The lamp itself, once set up and turned on, is really beautiful. The only problem, though, is it came with no instructions on how to hook the cord into the bowl. the cord is very flimsy, and it's difficult to get it to stand correctly in the bottom of the bowl. I finally just stuck it in, filled the bowl with the salt and turned it on. I used a nightlight bulb, and that works well. This item took several weeks to arrive, and it came with LOTS of styrofoam peanuts, which I hate.