Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 2
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed This product was an inconvenience to put together.
I ordered 12 of these and it took me approximately 10 minutes a piece to assembly. The glass doesn't line up and you have to be careful not to crack the glass by over applying pressure with the screws once you put the assemblies back together. The clips that hook to the voltage line are a joke. Only 3 of the 12 made connections. I finally just hard wired them to the voltage line. The ground stakes are plastic which was very disappointing. I bought less expensive up lights and they had metal stakes. Overall they look nice. I probably wouldn't buy these again had I known all the pain it was to actually get them working.
October 1, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fedman Good but not perfect (some cheap accessories)
I like the look of this light and that was the main reson for selecting this style. The lamp itself is a solid quality cast aluminum piece, and the glass inside is hefty as well. So, why not 5 stars?
1. The light it throws off creates a dark circular shadow, which somewhat hampers its ability to evenly light a step/walkway. This is a direct result of the tiered look of the lamp, so it should occur with any other brand that has the same style. However, if an even lighting circle is important to you, you may wish to find another style.
2. The ground stake that comes with the lamp is too flimsy and small to adequately handle the light, especially if you use the longer posts (which are sold separately). Buy separate stakes that are beefier, which is what I did. It's more money but given the price of transformers, wires, lights...it's worth the extra money.
3. The electrical connectors supplied with the lamp are, to say the least, very poor. They do not connect well. Save yourself some trouble and buy silicon coated wire nuts. You spend more time splicing and cutting wire, but they will last and not let you down.
That's it. Otherwise, I've had them outside for a year now and they still look in great shape. The black coloring has not faded or flaked at all.
May 16, 2014