Rated 5 out of 5 by Ballard1fan This is a wow factor
We hung two of the silver shades over our breakfast bar and cannot believe how beautiful they look.
October 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by doityourselfer Fabulous product, easy to install.
I bought two of these for my kitchen island where only recessed lighting was available. I installed them easily within 20 minutes. I recommend them to anyone who has recessed lighting and would like to have a pendant light. No electrician necessary.
September 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by lmecolorado wonderful
I put this light over my kitchen sink. Not only is it beautiful but I get more close up task light than I did with the higher canned lights!
August 16, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by lite Nice
It is pretty and I'm sure would be wonderful if I could use it, but it has no inline switch and I have to have one because of the wall outlet placement.
August 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by TalentisOptional Love the look!
We renovated our kitchen 6 years ago and could not find what we wanted to replace the '80's florescent. Finally decided on indirect lighting and these pendent lights in clear and it was the finishing touch to the renovation.
I gave it a 4 because of the sockets being white. I used a permanent ink marker to change the color to black.
Like the fact they are adaptable... if we change our mind we are not locked into just one look.
June 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KathyJ Very nice Pendant light.
Great light, hung on a vaulted ceiling and it looks great. Bought the clear version and used a longer appliance light bulb in purple. Only wish there was a choice of cord color, but this is OK.
May 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MyKidsMom Beautiful clear glass shades - amazing price !
I ordered 3 of these clear glass shades to replace older dated shades I have on pendants hanging over my center island in the kitchen. I couldn't be happier or more satisfied with these glass shades. They are thick glass, beautifully shaped, and look much more expensive than they were. They have completely changed the look of the kitchen to a more modern, updated version ! Would purchase them again in a heartbeat - will just have to find a place to put them..... !
May 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HomebyDesign Installation was a breeze
We are very pleased with our new lights. I was concerned about the glass shade not being large enough, but it is perfect and the gold shading makes it easy to blend in with other fixtures.
April 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Esther Great product!
Absolutely stunning light fixture! Very easy to install. I installed two by myself (someone who has no experience in building or installing anything!) in less than 30 minutes. The thing that kept me from giving it 5 stars is that the portion where you screw in the light bulb and the section above that, is white and it looks a bit off. It should of been painted a dark brown to match the cover and cord. Otherwise, a spectacular item at an amazing price! Good job, Ballard!
March 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HarmonyQueen Stunning light effect
Beautiful product. I love the way the light shines through the mottled gold glass. My kitchen is cast in a warm glow.
November 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Luvithere Pendant lights
Love the look of the lights, but we can't get them to fit snug to the ceiling. When I clean the glass they shift around. Any suggestions?
October 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by sheri Perfect!
The installation of the adapter is easy, which makes my husband very happy because I didn't give him another "honey-do item"!
I like the ceiling plate, as it has more character than others I have seen. The glass shade is clean and simple. You may want to experiment with different types of light bulbs, since these will change the light output. If you get bored with these shades you can change them out with other pendants. The only thing that could have been better was the white color of the ceramic insulation around the light socket. I took a black Sharpie and made it black. It definitely made the fixture look more high end.
August 10, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by atrva Easy, fresh update!
Super happy with these shades. We swapped out the frosted glass shades that came standard in our condo with the clear glass pendants and Edison bulbs. They instantly updated our kitchen and were super easy to install. The only note is that since they are completely clear, you can see the lightbulb fixture and some of the writing (100W max, etc). We'll spray paint over that so it doesn't take away from the bulb.
August 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5
by Maddielisee easy, looks expensive, so happy
Took me about 10 minutes to install 2 of these over my kitchen island this afternoon. Looks expensive (I got the silver which looks like mercury glass). They give a lot of great light and really define the space. You can hang em high, or low, either looks great. I recommend that when you hang the first, measure how much cord length you have before hanging so that you can use that measurement on subsequent lights (I didn't and had a hard time gauging the second, had to redo it#. When I saw them in the catalog I couldn't figure out it would work, but when I saw them at the Ballard store in person, it made total sense. easy! Love love love them. Genius idea! #As you can see from the pic, I also bought the barstools today)
May 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Designdreams This product is simple to install and beautiful!!
I love this product! It was simple to install and immediately transformed my kitchen!! I bought the silver shades and they are beautiful and look gorgeous with stainless appliances. I highly recommend this product!
March 18, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sweetbee Good product; weak on information about it
More information would have been helpful regarding its size and to know that it does not come with an on/off switch; but where I was to plug it in, it is connected to the wall switch. Its pretty; cord is black fabric. It adds nice pleasant pendant lighting over an area where I couldn't hardwire a hanging light. Has created a very cozy new area of my family room!
January 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by CAgalinthesouth Beautiful pendant, great glow!
Easy to use and beautiful. I bought the silver and used with Edison light bulbs. Creates a beautiful glow with pattern through the glass shade. Cord is very high quality and looks great not covered.
November 29, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by penz this is my favorite invention!
I am a decorator; and I loathe can lights, especially in old or traditional houses!!!! This is brilliant! It used to be
terribly difficult to change them out.
September 30, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Doreen The silver shades go so well with my appliances
I originally had ordered the gold glass pendants but the gold flecking was peeled off at least one of them so returned them and ordered the silver as I noticed the gold did not blend well with my silver appliances. I am very satisfied with how the silver looks and they were a breeze to install. It changes the look of my kitchen since I was bored with the can lighting.
September 3, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by TennisMom Wonderful, easy-to-install product!
My husband and I were so impressed with how easy it was to install the product. 15 minutes or less and my breakfast bar had an instant update. I highly recommend this product!
July 21, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Housewife Well thought out, great price
Perfect for renters, great price, easy to install. I would do it again- I hope they keep this product.
July 5, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by 2cheesy4u Very easy fix for old, dusty can lights!
My kitchen was transformed into a classy bistro when these fictures were hung in place of 25-year-old spotlights. They provide better light as well as an updated look.
July 1, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Krumcake So simple!
Such a quick and simple way to update our kitchen! I'm hoping there will be a wider shade selection available in the future so we can add these upstairs too. I would have given five stars but held back as the silver leaf was not as abundant as it was in the picture. I still love them!
July 1, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by SharpGirl Modern Update
Pretty and very easy to install. Updates that big old can fixture in the ceiling. The glass finish (silver) goes well with the stainless appliances.
June 27, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyinChappy So pretty and so practical!
These lights are a genius idea! I've thought so for years and always eyed them but never had a place to put them, until now. We put them above our master bath, it was very simple installation and they look great. The only problem is that we have a sloped ceiling so we had to put screws in for the lights to "hang on to" so they wouldn't slide off the hole they are covering up. All in all I love them!
June 15, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by garden123 looks great!
There lights look great. We hung two of them over the bar in our kitchen. They were easy to install and nicer than they look in the catalog. The fact that you can just screw them in is a big plus.
June 8, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by jgirl Just the perfect touch . . .
I love my pendant light . . . it is the perfecct touch for the spot where a chandelier is just a little too much. It hangs in my master bath over the tub and looks just right. I particularly love the dark bronze with the clear glass shade; it gives such a new modern look and love the way the bulb looks in the shade, as well. Ballard Designs always seems to come up with just the right touch just when I need it! Thanks Ballard!
June 5, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Donna5 so easy!
Beautiful! But maybe the best part is that it is so easy; it took less than 5 minutes to install. I went from a ho hum canned light over my sink to a beautiful pendant light that gives off so much more light and is pleasing to look at too! Highly recommended!!
April 29, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by colleen1 so EASY to install and made a tremendous difference to our home
We loved this product--5 minutes to change from old canned lights to new pendant look--works especially well with glass clear shade and clear bulb.
April 16, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elaine Very pretty. Looks hardwired.
Receiving many compliments on the two glass pendant shades with adapters. Everyone thinks they're hardwired and are surprised when I tell them they're adapters. Nice finish on the entire adapter and the shade is thick and clear. I can switch them back to can lights whenever I wish, but probably won't. Can also switch out the shade. Love them.
April 9, 2011