New England 1 Light Mini Pendant with Etched Glass Shade
Took me a long time to find these lights and even after ordering them I wasn't sure, but now that they are up, I love them!
March 28, 2013
Great Nautical Appearance
I bought 5 of these pendant lights to use in my kitchen. My intentions were to get this clean nautical look, have light that emanated in multiple directions, not just downward, and to have bright light that I could put on a dimmer. Plus I needed a fixture to hang from a sloped ceiling. Well, I met all of these goals except the bright light.
These lights are definitely built for incandescent bulbs. The physically larger LED's don't fit under the glass shade. Plus because the bulb is enclosed, you have to stick with the LED's defined for enclosed fixtures, further reducing my options.
With the phasing out of higher wattage incandescent bulbs, at this point I can only find 75W bulbs. The glass shades do noticeably reduce the light. Our electrician recommended going with clear glass bulbs to minimize this. I'm concerned that because of this limitation to incandescent sized bulbs, the lifetime of these light fixtures is limited.
We did take the glass cover off to see how the fixture looked. The bulb socket was decent enough to expose, but it still looked like we broke the cover and didn't replace it.
We might see if we can find someone to cut the glass cover that hangs underneath the shade so that the glass above the shade remains. That would allow me to use LED bulbs without restrictions and I could get that bright light that I often need in the kitchen.
We also purchased the matching 3-light chandelier. I don't mind not having as much brightness in the dining area.
March 28, 2013
Love this light fixture
I bought 9 of these to hang over dining tables in seafood restaurant. the down rod offers choices. there are 2-12" and 2-6" sections. I was concerned about the blub being offensive and in peoples eyes but that was fixed by not using a 6" down rod piece and I put a shorter blub in the fixture. With the shorter blub the top lights up most and the bottom glows. I liked the nautical look. Also liked the size, not a small pendant and not to big either.
January 15, 2013
These lights are exactly how they are described (including the under side being white and not brushed nickel, which is fine - no glare). Our island is approximately 6 feet long and we installed two and they look wonderful. Just the right size and not too large or small. Transitional yet a little nautical. The max was 100W. We used 75W and that is way...too much. Glad they are on a dimmer switch. Perfect look for us. Shipping was quick and painless.
January 16, 2013
Perfect above the island
Been looking for just the right pendant lights for above the island for months. Finally came across these, and I have to say, after installation I can't be more happy with the choice. They look classy, yet casual, and would fit in with any decor.
As for LightingDirect, once I identified the lights I wanted I searched for the best price and found it here. Purchase was painless and lights were delivered on-time and in excellent condition.
September 21, 2011
Placed it in my kitchen - its nautical elegance compliment my Stainless Steel Appliances creating a smooth ambiance. Very well made/crafted and for the DIY, easy installation with detailed instructions and illustrations.
Excellent experience with Lighting Direct - superb customer service.
June 17, 2010
This light is contemporary and will go with most decors. The price, delivery speed and service at LightingDirect are the best!
May 23, 2009
The lamp was well packaged and arrived quickly - It fits our new kitchen over the sink perfectly. Thanks!
June 21, 2010