These bulbs are cool. They are plastic (bulb and socket) and the socket comes in imitation light and dark wood-grain. They look much better than the product photo in the advert. The bulb is vintage style and larger than I expected with a 12 inch circumference. You literally pull-on the bulb to turn it on and off. Because they are battery operated you can hang them anywhere. I've hung mine off my headboard and they look amazing. One thing to be aware of is the tiny screw that attaches the battery cover to the socket. DON'T LOSE IT!!! or you won't be able to place the battery cover back on. It took me 10 seconds to install the batteries and half an hour to find the tiny screw when I dropped it while trying to screw the battery cover back on.