This Echelon fixture replaced a 3 bulb, incandescent fixture in our kitchen. Now we have twice the lumens using only 1/3 the electricity. We used 3000K (soft white) circline bulbs. Plan on spending @ $40 on bulbs for the Echelon fixture.
Installation was normal; no more difficult or confusing than any other light fixture that I have installed. The only hassle that I encountered was getting all 3 locking pins to catch in all 3 locking slots. By myself, I could only get 2 of the pins to catch. My wife added a third hand to the job and we got all 3 pins to lock in. It is a snug fit. Thankfully, these bulbs will last for years, so I won't have to deal with the tight fit on a regular basis.
The fixture looks great. I painted it a metallic iron color to match the other Craftsman inspired fixtures in our house. The Echelon fixture blends in well with the Craftstman style but brings its own modern touch to the look.
By:Phil , Homeowner (Connecticut)