By Illuminating Experiences.
The Illuminating Experiences line consists of a complete assortment of matte finish opal cased-glass lighting fixtures in timeless architectural forms. The triplex casing insures an even, luminous appearance. White epoxy painted body.
Available in incandescent, compact fluorescent, or LED options.
Formerly known as Lido
Notes: Generally in stock and available for immediate shipment.
Lamp Type: incandescent, compact fluorescent, led
Listing: Energy Star
Models: M3816 M3824 M3816G M3824G
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Simple, well made ceiling light
I've used this as a closet light and find that it provides plenty of light in small spaces. It's functional without being boring and feels well made. Easy installation.
By: Christian D., Designer (New York, NY)
Simple, clean lines
Terrific, affordable ceiling fixture. Modest and minimal. Very pleased!
By: C.R., Homeowner (Brooklyn, NY)
Simple and Elegant
This product is has a simple modern look. However, I can see light bulb through the cover, wish the light diffuses better, also wish high max wattage.
By: Seattle H., Homeowner (Seattle)
Simple, effective light.
The Tango is a great light for closets. Provides plenty of light, and is a nice, simple fixture. No fussy lines or strange shapes. Just a clean look and a clean light. I love them - I put them in all my closets.
By: Modern-home-owner, Homeowner (Silicon Valley)
Sleek and modern
The look of this light is perfect for our modern, minimal apartment. The compact fluorescent takes about 20 seconds to warm up to full brightness, and even then, it's not really bright enough to light an entire room that's 15' x 15', but for smaller rooms it works great, and in bigger rooms, so long as you have additional lighting, it's a very nice addition.
By: James, Homeowner (Brooklyn, NY)
looks nicer online
pay a little more and get a better product
By: Michael S., Homeowner (san francisco)
low profile and just right for an area where trying to keep the look simple and sleek
By: T.B., Designer (hamptons)
a no brainer
i bought this based on the reviews and they were right. great for an office. the future gives lots of light to the room and the price was right.
By: Alexandra D.,
Beautiful, simple light
This is a beautiful, simple light. We searched high and low for a light like this with incandescent bulbs. It has a low profile and frosted glass. We are very happy with the purchase. The lights were very well protected during shipping and all arrived in perfect shape.
By: Kelly J., Homeowner (BC, Canada)
Nice light, but not bright enough
I really like the look of this light. We used it in all three of our bedrooms. It's very clean and simple. As said by many other reviewers it is easy to install. The one complaint that I would have and the reason I would not purchase again would be that the light is too soft. It's the kind of light that you would expect from accent lighting not overhead.
By: Tracy, Homeowner (San Rafael, CA)
This is a nice understated, modern fixture that helped make my home office come together. It is not a really bright light, so it is best used in a confined space or in a room with supplementary lighting.
By: Drew W., Homeowner (Brooklyn, NY)
Great Fixture / Great Bargain
I looked for months for a reasonably priced wall / ceiling fixture with clean lines and below the radar look, finally coming across this piece. I am thrilled with it, and have installed it in both mountings. My only criticism would be that the light bulb(s) sometimes read through the lens and I wish it was more even. Still, I am very happy and would strongly recommend it.
By: F.M., Architect (Brooklyn, NY US)
Excellent value - works great
Simple to install, modern but not too modern. We used in our powder room in a 1927 house and it updates it nicely.
By: Megan T., Homeowner (PA)
Looks great in our hallway!
We were looking for a round, clean light to replace the broken fixture in our dark hallway. When it arrived I was happily surprised that it looked even better than it did in the picture. Install went smoothly and now our hallway is not only well lit but it looks great too!
By: Peter F., Homeowner (Los Angeles, CA)
Great in master closet
Purchased two for master closet in modern home. While not an inspired design, the very simple look and low profile work well. I like the glass diffuser instead of the typical plastic that comes with low end fixtures of this type. Also, one version of this fixture uses an economical CFL if dimming is not required.
By: Max W., Homeowner (California)
Compact light for a small room
It's a fairly basic fixture, was perfect for a tiny bedroom in the house. I like the shape which slightly not conventional but otherwise it's a fairly plain fixture. There were no surprises based on the ylighting webpage, shipping was fast. Satisfied with the purchase
By: Edward B., Homeowner (country)
Functional and Beautiful!
This is in our master bedroom closet and it is perfect. Has a restrained elegance. Very pleased!
By: Shelley, Homeowner (Madison Wisconsin)
Simple, clean, relatively low profile
We installed this light in our kids room where we have a somewhat low ceiling (probably 8'), and this fixture was perfect. Gives a nice even glow and doesn't look cheap. Not a decorative fixture - more of a good team player, but nicer than anything similar you'd find for the price elsewhere.
By: B.P., Architect (Brooklyn)
Just right, though maybe just a bit more light.
Biggest issue I had was installation. Would be handy if an adapter bracket were included for installing to boxes that have mud box adapters, had to get them from local big box store. The base seems fairly simple for the price of the lamp, brushed nickel or stainless would add appeal, that makes one presume the value is in the shade, which does a great job of diffusing the light fairly evenly. Didn't have an issue with the shade mounting via three set screws, but would be nicer if the shade on the 10" lights did a better job of concealing the base. On the single cfl units, the bulb is offset to one side, maybe figuring out how to center it on the fixture would improve spotting on the shade. So far so good, definitely don't think its worth the full retail price, but on sale a good deal.
By: Lenny, Homeowner (troy, mi)
modern, clean, simple light
We bought this to replace an old, cheap looking light fixture in our upstairs hallway. It is just as it is presented in the description. Clean lines, nice diffusion of light, unobtrusive design because it is close to the ceiling and not large. Perfect for what we needed in a trafficked area of the house. Very pleased with our purchase and the prompt delivery.
By: Lynne, Homeowner (Falls Church, VA)
Great product, even better price!
We ordered this for our bathroom. It arrived quickly and safely. The quality is high and it looks great!
By: Jason, Homeowner (Brooklyn, NY)
Great minimal fixture for small bedrooms
Just did a remodel of a 30's garage apartment, adding 2 small bedrooms to the first floor with ceilings lower than 8' and not enough room to put in can lights. These surface mount fixtures look clean, modern, and minimal in the space and provide just the right amount of light.
By: Amy F., Homeowner (Austin, TX)
Simple, understated & beautiful...
We bought 4 of these lights (10") for our hallway. The design is simple and understated - the fixtures blend into our ceiling quietly and beautifully.
By: Simran A., Homeowner (New York)
Good light output, clean simple design
We recently replaced our fixture in the kitchen with the Lido Ceiling Fixture. We have been pleased with it, the light output is good (we went with the 12" diameter GU compact fluorescent) and the low profile is nice for our shorter ceiling. The simple clean look is hard to find in a ceiling fixture, this is mostly why we chose the Lido and we are pleased with how it looks installed. The only negative is it has a few hot spots when looking at the fixture and not as even a glow around the fixture as I expected.
By: Patty E., Homeowner (Seattle, WA)
Simple beautiful fixture
I purchased several of these for my new apartment. They are simple, attractive and give off nice light. And they are reasonably priced. They provide the perfect modern accent for my turn of the century apartment. For the price you really can't beat this fixture.
By: Suzanne D., Homeowner (washington, dc)
Great minimalist design, but use a long lasting bulb.
Installation: For a flush mount light, this was relatively tricky to install. The light does not include a mounting bracket, and the screw holes in the base line up with the screw holes typically used to secure the bracket to the electrical box, rather than those used to secure the base to the mounting bracket.
Light: A nice, softly diffused light. Although when I purchased the light, it was advertised as taking two 60W bulbs, the fixture actually takes two 40W bulbs. The amount of light is adequate to cover the 9x13 room in which I installed the light. But...
Installation, part two: The base uses phillips head screws to secure the glass to the base. There's about 1" of clearance between the ceiling and the light. Plan on using a ladder every time you want to change the bulbs.
Overall, I love the fixture, the clean look and pleasant light offset the minor annoyances involved in installing the fixture. The fixture has drawn instant complements from everyone whose seen it.
By: Rob M., Homeowner (Sarasota, FL, USA)
lido fixture looks good for a relatively inexpensive light.
provides a nice, even light. clean, simple look. tempers compact fluorescent light to a tolerable amount/quality.
By: Charlie C., (seattle)
Great looking fixture...wish max wattage was higher
Great looking fixture. Was looking for a reasonable priced flush mount fixture that looked clean and modern, blending in with the ceiling...a combination that's not that easy to find. This worked great. Installed it in bedrooms and hallways. There are a few issues I have with it: wished it had higher max wattage. The light bulb creates this light spot in the fixture...wish the light was diffused better. The installation is screw on so a bit tricky to do without a helping hand ...will be a bit of work to change a bulb. Shipping with ylighting was great, no issues.
By: Bob W., Homeowner (NYC)
Much nicer in person than I imagined. The quality is incredibly nice.
By: Nancy R., Designer (New York, NY)
Clean minimal fixture that provides nice light at an excellent price point.
By: Michael R., Architect (Dallas, TX USA)
Good solution for low ceiling
We needed low profile lights for a basement application and wanted a glass fixture rather than plastic. The Lido fixture was the right choice. The items were in stock and shipped the same day. We are very happy with the fixtures and the experience of shopping with YLighting.
By: A. K., Homeowner (Seattle, WA)
We had been looking everywhere for the right fixture for the bedrooms in our mid-century home - these worked out perfectly.
By: Jim M., Homeowner
Clean lines, versatile
Attractive, clean-looking modern fixture. Use it in upstairs hallways, and basement stairs. Puts out good light, easy to install, blends nicely with other modern lighting.
By: Susan C, Homeowner (Arlington, VA, US)
we bought 6 for wall and ceiling applications throughout the house. we have low ceilings so these low profile lights were great. our house is off the grid and they house the big dc compact fluorescent lamps. great deal, excellent diffused light, fast delivery!
By: Alix H., Architect (Taos, mn)
Simple but bright
Ordered two of these for a large walk in closet. Will be perfect there. Bright but understated.
By: Maher S., Homeowner (Seattle)
Beautiful and easy to install
You may want to cut a piece of cardboard and tape it to the ceiling in the desired location, if it is a narrow hallway, to decide if you want this lamp. It turned out to look a lot larger than I anticipated.
It is beautifully made and of good looking materials.
Beware that the lamp is not rated for pre-1985 wiring. Since 1985 electrical wiring is rated for much higher temperatures.
I tried three different types of lighting bulbs, CF and incandescent, and I could never get rid of the bright white spot which is why I gave it only 4 stars.
By: Muz, Homeowner (TX)
Perfect when an 'invisible' light is desired
We ordered a few of the Lido ceiling lights in the 12" diameter for a 1910 Craftsman home we are remodeling for a client. This light was perfect in our pursuit of adding modern touches while still paying homage and tribute to the wonderful Craftsman charm of the home.
The Lido ceiling lights are simple and almost invisible lighting, but with a strong diameter and overall volumetric presence.
By: Relish Interior Services, Designer (Portland, OR.)
Great fixture for a great price!
Was looking for unobtrusive kitchen lights with clean lines and this was an amazing find (especially the price!). Plus, it arrived super quickly. Well before I anticipated.
By: Ginger G., Homeowner (NY, NY)
Very sharp looking
Arrived very quickly, thought it was a little high in price for the type of lighting that it is. Very nice product.
By: Susan, Designer (Dennisport, MA)
Great Fixture - Looks fantastic in our modern renovation!
We are very happy with this fixture. Wit a very reasonable price, low profile and contemporary look we ordered two for our hallway for a renovation with modern fixtures and finishes. They look much more expensive than they are! Great buy and great service from YLighting.
By: Dara S., Homeowner (New York, NY, USA)
Fabulous Ceiling Filler Fixture!
We love purchasing our lighting upgrades at Y Lighting. In particular this Lido Ceiling Fixture is a great "hallway" or filler option as we remodeled our basement. Complements all of our other modern lighting like our Nelson light and Splugen Brau Pendant. We purchased three. Simple beautiful design and is really close to the ceiling. The package came quickly and was packed extremely well. LOVE that they have modern lighting.
By: Travis R., Homeowner (Minnetonka, mN)
Sleek design, great craftsmanship, and excellent light distribution.
The sleek design makes the piece appear as if it floats just below the ceiling. Great craftsmanship creates smooth soft, lines... and the finish on the dome provides excellent light distribution. Overall, I am very impressed and would highly recommend this product.
By: Cecil D., Architect (Atanta, Georgia)
Simple and clean design at a reasonable price
I used this product to replace two existing fixtures in my kitchen. The design is simple and clean and works well with a minimal aesthetic. If you are looking for a nice modern fixture at a reasonable price, you can't go wrong. Highly recommended.
By: Myhr, Architect (Seattle)
Ordered one to check it out. Worked out really well so we are ordering six more!
By: dhs, Homeowner (WI)
Are CFL Bulbs OK
We're considering the incandescent fixture and are wondering if we can simply use size appropriate CFLs instead of incandescent?
Also, do the bulb versions of this light leave a "hot spot" on the glass? e.g. is the light from the fluorescent version more even?
Note: Rating based on perceived looks. Have not yet tried it.
By: brandon, Homeowner (Chicago, IL)
simple, clean, functional !
Lido is a very nice looking ceiling light, provide clean and modern look, and is cheaper than comparable Italian fixtures (like Ai Lati). I have used it in couple of project for room lighting and it works great !
By: Yuval S., Homeowner (Seattl, WA)
Great Look Great Price
I bought this piece along with Quadra for my newly renovated house. I have the Lido in my dinning room ceiling, and it looks very clean and contemporary. The Quadra, however, due to its diminutie size, does not have the same proportion and presence as Lido to have the visual impact. I recomment Lido to those who like minimalist style and on a limited budget.
By: Tom, Homeowner (Los Angeles)
Great Light Fixture
I love the Lido series by Meltemi. This is the third one I have purchased. They are simple and beautiful, and they are very easy to install. I get a lot of compliments on the fixtures when people visit my home. They are also very bright. The only complaint I have is that when you use a regular florescent light bulb, there is a really bright spot that shows through the fixture. I don't think this would happen with an incandescent bulb. I think there are also circular florescent bulbs that will fit these fixtures, which I believe are recommended, so it's really my fault for using the wrong type of bulb. Otherwise, I highly recommend Lido.
By: Lacey A., Homeowner (Illinois)
I hated this fixture
First, the large version fixture does not support 2 60W bulbs, only 2 40W bulbs. Second, the mounting base for the large fixture is configured for screw holes that are 3 1/4" apart. My ceiling has a 3 1/4" octagonal box and the screw holes on that type of box are only 2 7/8" apart, so I couldn't even get the fixture installed. The mounting base is also poorly insulated (and cheap looking), which probably explains why it can't support 60W bulbs. Do yourself a favor and find a different product.
By: J, Homeowner (California)
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