Have 2 of these in my boudior. Such a fun and snazzy lamp. Ignore any negative reviews. Reading the instructions helps prevent damage from misuse. If a lamp is cared for and not left on to burn over 13 hours you will be just fine. The bulb that came with the lamp does not do damage to the lamp. People that misuse the lamp or use it for illumination where it was not intended are what causes damage to this lamp.