Only 1 downside. It can get pretty hot. Heats up the dining room when I have the dimmer set on high. Center barrel is similar frosted glass like the lamp shades....the pic makes it look like it might be clear. It isn't and does look much better, in person, than the pic!!
The light is a great value and very pretty. A bit difficult to put together-our contractor did it. Also hangs a bit low if using flush on a lower ceiling or over a table-just a heads up to taller people out there like me!