Sunday, August 14, 2011

How many eShoppers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

I was asked by a special viewer about the pendant lights over my island. No surprise, I bought them online. I had been looking for something over the island to add more dimension to the room but really didn't want to convert my recessed lights (i.e spend money to bring in an electrician). On a flight to Florida, I was flipping through a SkyMall magazine and found the Instant Pendant Lights. I was intrigued because you twist them right into your recessed lights. No need to call an electrician, no need to convert anything. Literally, you just twist them in and cover the hole with the cap. When I got to a computer, I googled this magic product and found them on the Improvements Catalog website. SOLD. I also bought the decorative accessory to spice it up -- the scroll design matched the chandelier over my kitchen table perfectly. They came in about 5 days and only took about 10 minutes to hang. (Mostly because you can change the height and I wanted to make sure they matched perfectly.) An inexpensive and attractive way to update any recessed light!

Website Review: Not high end stuff, but the website was easy to use and delivery was pretty quick. I get the catalog in the mail now with shipping specials and coupon codes.
Product Review: So easy to install and so reasonably priced! I paid $63.99 for two lights and $27.18 for the two scrolls. All in, the bill came to $108.16 including shipping. You can't really beat that!


  1. I did it! Bought it yesterday at Lowe's and Uncle Herm installed it today. The biggest bang for my buck ever! I love it! It was $16.00 and took no time at all. Why can't everything be this satisfying and cheap??

  2. YAY! So glad to have inspired a new purchase! Almost too easy, right!

  3. Love these lights - I have to buy them. And great job on the blogging front. I am VERY impressed. xo