This is a very heavy yet sturdy light fixture. It comes partially assembled, yet even so, it took about a half hour to complete the assembly before it could be installed. This was most likely due to the fact that I did not want to use the chain (it was placed above the dining room table) and mounted it directly to the ceiling using only the two links that have a screw lock attached.The chain then went into a ziplock,and the 10 feet of wiring was folded and bound with a twist tie and tucked up into the casing in the ceiling in case I decided to use the chain at a later point. Before I decided against the chain, I had threaded the wire through the chain. As the chain gently rocked against the top of the fixture while doing this, it chipped some of the paint from the top finale, so do take care to avoid this should you decide to purchase one. It was fairly easy to install, though I do recommend having someone else hold the light fixture while the other attaches the wiring as it is very heavy. It works well with a dimmer switch for times when 9 lights is a little too much. I used nine 40watt LED bulbs (though it can take up to 100 watts) and it is very bright on high, and has incredible ambiance with the frosted 'up' lighting on it's lowest setting. I highly recommend this chandelier to anyone looking for function and elegance rolled into one.
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