I purchased this pendant to replace a super outdated pendant lamp in the dining room, and it looks wonderful! The instructions were comprehensive and gave options for the length of the stem, although you will need a pair of wire cutters/strippers to trim the wires if you use it as a semi-flush fixture. And while this job would go quicker with two people, I was able to put the lamp up myself in a couple of hours. However, the diffuser would not level out. I spent several minutes trying to figure it out before I gave up. But after it was all in place and screwed in tight, I poked at the diffuser and it magically settled into a flush position.