"This is a great looking product and the light projected by it is more than adequate. Creating a soft external lighting effect, we used a 40 watt bulb which was quite bright, however you can select a different bulb/lamp to create your desired lighting effect. The only quibble I have with regards to this light fitting is you must be extremly careful not to overtighten the front lighting cover as the glass on the first one I fixed cracked when fixed back. Hence the 3 stars for perfomance. So for the replacement I gently fastened the front cover but did not over tighten. Can only give 4 stars for relaibility as they have only been fixed for 2 weeks. (We purchased 2no lights)"