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Anyone ever install this light? It's a Portfolio, which I think is exclusive to Lowes.

I was wondering how much of a PITA it is to install.
Do the side boxes have to be mounted to the ceiling?



Sorry, forgot to post the pic!
 

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Anyone ever install this light? It's a Portfolio, which I think is exclusive to Lowes. I was wondering how much of a PITA it is to install. Do the side boxes have to be mounted to the ceiling?
I've never seen anything like it. Mostly because you didn't show us anything to look at, lol.
 

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It's not a pain at all, though it is certainly not the best quality fixture. The "side boxes" are just anchor spots. I'm unsure of your question though. If the fixture is going on the ceiling, then yes, you need those supports or the arms will drastically sag down, and the pivot point is so weak that it's likely it will break.

DON'T USE the bulbs that it comes with. They are complete junk (assuming this is the GU fixture that I have installed for customers a couple of times).
 

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It's not a pain at all, though it is certainly not the best quality fixture. The "side boxes" are just anchor spots. I'm unsure of your question though. If the fixture is going on the ceiling, then yes, you need those supports or the arms will drastically sag down, and the pivot point is so weak that it's likely it will break.

DON'T USE the bulbs that it comes with. They are complete junk (assuming this is the GU fixture that I have installed for customers a couple of times).
Why not just give the customer the heads up that the bulbs included are junk and not under warranty?
 

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It's not a pain at all, though it is certainly not the best quality fixture. The "side boxes" are just anchor spots. I'm unsure of your question though. If the fixture is going on the ceiling, then yes, you need those supports or the arms will drastically sag down, and the pivot point is so weak that it's likely it will break.

DON'T USE the bulbs that it comes with. They are complete junk (assuming this is the GU fixture that I have installed for customers a couple of times).
It's going on the ceiling, just didn't know what those two side boxes were. Is there an anchor kit that comes with, or is that something I need to furnish.

Why not just give the customer the heads up that the bulbs included are junk and not under warranty?
No warranty on the light or bulbs. Customer bought it himself. He just sent me a picture of it.
 

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Ok, I installed this light, and I don't care for how it mounts.

It is just held up by two little screws that go through the cover like you would have on a ceiling fan.
At least for a fan (and it's just the cover) there is usually four screws that hold the cover.

But this crappy thing is held to the box bar with just the two tiny screws that go in the side of the cover, one on each side. IMO, it would be better if it had a threaded stud like on a pendent light that goes through the center and held on with a nut.

Only thing that helps at all is the two side mounts. That is if you use better anchors than comes with the light.

Also, it actually helps if you have someone look to see if you have the arms where you want them so that you can mark them before setting the anchors.

It don't help the install either if you're working around an island with a 10'- 12' ceiling having to reach out to get to the box! :mad:
 
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