This kitchen table pendant light is the perfect replacement for my old fixture. At night when lit, the colored glass pieces glow like jewels. The amount of light it gives off is not adequate for reading, especially at night without the benefit of daylight coming through the nearby window. My only disappointment is that the small metal piece above the lamp is circular rather than fan-shaped, as shown in the photo. Otherwise, I couldn't be more pleased with this purchase.
I bought this light fixture for my Mother, who lives in a small one bedroom senior living apt. The standard lighting that was installed was so bland, and this light really dresses up the place and makes it more like home. It is a beautiful piece, and with the two light bulbs, give off enough light for dining or reading the morning paper. She really like it. It comes with 40 inches of chain and cord - so you have plenty to work with. The packaging was great, very secure - nothing broken upon arrival.