This bendable floor lamp has a flexible black foam pole that permits it to function as uplighting for ambient room light or to be pointed down and used as a reading light next to a chair or computer. The alabaster plastic bowl shade has a satin steel socket cup that holds the three-way socket switch. The 3-way rotary socket switch will only work with a 3-way light bulb, otherwise, this lamp will function with a simple on/off switch at its highest setting. This lamp has a clear cord and is smart outlet compatible. Bulb is not included. The three-way switch adjusts the light from low setting to high setting to off position.