After going to store after store and searching numerous websites I finally decided on the Adesso Sulfolk lamp.... Keeping my fingers crossed that it would be perfect. It arrived in 5 days and I couldn't wait to get thru multiple layers of packing. After an hour and a few struggles in trying to put it together myself, I got it into position and I couldn't be happier! The diffuser on the shade allows for ample, but soft lighting for reading. Beware this lamp is for large spaces. I would not suggest it for an average size room with 8 foot ceilings.