So incandescent bulbs will be outlawed in Australia. My family has switched over the the compact fluorescent ones [which are annoying so far, because they take 2 seconds to turn on after you flip the switch, just to make you think the bulb is blown... or make you dance around like a d1ck in front of the sensor overlooking the driveway just that little bit longer]. The quality of light seems identical so far to what we used to have. The lighting isn't harsh or anything, but I never would have changed our bulbs over so quickly myself [this was a Dad InitiativeTM], if only for the fact that "I bought these bulbs, so we'll use 'em until they blow". However, this poor lady in the states broke one of her new compact flourescent lights [CFL] and discovered new and interesting terms along with "CFL" ... terms like "Mercury levels" and "environmental cleanup". Some poor lady who will pay $2k to be 'green' Can't wait for ACA/TT to break this one. ... and interesting we weren't told at the same time this legislation was going through "Buy THESE lightbulbs Australia!... and be bloody careful with them."