My dad finished rewiring and rebuilding it, and he came over today and helped me put it up. I'm so thrilled with it! It makes my kitchen seem much more actually done and not just basically done.
He ended up using heavy duty industrial cord. My brother, who's a mechanical engineer, found it in the scrap bin at work. He was going to order us more, but the scrap turned out to be the perfect length. The light goes up and down just as designed!
My dad discovered that the light has a little switch on the bottom that lets you turn on just the top light blubs, just the bottom light bulbs, or both. It's such a neat light!
While my dad was over he also helped me put up the new entry and living room lights. I wanted his help because my house is wired in a non-standard and sometimes dangerous way, and both of those lights were no exception. It helps to have an electrical engineer available in situations like that.
I'm really happy with them. They make the space seem so much cleaner and brighter. These are the acyrlic globe lights from Love It Lighting. They're made in the United States and say that, plus the date they were manufactured on the underside of the canopy, just like the pull down fixture.
Sean and I were so happy with our new lights that we wasted a bunch of electricity and left them on all evening. Now our house is ugly light fixture free!