This chandelier definitely gives a room the WOW FACTOR. We are using it over our billiards table. It is a dramatic effect. It takes 5 light bulbs yet we only use 3 bulbs due to it brightness. It is best with a dimmer switch. The crystals are real not plastic. It is easy to put together. When the sun hits the crystals it casts a great prism color effect. Get it. you won't be sorry.