First of all the packaging this arrived in was top notch. I don't feel that anything could be easily damaged in shipping. With that said, I do believe that quality control was out to lunch when they built mine. The arms where the lights are mounted just were not mounted straight. I was able to use brute force to bend things into place but I do not feel that was part of the installation instructions. Overall the light looks good and is nice and bright with 5 light bulbs in it. The installation wasn't too hard except for pushing the cables through the tiny holes.
This light is almost the perfect addition to our dining room. It looks great from 5 feet or more away and puts out a fantastic amount of light compared to my previous 5 bulbed lamp. My two star reduction is due to the fit and finish issues shown in my pictures. Honestly though, it's mostly a personal gig. After all, outside of my mother - who is going to notice these but me?
The light installation is straight forward. It's shipped with all the arms rotated to be in line. You need to twist them out and space them right. I used a ruler to line up each arm. The ruler was placed against the center column and the attachment point of the arm (two fixed points) and then I pulled the arm until it was in line with the ruler. Quick and easy for perfect alignment.
Attaching to the ceiling is nothing special. It has a good heft so it helps to bring a friend but I did it alone. I barely needed any of the supplied chain and a screwdriver plus wrench easily took off the extra links. It took me 25 minutes to cut the power, take down the old light and add the new one with tools on hand. Can't argue with that.
As a warning- you hook up the supporting wires last - it looks a little rough until you do, but once you attach those this light comes into its own. Other than the fit and finish items noted in my pictures - it's a spectacular lamp
This light fixture is well made and looks much more expensive than the actual cost.
I purchased LED 60 watt bulbs to install and the lighting is excellent. Very bright and with the five lights it really lights up the entire room. The quality is quite nice as the brushed nickel is sharp looking and matches any decor. The instructions were average and could have included more information for hooking to electrical box. Other than that if you have basic knowledge on how to install it should be easy. It took 2 people to install and took about 1/2 hour. Very good looking light fixture for the cost.
This light fixture is quite nice. We had our electrician install so I can't speak to the ease of ...
This light fixture is quite nice. We had our electrician install so I can't speak to the ease of doing so but he didn't seem to have any problems. The box arrived and nothing was damaged. The fixture looks quite modern and sleek in person. The only thing I didn't realize (my fault) was just how large the fixture is. You'll want to note the diameter dimensions to make sure you feel it would fit well in the space you have allocated for it. It's a little large looking in my dining area as the dining area is small, but that's my fault and nothing to do with HD or the fixture. I'd definitely recommend it.