Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful sophisticated looking fixture. But unfortunately there is a seam where the silk overlaps. It's not obvious when dark but when it's turned on, the seam casts shadow. There's nowhere to totally hide it since it's a round pendant light hanging in the air.
The Cirque Round ceiling fixture was actually much better looking in person than in the photos. I love it. The glass casing makes it look more elegant and expensive than I anticipated, but also makes the fixture heavy. It is still plenty light to lift, but it should be installed carefully and could surprise someone by its heaviness when changing lamps.
This is a well built and attractive fixture that looks much more expensive than the price. Glass is heavy and opaque enough that light is evenly diffused and you don't see the outline of the bulb as you do in cheaper fixtures. Be aware that the base requires a 4" octagonal or square box. If you live in an older home (as I do), some of your ceiling boxes may be smaller. With a small 40watt bulb, the fixture doesn't output a great deal of light, but it was perfect for my application.
Love the pendants. The Lighting Universe salesperson was very knowledgeable and helped me identify all the items I'd need to get these to work. Items arrived on time as promised.
The instructions on attaching the lights could be improved. While one screw needs to be tightened, if you over-tighten the other screw, you risk puncturing the wire in the cord and the lights will not work. This requires cutting the cord and trying again - if you have multiple pendants, you could end up with cords of different lengths!
I am very happy with this light. It is a modern version of a typical bath bar. I had it professionally installed, but they had no problems. The only dislike I have is that you distictly see each bulb when lit, I expected the bar to glow as one light source. Will be putting it on a dimmer, and may try non-frsted bulbs.
We had the monorail lighting installed about 3 years ago. We have had only problems with the pendants since that time. We have had to replace 3 of them, largely due to the fact the lights burn so hot that the socket gets "out of shape" and the bulbs will not make the proper connection. We never know from day to day whether all of the lights will be working or not. It is very frustrating, especially since we love the light the pendants give out.
I got these lights for basement bedroom/family room because I wanted to add a dimmer. These are great quality and look nice. As others have mentioned, pretty heavy. Wasn't as bright as I had hoped, but I probably just don't know how much light these bulbs generally give off. Two fixtures are OK for this 12x18 room, but it isn't super bright. My only complaint was with wiring. Both light bulbs have two wires, so you have to connect 2 hot wires to the black wire and two neutral to the white. It's a pain putting wire nuts on two small stranded wires while holding a 5 pound fixture. They should have combined these internally.
I put the "natural" color pendant in a dressing area that's about 3 x 7 feet that separates our recentlty remodeled master bedroom from our bathroom. It sits over a walnut color dresser and hangs in front of the dresser mirror.
I bought both "white" and "natural" and chose this color over the "white" because the "natural" shell material had more detail and is more of a show piece with its shades of cream and golden carmel. It looks beautiful when the light is turned on or off and complements the walnut wood and granite that is close by. It gives off good light but it is more golden as opposed to white. I wouldn't use it as a make-up light but it gives good coverage in that size area to find things when opening drawers.
The "white" was too monochromatic, although it did give off more of a white light when lit. However, it doesn't look as special as the "natural" and for the price (which in the big scheme of things in going through a remodel is what you end up paying) you might as well get the one that looks special!
The pictures on this site give a good depiction of the pendant as lit.
We bought the olive color pendants. They are beautiful. Our electrician installed them without any problems. Make sure you know the length at which you want to hang them. Once the wire is cut, you can't lengthen them. There are tips online to help with pendant height. These pendants, installed as is from the box, do not offer alot of light. They are mainly decorative, and that is what we wanted. I don't know if you can put in a brighter light bulb.
I was pleasantly surprised that a lighting fixture could be both beautiful and exceptionally funtional. I've received many compliments regarding its elegance. The amount of light is perfect for a bathroom. Couldn't be happier.
I have two of these daisy-chained together in my closet. The look is outstanding! But very often one of them doesn't turn on when I hit the switch. If I turn off the switch and wait 10 seconds, then it will usually turn on. 70% of the time when a light doesn't come on it's the chain off the main, 30% of the time it's the main...so it switches back and forth between the two, not sure what is causing the problem--it happens once or twice a week.
I wanted something simple for my euro-style, sleek vanity. this light looks great - it does not distract, but also holds its own as an attractive fixture. An added bonus is that it casts cool shadows on the wall. I spent more than I wanted but would say the overall look and quality is worth the price.
See also 700 MR backlight shield review. I purchased several of these for trade show lighting. They were fairly easy to assemble with the exception of attaching the switch to the lighting wire - this was a little more wiring than I had anticipated, but I succeeded and the lights turn on and off :). I did not give them a perfect rating because they seem a little delicate. We'll see how they do over a number of trade shows. They hang tight to the wall and are super light weight and telescope out 24" which was exactly what I was looking for. They are much easier to deal with than my last set of lights and I would highly recommend these to others.
These pendant lights are expensive. But what do you get for that expense? Stunning, eye popping style built on the highest quality standards. There is an inexpensive knock off of this product available. Don't buy it. When the light switch is turned on, you'll see why. The detail and depth of this lamp when illuminated is just as exciting today as it was a year ago when they were first installed.
I bought several of these lights for our indoor jewelry display booth last year. I am very satisfied with the lights and their versatility in where they can be mounted. We mount ours overhead on the frame of our booth display and they work great. I highly recommend them.
This is a low voltage head that has a lot of moving parts. There are so many places that can fail. I have replaced two of the heads in 2 years. The lamps are so simple to replace if you are familiar with the fixture, but most maintenance personnel are not, and end up damaging the head trying to remove the lamp. Pretty fixture, but high maintenance down the road.
This light comes with a 1x3x1 transformer which needs to be placed in the junction box along with the wires and wire nuts. It's a tight fit if you are working with a 4" box. It gets even tighter if you are daisy chaining these lights. They are worth the effort though. The glass fixture is solid and gorgeous. Once you get the wiring complete the rest is a snap. Cut the guide wire to your needed length and plug it in. You will love this light.