Rated 4.6 out of 5Â by 30
Rated 5 out of 5Â by zippy Nice accent light for wall hanging
Light came complete but needed assembly from box. Finish looks nice in Bronze. Lights are easy to adjust and aim. Installed with remote switch for easy on and off from across the room.
October 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by RUSTYPAINTER Nice light bar
We like the looks of this light. We replaced the fixture in the bathroom with this one. It does not give off as much light so we have had to play with the adjustment of the lights but we are finding it livable.
September 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by mariolina Nice bright light for over the kitchen sink
My older home has a medium-size kitchen with dark cherry cabinets. It has only two light fixtures, a light/fan combo in the center of the room and a task light over the sink. The original light over the sink was fluorescent, with all the usual problems of fluorescent lights (slow to come on, noisy, poor light quality, and ugly). I wanted to replace it with a better light that wouldn't require extensive renovation to install, and I wanted one that wouldn't hang down below the wood valence above the sink, but still look good if you were standing near the sink and looked up. I decided to get a track-style light so the light would be distributed over a broader area (as opposed to circular fixture that would illuminate a harrow area). I needed a fixture with wiring that connects at the center so I could avoid having to install new electric boxes in the ceiling above the sink.
After looking exhaustively, I finally chose this fixture because the dark color ties in with my dark cabinets. (So many current light fixtures have a nickel finish, which wouldn't work in my kitchen.) I also liked that the three lights are adjustable. I had been hoping to find an energy-efficient light that used LED bulbs, but there was very little choice in LED fixtures at the time (2014). This one comes with three 50-watt halogen M16 GU10 bulbs, which are NOT energy-efficient (but somewhat more so than incandescent). I'll swap out the halogen bulbs with LED equivalents as soon I locate some dimmable ones at a good price. (LED bulbs with this shape cost about $20 apiece last year, but they are now available for about $7 apiece online)
This project ended up being more involved than I expected (the fault of my older kitchen, not the light fixture). It turned out that my previous light did not comply with the NEC (National Electric Code) because there was no electric box in the ceiling. (The wires just came directly out of the ceiling, a big no-no;) I didn't want to cut a hole in the plywood ceiling for an electrical box because I didn't know whether there would be any way to secure the box, so I improvised by surface-mounting a 4" pancake electrical box to the ceiling and installing a 7" circular wooden medallion (painted white) around the box. Luckily, there was enough vertical space so the light fixture doesn't hang down too low.
All-in-all, I'm very pleased with this light fixture. It gives good light and it looks good with my older kitchen. Even taking into consideration the cost of buying replacement LED bulbs , the light is still reasonably priced. (All of the alternative LED fixtures that I considered cost over $100.) I would have preferred to have been able to purchase this fixture without the halogen bulbs since I knew I'd be replacing them. I also would have preferred a light fixture with a somewhat longer bar so the individual lights would be spaced a bit farther apart.
One installation tip: it's easier to install the bulbs BEFORE installing the fixture, especially if you're installing it from a ladder in an awkward space. The rims of the lights have to be removed in order to install the bulbs, which have bayonet mounts, so you'll have to hold the extra part while you're inserting the bulb, and you may not be able to see where to insert the pins on the base of the bulb.
October 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by rosiekay Almost Too Much Light for the Buck ... Still A Keeper
In the process of finally updating the fireplace surround. Bye bye 35 year old builder brick! The dry stack slate stone with the sparkles in it just didn't look as good as it could. Been searching online mainly watching the budget dwindling and all, I can't believe how lucky we were to find this. We also purchased a pretty sophisticated dimmer switch. The three 50 watt halogens that come with it tho are really bright and even when dimmed, it seems to just wash out the stone. Hoping maybe there is a spot or narrow beam bulb that will work. Think I'll go down to 35 watt also. Just want a little illumination. Oh ya, hubby had trouble getting the bulbs in, the fluted little edge is friction fitted and you can get it off leaving more room for the fingers to work. Had a little trouble getting the canopy or wiring cover to fit flush up there too. Actually had to put a few pieces of luan to make it all hang horizontal to the floor. Beware, as we noticed in the store, for some odd reason they designed the light housings with the little sliver allowing light to shine through. The bronze finish goes great with the ceiling fans we have and love and the base just fits the width of the center beam. HappySails
July 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Californiadreamer check electrical before buying
Ordered this online. Received it very promptly. When I took it out of the box, I was very happy with everything-the bronze color was perfect to go with other features in the room, it is very classy, and not too big. But-when I took down the old track lighting, I realized that this unit goes up like a light fixture with a box needed, not like the electrical I already had installed. That was the only issue I had, so I returned this unit and purchased the one that looks just like it with the correct electrical installation. I would say that this is a very nice electrical fixture for the price.
July 21, 2014