When you enter my house you step right into my entryway and living room. The original entry light was an entry light and looked out of place. My living room doesn't have ceiling lights and I just can't seem to get enough lamp light. I bought this pendant light, knowing that it came with long wires and chain. I connected the wiring to the original power fixture and swagged it about 3 1/2 feet into the living room. It now hangs above my sofa table and provides light to the living room. Easy to assemble and install. I probably had the old fixtrue down and this one up in a half an hour. No man required! If you are wanting this for a room with average height ceilings it is going to hang down too low for most people to walk under so make sure you either have tall ceilings or you plan on placing it over a table etc.