After reading other reviews of this lamp, I thought it would emit more light, but it is more decorative than anything else. It really just lights the area very close to it. As decorative lighting goes, though, it looks very nice. Up close, you can tell that it's cheaply made because the glass looks like it came out of a kid's stained glass kit. But from across the room, it's quite pretty. For someone who wants a light that looks good, this does the job. I, for one, prefer a mix of functionality and beauty - which for the price is probably hard to find. Also, I saw a few others received greasy products, and ordered anyway, hoping to be an exception. Unfortunately, my lamp, too, was covered in grease. A yucky mess. I know, it looks like I hate this lamp. Despite my complaints, I still like it. I'm just not in love.