Purchased two Cassandra flush mount fixtures in the 20"W size, white shade with bronze trim, for our bedroom ceiling. They are simple, clean-lined, very elegant looking, and well manufactured. They produce a good amount of light (we purchased the incandescent version and have them on a dimmer switch). The glass on the bottom is frosted and does diffuse the light. When lit, the white shade glows a cream/golden color. Installation is a two person job, as the fixtures are heavy and large. The provided screws were just barely long enough, so if you aren't able to perfectly align the fixture and make flush to wall, you may need longer ones. Otherwise, it's an easy install with clear directions. Definitely recommend this product, just wish it was a little less expensive since we had to purchase two of them!
This lamp looks great overall and is what I was looking for. However, it is difficult to mount, and I am most sure that one person can do it, as there are two small screws that come down from ceiling that need to be aligned and fit into fixture (this is hard). Next, the glass on the bottom has a greenish tint, which is especially evident when light is off, but is not a problem once light is on.
I am very happy with the look and quality of this fixture. The installation screws which came with the fixture were to short making the installation process harder then others. I had to get new screws that worked with the fixture.
I just opened the box and inspected the lamp. It looks better than the picture. The natural grasscloth material is high quality and evokes natural elegance. Not sure how it installs or works yet, though. Based on other reviews, I'm anticipating having to get longer screws as the ones that came with it appear to too short. I'm not installing it myself, but have alerted my handyman and he didn't think it would be too difficult. It's a beautiful lighting fixture and I'm very happy with the way it looks.
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I bought the medium size with natural grasscloth shade and bronze finish for my dining room. I absolutely love it! I don't have anything negative to say about it. I'm not sure how to rate the instructions because my boyfriend installed it without instructions (but he has tons of experience with home improvement and construction). I'm going to buy the small size for my tiny foyer.