Hangs upright or the handle inverts to provide down lighting. Has a convenient pop up hook for easy hanging. Uses a super bright 4.8 volt, 0.79 amp Xenon bulb (HPX 40), and has an added rotary dimmer switch feature. Rubber base provides stability and durability. Uses 4 D cell batteries (not included). Comes in assorted colors: red, blue, green, and yellow, no color choice available.