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Polished Nickel Chandelier
 from Virginia,  Jan 11, 2011

Excellent value, beautiful light fixture. I bought this to replace the foyer fixture that came with my new house 20 years ago! I'm ashamed to admit I never changed the original one until now. I had to rent an extension a-frame ladder to reach the ceiling comfortably in order to switch fixtures as it's a two story foyer. That only cost about $30 from a local hardware store but it made wiring and balancing myself and the lamp very easy. I chose this chandelier because of it's simplicity, contemporary look and size. I also had to consider a chain versus a straight rod fixture because my ceiling is angled, not flat, and I wasn't sure a straight rod would work at an angle. This chandelier is very well packed but the instructions didn't seem complete. I had to figure out for myself how to rotate the lamp to it's "open" position as it's packed in a "closed" position for shipping. This just involved slightly twisting each "arm" until the lamp looks like the picture. Be careful not to mark the nickel surface. Wiring was very straightforward and when I adjusted the chain to the length I needed I just "puddled" the extra few links on the top of the lamp where the chain starts. The only thing I had to redo a couple of times was the placement of the glass shades. They may seem straight when you tighten the plastic nut inside but the shade could still be slightly askew and need a little readjustment. Very simple though. I added fluorescent bulbs equivalent to 60 watt incandescent ones. Wow, it really lit up my foyer. It looks SPECTACULAR! It's probably twice the size of the old fixture and five times as bright. Quite a stunning change. I definitely recommend this product. Excellent value and sophisticated design.

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