In that 1962 classic movie, Jimmy Stewart turns on the 10watt lamp and then delivers the line: "It's not a light... it's a dark! You turn it on and the whole room goes black!" The Dragonfly Ceiling Lamp is not quite to that level, but I want to re-emphasize what a minority of the reviewers have stated. 1) Unless the fixture is turned on, the stained glass shade is just a dark, very unattractive blob hanging very close to the ceiling. 2) Though the shade springs to life and is very vibrant and beautiful when the fixture is turned on, this can only be considered as "accent" lighting, because so little light reaches the floor/chair/table underneath it that it's not functional for actually illuminating anything. The Overstock description says that this "requires two 40-watt candelabra light bulbs," but that is not correct. The "candelabra"-type bulb has a smaller (12mm) screw base, but this fixture uses the popular/standard "medium" (26mm) screw base. This is fortunate, because it means that it should be easy to find high-output LED replacement bulbs that will fit, but not cause an overheating issue. Using the high-efficiency bulbs will also be an incentive to have the fixture powered-up more often, so that it looks attractive. Still, a good value for the money, as long as you know what to expect.
This light fixture looks absolutely stunning in my entryway. I have gotten so many compliments on it. They colors are beautiful! It gives off a beautiful light. I would highly recommend it! Great purchase!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exact color
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
It took 15 days to get to me and there was no contact number in the UK for customer services. It came on the last day the electrician could put it up before Christmas. The lamp did not match the colours online. Instead of it being dark green at the top with a yellow rim at the bottom, it was all bright lime at the top and bottom, which does not match the tapestry next to it. The bottom metal part does not have holes in it, it is just a round dome shape. Very disappointing.
I was a bit leery about ordering this but it is well-packed and arrived in very good condition. Had an electrician install it for me and when the light is lit, the colors are absolutely gorgeous. I love it, it changes the whole look of the room I have placed it in.
The lamp is atttractive but simply doesn't meet my needs. I had hoped it would suffuse more light more effectively, but I find it's very dull. It also doesn't suit the use I'd imagined for it. I will be taking it down and either selling it or taking it to my local Goodwill if I can't sell. Also, when the light in't on, it's simploy a dark blob of class hanging from the ceiling; it doesn't look interesting unless the light is on.
Put two of these in my mud room and they look absolutely beautiful . . . As another reviewer stated, they are dark when they are not lit, but isn't that normal when the electricity is not on? I am in love with them. #Beautiful :) I would have added a photo if it were possible. :)