Discreet and stylish, this fixture can easily exceed its lighting requirement if not for use of a dimmer. A 'non-designed' appearance is a major selling point. Blends in but shows attention to detail.
By:Jason , Architect (New York)
This lamp is used in bathrooms, it is amazing how much light it gives although it is small, it looks perfect and Artimede is a great brand. The styling of these lights is just perfect.
By:Nicoline S. , Homeowner (Collierville TN)
I have not been able to install yet, but it looks great. The output didn't seem to be enough, so I purchased another one to go side by side above bathroom sink.
By:Arminda D. , Architect (Venice, CA, US)
I have been specifying the Artemide brand for years, but had never used the Talo series before. The Talo Mini Wall 21 is a great fixture, elegant and understated. It creates a shadowless light as a bathroom vanity fixture, but would work equally well as a wall sconce anywhere.
By:Chuck P. , Architect (New York, New York)
Not yet installed but looks good in the box
By:Teresa C. , Homeowner (Dallas TX)
I recieved this fitxure last week and installed it over the weekend. It has an excellent, heavy-duty build quality and due to well designed diffusers, it does a great job of vertically washing the space with light. On my white wall, it its neutral, modern asthetic allows it to blend-in very well. A few tips about this light though, the instalation directions leave a bit to be desired in the details, specifically how to tighten the body of the fixture to the mountng plates usign the two very small dowel-screws - be sure not to forget to do this. Also, for small spaces, the 150 watt bulb is a bit much - I would suggest going to 75-100 watts to cut down on any glare. All-in-all a very nice fixture.
By:Christian T. , Homeowner (Eugene, OR, USA)
this light is perfect for a bathroom - simple and stylish.
By:brklyn , Homeowner (brooklyn, ny)
This is a beautiful, well-made light, but the standard grey/silver color was not what I expected. The finish didn't really go with my brushed nickel fixtures, so I returned it.
By:H , Homeowner (NY)
This fixture is lovely in its small scale but large wattage.
Also the finish choices are great, especially the matte white and polished chrome. I specify this fixture for many residential projects!
By:Katherine E. , Architect (New York, NY)
I love the quality of halogen light. I would prefer to install this sconce European style (without the back plate) in order to highlight the small scale (it's only 1.25" high) but the good news is that it comes with a sturdy back plate in a matching finish so it still looks and functions wonderfully. I've used it in the polished chrome finish but would love to use it in a satin nickel, if it's available in that finish.
By:Justin M. , Designer (Los Angeles, CA)
We really love this little light. It makes a statement without being garish or too 'over the top'. One criticism is that the holes on the back mounting plate didn't fit our 54 year old wall electrical box, I had to drill and countersink two new holes in the metal plate-not difficult, just another step. Also the lamp ships with a 150w halogen bulb which was too bright for our use. Nevertheless, Artemide has done it again!
San Rafael, CA
By:Michael F. , Homeowner (San Rafael, CA USA)
I looked and looked for a reasonably priced, modern light fixture for my bathroom renovation. I finally settled on this fixture, and I couldn't be happier! The light it gives off is clean and crisp, and very adequate as the only light source for my 5x8' bathroom. The fixture itself is very unobtrusive on the wall, which is exactly what I was hoping for. If/when I redo another bathroom in the future, I will be using this light.
By:Emily , Homeowner
We are building a Taliesin designed home by John Rattenbury. (1997 LDH) The front entrance has two columns of dark stone so we needed a bright light that was somewhat retro in nature and also should show the stone as well as the light deck that drops over the door. These light were perfect. They are very well constructed with bright up and down throwing light. Ylighting had them hear quickly and when I had a question about my order I was called within hours of my email. I also saw these lights while visiting the Sage in St. Petersburg Florida. They had these in the entrance to this modern rise condo. So these could also be used commercially.
By:Donald R. , Homeowner (Ohio)
Hard to find a really cool light to go over a bathroom sink - this is beautiful in person...subtle and pronounced at the same time. Would also look cool in a hallway. The light coming from them is extremely bright and clean looking - a dimmer is going to be a must though. Be mindful of the mesh-like screen on the top of these lights (not shown in photos), they may come with a slight bend/bow to them and therefore can be seen as sticking-up and not flush when you are viewing from the front or side. I had ordered two of them from a different online company and had to send them back as they were bowing soo much...then ordered from Y-Lighitng and grateful to receive new ones without the bowed screens. Worth the investment overall...they definitely uplift any space they are in.
By:Jason , Homeowner (Tucson, AZ)
Excellent chrome finish. The difuser glass pieze gives a very nice light eliminating the glare. The allogen light witch is included produce a lot of heat but if you place it higher that normal you will not feel the heat. Installation is very easy . I am really happy with my purchase
By:Jorge R. , Designer (Miami Florida)
By:veronique h. , Homeowner (brooklyn new york)
This is a really fun modern light that works wonderfully in my bathroom remodel project. Modern looking and stylish. I love working with ylighting........great selection
By:Suri (Palo Alto, CA)
The Talo Mini Wall looks great in my minimalist bathroom. The price is right and Ylighting shipped it very quickly.
By:Iriza , Homeowner
Purchased two Talo mini for new modern bathrooms. They are very well built and have a nice brushed silver finish. As a plus they arrived within days of ordering, despite the description saying they would take weeks. Very happy with purchase!
By:GR , Homeowner (Miami, FL)
We bought the Talo Mini for our bathroom. At first we were a little worried that such a small fixture wouldn't give off enough light, but loved the clean modern design and bought it anyway. After installing the fixture, we were delighted to find out that the Talo Mini was extremely bright and is provides the perfect amount of light for our bathroom!
By:YLightingFan , Homeowner (New York, NY)
By:Arlene , Homeowner (Salt Lake City)
I read through all of the reviews here before purchasing this light and the one thing I saw over and over was that it gives off a lot of light and is great for bathrooms. I needed it for a bedroom. It ends up working perfectly in my bedroom, gives off a lot of light for such a tiny un-obstructive light and it blends in perfectly with my modern decor. I would definitely recommend this fixture to anyone who doesn't want the frosted glass type sconce.
By:Diane , Homeowner (New York, NY )
I installed the Talo Wall Mini in two bathroom remodels -- a tiny powder room and a large full-size bath -- and it works perfectly in both environments. The 150W halogen lamp casts a bright, warm light that fully illuminates a space without any harshness. Excellent as a light source above a vanity mirror. Don't forget to order the bulb as they're not included with the fixture.
By:MS , Homeowner (San Francisco)
I bought five of Talo Minis for my condo. The design is very contemporary and sleek. However, three of sconces had very visible scratches on the front, and one of them came with broken bulb glass protectors. Artimide agreed to send the replacement bulb protectors, but because I had not discovered the scratches until well after the 14 day return period, they will not replace the damaged sconces. For company like Artimide, I expected much better quality of their products.
By:Chicago B. , Homeowner (Chicago, IL)
i bought this light for my small 5'x8' bathroom after a friend of mine recommended it and reading the rave reviews. for such a small light, it gives off enough light to light up the whole bathroom. love it!
By:hello , Homeowner (NYC)
The Talo is a simple, minimal design for the modern interior. I installed it above a bathroom vanity, and it is absolutely gorgeous!!! Y Lighting shipped it in lighting speed and provided the best service!
By:jc , Homeowner (Brooklyn, NY)
Strangely, it was harder to find a good sconce for my bathroom renovation that almost anything else, including tile, tub and fixtures. This one fits the bill. Thanks, Y Lighting!
By:Tom C. , Homeowner (NY, NY)
On a dimmer the halogen version lights up very well. With a very small footprint (although don't believe the product shots - there's a round plate that affixes the light to the wall, in the same finish as the light) it is perfect for a medium sized bathroom, if you are looking for something modern yet fully functional.
By:JAC , Designer (Los Angeles, CA)
The electrician just put the fixture up today. It was a little tricky because he had to drill another set of holes to fit it. But no big deal.
This is a lovely fixture which goes well in my 1930s Spanish colonial with the new glass mosaic Trend tile. Thank you, fellow reviewers, because I would have never bought it without all the raves. It deserves it!
By:Alec , Homeowner (Los Angeles)
i've seen this fixture in person and think it's beautiful but decided not order this fixture due to the long deliver time (8 weeks) that the manufacturer sets.
By:Max H. , Homeowner (Denver)
The fixture is well made and has a very nice contemporary deign.
By:Stephen H. , Homeowner
Very architectural light. Love the style. It is very modern. Easy to install and the light is extremely bright. I wish it were offered in a standard brushed finish over the silver though.
By:Terry , Homeowner (CA)
I love the light it gives in the bathroom when it is the only one on. Very nice design.
By:Juan Carlos G. , Homeowner (MIami Becah)
We used the lamp over an interior glass brick opening between rooms. It provided great light in the room in which it was mounted and beautiful indirect light through the glass brick in the ajoining room. Excellent product.
By:Dennis , Homeowner (ridgway colorado)
Simple contemporary light perfect for additional lighting for our great room. Smaller in size than appears in picture so make sure you measure. Great customer service and shipped promptly.
By:Andi B. , Homeowner (Ohio)
By:Alina , Designer (New York)
We wanted something that would be subtle and understated but beautiful. These are gorgeous.
By:Scott B. , Homeowner (New York)
A perfect combination of technology and design - the fixture appears to discreetly emerge from the wall. We've used them in a rustic-luxe environment which makes it stand out even more. My only wish is that we could get them without back plates like the European versions.....
By:R.B. , Architect (New York)
We bought 8 of these for a new studio we are building.
They look great and the design is refined and accurate.
It is what you want from a modern light fixture.
By:Kamran F. , Homeowner (NY)
We purchased the Talo Mini Wall 21 for the home we are building in Merida, YUC, MX. We have 20 ft. ceilings and we chose these sconces to illuminate the flanking walls. Their spare but elegant design and up and down lighting feature integrates well with the overall modern design of our home.
By:James D. , Homeowner (Phila. PA, USA)
This is a well made light with very nice design. The light quality is best with the halogen version and we like the variety of finish options. It's one of our standard selections for projects.
By:Light , Architect (Philadelphia)
i bought this design in white but love how it comes in other finishes. it can be used in so many different ways. the quality is good and it is a great modern fixture that can be used alone or in clusters.
By:Vanessa R. , Designer (new york, new york)
This is my go-to Bathroom light. I love the look and it goes with so many different styles. I can not say enough good things about it. And the light is so bright. I highly recommend this.
By:Christine H. (Brooklyn, NY)
This is the second bathroom we've installed the talo mini in. Gives off good light. The chrome one is awesome when installed directly on the mirror.
We used two of these lights in our stairwell at eye level on the top floor. Their up and down lighting casts a wonderful light toward the stairs as well as the ceiling and sky light. They are elegant without being obtrusive.
By:Alison , Homeowner (Ketchum, Id, USA)
This is a powerful small light that kicks off a lot beams. One of it's greatest benefits is that you get light from the top and bottom, so it works particularly well in a room that does not have any natural light. Wonderful in any decor.
By:Anonymous , Homeowner (US)
This light is great. The design is subtle and discrete, (especially in white) if you want something which looks very nice but does not scream out "look at me!" Also, it looks good from all angles and from the side. Many sconces look best only from the front, and some have harsh glare if the room design dictates that the sconces are also viewed from the side.
This is a well made design classic which will not look outdated next year. 150v is a lot of light - a dimmer gives optimum control here.
One note regarding polished chrome: I saw an example in a lighting store - the polished chrome wall plate did not seem well finished at the edges, a condition highlighted when the fixture is on which did not look very nice. This is not the case with painted finishes and may not be true for all polished chrome either - just an observation.
By:jp , Architect (boston)
This is the 3rd bathroom we've but it in. Gives great light. Looks nice either white on the wall...or chrome on top of a mirror.
By:Andrea , Homeowner (California)