This lamp is nicely styled, but gives only very soft "mood" type lighting with only a 25 watt bulb allowed. The off-white paper inserts for the sides of the lamp have globs of dried glue on them that have oozed out from behind the black cross pieces of the design, which looks bad, but the lamp still looks cool at a distance. If it won't be seen up close, it's OK. Very chic design.
I ordered this lamp in the black & was pleasantly surprised when it arrived. The colour is solid & precise, the rice paper is firm, nicely placed & is white with the light off. Once I installed the bottom brackets/foot base and installed a (60 watt bulb) as per the instructions, I put the top on, turned it on & the light makes the rice paper a beautiful sand colour. I received it around noon, left it on until 4-pm to see if the rice paper would get over heated, and it did not over 4-hrs. It got a bit warm but not too much. However I would not leave it on longer than that. It is elegant & adds a beautiful accent to my other oriental pieces in the lounge room. I will possibly order another, maybe the floor lamp if it is available.