I purchased 3 of these in polished nickel for my hall and installed them myself. They were a little tricky to install. First, trying to find the mounting screws through the insulation when you push it up to the ceiling was challenging. You have to basically push the insulation WAY back from around the holes so you can see the screws to mount it to the ceiling. Also the fixture is a little heavy to hold and my arms were getting really tired trying to find the holes for the first one. For the 2nd and 3rd light, I disconnected the shade from the mounting plate and it was much easier. Then when it was all finished I connected the shade back to the mounting plate. The second issue I had was that I couldn't get the first light to sit flush with the ceiling. I think this is because my junction box was an old weird design so the mounting screws were hitting a metal piece of the box. I tried to use shorter screws but the problem is that the insulation is so thick on the top plate that you can't find the screws easily when you try to see them through the holes on the plate if they're shorter. So you need the long screws to see them from underneath. So what I did is I pushed the plate up onto the long screws, then I pushed some rubber O-rings around the screws to act as washers. (I just made a slit on one side of the o-ring so it could slip them around the screw) and then I was able to screw them in as tight as possible and get it to sit flush. For the second and third light I figured out a much better and easier way: I just mounted the little cross bar on the junction box using washers to set it off from the box a little. This allowed me to have more room for screwing in the long screws for the fixture so I didn't need the rubber O-rings. Another issue I had was that one of the lights was missing one of the flexible plastic disks that sit above and below the diffuser. It's supposed to come with 2. This was problematic because these disks are made so that the holes in them are just the right size that when you push them onto the mounting rod they keep the diffuser in place. You can even adjust the angle of these disks to make the diffuser sit level. I used a large rubber o-ring in place of the top one (so it wouldn't be hitting a metal washer) and used the real one on the bottom. This is the reason I gave the quality only 4 stars. But really the lights are well-made. Once I was all finished I was so proud of myself! They look really beautiful!
I purchased this for my living room - the chrome detail is just as pictured online however the fabric shade is isn't the quality I expected.The seam on the shade isn't finished well and stands out. As for the lighting aspect - the shade material is too thick and blocks a lot of the light. I'm going to try living with it for a week or so and decide if I will keep it.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Similar
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Fair
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Ok
These fixtures are beautiful. We have a long dark hallway so we needed 4. The light is greatly diminished by the linen shade, even with 2 75 watt equiv. bulbs, they're not too bright. Much better than the builder grade globes that were there previously.
I was repainting my hall upstairs and needed to update the light fixtures too. These go very nicely with the gray paint I chose. The painter installed the fixtures aand I noticed that the bases don't seem to screw in straight on the fixture so that the glass piece on the bottom is somewhat off-center. Not sure if it is the product design or the fault of the installer. Regardless, they are lovely to look at and overall I am happy with the purchase
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? the same
Please tell us about the quality of the product. good quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
from Outside Providence, RI,
May 5, 2013
These lighting fixtures are very stylish. I am slightly disappointed in that they aren't very bright, the shade is pretty opaque and blocks a lot of light. I am lucky in that I have other light sources that make up for it. I can't say anything in regards to ease of instillation, but my electrican didn't seem to have any issues with it.
I love the style of the light but there are 2 problems.
First, the shade looks very yellowish when the light is on.
Also, on the underside of the fixture, the round plate that screws on beneath the bulbs is painted white and
really limits the light from shining down. Thus, the light is not bright enough for my small windowless powder room.
I loved the style but was overall disappointed and will be returning the light fixture.
Thank you cashopper123 for the opportunity to help you with the Harlow Polished Nickel 2-light Flush Mount Fixture. The diameter is 13 inches. Thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 29, 2013
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