This lamp features a 3-way switch for use with a 3-way bulb. It comes with a 3-way CFL bulb, but I used a 3-way LED bulb instead. Problem is, in either case, you can see the top of the bulb (0.5" - 1") peeking over the rim of the glass bowl when you are standing up. (I am 5' 10" - maybe this is not a problem if you're shorter; you can't see it when you're sitting down). The CFL bulb supplied is actually taller than the LED bulb. I haven't measured a 3-way incandescent bulb, but they look to be about the same height as the CFL Bulb. So, if this is a problem for you, look for a torchiere having a bowl deep enough to hide the bulb that you intend to use. If this is not a problem for you, then this is a good lamp for the $. Assembly of the lamp takes about 5 min. and is effortless. The packaging uses the type of Styrofoam pellets that are only loosely bonded together, so recommend you unpack it outdoors if no wind, or in the garage.The base is very heavy, as it should be, the parts fit together well, and the finish of the SS material is attractive. Except for its height, the bowl is a desirably heavy, internally frosted glass and produces an attractive uniform side and downward light.