There are many elements that come together in the process of creating light fixtures, and each one of these elements has a different level of quality from different manufacturers. At Del Mar Fans & Lighting, we have a lighting review system based on the level of quality that the manufacturer puts into each element for each light fixture.

We then average the elements for an overall light fixture rating: from 1 star being the lowest overall quality, to 5 stars being the highest overall quality light fixture we carry.

The list of elements used to determine the overall value of a light fixture are:

Materials Used

Finish Quality

Product Design

Workmanship

Light Bulbs & Technology

Brand Value

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Example Lighting Rating:
6LT Napa Chandelier by Kalco Lighting
Kalco 6LT Napa Chandelier

 

Item Description Rating

Materials Used

Base Score = 3.0
Blown Glass (+1.0),
Wrought Iron (+1.0)
Rating

Workmanship

Base Score = 3.0
Handcrafted in the U.S. (+2.0),
Hand Forged Wrought Iron (+2.0)
Rating

Finish Quality

Base Score = 3.0
Hand Painted (+1.0)
Rating

Light Output Technology

Base Score = 3.0
Halogen (+1.0)
Rating

Product Design

Base Score = 3.0
Original Design (+2.0)
Rating

Brand Value

Base Score = 2.0
Lower Environ. Impact (+1.5),
Good Customer Service (+1.0),
Accurate Ship Times (+1.0)
Rating

Overall

Average of other elements Rating