Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 20
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Douglas Initial opinion, decent purchase with good appearance
Excellent packaging to prevent damage in shipping/handling. The bulbs' connections don't give a positive feel, but it works so I guess that's the way it is supposed to be.
The entire cover is formed plastic, just painted differently for the "bars." The glass effect is very good. The entire cover is easily removed by rotating it several inches and pulling it off.
It puts out decent light from my 8-foot kitchen ceiling, although I have a galley kitchen (long) and installed three together in a line since I was doing a remodel from scratch.
Wiring issue: since the ballast is directly in the center, the manufacturer offset the hole for the power wires beyond the edge of where it would sit over a metal octagon box. This could be a problem if the fixture gets pulled tight to the box and pinches the wires. A round box may have the same issue. It has 3 additional mounting keyholes near the outer edge that can be used instead of or in addition to the box mounting keyholes, allowing it to be offset from the electrical box as necessary.
August 11, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Bobby Disappointing quality of paint job on plastic diffuser
Back panel , ballast and bulb assembly of light seem decently designed however the low quality of the "sienna" paint job is very disappointing. Scratches and missed portions of the sienna colored rings show up like a sore thumb when the light is on behind diffuser. Pictures included show this and I apologize for the quality but are the best I can produce when pointing the camera directly at a light source. I normally like Hampton Bay's products but this one looks like they've given up on Quality Assurance (it would have taken less than a moment for someone to hold the diffuser over a light and see the issues that I and others are writing about. This makes me question whether I will purchase additonal Hampton Bay products in the future if this is the quality that they deem acceptable for letting go out the door... The fix for them (hand the diffuser back to the painter and have him touch up) would have cost them a penny but paid huge dividends in not degrading their brand's reputation. I didn't expect a lot for my $49, but wasn't expecting to install a brand new light that my wife immediately looked at and said "that looks like we got it used somewhere and not in a good way". Now that it is installed I do not know if I will return it or see if I can correct the flaws using a marker as a previous reviewer stated they did... Makes me sad to see a decent brand lose their passion for quality.
May 25, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mike You Get What You Pay For
The light functions fine but the brown painted sections on the plastic diffuser were scratched and chipped, allowing light to pass through, cheapening the appearance of the fixture.
November 3, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Droz FAIRCHILD COLLECTION 2-LIGHT
light was very easy to install. looks great in my hallway.
August 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lvlegalbeagle Very nice overhead light.
I installed two of these lights in my kitchen. They're very pretty and they give off a really nice white fluorescent light. I was a little disappointed that they are made entirely of plastic. They are a very unique looking fixture and they are quite large, so be sure that they're going to work for the space you have.
June 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lhill Replacement purchase. Works as expected. Easy to install.
Quickly installed with little effort. Easy to understand directions.
July 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dale Great Lighting
This light was easy to install, looks great and a great value.
December 10, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Renn You will lose what you saved in bulbs!
This fixture takes two circular bulbs.One is about fifteen dollars and the other is about ten dollars (home depot). They only lasted me a year. They're aligned in such a way where if one malfunctions, then so does the other.
I use it in my kitchen. Granted this is a high traffic area for me. I have no other complaints about it.
Lovely fixture, bulbs not so much.
June 10, 2013