I read the reviews on this light and I was a little worried about the color and brightness. I used this to replace a large overhead fluorescent light in my kitchen. I used 72W dimmable bulbs they get a little warm but if you are worried about this with the diffuser then I recommend getting LED light bulbs... either way its very bright. I did install a dimmer on the advice of other reviewers. I'm VERY satisfied with the light, it was way more than I hoped for, looks great, provides lots of light. Great buy!