This light fixture is bright and shiny. Seam is obvious (as others noted). Projects plenty of light. It works well for our purposes. The diffuser on the bottom doesn't seem to be perfectly even, but I think only a perfectionist would notice it. Exceptionally good value for the money. NOTE: You can hang this on a sloped ceiling. It's hard to find fixtures that will. Ours is on a 12.5' sloped ceiling & does a wonderful job. Thanks, Overstocks!!!