I needed this lamp for a tiny accent table between two chairs, out in the center of our living room. It would have been hard to figure out how to plug in a corded lamp in that spot, and the cord itself would have spoiled the appearance. So in most respects this is a perfect solution. The lamp is pretty,it's well-made, the size is just right and the light quality is lovely. BUT ... small lamp, small battery! It doesn't seem to last more than two or three days before it starts going dim. I turn the lamp on for just a few hours in the evening, and dim it down about halfway to preserve battery life, but I don't get near the max 40 hours suggested in the description. I bought a spare battery so I could swap them out.. This is easy to do ... I just find myself not turning the lamp on at times when I might otherwise enjoy it, because I'm thinking about battery life. Weighing everything, including the expense, I'm pleased with this lamp, but I'm not sure I would do it again.