Beautiful fixture, great price. Looks very modern and expensive when installed. Crystals are beautiful! Printed instructions clear and helpful but I couldn't have installed this by myself (husband did it and I had to help hold during elec. connections. Watch out for: 1) SHADE LINING -not obvious from the pic but the inside of the shade is shiny silver - very modern, maybe too modern for our setting as we installed in an entry where you see the silver from all angles-might look odd if other fixtures in view are not also very modern. 2) INSTALL - very easy to bend the frame so it looks crooked. This is b/c you have to attach all the crystals and the electrical support while it is tetering on the center ball. Suggest you use the foam from box to keep the fixture flat while doing all needed elect. and crystal attachment (we ordered two fixtures with drum shades and bent both!) We were able to straighten the frame after it was installed. 3) CRYSTALS - took about an hour to attach crystals - more difficult than it looks.
I love this lamp, I purchased two for my new salon. The ceilings are high and these give off beautiful light. The inside is shiney sliver so it reflects even more light, Hanging the crystals was fairly easy and only took about 15 minutes for both lights. We have it on dimmers so we can soften the light when needed. The design is elegant yet modern. If you want to see a photo of the light handing in the salon, go to facebook andlook up Raina's hair color studio,
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color is good. I like that when the light is on, you can't see through the shade.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate.
Very pretty when installed....and simply beautiful when you look at it from a few feet away. When you sit under it though, and look up, the rings holding the crystals together stand out as a bit flimsy. the reflective inner lining is a very nice touch. this product is not bad. I like this piece.
I bought this light fixture for a fun alternative to boring general lighting in my office. It gives a very dressed up feel and casts great light. The light is primarily focused down and up because of the dark shade, but that is not a problem for me as I use task lighting for small work and it would be perfect for over a dining table. The quality is solid, it isn't a heavy metal, but I didn't expect that in this price point. It is a great fixture, everyone who has seen it, loves it. My only complaint is there were no instructions for the installation. "Hire an electrician to install" is not helpful, so if you are a DIYer, make sure you are familiar with single wire fixtures. If it were easier to adjust the chain length without breaking the links, it would be even better. Good buy and a great value for a fashionable piece!
I love this light. It is classic and modern at the same time. It was just what our dining room needed to move it from 1977 to 2011.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
- How is the quality of the product? wonderful
- Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? yes
I bought this to replace an outdated silver nickel fixture over my kitchen dining table. As others have said, the main part of the fixture is shiny metal plastic but you can't tell it unless you really get up close to inspect it. I laid the chain out flat on the floor and threaded the wires through every 4th link so it would hang a little straighter. The overall time didn't take too long to install. Some assembled the crystals before hanging the fixture but I chose to put the crystals on mine once we had the fixture installed. It's not that hard as long as you have someone hold the shade so it doesn't swing. There are plenty of extra crystals with this piece in case you do damage some. Mine came in tact with no damage and I really love it. It's really pretty hanging and gives out a lot of light with 40W bulbs. I bought 60W but I think with the reflection of the inside of the drum, it will be too much. I would recommend this to anyone looking to give a nice look without paying too much.
would not recommend this product. inside of lamp scratched
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. poor, inside of lamp scratched which led light to bleed through the fabric
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
I just received my new light fixture and love it! it took a little longer to get then i thought but worth the wait (nearly 3 weeks). It came well packed. It looks great and was great value for money, i had seen the same fixture almost $150 more expensive. The crystals are gorgeous, a little awkward to put on but worth it. I am very fussy about home decor so was a little concerned about buying online. But its great, looks modern with a twist. I would highly recommend it. Even my husband likes it so thats saying something!