This piece melds the industrial materials of metal with the natural form and beauty of the wood to create a one of a kind table top lamp. It contains two standard edison base sockets that use two compact fluorescent bulbs that come included. Standard incandescent bulbs with a maximum 65 watts can also be used. The most exciting part about this piece of work is that the switch is hidden within the piece and become a part of the form of the work rather than just a distraction. The switch is disguised as a steel branch which is growing out of the piece and matches that custom made finial on the top of the lamp. It also comes wired with a 6 six which cord. Shade is removable for shipping.