Fixture is a gorgeous statement maker. Using 65 watt bulbs provides excellent lighting and wonderful crystal shimmer. Installed fixture in my townhouse dining room. Since the townhouse has standard ceiling height, the drop distance from the ceiling is perfect. DOWNSIDE: it took two of us working for 3 hrs to wire individual crystal beads and wire to fixture. Be sure you want to spend that much time!!!! Very tedious!!!! I wonder what the fixture would have cost if all the crystals were factory installed?