While this swing arm desk lamp may not have a base, it's fully functional and versatile! It has a clamp at the bottom to mount it to your desktop or any surface. Don't worry, it's easy to install. The jointed arm allows this clamp on desk lamp to reach 36 inches high and adjusts to achieve any position. No surface goes unlit as this lamp easily clears monitors and large surface tops. Each clamp lamp has an all metal to provide durability and longevity. It even comes ready to use as it includes a replace LED light bulb. This lamp takes on a minimalist, classic look, making it easy to incorporate it into any office, dorm or classroom.