Rated 2.0 out of 5 by 4
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lola GREAT looking, but flimsy hardware
This light fixture is designed for outdoor use but I installed it in my dining/kitchen area. I took it apart first and painted it with a silver metal paint. The result is that it looks like nickel or old aluminum, and I love the appearance even more than I thought possible! Im sorry the pic is not great.
In any case, I agree with the previous review, that the entire weight of the lamp, including the rather heavy glass, is held to the top of the fixture with two little screws. And to change the bulb, those two little finials need to be removed from those two tiny screws, wearing them out each time. I hope I don't need to change the bulb too often! But I love the appearance so much that I am already considering attaching some sort of fast release clips or who knows what, around the rim of the fixture, once the screws seem worn. I like the appearance so much that I am willing to make this light work for me!
Priced right for appearance, but overpriced for functionality/quality of hardware.
August 30, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BigD Looks nice but poor quality of workmanship
Purchased four of these lights. Base plate is 1/2 inch smaller in diameter than the mounting cover plate which means you can't tighten the four screws that hold it together. All screws were stripped out. Ground screws were stripped. The majority of the screw holes were drilled oversize. All four lights were this way. Nearest HD is over 60 miles away so not going to return them. Using our own washers and screws to install. Would not recommend these lights and I won't be purchasing any other Hampton Bay products in the future!l
May 12, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Robert Nice looking, poorly made.
Thin and flimsy, needs two sockets. Large fixture with single bulb leads to poor performance.
January 13, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by gypsy Worst purchase ever.
This product was cheaply made, and not functional. Two tiny cap screws are designed to hold the entire weight of the fixture. They are lined with aluminum. One was stripped out when I received the product.
August 26, 2014