Rated 3.4 out of 5Â by 56
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Smith Great, as long as you apply a clear coat!
We purchased two of these lights last summer in the store - without reading these reviews. This spring we discovered rust developing on both lights, and checked the reviews. Of course, many others mentioned this too. I decided to call the store and ask if they stood behind the light, and they told me they only handle warranty items within 90 days, but to call Hampton Bay (the number in the manual that came with the lights). I called them, and the WONDERFUL agent (actually a Home Depot employee) asked lots of questions and asked me to send photos. Within 8 hours of sending the photos, she'd replied back and sent an electronic gift card to replace the lights. We really love the lights and the price can't be beat, so we'll be purchasing replacements and spraying with a clear coat this time!
April 19, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by GQstyle Poor Materials, Otherwise Good Design
The lamp is gorgeous. The light it casts is efficient, broad, and beautiful. The wiring and installation was quick and easy. Instructions were clear. The cage won't really protect the glass against even light impacts, so install this away from danger. The glass has bubbles which is artistic, the dome glass is easy to wash and clean when removed from the housing. The metal housing is pretty when new but rusts easily.
I purchased this lamp and had it installed for about 4 months when it began to rust heavily. This lamp carries a 3-year warranty that specifically excludes issues with the surface finish (rust). Now that I can't return it and the warranty is worthless, I have brush painted it over with aluminum Rustoleum paint. I put two coats over the entire metal body after spending about 30 minutes scrubbing the rust off with a stainless bristle brush. The new paint looks about 70% as good as the original shiny finish, but has been much more durable. My concern is to ensure that the rust does not continue to penetrate and destroy the lamp. They should have offered this lamp in 100% aluminum or painted it to prevent the rusting issue.
The lamp does not get exposure to severe weather and for the first few weeks held up well. After a while, the surface will rust on you due to the damp evening dew and spreads fast. The metal housing material appears to be some type of unprotected raw steel polished to a shine.
Installation was easy and it looked great before the rust. It looks ok now that I have repainted the body with rust proof paint. I suggest that you consider another lamp, or to spray a clear rustproof paint over this lamp before installation.
Stainless versions of this lamp could not be purchased for less than $130. Just be aware of the ease of rust and to take preventative measures if you insist on getting this lamp.
Not durable at all. Would not purchase again. But since I have it, I'll try to make the best of it. See pictures for an idea of the rust after a few weeks.
April 1, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by smith Cute, inexpensive update
Purchased these for my cabin porch. Other reviews said they rust quickly but went ahead anyway as they are protected under the porch overhand. Not heaving duty but great looking, good size and easy install. An easy update to dated looking brass fixtures that were there previously and a fraction of the cost of what I was finding elsewhere.
September 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Christine Very nice light
Great light at a low cost. I used a clear round bulb in the light to keep with the look
December 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Emily Read the reviews before you buy!
We put up 4 of these fixtures (chosen for appearance and price) 3 summers ago. We just noticed that one of the fixtures - the only one that gets hit directly by rain - is rusted over. We will probably replace it with the same fixture (if we can't remove the rust) and do a clear coat of laquer like another reviewer suggested. We'd replace it with something else entirely, but since the fixtures are all in sight of one another, it would mean replacing all of them and that could get kind of spendy. I do wish we'd read the reviews before we bought these, we would have gone with something visually similiar but of a higher quality.
February 17, 2013