I like the look of the fixture. However, I was hoping it would control the direction of the light better than it does. For the light to hit the center of the image I would have to turn the entire bulb & reflector down to where the bulbs are then visible when walking by and the glare is annoying. So, in compromise, I have to settle for the hot spot to be at the top of the image.
These Slimline picture lights are extremely well constructed, and look great in either a traditional or contemporary setting. I probably have 15 or 20 of them, if not more. They're great when you add a cord dimmer to tone the lighting down just a bit. Highly recommended, and made in America to boot.
Product itself is high quality and well made ... but it doesn't do the job as intended. It provides little illumination to the lower 2/3 of my painting, even though it hangs down several inches over the top of the painting. The bulbs are bare bulbs housed inside the brass tube, there is no lensing system to provide even illumination. I would NOT recommend this product.
It would be nice if a picture mounted light could provide museum quality lighting, but that is not reasonable. More importantly to the common household buyer, this light was extremly easy to go from box to wall and it provides very good lighting that helped to vastly improve the professional landscape photograph hanging on my wall without being too obtrusive.
Also shipping was quicker than promised (during Christmas rush).
I could not be happier with this purchase. I ordered this light in various lengths and in two finishes. The slim profile does not distract from the artwork. The lighting quality is excellent as is the quality of the fixture itself. It was fairly easy to install on the back of the picture frame. I also shortened the cord to work with a picture outlet I had installed behind the artwork. In the future I will purchase this same fixture again without hesitation.