The light itself is relatively dim, but it lights up properly enough.If you're on a budget, this is a pretty okay lamp.
Totally love these. So inexpensive. Simple. So easy to put together - it took maybe 5 minutes. I feel that the ease of install and the simple design is impressive. We moved and hadn't brought our living room lamp yet so desparately just needed something. Sorry you can't see the base in this picture, but the base is heavy enough that these are not topsy turvy. They are simple elegance. I highly recommend them. Not too often that I am happy with something so inexpensive. Very hepful and I may buy more for other areas of the house.
I chose this lamp because it can be almost unnoticed in a corner.
Lamp is perfectly sized, and lights up the whole room beautifully.