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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EastCoaster Better than the picture
I was looking for a lantern to hang over my front porch such that it would have one light and which would have matching wall mounted lights to install next to my garage. I wanted a one light lantern, because I use Philips bulbs with built-in light sensors in them, I like my outside lights to go on from dusk to dawn automatically at all times. I also didn't want a lantern that is similar to all of my neighbors'.
It took me a long time to decide on this light, but I bought it today and I installed it right away. I am really happy with how it looks. In the house setting it looks so much better than on the picture or in the store! The bulbs with light sensor work well in it, which makes me even happier. I was worried that non-transparent enclosure of this lantern would reduce the amount of light, but it doesn't. It conceals the lightbulb from the view, so it looks great both when it's lit and when it's off during the daytime. When lit, it gives a warm, cozy, inviting light.
Also, the other reviewers mentioned that their lantern came without the bottom decorative plate and they had to buy it separately, but mine already had the bottom lid in the box.
January 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Great Looking Lighting for a Good Price!
We just bought two of these lights to put on our front porch. They replaced the builder-grade square plastic lights that had scorched through the cheap plastic lenses and were collecting bugs.
My wife loved the look of these, and they were considerably cheaper than a lot of other ones she loved the look of. They only have one bulb (the ones replaced had two per fixture) so they are not as bright, but I could put a higher wattage bulb in if I wanted.
These are very solid and sturdy feeling. No plastic to be found! All cast aluminum. The bottom of the hanging light is open, so I am hoping that prevents it from turning into a bug trap.
Now, on the installation:
It was kind of a pain, but I don't fault the light. It was my first time installing a hanging-type light into a standard round wall/ceiling junction box. It is what it is. Any hanging light would pretty much have been identical. I was actually surprised at how many parts they gave me for the install. I didn't need them all since I removing previously installed fixtures, but it was nice they thought to include it all.
My only complaint is that the ground wire is completely bare and shiny copper colored, and to install the light correctly, you have to run the bright ground wire up the chain along with the main power wire (which is dark to blend in with the chain). It kind of stands out. I could either go buy a plastic cable sleeve of appropriate color, or hopefully it will tarnish and get dark over time. My wife didn't seem to care, but I thought it was odd to color match the power wires and require a bright ground wire to be visible. Oh well. I would buy them again.
July 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cowboy Outdoor light
The light was just what I was looking for. Looks great!
April 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Missourigirl Love these lights!
I love these lights! They are very unique and gorgeous. I also have the matching coach lights on the garage. They use standard sized bulbs and shine brightly. I've had them for two years now and they look brand new.
April 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bigplans Great product
I just bought two light fixtures for my craftsman style porch. After the install work was completed, it totally took my builder's grade home up to the next level. The shaded globes offer a nice glow without blinding you walking to my front door.
September 26, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JenG 60% chance it is broken
Let me start by saying this light is even more beautiful in real life as it is online. HOWEVER, it is most likely broken. We bought 2 at the local HD and one was broken so after returning it, I bought one online and it was broken upon arrival. I returned it to the store and asked the woman working in the lighting department to open it for me before purchasing. Surprisingly enough the first one we opened was broken too. If you really want the light, which is great if you can get one that isn't broken, I would suggest calling the store and asking them to get some in for you and then checking the glass "globe" before you purchase. My husband said installation was easy, but the wire nut that is included is way too big for the job, so have an extra handy. Good luck if you try it!
May 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bruce excellent value and look.
We are very pleased with the look. The installation was easy, There are only two concerns. As always, it is a pain to string the cord through the chain. And in this case changing the light bulb is difficult since you have three screws in the base to remove to do the change
September 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JRodriguez Great looking light!
Looks great and was easy to install. Make sure to select the right bulb. The glaze on the glass dims any bulb but it makes for a great looking light.
December 31, 2013