A nice, sleek looking light that should go with any number of paint colors and schemes. The fixture is glass so you will want to take care not to mount the light too exposed to such as hail or high winds but the glass is thick and feels sturdy to me. Not something delicate that might shatter at the least provocation.
Comes with mount hardware and if you do basic home wiring, it's a straightforward replacement of an existing fixture in most cases. For "new work" where no existing electrical box
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is located, you'll of course want a qualified professional.
In my case, I was replacing an existing fixture. No new wires nor electrical box. The electrical box was dusty and a bit cob webby. Also the existing hardware was in good shape but did not quite fit the new fixture so I pulled it and replaced with the hardware that came with the fixture.
The hardware that came with the light allows you to adjust by "tilting" the middle cross bar. A nice convenience given that some parts of this fixture are larger than the run of the mill, contractor fixture. You may need "wiggle room". Also, a bubble level.
Wired in the fixture with twist connectors, black to black, white to white. Notice the green ground attaches to the mount hardware. Put in a cheap bulb to test and turned power back on at the panel to make sure light was working and there wasn't any smoking going on round there.
Turned power back off at panel (of course).
Carefully push wiring into the electrical box. For outside work such as this, a ring of clear silicon is a good idea to keep moisture out of the electrical connections. Water and electricity tend not to play well together.
Lightly around the inside the fixture base, toward the outside so a seal is made when you put the base on the electrical box. Visually check the connections before closing up. Silicon doesn't turn hard instantly but it can make such a mess if you have to pull the fixture back open again.
The two screws are covered with matching, ball shaped caps that hold the fixture to the box. Then the glass is secured by a ceramic nut that screws to the lamp socket. You definitely want to be sure the power is cut when putting the ceramic nut in. Your fingers can easily slip into the light's socket.
Slip the glass up and onto the square backing, align everything, screw the ceramic nut to the socket. Then it's just install the bulb and power up.
I installed a 60 watt equivalent LED myself and get a good, illuminating, warm white glow, much like the old incandescents at the back porch. Very nice overall. I should get one of these for the front porch also!
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