Give your home a modern look with this crystal five-light chandelier from Empire. At roughly 18 inches wide and 43 inches tall, this chandelier that casts its glow on an assortment of hanging crystals is sure to become the focal point of any room....more
Now that it's up and complete, I'm very happy with this chandelier. We have it in our California Contemporary foyer - 1972 house. It looks great. That said - the instructions for installation are a waste of time. It would appear from the instructions that the crystals that have to be hung are different sizes. They are not. Because it had to be hung so high up - right up at the ceiling, I contracted for an electrician to do it. All of the filaments come attached to the fixture, and are in separate baggies that are zip-locked at the top. Basically, you have about 100+ little baggies at the top of the fixture. You have to attach all the big crystals to each of the filaments - and that's not easy. My electrician thought he was doing me a favor and started taking off all the little baggies. STOP!!! The 30 or so baggies he took off left me with a tangled mess that I had to un-do from high atop the ladder and with indirect light - because I couldn't turn the chandelier on fearing that the heat would melt the baggies that were still there. Here's my advice - start with the most interior filaments. Take off each bag one at a time - and put the crystal on the end. Work from the center out - one filament at a time. This will minimize your knocking into the work that you've already done and causing further twisting. Once the crystals are attached, untangling becomes much less of a hassle - just don't attach them until the filament is completely untangled. Attaching the crystals took me a minimum of about 6 hours of dedicated work. Good luck!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Excatly as shown
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very high quality - lots of ooohs and aaaahs from neighbors and friends
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
This chandelier comes with absolutely horrible directions—there was a two-piece "booklet" with poor line drawings and instructions in broken English. After some discussion and inspection of the contents, we figured it out. The base has 130 individual wires, all neatly coiled in separate plastic bags. Hanging the base of the chandelier can be a challenge if it's going in a higher location. Because the wires in my ceiling were so short, two people were required to get the base mounted, one to hold the base at an awkward angle close to the ceiling, and another to do the wiring. There is a seam in the metal mesh above the plate that holds the lights themselves; make sure to hang it such that the seam is most hidden. One very confusing aspect of the instructions was the letter applied to the varying wires; these letters have absolutely no bearing on the crystals and simply reference the different lengths of wire. The crystals are all the same. It took a good five hours to hang each crystal one at a time, but the result is worth it. The light is exceptionally bright, and the crystals cast an array of shadows all around the landing where the chandelier was hung. Everyone who sees it is blown away by the modern, clean, expensive look of this chandelier. No one else has anything like it, so it's a conversation piece, too.
When the box arrive I prepared myself for how difficult it will be to put together this chandelier. I did not prepare for the mess it had created in my kitchen to assemble this crystals light together. The fish lines got tangle no matter how much I plan ahead to put it together. It took me three days to assemble, then the electrician lifted it to location 18 feet high and what I got was a blob of lights on my ceiling. I spent a day littlelrally hanging on the ladder untangle the mess of the fish line. With that I come to a conclusion.....install the base and assemble the rest mid air. Yes I am saying prepare yourself to live on a ladder a couple of days to get this item up. Once it's up....it's beautiful.
Was a little unsure of this product, since it did not have many reviews, and also the picture was against a black background. we used this for a bright dining area that has lots of natural light, and were wondering how this may look during the day/early evening. was very pleasantly surprised to see how beautiful this looks during both day and night! looks worth a lot lot more! only challenge was installing this light - took 2 hrs for two of us, which was quite a bit if work, but totally worth the effort! very glad we chose this light for our dining area. everybody who comes over thinks it looks amazing!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? match
Please tell us about the quality of the product. very good
How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
Purchased the 3 light similar chandelier before this one-installed in our entry. Purchased this one to place over our dining table. Was surprised and disappointed that the crystal balls were significantly smaller then the 3 light ones so the colors were not as dynamic as the larger 3 light ones. Unfortunately, the assembly directions were on the back of a sheet of paper with other information so I did not notice them until after I had spent hours inefficiently assembling the unit. Attaching the unit to the ceiling and hooking 131 crystal balls onto rings is not an easy project even if you read the instructions in advance. One ball was broken but they had included one extra so no problem there. Even with the difficult install (partially my fault for not noticing the instructions) I am glad I purchased the product.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good
Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
Hello amnaali81, the dimensions are 18.11 inches wide x 43.3 inches high. Thank you for shopping with us! overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 6, 2014
Do you need to detach the crystal chains before replacing the light bulbs? Our house ceiling is super high, it's going to be a headache to detach,install light bulbs and attach again.hluu on Jun 3, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hi hluu, after reviewing with our support staff we found that the crystals do not need to be removed to change the bulbs. I hope this helps, thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 23, 2014
Do you recommend installing the light fixture before attaching all of the crystal balls?isbell on Sep 18, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Yes the easiest way would be to install it first and then attach the balls.
Have a great day! overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 23, 2013
what is the equivalent light output, in terms of watts?
thanksrefios on Jun 3, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for shopping with us refios. The bulbs come in 25, 35 and 50 watt for the type of halogen light. I hope that helps, have a good day.overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 10, 2013
Under product details, it says 43.3 inches high, but in another place it also says 23 inches or more. Which is it? Thankslkrupa on May 1, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
The dimensions for this light are: 18.11 inches wide x 43.3 inches high. The "features" are used for a general search and that is why it is confusing, sorry about that.
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