I installed TWO of these in my long rectangular kitchen, and they look awesome! They come with varying lengths of rod, but I didn't use any of them, since, being an older house, my ceilings are the traditional 8 or 9 foot ceilings....I didn't want the lights to hang down too low. It does provide a good light, reflecting off the ceiling, and coming through the diffuser (so you don't have to see the light bulbs!); it's not the intense amount of light you get from high hats or track lighting. These two lights, with my undercabinet lighting provides enough good light, and a nice atmosphere. Also, for FYI, it includes a self leveler, if you were to hang from a angled ceiling (i.e., staircase). Overall, Overstock delivered again and I am thoroughly pleased!