Energy Saving light bulbs. Really worth it?
Energy saving light bulbs use less power to produce a given amount of light, and I know that there's been a lot of encouragement to ditch the incandescents and go fluorescent.
However, they take about 5 minutes to warm up and actually produce that light, while incandescents are instantaneous. In many situations, it is frustrating to be dimmed out while the light builds, so you just leave the light on instead of turning it off, which cuts into the energy savings. Also, fluorescent bulbs have that whole mercury disposal issue, which cuts into their ecological benefits. Plus the light from incandescents tends to be warmer and better for interior spaces.
Tell me, Reckonauts! Are you on the fluorescent train? Or are you sticking with the good ol' fashioned incandescents in your house?