Its come to my attention that CFL bulbs are an easy first step to saving the world. If every residence in America replaced 1 incandescent bulb with a CFL bulb it would be equivalent to taking MILLIONS of cars off the road. Think of how many cars would be off the roads if everyone used them for every light they use continuously. A CFL bulb costs roughly 4x the price of an incandescent bulb, however, they last 10x longer so in the long run they end up saving you money. And thats not if you include the discount on your power bill. People often think of cars as being the main contributor to green house gasses when in actuality it is industry and burning of fossil fuels to make electricity. STOP WASTING ELECTRICITY!!!!!! Now CFL bulbs are not the best in every situation. They are only good for bulbs that will be on for 20 mins or longer. This is because they use more energy while reaching maximum brightness than incandescent bulbs, however once they reach maximum brightness they use MUCH LESS energy. So dont put them in your closets, but put them everywhere you might use a bulb for more than 20 minutes. AND THE BEST PART!: THEY SAVE YOU TONS OF MONEY ON YOUR ELECTRIC BILL! California is the in process of passing a bill that will require the use of CFL bulbs. And Cuba has already mandated it. SPREAD THE WORD!!! THIS IS THE FIRST AND EASIEST STEP TO RIDDING OURSELVES OF THE DEPENDENCE ON FOSSIL FUELS!!!