We’ve had a good experience so far with the CFL bulbs in our house. We’ve had them for years now and only the very first one we bought has burned out. My wife’s parent’s don’t have the same story. They have a bunch of inset ceiling lights that are chewing up the new bulbs like white licorice. I can’t figure out if they are buying a bad brand or if CFLs are bad in enclosed spaced or if they are sensitive to the wonky electricity they have out here.