With our guilty stockpile of incandescent light bulbs (for lamps where using a CFL resulted in ugly-colored light), we hadn’t needed to buy new bulbs in a while, so I wasn’t even aware of the choices out there. I just picked up a couple of LED lights for around $10 each and they look great in the bathroom. They are expected to last 13 years and provide the same brightness as a 60 watt incandescent while drawing only 11 watts of energy.
Are your eyes glazing over? Yeah, mine too. But if you’re curious about light bulbs and saving energy, National Public Radio recently offered a useful primer on compact fluorescent and LED bulbs with answers to commonly asked questions.