This is a good lamp for the price but we found out that the shade blocks a lot of light. You may be disappointed like we were if you're replacing an old 5-light fixture for this one, as total output will be darker. This isn't a problem with the lamp per se, just with our assumptions of light output. I'm giving this a 3 star so that it will stand out among reviews (which have been mostly excellent.) Also, the included threaded tube that connects the ceiling box anchor to the lamp is pretty short and may not work if you have an extra-deep junction box and/or a ceiling medallion.