A Snake is not a table lamp. It isn't a pendant or even a floor lamp. A Snake doesn't need a switch to turn on. Snake is the multi-use lamp here at Creative-Cables: plug it in and place it however and wherever you wish. Hang it from the ceiling or on a hook on the wall. 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.