the globe like so many other lights we looked at. Definitely a winner!
Sat Jan 25 00:00:00 MST 2014lbinteriors Rating:5.0
Ceiling fixture for rooms with only 7 ft. ceilings, so it was important to purchase flush mount fixtures that were small in scale oto the room. The shades do a nice job of defusing the light. used in a Master Suite and in the office. Good value for the money.
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