Rated 2.0 out of 5 by 15
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by debo248 the worst....................
after 3 weeks of being installed the actual switch jambed and is useless, except to screw-unscew the light bulb to make it work, spend a few $$ s more and step up... terrible expperience...........
June 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Not worth buying. Chain Breaks
Bought this to replace a very old pull chain fixture. Very difficult to turn on and off. Suddenly, while pulling on chain to turn off, the chain snapped off the fixture...No way to turn off the light. Have to unscrew light to turn off. Now need to buy a new fixture..Unit to cheap to repair. .I highly recommend buying something other than this product.
May 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff Very Disappointing
Had to replace two of three within two years. Unless China has fixed, pull chain operated very hard and did not last with normal use. Store does not stand behind this basic product, which should last for years, after it fails in a couple.
January 13, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LordKelvin Bad design; cheap construction
The captive clamps under the terminal screws made it impossible to connect a 12 AWG wire loop; I had to bend the clamps out of the way to get the loop in. The bracket stripped when I tightened the screw.
June 28, 2015
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 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 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 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