I think because each bulb is 40-wtts and covered by dark shades -- it doesn't emit enough (hardly any) light. So if you want this fixture to actually bring light into the room, don't count on it.
We also were hoping for a nice bright white, a real white and our fixture is more beige colored, it's not a bright white.
Very disappointed. Not happy with this product at all and it was expensive! Waste of time and money.
By:Jarred K. , Designer (Manhattan, NY 10128)