Finally, things have slowed down a bit here so I can write a new blog entry. The Bubbles Modern Five Foot Long Chandelier (Product Page: http://www.affordablelamps.com/plc-96966-pc.html) from PLC has been a surprise sleeper hit due to an appearance on some TV home show like HGTV or some such. Now something you should know before ordering this item; assembly is required. The Bubbles family of contemporary chandeliers from PLC Lighting comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, thirteen to be precise. As we here at www.affordablelamps.com
have had to explain to several customers: there is no possible way PLC could ship these fixtures completely assembled. Each glass ball is attached to a wire assembly, with a male and female receptacle. What is then required by you the customer is to lay out the pattern and attach each glass fixture to the other. This can actually be fun, and could even be a family project. Plus you can vary the length and shape of the fixture as needed. There are eight-foot, twelve-foot, sixteen-foot and twenty-foot configurations available, though lead times vary, so please call prior to ordering. If, on the off chance that some glass pieces break during shipment, PLC has extras on hand, so no worries.
The large versions are custom built and require up to 12 weeks lead time, so you need to be patient if you want some Bubbles.
The PLC fixture above, for example, measures 60” tall, 30” in diameter, and uses ten 50 watt halogen bulbs. The final effect is spectacular, to say the least. I think once a customer gets over the “what have I gotten myself into” mindset and starts the assembly, they eventually find satisfaction after they complete the project.
If you are the sort of person who does not like to do any installation or assembly at all, then I would suggest that you try a different chandelier.