The lines are graceful, the lampshade, or globe, is made of amber glass, which is beautiful, and it filters the light in such a way as to create a pleasing warmth. Each lamp has three candelabra type light bulbs of 40 watts each, for a total of 120 watts per lamp--plenty for a bedroom setting. Plus, the switch on the base has a low and a high setting. They appear to be well made and look absolutely gorgeous alongside our new wrought iron headboard. We were attracted to these lamps because their lines reflect the styling of the headboard, and when we got them into place we were totally pleased with the look. These lamps are little pieces of art, and I can't recommend them highly enough. We love the ones we bought.