I’m very interested in these. Do they still provide enough illumination for decks and front doors or are they noticeably dimmer/weaker?
I have installed just one so far next to a garage side entry door, the others are due to arrive today. So for now, I can speak about that one. The bulb is a 5w LED, the bottom of the shade is about 70" above the ground and it puts out about a 10 foot radius of direct bright light, and maybe another 10 feet of useful reflected light, so a 20' radius in total. It is not at all dimmer or weaker, really the opposite is true because 1) all of the light produced is directed downward, and 2) your pupils are not contracted because there is no direct line of sight to the glaring bulb itself. I started out with an 8w LED and switched down to a 5w LED to reduce the reflected light radius. My post lamp was/is the biggest source of glare, trying to light up the driveway and sidewalk with too many watts. So that one will probably make the biggest difference when I switch it out.