Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Lighting for the Kitchen.

On a whim, I decided to check my favorite source for lighting, Lighting Direct (and no, they aren't paying me to say that - but they should). 

I am going to have basic track lighting but also needed a pendant and an island light. Look what I found:

Maxim MX 75041 in gold/white - $9.32


Maxim MX 75042 in gold/white - $22.19


And here's the thing. Because it says it is "gold" but that sure looks more orange to me. And because if I added one more thing, shipping would be free, meaning that even though the other light was another $22, it only cost me $9 more because of shipping costs subtracted, I ordered it in olive too: 



 Now, this could all be a huge mistake. It could be too small for the space (I measured but the site says they are one width and the helpful live chat lady says they are another), they could be a funky color, I could hate the "gold" and use the olive instead, meaning I don't use the set of pendant and island lights (there was no pendant light in olive, as it was on clearance), I could just flat hate them. But... renovating is an adventure, right? And $50 for three sets of lights when I was planning on spending more on one is a risk I am willing to take. I'll report back when they come in. If not, there's always craigslist.

1 comment:

Hilary Dow-Ward said...

great find. They look really different than most fixtures floating around. Hooray on the price, bonus!

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