This is the box. Do not be fooled, contrary to the 'Easy Lite' reference you see here, this light was NOT easy to install.
The instructions were pitiful, the cord was about 10 feet long and needed to be cut and stripped more than once, and more than half of the crystals were wrapped like this:
The plus is that the crystals are all real glass, and beautiful. The minus is that they are held on with these tiny little wire loops that have a tendency of stretching out and not meeting up anymore. I had to spend some real time making sure they were tight. The company includes extra crystals to customize the length of the light - longer and shorter ones.
As you can imagine, the canopy part is super heavy. And unfortunately, the entire crystal canopy needs to be removed in order to put in the bulb. I didn't realize this until after I had everything assembled. Apparently, I am not the brightest bulb....oh, yeah! Awesome pun for you! Anyway, I was quite pissed to take it down again to install a bulb.
Regardless of the annoying install, I LOVE this light. I may be ticked off every time I have to change the bulb, but as long as I have a blanket placed underneath the fixture to catch any 'suicidal crystals', it's not that bad. And believe me, a blanket saved a few already.
The inside of the recessed area was just painted flat white to make it 'disappear,' and I'm really happy with the way it turned out. Despite the issues, I would definitely buy this again because it is so perfect for my room.
Do you agree it was worth the hassle? Next up is my completed room! For real!