Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 21
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mgrace Spend a bit more for something better...
This fixture looks nice once installed but there was much swearing to get it there. My husband installed this last night in a hallway. I was considering buying another for the front door entryway but not after watching him struggle to get it installed. The insulation is super thick, which doesn't help you to line up the mounting screws through the holes, and then it takes a lot of effort to get it flush to the ceiling. Somehow he managed to rip off the insulation on the inside of the fixture while struggling to line things up so he had to use double-stick tape to put it back on. Reflective insulation was raining down on him. Next time, I'm going to read reviews before buying and will pick up something of better quality.
November 25, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Themblues Fairly difficult install
This is a nice-looking, cheap fixture so I gave it a shot. Everything went well until I got to the getting the mounting screws through the thick fiberglass insulation. The insulation holes weren't exactly centered on the mounting holes, so I had to rip the insulation wide enough to find them. This might be cured if they put a real barrier/facing on both sides of the insulation instead of a micro-thin layer of aluminum foil on one side (literally 1/2 the thickness of the stuff you buy in the store. It ripped right off when I was ripping the insulation.) Now for the low price I don't expect miracles, but I would have gladly paid an extra dollar to have proper insulation facing on both sides. Other than that, it was a pretty typical install. And it is a pretty cheapie item, the "metal" is plastic but it looks ok when installed. Next time, I would probably go with a better quality fixture as this one mishap cost me about 15-20 mins of frustration (as the install location was in a small soffit over a base cabinet.) The fixture looks more realistic on the rep pic here than it does on the box. The box shows the glass as off-white, when it's actually straight white (with "alabaster" patterning.)
June 1, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JDO1942 WORST PIECE OF JUNK TO INSTALL, MOUNTING HARDWARE IS CHEAP AND HARD TO INSTALL IN OLDER HOMES
I AM AN ELECTRICIAN AND THESE LIGHTS TAKE MORE TIME TO INSTALL BECAUSE OF THE POOR QUALITY OF THE MOUNTING. COULD NOT NOT USE THE SCREWS THAT CAME WITH THE LIGHT BECAUSE THEY ARE TOO SHORTS
November 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JennJ Looks nice!
This light fixture looks great! However, it was a bear to install. After you screw the mounting bracket to the electrical box, you then have to slide the fixture and about 3 inches of insulation onto the mounting screws. The insulation has holes for this purpose, and it sounds easy enough, but the holes didn't seem to line up with the mounting screws and we couldn't get the screws to "punch" though the insulation. We could get one side in, but then not the other. We finally got it/forced it, but ended up with insulation dust all over us, including in our eyes. I would recommend that the manufacturer make those holes wider. Once installed though, it's beautiful!
Note, this fixture is deep, dark brown and has no orange, brassy color showing through, like typical ORB.
January 2, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hacker Good light, reasonable price
Wanted 3 lights I could buy at the store. Really liked the globe but not the base color. I bought a can of the "Hammered" paint in the color I wanted. Scuffed with steel wool, cleaned and gave two light coats about 10 min apart and let it dry 24 hours. Had no problem with the thickness of the fiberglass, it compresses. Tip: Put some painters tape on ceiling and mark a line to help line up screws. And wear goggles or glasses cuz a bit of fiberglass always sheds off during installation. I am a sparky but any handy person can install. ALWAYS shut off power!
November 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Niva Looks good. Itchy thick insulation.
The design is good and matches my living room design. The insulation is thick and itchy. Had to wash my clothes and take a get a good shower. The screw mount holes bend and the screw goes thru. Had to use washers. The supplied screw were short for my installation. After all all is good.
November 17, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Frustrated Freaking awful!!!!!
oh my gosh... what am I missing???????????????????????????????
Why is the insulation in this light 5 feet thick?????????????????????????????
installing this light should have taken just a few minutes. I'm on hour two!!!!!!!! I'm having to take a break because my arms are so freaking tired.
The top of the light has the expected insulation. However, the insulation is twice as thick as it needs to be. This makes installing this light a bloody nightmare. The concept is simple, guide the mounting screws through the holes in the insulation, through the slots in the base and turn. Yeah, in theory a child should be able to do this in seconds. First off, you can't see the freaking holes because your head can't get up close enough to the ceiling. Once you ++++think++++ the screws are in the holes, you have to look up and align the fixture with the screws. Inevitably the insulation gets all mucked up and you can't see the screw heads. After my 50th attempt to do this, the insulation is so torn up, I don't know if it is even possible any more.
Honestly, I do not know if the depth of the insulation has to meet some code, but my gosh, it makes this a maddening chore.
NO, I don't recommend.
March 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rickie The light looks rich and beautiful. We liked it so much, 3 more have gone up.
As always, Home Depot is like our second home. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Tks for that!
March 12, 2014