By Rachel J. from Happy Valley, OR on Oct 10, 2008
I purchased this nice large light for a north facing laundry room. It is perfect! It gives off alot of light and is a semi-flush mount which I wanted because it deflects more light into the room. I wanted the light with three bulbs that could handle over 60 watts. It will make using the laundry room on dark winter nights so much better as now I can see the dirt!I also wanted a semi-flush mount because my electrician says they are much safer than flush mount lights because the heat generated by the light bulbs can over heat the wires and ceiling creating a greater fire hazard. I always vote for safety when I have a chance. Thank you very much, Sincerely, Mrs. J.
The only complaint I have is that it was difficult to line up the installation screws with the ceiling bracket holes. There should be a way to make this easier. The glass shade was substantial and the overall fixture was solidly made. Like having three 75 watt bulbs to give off more light. A good compromise between a flush mounted fixture and something that hangs lower. I used this in a closet for a modern sophisticated look.
The hardware furnished was not correct. A crossbar that was needed to connect the lamp to the ceiling was not included. A "universal" connecting plate was included instead. The lamp could not be connected because the hole in the center of the "universal" plate would not connect to anything. (??)
In addition, the canopy was smashed. This is being replaced.
Rather inconvenient. I am continually reminded that products made in CHINA are complete junk.
I received this item about two weeks ago. It came poorly packaged and broken into a thousand pieces. I called customer service right away, and they said they would ship me out a replacement right away, and would send a return label for the broken fixture in the mail.