Re: CFL Bulbs: Love 'Em, Hate 'Em, or Both?
We like the bulbs and have them in all of our ceiling lights that aren't enclosed and all of our table lamps. The two bedside tables with reading lamps on top seem to put out more glare with the 7W lamps when you look at them from above, though. We may have to get a different style shade for the lamps.
We leave a yellow bug light on at our front door and back door all night, every night, and the new bulbs should be a savings in electricity over the incandescents we used to use. Both bulbs are enclosed in a fixture and they have worked well through one North Dakota winter (very cold) and summer (very hot).