Gives a good general light. Suitable for use with an energy-saving bulb; it produces low heat.
Entire fixture is a cheapish feeling plastic except for the metal disc that attaches to the electrical box. Not too difficult to install. Looks great, until you turn it on. The light gives the entire room a weird yellow glow. I don't mean a pleasant warm glow, I mean everything is just bathed in yellow. It's like you're in a parking lot with those old yellow sulfur lights where all the colors look off... Blues look black, purples look black, reds look orange, greens look... well, you get the (yellow) picture. It's a shame the circle piece in the middle isn't a frosted white color. If it was, it would still look great and be much more functional as a primary light source. We would have kept the light if that was the case, but as is, we returned it.