I bought this clock (I did not buy from Overstock) for my daughter who sleeps on the top bunk bed and complained that she had to lean out of bed to see her old clock, thinking the projecting time on the ceiling would be a solution, but I was wrong. The projection display automatically shuts off after 10 minutes and must be re-activated by pressing a small button on the clock, which doesn't help the situation at all. This is the scenario on battery operation. I don't know if the projection would stay on if plugged into the wall because, of course, the cord is not included. I expect that even if the projection stayed on when plugged it, you would burn out the bulbs rather quickly and thus have another useless piece of plastic junk that we are meant to dispose of. Additionally, at least on battery operation (with fresh batteries), the actual time projection is very poor AND it does not project the time and the picture simultaneously--well, you can't see the time projection if the picture is also on. You can, of course, toggle between the two, but again, it only stays on for 10 minutes so can't be used for a nightlight either. The buttons to set and operate the clock are all very small and located around the center of the clock display, and because of the design of the unit, it's easy to accidentally press a button when you are moving it around, making it not very user-friendly. Overall, very disappointed and will be returning it.