These blinds do what they advertise, let in filtered light and provide privacy. The blinds themselves are almost a four star product, but the cheap hanging clips break easily and don't often fit well in the window frames, making it a 3 star overall. Pros: Material and look of blinds are nice. Provide privacy and light. Don't appear cheap and provide privacy. Cons: Installation can be difficult depending upon window frame configuration. I have anderson windows and had to drill holes in the clips to fasten them securly as they didn't line up correctly on their own. I am very handy and so it wasn't too big a deal for me to install, but my wife could not do it on her own. Blind holders are cheap plastic. Should be metal. FInal comment: I have about 10 of these blinds as we moved into a new house and needed some quick window treatments. Only one has failed and needed to be returned (the inner cords unlatched causing the blind not to be able to retract). I would recommend them in general, but they are a little pricey for what you get. Good luck.