Light is attractively sleek and modern. Transformer not engineered for standard USA ceiling J box however and difficult to install. Top of glass panel has exterior wire/rod which will be a cleaning issue as time goes on.
By:Ronald J. , Designer (California)
I adore jus fixture. It was packed better than any fixture/TV/equipment I've ever received. While an electrician is not required to install it, I would never attempt it by myself. The directions, much like those from a big box store, are sufficiently hard to decipher so that the fixture is fairly difficult to put in. Also, the wiring diagrams are basic, but again, confusing. The way the cables attach through the bracket/connector are ingenious, but also difficult the determine how to feed the wiring through the various holes. Also, when cutting the cable, please allow yourself an extra foot for each. The way the cable attach within the transformer box are counter intuitive. One of the two wires on each side of the fixture attach to the transformer on the OPPOSITE side, thus necessitating the additional cable allowance. Better to leave each uncut until after connection. The other problem is that the transformer is exposed and attached to the ceiling. The set screws that attach the cover box to the actual transformer require a very small Allen wrench. As the holes at either end of the cover box where the screws connect the cover to the transformer are located IMMEDIATELY adjacent to the ceiling edge, making it impossible to turn the Allen continuously - it has to be turned 180 degrees, removed, reinserted, and turned again. This very simple step actually required two people to install, as one hand had to hold the housing to the ceiling, while it took two other hands to work the set screw. (also, two people are needed to install the fixture itself, as the glass part of the fixture easily weighs over 25 lbs.). Final verdict: with the exception of the aforementioned cover box screws - the apparent craftsmanship is flawless, and the fixture is gorgeous.
By:ArchiChris , Architect (Houston, TX)