Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 17
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Very happy. Pricey fixture, but very happy.
This took me twenty minutes to put up. It should only take a person maybe five or ten, but I put mine in a cathedral ceiling great room off of a section of scaffold and a ladder. The unit comes nicely packaged yet easy to unpack, all the parts were there and easy to find- no digging through plastic bags and under styrofoam to find the screws pack or anything- it was all there up top after pulling it out of the box, even the lights and shades were in place...it was literally pull out of box and mount.. The instructions were easy to follow and there really are only 4 simple steps to install it. You only need a phillips screwdriver and a wire cutter/stripper (or in my case a utility knife- I make due!).
The worst part of it all was doing it alone up high on a sloped ceiling, which I bet 90% of people won't be doing that. Holding the fixture with one hand and wirenutting the wires together and then starting the first (of only 2) mounting screws was the hardest part. It weighs just under 8lbs but I got rubber arms holding it up long enough to accomplish it all. But if you were putting it on a normal height flat ceiling, and especially if you have a second set of hands- it would take literally 5-10 minutes, it's simple!
The fixture looks awesome, very modern and a little ritzy perhaps. I only wish, for my personal application, it was a bit wider or came in a 6 light model. The light it gives off, being LED, is a tad whiter than incandescent or halogen bulbs. I believe it's a 3000K color temp. When mixed with other fixtures in the room it's perfect, it adds just enough whiteness to offset the orange glow of regular bulbs. When used alone it's noticeably whiter, yet not "too" white. More like "crisp". It's about 800 lumens total (200 per bulb, 4 bulbs) which is the grand total of about a single 65-watt incandescent bulb, spread out between the 4 separate bulbs. It's a good replacement for a single light fixture, but don't expect it light up a large room by itself. I used mine in a great room to add to other fixtures so for my use in a large room it's fine.
It's dimmable, in fact the instruction book gives you a list of compatible LED dimmer switches. (Don't wing it and use any old dimmer switch- LED lights need a special dimmer or they'll flicker or not work at all.)
Each of the 4 heads use 4 Watts, comparable to a small night light bulb, so that's only 16 Watts total! And the bulbs last 25,000hrs which is about 10x the life of regular bulbs. LEDs are the future, they cost a ton initially but if you use a lot of lights your elec bill for years to come will be worth the investment.
I highly recommend!
April 11, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Geeps Good for price but replacement light is an issue
The light is good looking but I only had it 9-months and one of the lights needs replacing (supposed lasts 20,000 hours). Went to Home Depot and a few light specialty stores and found out the light is custom to Hampton Bay and you cannot but it online or in any store. I'll try to call Hampton Bay and try my luck and will report back.
September 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Nice lamp
It looked really nice and was easy to install. Does not give off as much light as I wanted but my fault not its.
November 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jessie Love it
I wasn't to sure on how it was going to look, but I'm so happy with it. Looks great and lights up the perfect spots I need it to do so. We placed it in our kitchen. Great price, easy to install, and looks awesome.
November 1, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JetSetter Nice light bar but no parts available if it breaks. Plus, bulbs are not available in any store.
I just purchased these June 2015. Great looking lights and bright. LED bulbs are a nice feature. In addition, the item is easy to install.
Just be warned that the bulbs are specially made for this light fixture. Plus, they cannot be bought in any store. You will have to call Hampton Bay to get them - if they have any. I was just informed by Hampton Bay that they do not carry parts for this light bar and recommended I return them to the store.
Since I bought them on sale, I will chance it and see how long they last. I hope to at least get my money's worth...
June 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Luckyb Great product
Great product. Took a different light I had just installed back. The previous light used a hard to find halogen light where this light does not. This color of light is not white...almost a soft incandescent yellow. GREAT LOOK! Use din kitchen above new granite and wife, who is very picky and hates LEDs, LOVE IT!!! and I am using very little electricity.
August 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Beachgirl Amazing Lights at a Great Price
It's risky ordering something without seeing it, but these are beautiful lights. They were installed in the kitchen and office loft so they are versatile. Modern but not cold looking. Really lovely for the price. I didn't install these, but the person who did, did not complain.
December 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AZGrandpa Great looking, and fits our decor perfectly.
I needed help with the installation. The wires were a little short for a ceiling mount and holding it while connecting the wiring is really a two man proposition. The finished result was definitely worth it.
November 19, 2013