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 )
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)
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)
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)
Clean lines, good light, sleek design.
By:B , Homeowner (Washington DC)
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)
I love this light fixture. A little different, but not too much...works great in a hallway.
Equally pleased with the customer service that we have received!
By:Stacy S. , Homeowner
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.)
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.
By:Dmitriy D. , Homeowner
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)
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)
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
very simple... looks like it is floating from the ceiling
By:Edna C. , Designer (BUffalo, NY)
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)
it looks very elegant for my room
By:wen-chyi W. , Homeowner (flushing ny)
a great light for the kitchen
By:dee , Homeowner (nyc)
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)
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
perfect for very long hallway. simple classic lines.
By:MH , Homeowner (MD)
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)
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)
Simple, modern, sturdy light. Much less expensive than most modern fixtures.
By:Jon , Homeowner (Cincinnati, OH)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
By:Tanya , Homeowner (Brooklyn, NY)
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)
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)
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)
Used this fixture in a hallway and it works great. Nice soft light with a simple clean design
By:Cynthia F. , Designer (Chicago)
clean simple design!
By:Andrew B. , Architect (seattle)
By:Michael R. , Architect (Dallas, TX USA)
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)
By:Kristen L. (Rhinebeck, NY)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
I ordered two of these, they look very nice and modern. Arrived very promptly.
By:Victoria B. , Homeowner (livingston, nj)
looks great, very modern and good quality. Arrived promptly.
By:Victoria B. (livingston, nj)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
my customer was happy about our service. great product.
By:Arizona E. , Homeowner (tucson, az 85714)
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)
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.
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)
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
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)
Great Price, good light output and easy to order. Delivery was on time.
By:Cara L. , Designer (Salt Lake City)
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)
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)
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)
By:Chris , Homeowner (San Francisco, CA)
By:Heidi , Homeowner (New York)
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)