The chandelier arrived in perfect condition in about 7 business days just as stated when ordered. After reading other reviews about how heavy the fixture was, I was surprised that the glass shades weren't thicker. However the shades do look like pillar candles and are very pretty. The only advice I can give to anyone buying this product is to definitely use chandelier style bulbs. I tried to use compact fluorescents and all the lights worked except for one! We ended up taking the whole thing down to try to figure out what the problem was (expecting it to be a wiring issue!) and it turns out that the sleeve you screw the bulb into was too tall to allow the CF bulb to make contact. Because we really wanted to use CF bulbs, our handyman trimmed off about 1/2 an inch from the sleeve to allow the bulbs to fit. Now that it is finally up, I do love it! My husband who assembled it however, was ready to throw it out the window several times before the project was completed and he's installed many light fixtures in the past. And yes, as many reviewers stated before, the directions that accompany the chandelier are very vague.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact match
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The chandelier feels sturdy but I was surprised at how thin and light the glass shades were. Very little room to thread the wiring which caused protective plastic coating to be stripped.