Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 55
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TNLibertarian I do not recommend them!!!
I bought two of these lights and they were a PAIN to install. The sheath around the three wires is absurdly difficult to cut. The wires are nearly impossible to identify (except for the ground which has a very light green color that runs the length of the wire).
I would have taken them back, but had cut into one of the wires so at that point I was committed.
I think these were the cheapest choice available and I would imagine that the higher end stuff is better, so if you can afford it, I would recommend going with something different.
August 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rustydog this was the tie in we were looking for in the kitchen
this was the right choose for the kitchen above the sink. lots of light and it has the look we were looking for
February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DonC Low cost way to have a pendant light.
Using this together with a globe was cheaper than buying a complete pendant fixture in a box and I think it looks as good or better.
December 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rocky Fancy lights
The lights are fancy an work great easy to hang an puts off good light
June 10, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dissappointed Poor appearance, green wire running the length of cord!
On the brushed nickle finish kit the wire is completely exposed with a clear casing, which would be fine except for the green wire running through the length of the cord. Very poor design. This does not show on the box so you need to open the box and make sure you like the wire. This needs to be changed for those wanting the brushed finish. We bought four of these only to get home and find out they have the green wire which totally looks awful for our application. Whoever came up with this idea was way off. Now we are looking for another kit that will work with our globe.
June 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIY505 Simple and Beautiful
This was relatively easy to install with absolutely no electrical experience. I purchased an old wire egg basket and the chord on this kit fit perfectly into the existing hole on the bottom of the basket. I decided to swag the fixture so it was centered over my table, and it was extremely easy to do so. It is very lightweight and the chord is strong, but flexible. The oil rubbed bronze finish was not too dark or too light for my taste. I would definitely recommend this to others.
March 25, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dudly Look before you buy (wish I had)
Just bought 3 of these lights. Upon opening the packages at home, none were the same! One was full-size pendant (product in wrong box?), whereas of the other two, one had the ugly green wire described in other reviews, and one did not. My "appearance" and "quality" ratings and overall recommendation are based on these issues - if all three had been mini-pendants w/o the green wire, I'd be a happy camper.
Off to Home Depot again...
October 24, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LHB55 Installation Pain
These lights are a real pain to install. Unless you have 12' ceilings or plan to hang the light a foot above the floor, you'll have to trim the cord. The instructions say nothing about how to do this. I was able to figure it out, but it's not easy. There are very small nylon screws holding the cord in the canopy. You need a very small flat tip screw driver to loosen. I purchased two fixtures. On one, the screw was frozen and just tore up when I tried to loosen. Because of that I couldn't retighten properly so the cord was slipping in the canopy. I had to resort to duct tape to keep it from pulling through the canopy.
Even more frustrating are the wires. To trim, you'll need to strip off the outer clear sheathing to get to individual wires. Out of the box, each wire has a little label identifying it as hot, common, and ground. Once you cut the cable to desired length, you lose the labels. The problem is that all the wires look the same. I finally noticed that there was an extremely pale green line on the ground wire, but needed a magnifying glass to see it. It was a toss up as to which of the remaining wires were which. I know polarity isn't so important with AC, but still... the wires should be color coded or textured like with some lamp cords so you know hot from common and the ground should be marked more clearly. I basically used the wire's orientation relative to the ground so that I was at least consistent in connecting the two fixtures.
Although they look good and the price was reasonable, if I had to do it again, I'd find something else. What should have take an hour or less took closer to 3.
April 1, 2015