A 17'' florescent strip lights this mid-century lamp. The 11 1/2'' tall lamp is 18 1/2'' wide to spread a wide sweep of light across your desktop. The 6'' diameter base has a on-off button. You have to hold it for a few seconds before the the light turns on. Bathe your work in magical florescent glow. The finish is an industrial taupe-beige. The lamp works great and has a fantastic retro look for the office, den or any where a light is needed.