This lamp allows the light to travel through it, the light will go all the way to the other end and shine out the other side. If you put a mineral on top of the lamp it turns it into a light box. Selenite's pure clean vibration will also clean most minerals within a 15 minute time period. If the mineral is left on the selenite for a longer period of time, the energy of the mineral will transmit through the selenite and permeate the room. Selenite's high vibration energy aids in aligning our higher self with our conscious physical self helping us to manifest our desires into the physical. The energy is so high and pure it fills our cells, our being, and all aspects of our lives with the pure love and light of the Divine Source. Great for home or business. Turn on one of these lamps and allow the energy of selenite to light your life. Natural no wood base has groove to allow cord to fit under lamp. Cord and bulb included.