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Matrix Ceiling Fixture


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By Illuminating Experiences.

The Matrix is great for replacing generic globes or clouds with a little more style. The triplex casing, (this means that the glass is hand-dipped three times and hardened three times) insures an even, luminous appearance. One of our most popular ceiling fixtures.

White epoxy painted body. Glass held to fixture with hidden screws.

Available in incandescent, compact fluorescent, or LED options. Incandescent and LED versions can be dimmed with standard triac dimmers. Fluorescent versions cannot be dimmed.

Formerly known as Quadra.

Notes: Generally in stock and available for immediate shipment.


  • M3865: 7"L X 7"W X 4"H
  • M3873: 8.5"L X 8.5"W X 4"H



  • M3865: 1 X 75W 120V E26 (medium base) A19 incandescent (not included)
  • M3865G: 1 X 13W GU24 base compact fluorescent (lamp included)
  • M3865LED: 1 X 19W square board LED, warm white; 1260 lumens output (included)
  • M3873: 2 X 40W 120V E26 (medium base) A19 incandescent (not included)
  • M3873G: 1 X 13W GU24 base compact fluorescent (lamp included)
  • M3873LED: 1 X 19W square board LED, warm white; 1260 lumens output (included)


Model(s): M3865 M3873 M3865G M3873G

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Customer Reviews 4.5 out of 5
4 out of 5
simple and beautiful

I needed a flush fixture for a low ceilinged bedroom. The meltemi quadra is simple and clean and provides a beautiful softly diffused light. It was easy to install and inexpensive. I'm very pleased with it and am considering other fixtures from that collection.

By:S B , Renter (NY, NY )

4 out of 5
Fine for a small flushmount light.

Decent for the price, and it's hard to find much better for a flushmount. Especially one that's not round. It's very small though, considering it can be ordered with two bulbs.

By:Chris M. , Designer (washington, dc)

4 out of 5
clean design, good price, however hot spot show up if you use compact florescent bulbs

solves the problems of an inexpensive fixture to use in a modern design closet or bathroom, good quality glass, Y lighting shipped quickly and that was important

By:RMS , Architect (Cambridge, MA)

5 out of 5
A perfect fit.

In redoing our home, we were looking for stylish, effective flushmount fixtures, and these were the perfect fit -- classic look with a hint of modern. We liked it so much we ordered more for the rest of our fixtures.

By:Christian F. , Homeowner (Buffalo NY)

4 out of 5
Good Value

Clean lines, good light, sleek design.

By:B , Homeowner (Washington DC)

5 out of 5
Great deal for such an attractive modern fixture.

This fixture is an excellent value. It has a clean, modern design with a recessed white base you can barely see when installed. It is small, with only 2x40W bulbs, and so would be best for a bathroom or small room.

By:Peter L. , Homeowner (New York)

5 out of 5
Love it!

I love this light fixture. A little different, but not too great in a hallway.
Equally pleased with the customer service that we have received!

By:Stacy S. , Homeowner

5 out of 5
Great price and look

These are a terrific contemporary look at a terrific price. We've put them all over the house and love them. Note, however, that they aren't hugely powerful lights, so choose accordingly.

By:A. G. , Homeowner (L.A.)

4 out of 5
Contemporary, clean look!

We founds exactly what we were looking for in purchasing the Quadra ceiling fixture from YLighting. It's a simple, clean, contemporary fixture which completes the look of our new nursery. The transaction was smooth using Paypal and shipping was prompt.
Thank you.

By:Dmitriy D. , Homeowner

5 out of 5
Simple modern design that you can't go wrong with.

I recently received my order of 2 Quadra lights and must say that they look beautiful above my dining room table. They are a simple design with clean lines and no frills. The quality is great as well. Thank you.

By:Rober C. , Homeowner (NYC)

5 out of 5
love the square

This is a great all purpose fixture, simple design. I got the smaller one, and next time would get a larger one, but still love it.

By:Tanja H. , Homeowner (Auburn, ME)

4 out of 5
Great for a simple, affordable ceiling fixture

We've put the fixture in a small bathroom. We weren't looking for a fixture that would draw a lot of attention; we wanted something discrete, simple, modern, and affordable that would complement the more focal points of the room. This fixture works out perfectly for this situation.

By:David P. , Designer

4 out of 5
quiet elegance

very simple... looks like it is floating from the ceiling

By:Edna C. , Designer (BUffalo, NY)

5 out of 5
A great experience

this was a very very good experience. easy to use website. great customer service and the product was exactly what you see in the photos -- couldn't have been happier.

By:M Banikarim (new york)

4 out of 5
it looks great

it looks very elegant for my room

By:wen-chyi W. , Homeowner (flushing ny)

5 out of 5
looks like picture

a great light for the kitchen

By:dee , Homeowner (nyc)

5 out of 5
Lovely, low-keyed and modestly priced, this fixture was perfect for our needs.

The fixture was just what we needed for an overhead. It disappears from sight (unlike the nasty overheads of old) and it emits a pleasant, warm light. The price was modest but the results were just what we wanted.

By:Jean G. , Homeowner (Chaplin CT USA)

5 out of 5
Very cool!

I love this fixture. It is the answer to boring closet lighting. It adds a modern punch to ordinary spaces and doesn't take up much room.

By:Claudia W. , Designer

5 out of 5
great fixture, great price

perfect for very long hallway. simple classic lines.

By:MH , Homeowner (MD)

5 out of 5
great simple fixture, easy installation

This light was a quick replacement for an old 50's glass/brass fixture in modern style home. Took my husband about 5 minutes to install, and it looks great - clean, simple, modern.

By:rdw , Homeowner (virginia)

5 out of 5
Quadra offers a welcome change from the big store mushroom ceiling light

I had been looking for a simple ceiling mount light for my bath closet, something that would suggest the functionality of the ubiquitous "mushroom light" but with a twist. Quada was exactly that and the price was reasonable...not big box cheap but certainly affordable.

By:michelle l. , Homeowner (Annapolis, MD)

5 out of 5
Good value

Simple, modern, sturdy light. Much less expensive than most modern fixtures.

By:Jon , Homeowner (Cincinnati, OH)

5 out of 5
Love it !

Love the clean design & squareness of it, apart from the typical round glass globes but just as affordable. Easy trouble-free ordering process.

By:Chim L. , Homeowner (Ann Arbor)

5 out of 5
Simple and Modern

We were looking for light fixutures for our entire 2 flat and needed unique yet simple fixtures that wouldn't blow our budget. The Quardra is just that and fits the bill perfectly.

By:Nancy , Homeowner (Chicago, IL)

3 out of 5
A Tad Small, But Effective in Small Rooms

Not bright enough for bedroom or larger areas. But it looks great in smaller spaces, such as hallway and entry way. I bought this along with the Lido light and liked the latter much more. No regrets though. It is still a great buy for the price.

By:Tom , Homeowner (Los Angeles)

5 out of 5

We installed QUADRA ceiling fixture in our hallway. It has a unique, modern look in the room. It gives plenty of light and is a lamp I'd definitely recommend.

By:Aleks , Homeowner (brooklyn, ny)

4 out of 5
Very Pleased with This Purchase

We bought 3 of the fixtures - one for a nursery and 2 for the hallway. I'd had some concerns (based on other reviews) about them giving enough light, but they're fine. They're a little more "ice cube" shaped than the picture suggests, but they still look good in the space. I'd recommend them if you're looking for something inexpensive but different from the run of the mill flushmount ceiling light.

By:Brenda W. , Homeowner (Summit, NJ)

3 out of 5
Bare bones, functional.

Excellent for a space where non-design is preferred... utilitarian spaces with limited room. Still has a simple elegance, so will not look out-of-place in a high-end home/apartment where a "cheap" fixture is inappropriate.

By:JT , Architect (Rydal, PA, US)

5 out of 5
Great looking ceiling fixtures.

We installed 3 Quadra ceiling fixtures above our bathroom vanity. My wife and I think they look fantastic A modern, but unobtrusive ceiling fixture. You can see where the bulb is in the glass, but I do not think it distracts from the the look of this great fixture.

By:PAUL B B , Homeowner (Scottsdale, AZ)

4 out of 5
a good buy all around

this fixture is a great buy for anyone looking for a modern touch that is well-priced. glass is extremely good quality. the overall style is neutral enough to fit just about anywhere but also bold enough to avoid being passive.

By:new homeowner , Homeowner (massachusetts)

5 out of 5
Great light for a small bathroom

This light works great in our small bathroom. It puts out plenty of light when CFL bulbs are used. Clean and contemporary, exactly what we were looking for.

By:Jeremy , Homeowner (Missouri)

4 out of 5
Great buy!

We bought 3 of these fixtures to put in our hallway. We got the smaller size, so the white base is more noticeable than the picture shown. Nevertheless, it still looks very nice, clean and modern.

By:CYU , Homeowner (Menlo Park, CA)

5 out of 5
A perfect solution for my linen closet and master bath

I purchased both sizes of the Quadra ceiling light. The smaller
for my linen closet , entered before entering master bath, and
the larger for the bath. They are elegant looking and provide
very pleasant lighting in each space.

By:Frances C. , Homeowner (Norwich, CT)

4 out of 5

It is a simple light that blends in well with it's surroundings. I use it in the hallway and it looks great there.

By:Soyoung J. , Homeowner (Marina del rey, ca)

4 out of 5
Simple without being boring. The quadras look great in our bathroom.

The quadra light is very simple and sleek. We have two of them in the bathroom and the smaller size turned out to be a good fit for a tight space that needed a lot of light. My only complaint is that one of the lights came with an incomplete set of hardware and the other had no hardware. The parts were easy enough to get at a local hardware store, but it would have been nice to know up front whether the lights included hardware or not.

By:Josh , Homeowner (Brooklyn, NY)

4 out of 5
Great light, simple but modern. We bought 2 for our laundry room and closet in our home we are remodeling. Great price as well.

Great light, simple but modern. We bought 2 for our laundry room and closet in our home we are remodeling. Great price as well.

By:scg_sf , Homeowner (Larkspur, ca)

5 out of 5
Absolutely love it

It is as functional as it is beautiful. Living in a 250 year old house it is difficult to find unobtrusive ceiling fixtures to fit with the beamed ceilings. The Quadra ceiling fixture does just that and the quick service from Ylighting is appreciated.

By:Waltraud B. , Homeowner (Storrs, Ct)

4 out of 5
Simple modern fixture

Simple modern fixture. I bought two, one for laundry room and another for walk-in closet in our condo to replace builder-installed lights. Price is good as well. delivery was prompt.

Thank you.

By:Tanya , Homeowner (Brooklyn, NY)

4 out of 5
Great value!

This is a very chic and simple light, used in a high-end renovation in the Laundry room and all the closets. It looks as expensive as our custom fixtures in the apartment.

By:TG , Designer (Brooklyn, New York)

5 out of 5
Simple, elegant, functional

There are so many ugly ceiling lights out there. We have two small hallways that just need something that will blend in and not attract too much attention, but that have some style to them. These are perfect. They do not attract attention, but if you look, they are actually very nice.

By:James K. , Homeowner (New York, NY, USA)

5 out of 5
Great value and design

This is a perfect fixture for surface mount application in a closet, utility room, hall. The price is right if you need to save your lighting budget for the more important public areas of your modern remodel or new construction project. Inexpensive, good looking surface mount fixtures are hard to find in modern styles, but this is a definite buy.

By:Steven B. , Designer (Phoenix)

4 out of 5
Simple and functional

Used this fixture in a hallway and it works great. Nice soft light with a simple clean design

By:Cynthia F. , Designer (Chicago)

4 out of 5
great light

clean simple design!

By:Andrew B. , Architect (seattle)

4 out of 5
Clean minimal fixture that provides nice light at an excellent price point.

By:Michael R. , Architect (Dallas, TX USA)

4 out of 5
Looks nice, fair quality

Purchased the two-incandescent version of this fixture for a bathroom. The max wattage is only 40 watts per bulb, but we were able to get more light out of it by using CFL bulbs.

The fixture looks great in the space. It was really, really hard to install the glass over the fixture. The thumbscrews are extremely hard to turn, and when the glass was fully flush against the metal fixture, the screws barely held on. I chipped the glass around the rim of the shade turning the screws. I don't know if we got a defective fixture, or if that's how it's supposed to be. It's hanging on for now, but I'm nervous that it's not very secure. Luckily, we don't live in an earthquake zone... Also, the metal fixture is not quite as "invisible" as the product description makes it seem. You can definitely see it when you enter the bathroom, but it isn't obtrusive.

By:David A. , Homeowner (NJ)

4 out of 5

Looks great.

By:Kristen L. (Rhinebeck, NY)

4 out of 5

We bought a whole bunch of lights and this is probably my least favorite, but it's still fabulous. An easy process in general and we're totally happy with the product.

By:Kristen L. , Homeowner (Rhinebeck, NY)

5 out of 5
Great light fixture

I bought the 7 and the 8.5 inch models for use in the entryway lighting into two different bedrooms where they would cover 6'x7' and 5'x13' areas. The ceiling height was about 9.5 feet. The 60 watt bulb in the small fixture provided adequate light output but I had to go down to the 40 watt bulbs in the larger fixture because there was too much light with the 60's. There was mention of a "hotspot" mentioned in another post, where an obvious increased intensity spot was visible under the bulb. This is true but only important if it is off center, but the shorter ceiling fan bulbs put that spot directly in the center of the fixture which looks as if it should be there and it appears as a complement where there is also some increased intensity naturally at the points of the corners. The quality of light through the blown glass is a very pleasant soft light. Overall they yield a somewhat subdued presence which are very elegant when noticed - which is exactly what I wanted as I did not want them to detract from the central room lighting. I would choose the larger 8.5" fixture if space allows because of the increased light output with 2 bulbs and because the metal base is relatively smaller and somewhat less visible than the 7" fixture. (but the 7" works perfectly in the smaller applications)

By:Don S. , Homeowner (New York,NY)

4 out of 5
Simply perfect

Clean and simple install. Unobtrusive and elegant in it's shape and it's glow is lovely and useful in both hallway ceilings in our '60's ranch.

By:Sonya T. , Homeowner (Atlanta, GA)

3 out of 5
Pretty good

This light looks really great in our hallway! My only complaint is that the screws stick out quite far. I remember one other reviewer who bought shorter screws, so I might do the same. Other than that, this light looks great!

By:Julie S. , Homeowner (Columbus, Ohio)

3 out of 5
Nice for the money.

A simple modern ceiling mount fixture that's good for the price. We use these when we need an inexpensive option. The glass shade provides a pleasant diffused light. The mounting screws are a bit sticky.

By:Chris S. , Architect (Los Angeles)

3 out of 5
An expensive lesson

The Quadra has a nice, simple design that blended in well with our renovated basement. The price was nice too. However, I had a great deal of difficulty getting the glass bulb to install correctly on the base. In my desire not fasten the glass bulb securely to the base I over-tightened one screw and I could hear the lip of the bulb crack. Nevertheless, the bulb remained attached to the base for two weeks after installation until my two electricians -separate problem - tromped up and down, up and down the stairs and vibrations sent the bulb crashing into the basement floor. Unfortunately, it costs more to replace the bulb than to just buy the entire light fixture. Based upon the difficulty getting the lip of the glass bulb to nestle correctly into the fixture - and I have replaced several light fixtures myself with less difficulty - I will not replace it with another Quadra. An expensive lesson.

By:Lance , Homeowner (Washington , DC)

4 out of 5
Great looks and quality.

I ordered two of these, they look very nice and modern. Arrived very promptly.

By:Victoria B. , Homeowner (livingston, nj)

4 out of 5
great looks, very modern

looks great, very modern and good quality. Arrived promptly.

By:Victoria B. (livingston, nj)

5 out of 5
Great product

The package arrived in excellent condition, nice product, nice design with affordable price, I bought another 2 afterwards for my reading room and hallway. I Will definitely recommand it to my friends.

By:Hao H. , Homeowner (Daly City, CA 94014)

5 out of 5
Love it!

I bought 4 of these for the hallways and love them! Simple & elegant & modern-- love the clean lines.

By:Natalia L. , Homeowner (Feeding Hills, MA)

4 out of 5
Good, basic celing fixture.

As I have written in my other reviews, we live in a late 50's home with renovation details from past decades. Granted the details are done rather tastefully but our dilemma is in finding fixtures that don't clash with the period/periods and yet feel clean, minimal and updated. This light certainly does it. The only reason why I'm giving it 4 stars simply because the glass shade is held up with screws which is kind of a hassle when you think about changing light bulbs. Having said that, you can't really go wrong with this light.

By:Nancy , Homeowner (Seattle, WA USA)

4 out of 5
Less is more. Simple and clean.

Happy to find a surface mounted fixture that is modern and clean. Provides a more soft, diffused light level than recessed cans. Y Lighting order / delivery process is top notch. In my experience no others compare.

By:Dave O.

4 out of 5
Beautifu, crispl & elegant shape

Consider putting this fixture on a dimmer to reduce the lamp imaging. Other than that it is a beautiful, modern fixture.

By:Kimberly S. , Designer (SF Bay Area, CA)

4 out of 5
Great clean look

This is a great simple light that makes a room looked finished. The glass was a bit difficult to install; the corners chipped a bit, and you had to shake out the pieces and start again.
Overall though they look great and everyone loves them.

By:Victoria W. , Homeowner (San Francisco)

4 out of 5
This offers a fantastic minimalist design at a minimal price!

I bought these lights to place in my hallway. They provided the right aesthetic to compliment other mid century features of my house. They are not as difficult to install as other reviewers have commented. You just need to take your time.

By:J. R. , Homeowner (Minneapolis, MN)

5 out of 5
Simple, perfect for closets

The Matrix is a pleasing, simple look for the walk in closets in our mid century condo we're rehabbing. We wanted something close to the ceiling with a soft light that wouldn't be obnoxious in the walk in closets. This is the perfect solution. The light fixture is well made, insulated on both sides, with rigid insulation above the bulb and blanket insulation on the ceiling side. The paint finish, and socket are first rate. The glass globe is nicely finished, but it is thin (as it should be). I read some users damaged the glass globe with the screws used to hang the globe. Be careful not to over tighten them and you won't have a problem. The globe just has to hang on the screws. The three screws do require a small phillips head screwdriver to turn them - they are not they typical thumbscrews generally found on flush mount fixtures. While not completely invisible, their small profile makes the screws unobtrusive once the globe is installed. Other than requiring the use of a screwdriver, it is no more difficult removing the globe and reinstalling it than on any similar flush mount fixture. One note - the fixture does not come with a junction box hanging bracket. You will need one if there is not an existing one on your junction box. The manufacturer should include a bracket; it's not very costly and would be a great convenience. Overall, a nice light, softly diffused, and perfect for a small location where one doesn't need more than 60-75 watts of light.

By:Treehouse , Homeowner (Beachwood OH)

4 out of 5

my customer was happy about our service. great product.

By:Arizona E. , Homeowner (tucson, az 85714)

5 out of 5
Great Light, Great Look!

I ordered this fixture for a client and they absolutely love it. The proportions are right-on and the overall look is just what they were hoping for.

The quality is good and as their designer, I'm very pleased with this product as well as Y Lighting in general.

By:Courtney , Designer (Decatur, GA)

5 out of 5
Square rather than round makes this simple light stand out.

We have used this light in several closets. There must be 100 round lights for sale but few square ones. For this reason we chose this light. It does what you would expect an closet light to do.

By:Lance C.

5 out of 5
Really nice clean lines, good mid century basic flush mount

Great looking, purchased for hall areas where a flush mount was required, in a mid century modern home...size is perfect nice soft light but also gives plenty of light.

By:Angela S. , Designer (Los Angeles)

5 out of 5
Nice clean look

We like this light fixture. A simple box shape works well in that mid century modern way. As other reviewers have said it is quite tricky to fit the glass to the metal fixture. Unscrew the screws absolutely as far as they will go and use great caution rotating and gentle pressure to get the glass to fit in. I was very glad to be warned by other reviewers it would be easy to break these. Haven't had to change the bulbs yet - hope I still like these when I have to take the glass off and put it back on again!

By:Joseph Z. , Homeowner

5 out of 5
I love this light that emits a soft glow and yet is modern that it fits into the style of the house.

I'm upgrading and modernizing the bathroom. The square box rectangle shape of the light gives the up tempo modern feeling to the room while at the same time the frosted glass provides a, soft light that warms the space. Perfect.

By:Sarah S. , Homeowner (Los Angeles)

5 out of 5

By:Jannette M.

5 out of 5
Great Price

Great Price, good light output and easy to order. Delivery was on time.

By:Cara L. , Designer (Salt Lake City)

2 out of 5
Nice looking when its off, but light bulb gives a hot spot when its on

The crispness of the square glass is undermined by the fact that you can see the single incandescent light which gives it a hot spot rather than being a universal glow.

By:Nicholas M. , Architect (Lincoln, MA, USA)

4 out of 5
Cool design, poorly designed for installation

I love the design of this light, but the installation was a bit tricky. As others have noted, the glass fixture is attached to the base utilizing screws which can chip the glass if you aren't careful. In addition, the light fixture utilizing the light bulbs has hot spots where the light bulbs are close to the fixture; not a big deal, but something to be aware of.

By:Matt , Homeowner (San Francisco, CA)

4 out of 5
LED Matrix light is much brighter than the non-LED version!

I bought the LED Matrix after buying the non-LED version of the Matrix light; I was impressed by the amount of light the LED version gave off in comparison. I love the design of this light, but the installation was a bit tricky. As others have noted, the glass fixture is attached to the base utilizing screws which can chip the glass if you aren't careful.

By:Matt , Homeowner (San Francisco, CA)

3 out of 5
Nice looking light, but the glass did not fit correctly inside of the holder.

By:Chris , Homeowner (San Francisco, CA)

5 out of 5
Looks great in our kids' playroom

By:Heidi , Homeowner (New York)

5 out of 5
These are nice clean, simple lights.

I used four of these with LEDs in my midcentury ranch in the hallways and the master bath. They put out great light and fit perfect with the style of the house.

By:Jason , Homeowner (Albany, NY USA)

5 out of 5
Exactly what I expected

This light is minimal, clean, not fussy, and fits in with my ranch modern makeover. We used this light in a small hall area. Delivered on time and in good condition

By:Chris , Homeowner (Charlotte NC)

5 out of 5
Great light!

Modern, clean lines. Perfect light for the ceiling in my hallway. Very bright in this narrow/smaller space. Not sure how bright it will be in a larger room though. I bought a second one for general lighting in a bathroom. Looks great!

By:Dana K. , Homeowner (NY)

5 out of 5
Really nice light!

Crisp, modern. Blends into the ceiling. Perfect for diffused general lighting in a hallway/entry/bathroom.


4 out of 5
Super cute light

This light is small and blends in nicely with other modern fixtures.

By:Laura , Homeowner (Brooklyn, NY)

4 out of 5
Clean and streamlined

Great fixture for a modern home. Unobtrusive but elegant.

By:Bianca , Homeowner (NJ, USA)

4 out of 5
Clean and simple

Clean and simple design that provides good light in the bathroom. Great value for the price point.

By:Alex T , Homeowner (New York, NY)

5 out of 5
The Matrix is a must have!

By:Lighting Management, Inc , Homeowner (Pomona, NY USA)

4 out of 5
Good overhead light as long as you use a special dimmer switch.

We put two of these in our modern kitchen remodel as area lights. They put out good light, are attractive but understated and close to ceiling so they don't compete with nearby pendants (which don't put out that much light). Our electrician initially installed a typical dimmer switch and the light flickered when dimmed and even at full light sometimes. Once we traded the dimmer switch for a better one it works fine. Would have preferred an option for white trim at attachment but still looks nice.

By:Jan E. , Homeowner (Albany, CA)

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