I love this light. I wasn't expecting too much because I don't like chrome too much and wasn't sure if the crystals would look tacky, etc. I installed it over my kitchen table and I love it. I have 8 ft. ceilings and the prior lighting fixture in my kitchen cast the light down. Now the light bounces everywhere and has really brightened the room and made the ceilings seem higher, which was my goal. It is the look of a chandelier but up high enough that it really works with 8 ft. ceilings. The chrome isn't overwhelming because the shimmery shade and the crystals make the whole fixture gleam and sparkle. I just love it. (also very easy to install, I added the crystals in about 10 mins and my husband had it wired up in about 5 mins).