Six Light Up / Down Lighting Chandelier from the Standford Collection
Pleased With The Quality Of The Chandelier
After searching local and online retailers for an antique brass chandelier for my small dining room, I finally chose the Vaxcel Standford Six Light Chandelier. Upon receipt of the fixture, as well as an accompanying flush mount hall fixture (Vaxcel CC45313), I was pleasantly surprised with the finish and the quality of materials. The order was shipped promptly, all parts were included, and the packaging was excellent. A couple of things I will mention though... Before doing the final assembly make sure the chandelier arms are tightened. Otherwise, you will have to disassemble it again to tighten any loose arms. Also, if you are replacing a fixture with lights that point downward, this unit may seem larger until you get used to it. We did end up raising the height to 35 inches above the table rather than the 32 inches we had previously. Also, we installed a wall dimmer switch and used a BR30 reflector spot light bulb in the down light. This gives us a more concentrated light on the table top. By the way the interior of the down light is a nicely finished shiny white color which helps to reflect the light downward. Overall, we are very pleased with the purchase, the installation process, and with Lighting Direct. This fixture definitely looks high end!
August 31, 2012
Nice light with good options
We have now purchased two of these and it is a very nice light for the price. The options of the different finishes make it easy to match decor. The option of the down light for reading, puzzles, games, dining, etc. is great with the option of the light directed up through the shades. This is exactly what we were looking for. The light fixture is easy to put together and hang. The chain and wire are good length for hanging from tall ceilings. The only downside is that it took a bit of adjustment to get all of the shades level across the light. Processing and shipping from Lighting Direct was fast and accurate.
February 2, 2014
The light was just what I was looking for. However, it arrived dented and missing the ceiling cap. Because I had to have the light installed within a certain time, I could not wait for parts or a replacement, and we had to make do with unbending globe holders and using a piece from the fixture we took out. Though it looks fine now, it was quite discouraging to receive the light in such bad shape.
December 27, 2010
Excellent product and service!
This fixture replaced an existing fixture in our dining room. The fixture arrived within a few days (as promised), was in great condition and was easy to install. Of note.....used regular bulbs (4" long) after installation but the tops of the bulbs were visible above the 5 upward pointing glass shades (not a problem with the single downward facing shade). Switched to 60 W "ceiling fan" size light bulbs (about 3") and it looked a lot better. Fixture is on a dimmer switch so using all 60 W bulbs vs.100 W works just fine.
Good product, excellent delivery service. Will use again in the future.
November 6, 2013
I am very happy with this chandelier. It looks just
beautiful in my dining room. I am very impressed with the excellent service of Lighting Direct.
May 4, 2010
Chandelier is awesome!
We weren't sure about the color and if it would go in our dining room but when this came ....it totally matched. Very quick shipping and nothing broke. =) I love the swirl in the glass and the fact of the up- down lighting. We couldn't of done any better than this, and for a great price! Loving it! =)
January 4, 2012
nice chandelier, quick delivery
Very pleased with this chandelier and LIghting Direct service. Our order arrived within a week; instructions easy to follow (some of the steps were actually unnecessary as the parts were already put together). The "down" light housing looks a little larger in person that in the photo but still the proportions of the chandelier are good. This is a nice feature which lights the table well while allowing the rest of the room to be darker, making a dramatic and attractive look for dinner as well as for doing close work at the table. One of the shade holders arrived slightly bent but the metal is thin enough that we were able to repair it ourselves with pliers. The finish (antique brass) was our second choice, pewter being out of stock, but it"s a very neutral finish that actually works better in our room which has pewter and brass elements. We recommend!
September 20, 2013
Great light for over our kitchen table!
This was very easy to install and functions well. The downlight works on separate switch located on the body of the fixture, which can be used by itself or with the uplights.
I had been iffy about getting this with uplights, since this company also makes one with the entire set as downlights, but they did not have the brushed nickel finish available. This light is lovely. The uplights, which we use rarely, cast great light on the ceiling above, and give a softer lighting effect. But know now, that unless you want BRIGHT light, you will be using bulbs of lesser wattage than the max. for this fixture. We are using 40W low profile energy efficient ones in the uplights.
We love the look and the quality of this fixture and wouldn't hesitate to order from this company again.
December 10, 2013
Excellant lighting ficture
got this for over my kitchen table in the nickle finish, lots of compliments on its look. Had someone install it for us, went up one, two three. also got the matching hall lights, also look very nice. very well made. pleasanty surprised for the price
June 26, 2013
We received our order in the time we we expected it. All the parts were present and undamaged. Installation was easy and took about 15 minutes to replace our old light. Customer service was prompt in answering our questions.
May 21, 2011