The crystals were mostly flawed in one way or another, most had bubbles or scratches very visible in the crystals. The crystals on the string are secured with visible little clamps, and aren't all in the correct position. These are the little hexagonal crystals but are only affixed to the wire by a hole on the edge. The final mounted light doesn't look identical to their image unless I am willing to go and fix each little crystal placement. The Crystals come in different sizes to produce the effect here and aren't labeled even though they are often 4-6MM off in size, so there is a lot of effort in preparing to put the unit together. The large crystals come without the rings in them. So one must affix the jump rings to the crystals before assembling the light after hanging. The chrome coloured base of the fixture is see through the side up into the mounting box. I haven't found a solution to cosmetically improve this appearance yet. Due to the heat coming from the bulbs, we don't dare place anything on the inside of the chrome shielding to mask the mounting box. The bulbs are the halogen twist types with the 2 dots at the base that you twist in. Only 2 of the bulbs that came with the product were in working order. These bulbs also produce a lot of heat and wasn't what I was hoping for. All the specifications listed were the wattage. I prefer using LED bulbs where possible. I love the design, but I wouldn't even try to purchase the most expensive version by this manufacturer due to the number of flaws with this one item. The lighting effect is lovely if one is willing to live with all of the flaws, possibly acceptable for some. The light does point straight down (majority) but there is a dispersion of light effects due to the crystals.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The colour is essentially the same as in the photo
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. I would consider this to be a lower quality product. The crystals that came with the product had many inclusions (errors/bubbles/flaws in the crystals). The base is see through into the mounting box.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? It was accurate, just missing information.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? No