Sunday, March 18, 2012

My Review of Possini Euro Chrome Espresso Plug-In Swing Arm Wall Light

Originally submitted at Lamps Plus

This swing arm wall light has a crisp, contemporary look. The drum shade and espresso finish wood accents add to the sophisticated appeal. Enjoy the ideal lighting level thanks to the included full-range dimmer. Espresso finish wood accents. Linen, synthetic blend shade. Cord cover included. Chrome...


Pretty Lamp, Not-So-Pretty Install

By DIY123Gal from Phoenix, AZ on 3/18/2012

 

3out of 5

Pros: Great Illumination, Dimmer, 22, Attractive Design

Cons: Hard To Install

Best Uses: Large Rooms, Primary Light Source, Decoration, Small Rooms

Describe Yourself: Midrange Shopper

Made. In. China. That pretty much summarizes it. Pack your patience and clear your calendar to install these. I had to install this 3x before it worked. The flaw, IMO, is the screws that thread thru the back of the mounting plate -- should have been soldered onto the back. Once the mounting plate is screwed to the wall (read: 4 drilled holes, 4 anchors and 4 screws in my wall!), I threaded the fixture over these screws as instructed and went to tighten the finial screws and they could only hand tighten, then began spinning when I attempted to finish tightening w/ screwdriver. My solution was buying 4 external tooth washers, nuts and Threadlocker. I wrote about it in a blog with photos. Just search: diy123gal

Finished Product Installed

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Screws not soldered to back. Should be.

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1 comment:

Gary Krzynowek said...

you should have used the keyhole
slots instead of the four corner
holes,they are intended for a different mounting situation.The lamp gets bolted to the mount first
and then slid onto the keyholes.
The keyhole screws should be carefully adjusted firm but not
tight so that a gentle tap at the top of the frame will cause it to set in place.