We just switched some lamps over to IKEA Energy-Saving bulbs. We have always loved the glow of incandescent bulbs over fluorescent so we were skeptical that these lights would have that harsh “too-bright” glow. We have been pleasantly surprised and adjusted easily to new light and plan on replacing more bulbs.
Here’s a guide for selecting the right energy-saving bulb for whatever fixture or need you have as well as some other articles regarding energy-efficient lighting.
Change a Light Bulb: It Really Can Make a Difference [Treehugger]
Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs [Energy Star]