This will need a chandalier brace for sure, so make sure to factor that into the cost of the over all installation. If you can do it yourself, you'll save $300.00 smakers. Just get the hand-twistable earthquake brace from Home Depot and follow the directions. This chandalier assembled, tested and installed fairly straight forwardly. It looks amazing when fully lit up. I would suggest a dimmer switch with this one as well. It drives a lot of heat when fully illuminated, so the dimmer helps to keep the power down, and thus the heat as well. I am really happy with this purchase, and it I get a lot of compliments: particularly, "Where did you get it," and "how much was it?"
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? It's exactly what I expected. It matches my floor perfectly.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Construction was sound. Fairly easy to assemble. Make sure to test power up the chandalier at laest once before you mount it, and check to see that all of the bulbs illuminate. It fit perfectly into my staircase, and provides the right amount of light.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? This is exactly as it appears in the picture.