Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 68
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Matt 2-LIGHT FLUSH-MOUNT CEILING FLUORESCENT LIGHT
I have bought quite a few of these light fixtures, painted the frames and outer rims then I turn them into wall lights with a cord and switch, and I put logos on them. They make an outstanding 18 Inch LocoLamp.
I don't buy a similar light from LOWE'S because they don't include light bulbs. And I prefer the design.
I have to inspect 2-LIGHT FLUSH-MOUNT CEILING FLUORESCENT LIGHTS before I leave the store because some parts are frequently bent or warped.
Nonetheless, I am very pleased overall with these lights and intend to buy as many as my customers want into the future.
March 12, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by terrymo Expensive in the long run
The ballast that comes with the Hampton Bay lights that use 2 circline bulbs lasted about 1 year before it failed. The original style replacement ballasts (Viva VEB82223) are available from The Ballast Shop on line but are $25 each. I purchased two replacement ballasts, one to replace the original ballast which failed and another just to have a spare. The first replacement ballast lasted 11 months. Today I installed the second replacement ballast and replaced the bulbs which I purchased at Home Depot for approximately $23 dollars for both. Hopefully this newest ballast will last more than a year.
August 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CJ Initial Review Nice Fluorescent Light
I read the reviews decided to take a chance anyway.The coast of the light, and the 3 year warranty was my deciding factor. Installation was a breeze, installed in less than 30 min. Ascetically its a great looking fixture, and matches with appliances. Great Light coverage for a mid sized kitchen. From initial review I would recommend this Lighting Fixture.
February 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Llama Great price and great light
I really like this light simple and classy. and priced right
September 29, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by hkp1 Cheap Chinese ballast
This lamp is ubiquitous in kitchen remodels of the 2010s because for a while it was one of the only affordable ceiling lamps of its size on the market. As a result, you’ll see it in flipped house after flipped house. And it looks and performs fine – until it does not.
We bought this lamp in early 2011 after looking high and low for a lamp of its size and light-giving power. It was one of the only options.
Based on the reviews here, we were lucky because we got 3+ years of use out of the thing before the ballast blew. Sounds like many folks get just 12-18 months.
Interestingly, to repair it, we took the ballast from the old, beaten up fixture (its predecessor) which has a 30 year old ballast manufactured in Rock Island, IL. And darn if that heavy old American-made ballast isn’t still humming away after three decades.
April 15, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by footsoldier Big Surprise. Ballast Failed at 18 Months.
Mounted this fixture in my kitchen, and it is actually nice-looking. Installation is not exactly friendly; it is a two person job to screw the light cover on. Ballast failed at about 18 months. Like everyone else who bought this cheap light, the ballast is obviously poor quality and completely unreliable. Replacements are available online, but I chose to replace it with a different ballast with the same specs, size and mounting configuration. The one I went with is the Viva 82223, 2 Lamp Circline Ballast (22 & 32 watt).
April 28, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bill Ballast went after 13 months
Well Ballast went and cant find a replacement.. Waste of money.
November 9, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rocky buyer beware
Less than a year old, and the ballast failed. This is a good looking piece of junk.
November 21, 2013