I purchased this in April 2017 and just got around to installing it in June 2017. This lamp post...
I purchased this in April 2017 and just got around to installing it in June 2017. This lamp post was so easy to connect without any electrical experience. Be sure to turn off the fuse switch to the post first. There is a black wire, white wire, and ground wire that connects with the 3 color coded wires inside the lamp post. The neck simply slides on the pole, then is tightened with the 4 included screws. The solid metal top of this lamp is held on with 2 included screws. The only reason I don't recommend using LED bulbs with this outdoor lamp is because the neck of an LED bulb doesn't light up, as you could see in the attached photo. It's a sturdy lamp, well made with solid cast aluminum that resists elements. It has 4 glass panels which I like better than the frosted vinyl panels on other lamps. For energy savings this fixture has been engineered to safely use a self ballasted compact fluorescent lamp bulb in place of an incandescent. You can also use the regular CFL bulbs. I was somewhat disappointed that I can't use my dusk to dawn screw in socket because the lantern isn't tall enough, so now I will have to purchase and install a dusk to dawn eye into the pole section. In general, I think this is a good deal and recommend it.
We recently purchased a 1958 Ranch Style home and noticed there are no street lights in our neighborhood. I wanted another light source that was also decorative. So, we dug a trench line, poured some concrete, bought a fencing pole, cut it from 7' to 5' (1' went into ground, about a 1' was added when lamp was on top), total height was about 5' since our yard is at a slope, painted pole white, left lamp black with a nice two tone effect, added a photo cell plug, and finally placed a LED filament light bulb that uses 6 watts and puts out 40 watts (3 lights on house are 60 watts). Received many compliments from our neighbors (including a original owner across the street). The pole we used was slightly smaller than what was supposed to be used so the pole wouldn't look soo thick and over power the lamp itself. The whole project took a weekend. Future plans include a flower bed with some rocks and mulch around the focal point.
I needed to replace an old lamp fixture because it was rusted on to the post so I had to saw it off. I had to remove it in order to install an outlet on the post for plugging in Christmas lights. This fixture is intended to fit over a 3 inch diameter post. My post is 3.5 inches in diameter. Therefore, I had to insert the fixture into the post rather than to cover it. The tiny gap which would allow rain to get in the post I fixed by first applying a 1/8 inch thick weather stripping around the diameter of the lamp fixture. I finished off by applying some gutter caulking. I like the end result. Notice the "double pole" left in place by my utility company. My lamp post looks better than that!
I loved that this was metal and had beveled glass. It's quality is excellent and the price was fabulous.
The one drawback was that it is way smaller than I wanted. It was installed however on the post it looks dwarfed. I will keep it because of the quality but it took getting used to. Maybe in the future I will get a larger one, but for now it's staying.
Of all the products that I have purchased from Home Depot, this one by far gives me the most joy. My 2 year old Grandson, who calls me Papa, recently moved to Florida. The first day that he visited, it was dark and I turned the post lamp on. He thought that it was great that Papa made it bright for him. After several return trips, he learned that when the light was on, Papa was home. Now, upon his arrival, if the light is on, he calls me from his mother's phone to announce, "Papa, I here". To me, this product is priceless. Thanks for having it....