I am really happy with my purchase and just wanted to point out a couple of things. Tiffany lighting is designed with overall effect of the lighted lamp in mind. The colors you see before turning on the light, in my case the lamp appears mostly red, are going to be different when the bulb is on. And speaking of light bulbs, Tiffany lamps were made when only incandescent bulbs were available. If you prefer fluorescent, chose one with the lower color temperature- one that gives a warm light rather than "sunlight," "bright light" or regular fluorescent, which has a greenish cast. I experimented with warm CFL and got good color results, but the way the bulbs are constructed did not light up the bottom part of the lamp. I really like the little green ring around the bottom, so I went back to old-fashioned incandescent. Overall I am impressed with the quality and craftsmanship. Genuine stained glass leading is bumpy and this one passes the bumpy-ness test.
We just moved into our new home and we needed a lamp for our living room. Since the living hasn't been decorated yet and we haven't even decided on paint color(s) and window covering for the room, we wanted a simple and elegant lamp that would fit any decor. This lamp pretty much fits the bill. The lamp arrived quickly. However, part of the plastic bulb housing was chipped. Fortunately, this didn't affected the function of the lamp, and the lamp shade hides this defect. Obviously, the lamp should be packaged better. Assembly was fairly easy and intuitive. This was good, because the instructions weren't very informative. Finally, the quality is mediocre typical of mass produced lamps. It should nevertheless last for many years. The best part is the design and style. The paper lantern like shade looks fanatastic. Although, I'm a bit concern about the lamp getting hot with a paper lamp shade. So I'm using a compact fluorescence bulb for reduced heat and better energy efficiency. All in all, I would purchase this lamp again.
The lamp arrived in a well-designed package in 5 days. Assembly was easy and done in less than ten minutes. Simply put, this lamp is beautiful. The warm colors must be seen to be believed. An outstanding addition to our living room at a very affordable price. It works very well with a compact fluorescent bulb, so you can save energy (money) as well. Highly recommended.
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