Rated 2.4 out of 5 by 11
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jerkey the pull chain will break on plastic fixture
the metal ball-chain that activates the switch has too much friction in the plastic assembly. It has broken twice on me. It is very difficult to repair and it will break again. You should get the porcelain version instead, which will have zero friction against the metal ballchain.
February 25, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RichieRich Breaking the chains!
The chain will inevitably break (again) and you'll need to replace the unit... Find a better solution than this hunk of junk!
November 30, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cincinnati Had to replace within a year
My husband is an electrician so replacing the original fixture in our closet was no big deal. He installed this Leviton pull-chain lampholder and within a year, the pull-chain was becoming stiff and hard to pull. He replaced it with the same fixture. We examined the first one and determined the design of the opening where the chain goes through, catches the chain between the balls and becomes more difficult as the plastic wears away. The new fixture is almost as hard to pull and to make less stress on the string and chain, I pull it out to a 45 degree angle before I pull it on. I contacted Leviton to let them know we felt the pull chain housing was a bad design. I got a reply back from their Service Rep who said, "Our pull-chain lampholders shouldn't be difficult to operate when properly installed. If you're having trouble with your products, I strongly suggesting put in a warranty claim so we can provide you with any applicable replacements." I have no idea how other manufacturers of this type fixture design theirs, but we'll be looking at others before we install another Leviton.
February 4, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Breaks every six months
I don't understand how so many reviewers can call this product well made. My wife breaks this fixture one or twice a year. The cord jams, then the fixture needs to be replaced. We're looking for a reliable alternative.
August 31, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Leroy Really poor quality
Piece of junk. have replaced twice in the past 6 months. Looking for a different brand. pull chain comes completely out with minimal pull. No more.
I would rather pay more for something of quality. This is made in China.
November 6, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by pkon Chain is the weak link
With a regular pull, the metal chain actually broke inside of the unit. I took the unit apart and saw that it broke within about 5 "balls" of the end--far short of the "edge" where it comes out of the fixture, where you'd think the chain would break.
I know, $3, what do you expect? But there's the time that goes into going to the store, buying the new part, figuring out which breaker the closet light is on (since the chain broke in the off position), uninstalling the old part, etc. etc. etc. I'd just hate to see someone end up paying an electrician $100 to fix a $3 fixture that broke because a 5c part that should have been a 7c part.
Or perhaps this is good for the economy, and what is considered "stimulus" these days?
Anyhow, would prefer a light with a strong made of a strong nylon (?) or something that won't suddenly snap like the "metal" chain.
This lasted about 16 months for us, of light use.
August 14, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mikey Leviton pull chain lamp holder ---poor quality
This Leviton pull chain lamp holder will last 1-2 years. This is in a residential app only used a few times a day. Unless you pull it out and not down the mechanism is not smooth and will eventually bust.
February 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mhes Good basic fixture
The wire connectors were difficult to use. I did get the fixture connected but probably not the way it was intended.
December 6, 2011