I've recently put a CFL in every light fixture that will take one in our home. While I did so to reduce our carbon footprint, I probably did it more so to save some $$. (I'll know if the latter comes to fruition in a year.) Our local IKEA has a huge selection of CFLs with prices averaging half of what I can find at other DIY stores. Unfotunately, there are no CFLs that will provide the wattage necessary for our kitchen and living room ceiling lights, 2 stand lights, the two lights in our bathroom vanity (perhaps LEDs would fit?) and our desk lamp. More unfortunately, it seems that the lights we use most often are exactly those without CFLs. As for the kitchen and living room ceiling lamps, I also bought those at IKEA for about $12 a piece (including bulbs). Regrettably, my budget trumped Mother Earth. Yes, CFLs take a while to brighten up when first switched on. I can say the same for me when I first awaken. Other than that, I don't have any other complaints. So, who here lurking these forums uses CFLs? And why? To save money? To save Mother Earth? Both? Or some other reason? How many lights in your home have CFLs?