The torchiere is a popular floor standing indirect lamp. Unfortunately, most use a high wattage Type 'T' lamp that is extremely hot in use. I have seen several warnings about these type lamps causing fires. And they are very inefficient. This will show how I converted my 300 Watt lamp to an energy efficient and cool 20 Watt CFL type bulb for less than $10 in parts.This modification results in a savings of 280 Watts. With the addition of the second 20 watt CFL, the savings comes down to only 260 Watts.
As these lamps may differ from the one I used, please use these instructions as a general guide and not an exact procedure.
This should not be attempted by anyone unfamiliar with the safety precautions required when working with high voltage.
After I finished this, I found almost the same thing already on the site By McSensei. However, as mine is slightly different, I will leave it.
I have added a second 20 Watt CFL at the suggestion of lemonie - Now with twice the light