Lamp Shade Snake is not a table lamp. It isn't a pendant or even a floor lamp. Snake doesn't need a switch to turn on. Lamp Shade Snake is the multi-use lamp here at Creative-Cables, complete with an E27 fitting that makes it compatible with our lamp shades. Plug it in and place it however and wherever you wish. The switch on the lamp holder allows you to turn it off and on. It's ideal with a LED bulb to give off a clear, even light.