The searchlight 1940 (nickel & black) measures 26.5"L x 11.75"W x 78.75"H. This item features a brass body w/ bronze finish, inside reflector center screen, molded industrial glass, aluminum grip, heavy hand polished aluminum cast cradle, height adjustment, brass mounting plate, floor dimmer, UL/CE approved wiring 60-watt, tri-arm locking mechanism, and antique brass compass. Right from the bridge of a 1940's navy destroyer...heavy cast bronze and aluminum, it must be nautical. Is part of its appeal that its just engineered, not designed? Form follows function...balanced on a surveyor's tripod. Looking like a million dollars, it smells of salt and sea while managing to convey cool and modern. It's salvage, vintage salvage. And it translates into sophisticated home decor.