First let me say, great lamp, beautiful, nice quality. I used their drywall anchors and screws to hang on the wall. Got the lamp up within 15 minutes. I was putting the shade on and the whole thing fell out of the wall. Manufacturer, if you are going to make a fairly heavy lamp which hangs off the wall, give the customer the right equipment to hang it!!!! I had to use very heavy drywall anchors to get the thing to securely attach to the wall. It took an hour and 1/2 to get this thing to hang without sagging. Because of this, I can't recommend, even though it is a nice lamp. Basically destroyed my drywall when it pulled out of the wall.
We put two of these up in our bedroom after having it painted and changing the color scheme. They replaced two antique brass lamps we'd had before. We noticed a big difference in the quality of the lamps. Our old ones were much more substantial and better made. These are lighter and no three way bulb. The on/off switch is at the base of the stem. That said, once up, they look fine and with 100 watt bulbs in them, they seem bright enough for reading in bed.
I bought this lamp specifically because it advertises use with a three way bulb ... I was very disappointed when I plugged in the lamp with a three way bulb and the lamp only utilized one setting. They should not advertise as such or specify that you will need an electrician to install special switch if you want tp use the three way light setting. Otherwise a nice looking lamp and good deal. But a pain to not get exactly what you'd like and then have to re-box to ship back. Customer service phone representative was very nice though.
This is a very nice lamp, and I really like it. I'm not giving it five stars because the plate that mounts to the wall (and the lamp then mounts to the plate), the holes to put the screws in to mount it were off line. We had to drill a hole through the lamp to get it to mount on the plate. If we would have used the existing holes, the cord would have come out off center, and the cord cover that was included would have been off center too. Otherwise, a nice lamp. Hopefully it was just mine that was defective.
Very pleased with this product. I've been looking for a hard wired swing arm lamp for some time and have had little luck. Anything in the big box stores is really flimsy and cheap looking. Anything in the specialty stores is solid but costs and arm an a leg. This is a quality product, looks great, and feels solid enough for my needs. I'd like to mention that the on/off toggle for this is not located in the standard spot on the socket itself, rather the bottom most part of the vertical metal post spins to turn on and off. I was very pleased with this design. It looks very clean and is very functional.
We have 2 of these lights mounted on either side of our bed and they are perfect. Our electrician installed them and they work perfectly and look great. Be sure to use the correct wattage bulbs, but other than that, a very straightforward great light.