Craftsman / Mission 2 Light Outdoor Ceiling Fixture from the Hillcrest Collection
I Like this Ceiling Fixture, but ...
I bought this to use as a "front porch" ceiling fixture, that would match seven wall sconces from the same Hillcrest Series I bought at the same time. All these lights took "one-days" work to install by me, an electrician, and his apprentice as part of my house "exterior remodel". All the lights look great and work well. We had a problem with this ceiling fixture (as follows) that took an extra couple of hours to fix, but I wanted to fix it rather than send it back for a replacement. The problem was that the piece of glass (that sits horizontally in the bottom of the fixture) wasn't cut square at the factory and, thus, was slightly too long on two sides. This meant that the glass wouldn't sit flush in the bottom of the fixture because one corner of the glass would hit its corner of the aluminum housing. The solution was to grind away (using a craft mini-drill with sanding/grinding cylinder attachments) some of the corner aluminum housing AND also to try and sand the corner of the glass plate in order to get the glass to finally lie flat in the fixture housing! It is frustrating to have to make these kinds of modifications (and a customer shouldn't really have to), but what other choice did I have but to return the fixture for replacement (or see if the manufacturer would send a replacement piece of glass)? Those options are probably more time consuming and frustrating, right? Anyway, I still love the finished and installed ceiling fixture. I hope my review doesn't dissuade other buyers, but I thought my experience would be useful information one way or the other! See my two uploaded photos of the installed ceiling fixture.
October 11, 2010
I purchased a variety of the Hillcrest Craftsman Lighting Collection and couldn't be more pleased with the quality and appearance of the products. Not to mention they were delivered in a very timely manner which was a bonus for me since I have been waiting 14 months to move back into my remodeled home. I am an interior designer and very particular but I give Hillcrest Products and Lighting Direct an A+'s for everything!
November 24, 2012
Elegant and Beautiful
Tried to change the house house into Mission style and found this outside light. I used this as an etnrance light at the porch. It really stands out and I received so many compliments on this light. Really worth every single penny that I spent. Beside, the shipping was fast and I always have tracking info in my INBOX.
July 17, 2012
Fast Shipping, good prices
I looked in to buying this light from a local retailer who told me it would have to be special ordered and that would take 7 - 10 weeks. I ordered the exact same light through lightingdirect.com and got it in four business days! I couldn't be more pleased.
July 5, 2010
Beautiful and Unique
I bought this for the front porch of a 1920's arts and crafts bungalow that my husband and I are renovating. I LOVE the way it looks! It's also made of high quality parts as the metal is very heavy and the frosted glass is thick.
May 30, 2009
Exactly as advertised. The fixture is of very high quality, and made from durable materials. It works perfectly to complement the craftsman style arcitecture of the house.
August 9, 2012
Solid construction, good looking, easy to install, and throws good light. Perfect for our front porch.
December 18, 2012