I purchased this light for a home office to throw up more light. It does just that and is pretty good at it. All the light is thrown upward onto the ceiling making it radiate throughout the room without blinding you. The light is also works on a dimming switch, which is a big plus because it can be a bit overpowering sometimes. It works like most halogen lights except you are dealing with 6 high impact halogen bulbs, so they produce a bit of heat. The light itself is pretty well made, so can't complain about the quality, particularly for the price. However installation was a HUGE pain. I installed it myself and about 2 hours in almost gave up. The light isn't heavy, which helps, but trying to get it wired into the ceiling then adjust all four of the cords to the right length was a balancing act to say the least. It also has an extra wire which I needed to google to know what to do with. The instructions are poor but you can still figure it out. All-in-All I like the light and my purchase but would recommend either professional installation or at least two people for installation.