Well, I just found out that my local Home Depot sells LED bulbs with a
candelabra base. They're only 25 watt equivalent (compared to the 40
Watt incandescent we have now), but they're dimmable. But, they cost
$17 $Cdn each, and that's pretty pricey if I have to buy 6 of them.
The guy at Home Depot says that the package says "dimmable" on it, but
that I may have to replace the dimmer switch anyhow because old dimmer
switches might not work with the relatively new LED bulbs.
But, he also said that Home Depot here in Winnipeg has only been
carrying LED bulbs for the past 4 months or so, and he's seen a steady
decline in the price of LED bulbs over that time. Every month or two
there's a drop in the price of the bulbs they're getting in of about $2
on a formerly $20 bulb.
He also said that 60 watt equivalent LED bulbs with the medium Edison
base were down to $12 each now, and given their long life, it might make
sense for me to replace the CFL bulbs in my hallways with LED bulbs. I
wouldn't replace them all at once, I'll just start buying spare LED
bulbs to replace the CFL bulbs I have now. He also said they have a 100
Watt equivalent LED bulb, but it costs $27, and that's still a bit too
pricey for me.