Please note that this is not a product review per se, since I have not purchased the product in question. Following the tremendous response I got from my previous ceiling light product review for the Ampere Moonraker, I though that I would bring your attention to the Artika C7 Vertical Indoor or Outdoor Light Fixture, of the Vertical Stream Collection, which is currently available at Costco.
I say ‘currently’ because Costco being Costco, these light fixtures are likely to disappear overnight, and I know that they are extremely popular. The Artika C7 Vertical Outdoor / Indoor Light Fixtures are sold for $33.99, Canadian dollars, and are available in both stainless steel and black finish, although this is likely to vary by warehouse. There is a single SKU for both finishes, so you are at the mercy of what the distributor decided to ship to Costco, and in what quantities.
If you need these types of lights, I would suggest getting them as quickly as possible, and to overstock. You can always return the unused lamps later, thanks to Costco’s generous return policy.
These small but relatively powerful light fixtures are 11.2 inches high, 3.3 inches wide and only 4.8 inches in depth, meaning that they can be installed almost anywhere as an accent, either indoors or out. They are made of aluminium and stainless steel (even the one with the black finish) and as such, are weather-proof and rust-proof.
If you’re at your Costco and you’re looking for these lights, you should be able to find them in the central section, towards the back with the seasonal stuff. If you can’t find them, you’re probably too late, but you can just ask one of the employees near the cashes to look in the system for you. The item number is 498800. At worst, they’ll tell you in which Costco they still have some.
These Artika C7 Light Fixtures claim to be easy to install and assemble, and based on previous experience with Artika products, I would be inclined to take their word for it, even though I’ve not done it myself – I don’t need them. These light fixtures will need two GU10 bulbs, of a maximum of 50 Watts each, which are not included.
If you’re interested in attractive, quality and low-cost light fixtures, you could do worst than Costco’s Artika C5 Indoor / Outdoor light fixtures, with 3-way stream. Just make sure to hurry to buy them before they run out, otherwise you’ll have to wait until next spring!