Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 1
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by homedepothandyman5990 Looks nice, HORRIBLE to install, a little expensive for what it is.
The fixture looks nice. I think it's way overpriced for the size of fixture; but the wife likes it and concedes it's a little spendy, but there were no other less expensive options she liked.
Installation design is the worst I have ever seen. The metal flange you mount to the ceiling box is too wide to fit on most fixture boxes. I almost used a bench grinder to shave it down. The LOOONG skinny screws to mount the fixture to the flange are poorly positioned and don't point the straight down into the fixture. I had to fuss, and fuss, and fuss, to get them the correct length and pointing the right direction. I'm used to some of that, but getting the fixture threaded onto the screws is done blind and is very frustrating. After you have it adjusted to the correct lengths for your finished ceiling, THEN you and pull it all apart and start connecting the electrical.
The electrical must be threaded through a small threaded rod, which doesn't really do anything, except get in the way. I was very worried that I would rub through the wiring insulation while fussing to get fixture threaded onto the mounting strap, and the wire nuts attached. I'm not sure it isn't cut open, but it didn't short out ... yet. There is very little room to get your fingers between the ceiling and dangling fixture. Definitely a two-person job. How silly. The ceiling fan I removed from this spot was 5 times heavier, but took only one person to mount.
Mounting the glass was icing on the cake. You have to fuss with the length of another threaded rod and two nuts and a washer. This part of the fixture doesn't have to be adjustable due to various finished ceiling surfaces, so it amazes me that there are adjustable pieces here. Why fuss when it's not needed? Simply silly and a waste of the installer's time.
Buy this light only if there is no other style that you like. This fixture must have been designed by an interior designer, with NO INPUT from an engineer or electrician.
If you buy this, have two people ready for the install, and bring a lot of patience and a few extra tools. (pliers, multiple screwdrivers, maybe a bench grinder, ...)
June 23, 2012