Rated 5 out of 5 by mdavid727 Great Lights - But Some Install Advice
Love these lights over our island - but like several others that commented about having trouble getting the base to sit flush against the ceiling I too had some trouble. After a few days I got them perfect - let me explain. First, when installing these make sure the cord that is wrapped around the internal hanger hangs down exactly in the center of the can - this can be tricky so be patient. Next,..wait. Yes wait a few days - once you have them installed don't worry about getting the base flush to the ceiling just yet. I found that letting the cord hang straight for a few days really helped when snugging the base up to the ceiling. And when your doing that don't pull down on the cord and then push up on the base - it's tricky not to do but you won't get good results. Just loosen the black compression clamp and push up on that until the base touches the ceiling and then hand tighten. It took few tries but I finally got it flush. Good Luck - but the results are worth it.
January 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by debele Good Looking
I really like this light better than the can light that it hides! Had to shop around for a bulb that gave me enough light but didn't blind me. Found one and it looks great.
January 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Leonard Excellent solution to can lights
Love them. This was hardly more challenging to install than a light bulb and what a simple solution to those builder installed ugly can lights. I wonder if the design has changed based on previous comments. 1) the whole converter fits into the can so the plate snugs right up to the ceiling. 2) The adapter has a dowell in the fixture to wrap any excess cord you don't want hanging down although I wanted the full length.
December 16, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by KLio This product is defective
I am on my third set of these lamps. The first two were gold toned and within a few months the gold completely peeled off. I had to move to the clear shades which are dull and not that great. Very disappointed !
October 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by Galleriagirl11 Clean & simple design is perfect
We had a recessed light over our kitchen sink & this pendent light fit perfectly. It's such a clean simple design. Love it, great style without being to busy or fussy.
September 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NHHomeowner Easy way to renew old fixtures
These pendants are just as beautiful as they look in the photos. They were so easy to install and have made a huge difference not only in the look of my kitchen, but also in the light quality. I am thrilled with this purchase. So much cheaper than buying new fixtures and hiring an electrician to install -- but with the same professional look.
September 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by slbkz BEAUTIFUL!!!
I purchased two of the clear glass replacement shades to replace the pendant shades I already owned on two pendant lights that hang over my kitchen center island. They are stunning with the Edison light bulbs I used in them and the clear glass goes with everything else in the room. When I initially purchased this item, the glass that was shipped out to me was not a very good quality glass - it had lots of dents and bubbles in the glass. After a quick conversation with customer service, they immediately shipped out two new pendant shades to me and the second set were both flawless. Received the replacement set in 2 days. I highly recommend these pendants - especially the clear ones to use with the popular Edison style light bulbs!!!
July 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by WorldTraveler07 Beautiful pendant but didn't work for me
I purchased this pendant to replace a recessed light over my kitchen sink. The fixture itself is really beautiful and provides a nice accent. However, I returned the lamp for two reasons:
1) I selected the mercury glass fixture. While the fixture is beautiful the light is dispersed rather than directed downward. I didn't think about that before ordering.
2) I tried everything but I could not get the ceiling canopy to stay flush against the ceiling. It seemed like it needs something to anchor it against the ceiling.
I returned the item without an issue.
June 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Homestyler Soooo pretty!
Got two of these silver-flecked glass pendant lights and absolutely loved them...and I could tell that the clever but simple "light adapter kit for can lights" would have made them a snap to install. Maddeningly, it turned out the bulbs in the two can lights I wanted to replace were "snap-in 4-pin CLF" types that are very green (good) but NOT interchangeable with ANY standard screw-in fixtures (bad). I would have had to completely re-wire both lights, which was just what I was trying to avoid. But if your can lights take screw-in bulbs, these are both genius and gorgeous.
May 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by RusticChicGirl Inexpensive update
This is a great looking pendant. I really like the dark bronze color of the fixture and cord. The glass has a nice old fashioned look, and with an old style Edison bulb it is right on trend. I installed mine over a small table in my breakfast nook. Really pleased with the look.
April 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ZumbaB Inexpensive and beautiful
We love the two lights we purchased to go over our kitchen island! Easy to install and it looks amazing.
March 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JaneDenver Beautiful and Great Lighting
We ordered the gold light and it is much prettier in person especially when lit. The lights were very easy to hang with just some adjusting needed to get the 2 of them even. We are very happy with this product and the lights gave our kitchen bar an updated look.
February 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gmma This is a great quality fixture
This pendant went up without any trouble. I used 2 in a small bathroom because I needed more light. They are a nice quality too.
February 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Glashade Looks exactly like I thought it would. Updates pendant light.
This clear glass shade updates the pendant light that I have had in my kitchen for the past 8 years. Makes the current pendant light look very new and updated.
February 26, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
by Trimomma Easy update at a fantastic price!
I lived with boring recessed lighting in my dining room for years before stumbling upon these pendant light adapters. I am so happy I decided to try them because they really do make a big difference to the feel of the room. Installation was easy, although it did take several tries to have the two pendants hang at the same height. Also, the socket for one of the pendants was not perfectly square, but I am the only one that can tell that one of the bulbs tilts slightly. For the inexpensive price, I still think it was worth it. Used with Edison style bulbs and love the look!
February 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by klcarmel Classic design and just the right size.
These were so easy to install where our can lights were. The finish is nice and price was great using 15% coupon.
Will order from Ballard again !
December 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LanaB We love the look of these and the super easy installation
These are lovely in my kitchen and the installation could not be easier!
November 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by VlovesShopping Great product
I really do love how this looks, overall, it's perfect... But, the edges of the glass are a little raw... which is fine, but it's not quite uniform all of the way around. I looks great over my sink!
November 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by luckygirl650 Perfect!
Bought a new house and wanted to update ugly big box pendants over kitchen bar installed during seller's update and these were absolutely the right choice! Was able to simply unscrew and remove the old shade and these fit the housing perfectly. Updated them even more with filament/Edison bulbs and I now have the look of very expensive and modern/industrial pendants without having to replace the whole thing! So happy to find them at Ballard. No other source for replacement shades had these clear glass shades.
October 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DQuiltQueen Absolutely gorgeous!
I love these pendant lights. The updated my kitchen instantly, and were very easy to install. Beautiful, classic look. Absolutely gorgeous.
October 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fifars Was just what I wanted and more
Easy to install, even for me! Love the look in my powder room. Gold glass shade adds a touch of glamor. Wish I had another use for one of these.
September 27, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Newfiedecor Want to love it.....
I want to love this product but I can't give it a high rating because the light hangs to long. The cord is about 5ft long so if you have very, very high ceilings it will work for you. I have tried to wrap the extra cord around the base adapter to shorten it but it doesn't really work that good. The ceiling base cover does not tighten against it so it hangs down. Looks terrible. I like the concept but it should really be offered in different lengths for different ceiling heights. I may look into having the cord shortened to fit my eight foot ceilings. Depends on the price.
July 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by 051050CS Very nice product
We were impressed with the quality of these fixtures.
Unfortuneately they did not work in our setting so we returned them within a few days of receiving them. Please let us know when we will be receiving our refund.
July 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Yuroc Love the look!
I got this delivered and had it installed, by myself in 10 minutes! Fun, easy, quick new look!
July 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MichelleL Love it!
This light is perfect for a space with a plug in the area. The cord was plenty long and the shade is beautiful.
May 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Glamorous Glass Pendant Adapter
The adapter is an easy change from recessed
lights. My electrician was impressed with
the product. The clear glass looks great
with Edison bulbs.
April 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by cheeky1 great idea that didn't work
I thought my husband (very handy) would be able to put up in a few minutes. He could not see that it was going to work so we called electrician. He said it would not fit in our existing recessed can. He could buy other parts and cut ceiling to make it fit. Additional expense is not worth it. I would rather have a nicer looking unit if going to that much expense.
April 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Boston321 Love them!
Love these lights - they look great and were easy to put up. It only took a few minutes and no tools. I've gotten several complements on them in a short time.
April 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Auburngalshopper Just what I needed.
I purchased two clear glass pendant replacements for use over my kitchen island. I'd looked everywhere for this size replacement. These were back-ordered, but well worth the wait. They beautifully brighten my kitchen, but they can be used anywhere in the house.
November 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by sonoranbutterfly Adds a Wow!!
These shades are really beautiful and add a unique and classy touch to a light fixture. It takes a "nice" fixture to the next level and adds a wow! I purchased the silver fleck for my kitchen pendant lights and the gold fleck for my dining room chandelier. I initially hesitated due to the cost, but now I look at them each day and and smile! Whether the lights are on or off, these shades provide that "something" special to the room decor. I am so pleased that I made this purchase!
October 25, 2013