One of the many things that must be considered when establishing any type of infrastructure, be it a residential building or a commercial work space or shop, is the installation of proper industrial lighting fixtures. This is because having good industrial light fixtures can help greatly in making sure that the area is safe and comfortable to work or live in.
Today, there are many light fixtures sold in the market. These light fixtures differ in sizes and uses. There are those with industrial style lighting themes as well as those that have vintage industrial lighting themes which are popular in restaurants, homes and many more places.
Before choosing what type of theme you want to get for your light fixture, it is quite important to identify first what purpose you want the light fixture to serve. It is also greatly helpful when choosing what type of light fixture you want to have. There are those that are hanging ceiling types, lamp types, wall types, as well as those that serve special purposes such as being use to accent a certain landscape, and many more.
There are many products to choose from. One of these products is the Design House 519884 Kimball 1-Light Textured Coffee Bronze Indoor Ceiling Mount.
Features of the Product
The Design House 519884 Kimball 1-Light Textured Coffee Bronze Indoor Ceiling Mount is one of the industrial ceiling lights that are steadily growing in popularity today. The fixture has an 11 x 11 7.9 inches dimension and weighs around 1.1 lbs. or about 0.49 kilograms.
The steel finish has a coffee bronze color and is infused into a modern design. The entire fixture is mounted directly to the ceiling when installed making it ideal for those who do not really like hanging light fixtures. Due to its direct mount feature, it is ideal for spaces that do not have high ceilings such as bedrooms, hallways, foyers, bathrooms, cupboards, or even for outside spaces like porches and patios as long as extra protection is provided such as metal cage for the bulb. It can also be used for work spaces especially those that need minimal disruptions or must have enough vertical space which is not possible for hanging light fixtures.
The Design House 519884 Kimball 1-Light Textured Coffee Bronze Indoor Ceiling Mount sports a single bulb socket that can support a 60 watt A19 incandescent bulb. It is also ETL as well as Celt Listed which proves its applicability for indoor use. This also proves that the light is safe for installation and public use.
Pros and Cons
The Design House 519884 Kimball 1-Light Textured Coffee Bronze Indoor Ceiling Mount is packed with a 10 year warranty which makes it easier for clients to have the item repaired if damage or malfunction occurs.
Since the light fixture is mounted directly to the ceiling, it is ideal for hallways, foyers, bathrooms, and any other rooms and spaces that require minimal installation of lights and less hassle to people.
The coffee color in the finish also adds a traditional and antique look to the fixture which makes adaptable to be use in restaurants with the same theme as well. Also, the finish is metal all over, including the canopy, so it is less sensitive compared to hassle to handle compared to those that have glass canopies.
However, even though the finish is metal as well as the canopy, the light fixture do not provide extra protection for the light bulb. This will not matter much when the bulb is installed indoors but when the light fixture will be used outdoors, you may need to provide extra protection for the bulb, especially for heavy rains, strong winds, and many more harsh elements.
Furthermore, the light fixture supports only A19 bulb types so all other types of light bulb may or may not be compatible with the fixture. In this case, you will have to purchase a bulb that is of the same or very closely related type. Also, the fixture is sold as is which means that when you buy the item, the bulb does not come along with it. The light fixture cost $31.53 plus free shipping. The bulb costs around $5 each.
The Design House 519884 Kimball 1-Light Textured Coffee Bronze Indoor Ceiling Mount is a good light fixture because of its modern and simplistic design. It also has a metal finish that is coffee colored which is uncommon as compared to the usual black or white. However, even though the light fixture is good, there are still minor glitches that can be improved such as the lack of additional cover or protection for the bulb like a metal cage. This makes the light fixture not advisable to be used outdoors especially when installed in places that allows exposure to harsh weather conditions like heavy rain or strong winds.
The industrial light fixture is also mounted or installed directly attached to the ceiling which is great for those who do not want lavish and dangling lights. It can also be attached to the wall for those who prefer wall lights. However, for those who are fond of hanging ceiling lights, the Design House 519884 Kimball 1-Light Textured Coffee Bronze Indoor Ceiling Mount is not the right product.
Also, the light fixture is not sold with an A19 incandescent light bulb so you will have to buy the bulb separately. Also, the bulb to be used is restricted to an A19 bulb type so using another bulb type may not be compatible with the light fixture.
Now, no matter how you want your light fixture to be, you must never forget to consider all factors and do not focus on design and structure alone. Functionality and practicality must be considered well and must be the top priority. It is highly recommended that when choosing light fixtures, you must consider and base your decisions to proper work space lighting ergonomics. Basing on the ergonomics will help you make sure that you get the best lighting installed in your office or your home.