I wanted a "swag" hanging lamp for a dark corner of my living room. Carefully reading the product description; it said; "pull chain switches"; meaning that the lamp was wired for such an installation. Easy! Simply hang it on a decorative hook, and plug it in. Nope! The light is absolutely gorgeous, except for the fact that it is a "hardwired" model. No pull switches, and basically no exterior "on/off" switch. The light was for a birthday present, and didn't want to spoil the day waiting for a return.I had to spend another *** at a local hardware store to get the right hardware to convert it; plus my time to re-wire it. The light is beautiful; but whether this was a "boo-boo" from the manufacturer, or bad writing from the overstock.com individual who put it on the website, be advised it might not be wired for the application you want.