This gives less light than a lamp with a 40W bulb. Thought I wouldn't mind that, as this is a guest bathroom and I like softer light where bright light isn't needed . . . but this fixture takes a small, unusual type of bulb that isn't halogen, but has that halogen-esque, blue-ish quality to it. Not very asthetically pleasing coupling stark light with sort of stark style of fixture. A little smaller than I thought it would be, as well (though my expectation there is my own fault, of course, since the measurements are given). It's okay. I was hoping for something more along the lines of striking or modern. Instead, it wouldn't look out of place in a rest stop bathroom.