I'm very handy at putting things together & installing. Regardless I ended up need to call an electrician friend for a little help. I couldn't get the bar pendant to screw into the ceiling plate of the fixture. The electrician discovered the crossplate (brassy plate that connects across the opening of the existing electrical box & fixture screws into this plate) was actually poorly designed. The plate didn't have holes for the screws drille din the appropriate places. He had to redrill new holes. (I never would've gone that far & probably would've just returned it). Once fixed, I was able to install most of the rest on my own. Installing the glass shade is NOT a 1 person job. The shade never actually attaches to the unit, it just rests inside. You need 1 set of hand to screw the J-shaped bars to each other while another hold the glass shade up. Using the fixture in my kitchen workspace triangle. Provide decent light & looks great. Good luck with installation, the instructions are basically non-existent.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Brushed look, not glossy.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Fixture was decent. Parts for installation were substandard & not adequate.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Received just as described.
loved this light fixture. we replaced our ugly flourescent fixtures in the closet and the laundry room with these and because of their shape and design they give great light. we use cfl's in the fixture, which is important to us, but we had to choose a fixture so you would not be able to see the ugly twisted bulbs. This fixture fits the bill. if you had a breakfast area, this would be a good fixture for oveer the table. good polliahed nickle finish, white opaque glass cover. and all the parts and wiring were good quality. the fixture is a nice size- larger than you might think from the photo.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. high quality, heavy, solid, smooth finish
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
This is a great semi flush mount fixture. I have actually decided to buy another and am putting them in my foyer. This is a very expensive fixture at a fraction of the retail price. Would highly recommend.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes color is accurate.
- How is the quality of the product? Very good quality
- Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? Described accurately on site
Overall appearance is nice, from a distance. The aluminum parts are nicely formed, but hollow, not solid, which is expected at this price. The metal ring holding the glass bowl is not exactly the same shape as the bowl, so it is not evenly touching the bowl, again, expected at this price.
This is one of the 7 new lights I recently purchased for my house. It was a little more expensive than the lights we purchased for the bedrooms, but it is worth every penny. It assembled a lot more easily than the other lights, and is obviously made of higher quality materials.Overall the look is great! Clean, neat lines are a great modern update, and being a semi-flushmount, it is not a head hazzard.I would recommend this item to anyone!
My mom had been scouring Overstock for just the right light fixture for my living room. When this one showed up in my inbox I knew it was perfect. The fixture is beautiful, was packaged very well and included extra hardware. The fixture directs light both up to the ceiling and down through the shade, which was exactly what I wanted and from directly underneath, it sort of looks like a spaceship. Installation was a little tricky to do by myself, but I am smarter than the average girl so of course I worked it out! Trickiest part was attaching the ring with the shade inside of it to the top half of the fixture that had already been mounted to the ceiling. My Install Tip: Leave the shade out and partially screw on only one of the four posts with the ring swiveled to the outside of the fixture. Then put the shade in the ring and swivel the ring & shade into position and screw on the opposite post. Once you are no longer in danger dropping anything, you can tighten the remaining posts.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? very accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good quality and packaged very well.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
While renovating my kitchen, I went to many lighting stores looking for the perfect fixtures. I was mostly disappointed with the selection and the high prices. My friend recommended overstock.com and there I found hundreds of fixtures to choose from. These were perfect as the round satin finished rods surrounding the light complemented my cabinet handles nicely. I have a long kitchen and ordered two. Each, throws off plenty of soft diffused light (3 - 60 watts bulbs per fixture) and everyone that sees them asks where I bought the pair. I highly recommend them and overstock.com.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Very Accurate.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. High Quality.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very Good.
We custom ordered our manufactured home and everything was pretty high quality but the light fixtures and a few other cheap things. This light replaced the ugliest ceiling light I've ever seen. It look like a Chinese hat upside down but was very cheap looking and I'm sure it was. I love this one I got from overstock. It looks very expensive and is very well made. I might order 2 more of these for the bedrooms. I hate cheap lighting fixtures. Very happy with this light.
Had a fluroscent ballist light in my laundry room. Could NEVER change the bulbs, would not twist out & I had 9 foot ceilings. Even the electrician who removed the ballist could not get the bulbs out with partially disassembling the entire light fixture. I decided I wanted a light that would be easy to change the bulbs but still had some style for my laundry room; laundry rooms need some love too, right? ;-). This certainly met my criteria. It looks great, but it was a little challenging to install, but not bad. I agree with previous reviewer that the shade will hid bulb shape & another reviewer who said a bit difficult to install, but it looks great, gives lots of light. Very pleased :) It was packed VERY well, no way should ever be damaged during shipping. They ship FedEx ground from California. I live in Phoenix & got it in less that 48 hours.. The metal is a brushed nickel; not real shiny..even better. Price was good compared to home improvement store prices for comps.
I really like this fixture. I was a bit leary about because of the reviews regarding the need for 2 people to put it up. I decided to order anyway and let the contractor worry about that. Once it was up he even gave me compliment on it.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? excellent
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. very good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very good
This is a dull little fixture. It is not eye catching at all and the globe has bubbles in it. Only part of the fixture is brushed nickle, some parts are just painted a similar color. An electrician needed 2 hours to get this up and did not finish which was fine. It was not nice enough to go in our kitchen. My dad came over and spent nearly 2 hours putting it up in my den. Boring and very disapointing. It look cheap.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Poor
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Fair
The look is fine from the distance, but the manufacturing quality is really bad. The bowl at the bottom is not secured safely. It just held freely by the ring and there is a large playroom there. If you are not careful enough during bulb change/dust clean or just accidentally touched, the bowl will come down and shatter. The engineering of the product really leaves a lot of to wish. The instruction is not clear, written by someone who just used a chinese - english dictionary and printed it. Even drawing is not clear. I consider myself some sort of handy person, but hanging this fixture was a mission. The cross plate holes did not align with the holes in the ceiling electrical box. I had to install a new ceiling box for it. Then, the screws that came with the fixture did not dot fit the ceiling box screw holes, they were smaller. As noted above, it takes two people to install it, especially with bowl. Anyways, if you are not looking for installation adventure or bowl coming down an crashing one day on your head during a slight earthquake, then stay away from this product.
This ceiling lighting fixture is a modern way to refresh our kitchen renovations. It throws enough light to satisfy everyone in our household and the look satisfies my taste for modern design. My husband had no difficulty installing it and he agrees that it looks as great as it performs. He is the one who requires more, not less, light and this light delivers. Don't hesitate to purchase this light.