Surprisingly, I lived with this ceiling and light for well over a year, and did not punch myself in the face. Now that we've started covering up the paneling, we may not stop until...well, we run out of money, which we've already done. The light is a mix of a compass and a boat's steering wheel. Very nautical. And it was correctly orientated. And don't worry, this is what I got when I googled orientated. I always err on the side of being more English if I can help it.