Love this chandelier! Did a room makeover for my daughter's birthday. I switched it out from hard wire to plug in for my young daughter - figured she could take it with her should she ever leave. ;-) Did buy the plug in kit at local hardware store. Took me about 45-60 minutes to do this. I did have my dad help me with this. It was not so easy first looking at it by myself (even with directions). But after going through it with him - easy peasy. Of course - right! The crystals are crystals - not plastic. It really adds that something special to the room. They even provided extra parts should you need it. I love this chandelier I am seriously contemplating getting 1 or 2 for my bedroom. And it is an excellent price for the product.