I love this clock. It looks even better in person. It arrived with a little debris on the inside which is a bummer because I'll need to remove the back of it to clean and there are several screws so it will take a little bit of time- but also good that removing the back is an option for future cleaning. It was easy to set and is very quiet. I was also very happy with how quickly it arrived (despite being back ordered). I never used Shades of light before but was very impressed with the customer service and efficiency.