We used this fixture as part of an exterior facade with an industrial aesthetic. it works well with the corrugated siding and minimalist details.
By:Joe B. , Architect (Washington, DC)
We are wanting to replace all the dated exterior lighting that came with our house. After a few weeks of browsing for a good looking fixture at a decent price, we decided on the Aria.
The excitement wore off upon opening the box. The biggest disappointment is the mesh cage. The wire mesh is such a light gauge that I had to handle it with caution when removing it from the package. One of the rings at the end of the cage was actually warped and I had to squeeze it back into shape.
The second problem is that the cage is held in place with three clips that are tacked inside the upper housing. The clips are misaligned so the cage is visibly crooked when installed. Because the clips are fixed in place there is not much you can do to adjust.
Also, a normal sized bulb hangs below the edge of the upper housing so it's visible. The images make it appear that the light source is hidden up in housing, nope.
Lastly, you would have to create a really good caulk seal against the wall to keep water out of the electrical wall box. I don't know if I would trust this fixture if it weren't set way back under our porch.
The manufacturer's badging is held on really well though. Expected more for the price. Back to browsing.
By:Cody , Homeowner (Phoenix, AZ)