I was excited to get these for my mid century modern house, but when they arrived, I pulled them out of the box, and there was a weird visible rubber gasket that is around the top of the globe---where it meets the metal part. You can see it pictured--but it is white in the picture. In actuality, it is off white, and it's really visible. We had another lighting fixture ( only about 7 years old) that we were replacing this one with, and that one had a rubber gasket thing too---and as it got older it cracked, and looked weird and old. If you dont mind replacing the gasket every-time you replace a lightbulb, then this light fixture will be a great value, but I didn't want to deal with it---so Im returning them.
By James F. from Lake Forest Park, WA on Jan 19, 2011
This light doesn't cost much at all, but nonetheless has a lot of features of a more expensive light. It comes with a couple of gaskets, and the glass ball screws nicely into the base. The aluminum base could be a little heavier, but for the price no complaints from me. It looks very good lighting the front or our mid-century modern house. Also, delivery was very fast.