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.
This chandelier is gorgeous. It looks better than the photo on-line and is a great value for the price. It looks much more expensive and shines both when the lights are on or off. It took some time to put together; but, it was easy to do and all the pieces were there and none broken. It arrived fast from Overstock before the date it was expected. If I move from my house, this chandelier will be going with me!
Now that it is hanging, I am so in love with this chandelier. It seemed kind of cheap when I was assembly it, but it pulls together nicely. I have no regrets with my purchase. It was the finishing touch to a formal living room. HIghly recommend it!
This chandelier looks beautiful. We have bought one at our local store for $XXXX, and this for our other dinning room; we cant tell the difference between them two- looks stunning. Defiantly looks like it worth a lot more then we paid for it, we got so many compliment on it. I recommend anyone to buy it.
This chandelier makes a statement! The photos accurately depict the colors but really do not do it justice. I've been looking for a chandelier to replace a ceiling fan in our master bedroom and due to the size and type of the ceiling (very high triple tray) needed something substantial. I've looked for two years and couldn't find anything that I liked that was under $XXX until I saw this one. I read all of the reviews but still expected to be a bit disappointed because the price was so low compared to what I've seen in stores. Not the case. It was a little difficult to put together (not the greatest set of instructions) but I managed to do it with my daughter. I also took the advice of another reviewer and went to my local home improvement store and bought a more appropriate installation plate for the box in the ceiling (the hook thing that comes with it is just odd). I had to hire an electrician to install it due to the height of the ceiling and he was done in less than 20 minutes. The chandelier brings a major "wow" factor and everyone who sees it thinks we paid a fortune for it. I'd buy another one of these in heartbeat if I had the right spot for it.
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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