I installed this fixture in two bathrooms of similar size (5" x 9") but slightly darker value in wall color in one room. It provided optimal light in the room painted bright white. The fixture is well-made and has a "light leak" at each side that shows up as a streak effect that's rather nice. For an overhead installation, two screws are prominent on the underside that are a bit distracting. This is my first order from YLighting and I found the technical support and order process to be very helpful and easy.
By:Lisa D. , Designer
I installed two of these fixtures, vertically, on either side of a 32" x 38" framed mirror in 7' x 11' bathroom with 10' lighted ceiling. Each fixture takes 5 40W halogen bulbs, not the 5 60W listed under Specifications, which eliminated my concern about them being too bright and helped me decide. They are beautiful in form and function and, although it was more than I had hoped to spend, I am very happy with them. The light pattern cast from the top and bottom of the cover is a nice effect and an extra bonus. Clean, modern look.
By:Helen S. , Homeowner (Woody Creek, CO)
I bought this fixture for a small, windowless, powder room, and it really brightens up the room. Even though I am using 5 60 watt G9 halogen bulbs, I think 40 or 50 watt G9 bulbs are sufficient. Also, the ends are not closed, so ring-like shadows emerge. Overall, I am happy with this fixture for its simple, clean design.
By:Jeanhie H. , Homeowner (New York)
The simplicity of its design allows for this light to be easily integrated into a wide variety of bathroom designs, and it also provides a very evenly distributed light output; the only negative is that it could probably use one more bulb to increase the maximum output!
By:Andrea R. , Architect (New York)
Gives off plenty of light. Using just one over a mirror in a half bathroom. You do see each bulb more so than in the picture. Solid construction. Hoping the G9 halogen blubs will last longer than E11s. That was an important factor in the purchase decision.
By:Richard N. , Homeowner
I was reluctant to spend the money on these, but my architect encouraged me to buy them and I do not regret it. I bought 5 and have them hanging in several bathrooms. They can be hung either horizontally or vertically. The lighting is bright but not harsh and they look beautiful.
By:JS , Homeowner (New York, NY)
The light fixture seems to blend in well and give off a nice amount of light. Clean lines. Attractive. I would buy it again.
By:Debbie , Homeowner (Washington, DC)
The light is very clean and attractive. I only wish the bulbs weren't as visible when they are on. But all in all, a good value for a simple vanity light with clean lines.
I was very pleased with the customer service. I will no doubt order from YLighting again.
By:N Skal , Homeowner (CA)
We purchased two of these lights to mount vertically on the large mirror above our master bathroom vanity. We found them disappointing for a number of reasons: (1) the schematic makes it appear as though the fixture will run flush against the wall, but in fact the rectangular metal base in the center is the only part that is flush and the rest of the fixture sits about 1/2" off the wall. On our mirrored surface, the mirror reflects the unattractive backing and all 12 screws per sconce that are used to hold the lighting strip in place. (2) The frosted glass covers on both of our sconces wobble and hang at a slight angle to the backing; not sure exactly why that is but think it may be because the pre-cut holes in the glass cover (through which you run the screws) are not of uniform size. (3) The 4 screws used to secure the glass cover in place are very prominent on either side of the base. All in all very disappointing and the low point in an otherwise nice bathroom renovation.
By:Ellen , Homeowner (Long Island, NY, USA)