These are fabulous little fixtures when you want something which looks great but subtle. The finish is very good, a kind of satin white with a slight texture. The quality is very good. Two warnings:
1. They CAN be installed in a normal rectangular box, but if there is a lot of wiring there, a square box is better. The little transformer needs to fit in the box so the fit may be tight, depending on your site conditions.
I've installed them as ambient lighting for a low, beamed ceiling bedroom in an old house. It's perfect for an application such as that.
2. Be really careful to set them at the correct height. Too low and you may see the top and get glare in your eyes. Too close to the ceiling and you wont get adequate light spread.
By:JP , Architect (Boston, MA)
I installed two of these in my hallway. Unobtrusive light solution with a great contemporary look.
By:John , Homeowner (OH)