This table lamp requires minimal effort for maximum light. Love it. The whole small lamp is made from molded plastic with a translucent finish that is available in many different colors so you can find the one that best fits your vibe. The bell shaped shade diffuses the light from an included 2 W bulb. It is intended for indoor use, but can be used outdoors without the charger. All you have to do is use the touch-sensitive light switch in the foot, and the lamp will light up immediately.