I have the fairly contemporary-traditional decor and it took me almost a year to commit to the purchase of a new light fixture. The one that came with the house was so generic. Compared to other "sputnik" designs out there, I think this was is the most urban-industrial. It seriously stands out! I have it on a dimmer switch and it functions perfectly that way. The photo shown has in set on a low dim. Full power is really really bright. The bulbs are clear, I wasn't sure from the specs if they were amber or not. There are three wire cover poles, I only used one on my 45 degree vaulted ceiling . It was easy to install, I did it myself. This Warehouse Jackstone Chandelier looks like a knock off of the Restoration Hardware Sputnik design, but at a fraction of the cost. My living room feels so much more interesting now, and the light is ample. I didn't realize the benefit of having up and down lighting before. My husband is trying to get used to it, he is used to very simple aesthetics. He teased me that is looked like a satellite... yep! This is a classic nod to mid-century design influenced by last century's space race between the U.S. and Russia. I really hope my husband warms up to it. It is so cool! Buy this product if you can't stand all the generic lighting out there! Overstock's customer service and shipping was great too.
It's much larger than what I expected. I have it in my dining room. With all the 12 lights in full power, the amount of light it gives out is immense. Good that we have it on a dimmer. The instructions that came with the package were minimal at best. Luckily my electrician was able to figure out how to do it with the picture of the chandelier from the overstock page. I recently completed a major remodel of my kitchen and added this chandelier to the adjacent dining room as an afterthought. My kitchen looks awesome, but most of the compliments I get is for the dining room, where the only change was the chandelier. That speaks for itself.
Great looking sputnik light fixture - and I appreciate the value of the light bulbs being included. Too bad it did not come with instructions - and the ones Overstock customer service found for me were vague at best. For a fixture that requires this much wiring it seems odd that directions would not come standard in the packaging.
Bigger than expected. Beautiful! Looks and feels a lot more expensive than what I paid. One bulb was not working, overstock was Going to send me a replacement. Still waiting on it, and hopefully that will solve the problem. Great customer service!
First let me say this lamp is a real pain to assemble, and I've assembled/installed lots of light fixtures. The problem is with the wiring...there are 12 arms, each with two wires protruding from the ends. The difficulty is capturing all 12 wires, keeping them together (three arms/wires are in the end cap) while capping them with the power wires. I was up and down the ladder 3 times, taking the thing apart and re-doing loose wires that had pulled back from the bundle. Finally, I soldered all the connections and now it works fine. Another point I'd like to mention is that in the Q&A section, it states the cables are 60" long. Not true. There are two tubes which are threaded through with the power cable, and the finished length is 42.5" from the ceiling mount to the top of the ball. The ceiling mount base and the cable tubes do not exactly match the finish of the ball and arms (huh?). Lastly, the two retaining knurled cap nuts that are used to secure the whole device to the ceiling mounting base are bright brass in color. Why didn't they spring for colored cap nuts? I ended up buying chrome cap nuts and painted them black so they wouldn't stick out like a sore thumb. I must say though...now that it's mounted with all the changes, it looks great. I will agree however you will really want to have a dimmer switch installed for this light fixture.
Much larger than anticipated, but we love the ambience of a warm light the edison bulbs give off. However, it can be a bit blinding if on full blast (we have it on a dimmer switch above a dining room table so it's perfectly adjustable). Needs an electrician to assemble/install or very competent handyman, as other reviews stated.