I first got CFLs due to their claims that they last (seven times?)
longer than incandescents. our house had a problem of eating bulbs
almost monthly. that was about 3 years ago, and i am in a different
house (house payments, not rent!) and still have those bulbs, plus a
few more to replace incandecents lost thru attrition.
like one person said, they can cut the bills for lighting from $3 to
$1.wasn't much of an issue as $2 cant even buy a happy meal :) but i
suppose every bit helps.
the rest of you are commenting about colors, not really an issue with
me, although I like a lot of light, so being able to cram the
equivalent of 300watts into a fixture that states no more than 180W
(fire issues?) and only using (69?) watts is more of a plus than cost.
keep your reciepts and buyer beware. last batch of bulbs a bought had
one dead, one way too dim, and one working. forgot to check warranty.