When I saw this light I knew it was the one!! My husband is tall and likes that it is out of the way if the dining table is ever pushed aside. It has a beautiful warm glow when the light is on. I believe the 5 light is the way to go for a dining room, because the alabaster softens the brightness. Like others have said, it is heavy, and be sure to check it for any chips before installing. My first shipment was actually returned to sender by UPS before it even got to me, due to damage in transit. I called O to speed the process, and they got another one shipped out right away. It was packed well.. No two are the same, mine seems to have mostly square and rectangular shapes. Love it like crazy!