By day, it's an elegant, frosted white planter. At dusk, the show begins as it illuminates from within. Solar-powered; no outlet or extension cord needed. An easy-to-reach switch on the solar panel lets you choose color-changing or select one color. 18 LEDs glow for 6 to 8 hours on a full charge. The solar panel is mounted on a 10' cable so you can place it in full sun and display the planter in shade. Arrives fully assembled.