This is a beautiful light fixture, and a great size. I have mine in my open kitchen. I put it on a dimmer so I can still have it on with ambiance when not cooking, and gives great light when I am. My only complaint was the directions for installation. I've put in a few fixtures before so I understand the concept, the directions lacked an important detail of how the shade balances. (The circular disk goes on the inside upside down to balance the shade.) But all of this is worth it once it was up.