I placed it under a painting, and it adds a wonderful glow. Many compliments.
I accidentally bought the 20 inch and then ordered the 40 inch which turned out to be the perfect "mistake" b/c I used them together for a fuller display. It's a warm glow, very elegant.
This product first came to my attention when it was used in the entry hall of a friend's beautiful condo building. I was so struck by the effect of the lighting, that I did an internet search to find them, as I couldn't find a local supplier. What I especially like is that the lights look soft and elegant, rather than having the sparkle of holiday lights, thus enabling them to be tastefully used year round as a decorating accent. I will place them in a tall red vase on my entertainment center where they will cast a nice glow up near the cathedral ceiling, with a timer to turn them on in the evening.