The item we purchased was not our 1st choice, we had decided on the same fountain but the silver color to replace the one we had that stopped working. Our 1st choice was not available, so we went with the same fountain in black. It looks nice in our studio, the black matches the molding of the room and is a little more 'Zen', so the 2nd choice is actually better. The sound of the fountain is soothing and we opted not to add the light. I wish it would have had a few more river stones to cover the bottom where the water runs into the base and had I known, I would have kept the river rocks from the previous fountain. But, all in all, it adds to the atmosphere of our reception area and we are quite pleased with the purchase.