These stately and ornately designed hanging crystal ceiling lights will transport you to another time and place. Illuminate your home with eight incandescent bulbs housed in mini bell lamp shades with tea crystals gracefully falling to catch the light....more
First, let me say this is an absolutely gorgeous chandelier and looks like it cost 5 times more than I paid for it. Looks beautiful with or without the shades. I have a very formal dining room and it really made the whole room. I can't stop looking at it. That being said, I'd like to share information that may help the next person who buys it with the installation.
One: The directions are absolutely useless. Nothing about installation at all and very sketchy assembly instructions.
Two: This light does not come with the traditional mounting bracket that is normally used when installing a ceiling light. Instead it has a hook bracket. In short, you are supposed to screw a hook (not included) into the wiring box and hang the light from the hook and hook bracket, which is then hidden under the ceiling cap. No where in the directions does it tell you this is how you install it. It took about an hour to figure you were supposed to use a hook as we have never seen this type of installation in any of our existing light fixtures. Not being comfortable putting a metal hook in a wiring box, my husband went to Home Depot and purchased a traditional mounting bracket for $3.00. (Make sure you take the rod with you because it is a smaller diameter than a typical hanging fixture). The electrician at Home Depot said lights used to be installed with hooks back in the 50's and he was surprised they were still being manfactured this way. After installing a normal mounting bracket, installation was a breeze.
Three: Make sure you use the correct size glass cups on the center post. One goes on the top and one on the bottom. There are two different size glass "cups" which we were unaware of. We thought they were all the same size. There are two large one's that go on the center post and 6 smaller ones that go on the lights. The directions did not state this and we wound up taking the chandelier down, undoing all the wiring and chain, to put the correct size cups on the post as we had put it together with the smaller cups on the post.
Four: It took about one hour to assembly before installation, should have taken about a half hour to install but took us two because of insufficient instructions, then about another 1/2 hour to hang the additional crystals. Hint, take a damp rag and wipe the crystals before you install them. Saves you a lot of time later.
Overall this is a STUNNING light fixture and only wish they had a smaller version for over my kitchen table. I would highly recommend.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfectly
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Exactly as pictured
I am very pleased with this fixture. It is quite elegant looking and our guests are always shocked at how little we paid for it. Although my husband didn't love the faux candle wax and one of the shades wont' sit straight it was definitely worth the money.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? spot on
Please tell us about the quality of the product. better than expected for the price
How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
We really loved the colors of the crystals in this light. It was nice that you could adjust the height of the lamp by removing links in the chain. You can use with the shades on or off and 2 types of light bulbs were provided to facilitate this. One was a candle type bulb, the other was a bulb that the shade fits on. We chose to use with the shades as the light is very bright without them. Very happy with this lamp. The one negative was the instructions were a bit lacking on what pieces went where and the pieces were not identified by a number or letter.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Packed well, but some of the crystals were unhooked, but were easy to re-attach
How accurate was the on site description of the product? The description was pretty accurate.
The TRIBECCA HOME Clarissa Tea Crystal Ceiling Lamp makes my redone dining room complete. Very beautiful for a reasonable price. Very well packaged and was received complete with no damage. It took sometime to unwrap since all the individual crystal pieces are separately wrapped to minimize damage. For an easier installation I only assembled the upper crystal and the basic part of the lamp first. I then added the rest of the crystal, the bottom part and the lamp covers by standing on a step stool. It made it much easier to handle. The light is much softer now with the shades than looking directly at bare bulbs. The colors of the amber crystals, the wood, and the shades blend perfectly and are very interesting.
As other reviewers have stated, this is a really nice light for the price. It is well packaged and arrived with no parts broke or missing.
It is difficult to hang however and requires two people. You will need to buy a bracket at home depot for four dollars to insert the threaded rod into. I had to have a friend hold the weight of the light up for me while I threaded the rod into the bracket. There is very limited space available with the cup that covers the bracket, wiring, flush to the ceiling, so plan on just getting everything attached with a few turns of the rod ect only until the wiring is done and pushed inside the cup. Then tighten everything up a little more. It's not easy. It's not designed as easily as other lights I have installed with a cup that you can slide up the chain and simply tighten with a fastener.
Also, the faux melted candle candelabra holders, or plastic covers that are 4" in height that the bulbs screw into look really cheap and stupid! I brought 6 covers for just a few dollars online, spray painted them with a metallic antique copper from HD and swapped them out. Light looks much better!
My husband and I are absolutely in love with this chandelier! At first my husband was concerned that it would have too many baubles and be overly ostentatious, but it is not. It is exquisite! Our house is Tuscany style and we have this in the dining room and it is fabulous. The lights are bright and sparkly. I was impressed with how well it was packed--everything was well protected and nothing broke during shipping. The extra value was that bulbs were included as were shades and you had a choice to put in bent tipped frosted bulbs or standard clear. Nowadays I think it's a style preference, not one is more in style than the other. For now, we've opted to use the clear bulbs without the shades, but the shades also are really pretty and I can see changing the look of this chandelier in a year or so just to get a fresh look. I am extremely happy with this purchase!
I absolutely love this light. My house was built in the 30's and this chandelier has the traditional, rich look as if it were an original fixture. The instructions for putting it together were a little small and confusing. There was no mounting bracket in the parts to hang it from, but that was a $* purchase. I love the look for the price. I did have a few missing crystals and 2 cups were broken during shippment, but that is to be expected with anything glass. Overstock has been very good to deal with and has shipped the pieces to me within 2 weeks. I am very pleased with this product.
Hello fred7071, the chain is 48 inches long. Thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 25, 2014
Does this use 8 or 6 bulbs? The description says "Number of lights: Eight (8) incandescent bulbs
Requires six (6) 25-watt bulbs, included "
Which is it? 6 or 8?airmilt on Jul 3, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your question, airmilt. The Tribecca Home Clarissa Tea Crystal Ceiling Lamp requires six 25-watt bulbs that are included with the lamp. Have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 18, 2014
It includes 6, but there are two types included--6 clear standard chandelier and 6 frosted bent-tipped chandelier bulbs. Great value!JudithL on Nov 12, 2014
Hello onlytaz46, unfortunately this item is out of stock. We currently do not have inventory to check, and cannot guarantee the item will be restocked. Most likely you can add a dimmer switch to the fixture. Thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 2, 2014
Can you tell me what color the chain to ceiling is? Also is there black shades available to replace ones provided?bijouix on Mar 23, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello bijouix, the chain is silver. We do not have black shades for this item. Thank you for checking with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 24, 2014
The chain on my chandelier is brown, I covered mine with a fabric chain cover that was close to the color of the shades which are a nice taupe color very good quality, even though they do not come in black- maybe you could purchase some black shades. I love love this and would recommend itlovetosaveabuck on Mar 26, 2014
My chain is a dark brown, which coordinates with the metal on the chandelier.JudithL on Nov 12, 2014
We would only be able to sell this the way we bought it from the manufacturer.overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 11, 2013
What does this chandelier weigh? Ours did not come with a ceiling bracket. The directions say "hang the Loop on hook on ceiling." What does this mean?sushidoggie on Jan 30, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thanks for your interest, this chandelier weighs 35 lbs. You would want to use a ceiling hook to hang this item.overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 1, 2013
We went to Home Depot and got a regular bracket that fit the rod and hung it traditionally. Only a few $$$weeziemug on Apr 25, 2013
In the Features Materials are "Bronze, Crystal, Wood". Yet Material indicates Metal.
Are both Wood and Metal used? Which material is used in what part of the chandelier? (Whether both apply or just one)
What are tea crystals? If this is the color, it doesn't apply to all. If this is the type, what does it mean? Are they faceted? Produce Shadows? Reflect the light?
If not the crystal type, what kind are they? Optical?
What color are the shades and "candles"?
Thanks so much. If everything was in the description.. I wouldnt need to ask so many questions! :) This is gorgeous just require more detailed information.thepersonalshopper on Dec 22, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
There is no wood used in the lamp. This is a metal lamp with a wood/antique bronze finish. Tea crystals refers to the color of the crystals. This lamp contains both clear and tea colored crystals. The shade and candles are beige.overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 28, 2012
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