Energy saving lightbulbs --- any thoughts?

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    Has anyone purchased those energy saving lightbulbs? You've seen them, they look like little pigtails. I replaced all of my incandescents with them and they seem to work just fine...


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    No, to spensive. How's the electric bill?
     
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    Been using them over ten years, wherever I can. Nuts not to. I even have the floodlights on the outside of my house. They take a little while to warm up in cold weather, but they give a nice even light.
     
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    I've been using them for awhile also....

    I'm not sure on the electric bill, but they last a lot longer than standard bulbs....So there's money saved right there....

    I like them fine...
     
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    I don't know yet, I just changed over. They weren't too bad, price wise. Home Depot had a sale on them (6 for $10)
     
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    Is the light bright enough to read comfortably? I thought I saw something that said there were problems with that.
     
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    We've been using them for quite a while and haven't experienced any problems with reading. We use them for both inside and outside lighting. I've found that building discounters generally have the better price for these bulbs.
     
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    you forgot these hacks over here with the electric companies and the extra taxes too:exclaim:
    If you aren't too picky they work pretty well. My wife is kind of funny about them so I use them in obscure ares of my home when I can. I like the fact they last so long, and my only complain it the way they look, I beleive my would be more open to the usage if the overall bulbs looked more like regular bulbs.
     
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    That's not bad at all. I thought they ran $5ea.
     

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