3 Light Horizontal/Vertical Bath Bar from the Tube Collection
It illuminates wonderfully. I was originally going to add a few small recessed lights in the ceiling in addition to this light -- but find that it gives me plenty of light for my bathroom.
My only negative is that one of the bulbs blew out within a day or two and I had to use the spare. I've been meaning to call so that I could get a replacement.
Other than that, the shipping was fast and the product is fantastic.
July 16, 2011
Nicer than the picture
I paired this light with a DecoLav 9713 Tyson 30" medicine cabinet, maple finish. They look as good together as I had hoped. Plenty of quality light, but not looking forward to trying to find replacement bulbs. Fortunately, it comes with an extra, and the first bulb is working just fine. It's true that the picture in the catalog does not adequately reflect the color of this light. It's beautiful.
March 4, 2012
The style and light output are perfect, but a couple of weeks after we received the unit, the glass broke in half and we don't know why. It also emitted a crackling noise every 20-40 seconds. Build.com sent us a second unit, and this unit had the crackling noise as well. We spoke to the technical support at the manufacturer, the Minka Group. They were very nice, and tried to help, but could not explain the noise, and said no one else had complained about noise, even though we read other reviews online that reported noise from this unit. In the end, we returned it and ordered the LED version, which does not make noise.
January 26, 2014
Xenon Vanity Sconce
"This light is beautiful & elegant in appearance and is well made. Glass and metal are of high quality. Two negatives, though. The xenon bulbs are just as hot as halogen & do give off a lot of heat which means lost energy. I did look for LED but none was available. The mounting to the wall box is a bit tricky since the screws are directly behind the crossbar for the fixture."
September 18, 2012
Great looking and great light source but . . .
(1) it's a bit of a hassle to re-lamp, requiring the removal of two screws to remove the glass, (2) be sure you use xenon instead of halogen lamps to keep the heat from breaking the glass, and (3) I'm looking for replacement glass now, which if I can't find it at a reasonable price makes this fixture a non-starter.
January 7, 2012
Once adapted, it's great.
This is a beautiful light and illuminates the whole bathroom without glaring. However, since we installed it over a wall- mounted medicine cabinet that stuck out 4 inches, our contractor built a lovely dark wood box so that it also came out from the wall as far as the cabinet. Then it was perfect. As is, it would be best with a cabinet that is flush with the wall.
July 31, 2012
Xenon Vanity Sconce
This product looks great and is well made. Glass and metal are of high quality. Two negatives, though. The xenon bulbs are just as hot as halogen. Next time we'll pay extra for LED (if its available). The mounting to the wall box is a bit tricky since the screws are directly behind the crossbar for the fixture.
August 1, 2012
Glam bath bar
Wanted ambient light for a relatively small bath that wasn't feminine/masculine specific. This light is perfect for task or mood lighting with dimmer. Easy installation and had priced at 3 brick and mortar retailers $70 to $90 higher. Style is not over-contemporary and will compliment most decor. Kudos!
December 9, 2008
Really like it
Gives off great light but does get really hot. Can hear the lights cracking from the heat but so far so good. Simple and works well with the contemporary look. Especially happy with Lighting Direct.
April 9, 2013
Outstanding Bathroom LIghts
Installed two of these vertically on the sides of the bathroom mirror. They provide outstanding lighting for the entire room. The fixtures themselves are first class - well made, heavy duty, and provide a great deal of light. You'll want to use a dimmer for night-time bathroom visits. I highly recommend these lights.
September 24, 2013