I don't understand why people thought this lantern was junk. I'm absolutely thrilled with the quality! It's a handmade piece from the middle east, made from reclaimed metal. Perfect it's not, but these things aren't meant to be. I had no problem wiring it -- it came with a round insert for the socket and a hole in the bottom for wire. The hinges and clasp on the door are sturdy. It's rustic, heavy, well made and stunning when lit. Even with tiny tealights, the enchanting shadow patterns still reach the ceiling from the end table I have it on. The versatility is wonderful. I can use it as an electric lamp, or as a candle lantern. I couldn't be happier with it!