This versatile floor lamp has a flexible black foam pole that permits it to function as uplighting or to be pointed down and used as a reading light next to a chair or computer. The white 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 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 adjust the light from low setting, high setting to off position.