I just spent $154 on 26 lightbulbs because they will save me a bazillion dollars
. . . unless he is speaking of the savings in Zimbabwe dollars. Zimbabwe waves farewell to its 100-trillion-dollar bills.
I tried other "low energy" lighting in the past. I replaced all the lights I could possibly replace. The promise was, dramatically lower costs, and dramatically longer life, but at a much higher cost. This was a failed experiment. No matter how I analyzed my electric bills from the 4 years prior to the change, and the 4 years after the change, there was no discernible savings. I have a big house with lots of lights, gas heat, and we do not use air-conditioning, yet, no discernible savings. The second shoe was just as bad. All those bulbs have failed, and been replaced. They had nowhere near the advertised lifespan. Unsurprisingly, there was a third shoe, crappy light. Maddogsfamily suffered through years of dull, dishwater light, what a waste.
At the demise of the incandescent bulb I bought cases of the old bulbs, in various wattages, so I would have a supply should the replacements be costly, crappy, and short lived. I will continue to use these until I see strong evidence that the new super bulbs are roughly equal in cost, light, quality, and life.
I should have enough to eek me through to the grave. Suffer on Vox, er, Tim, spend lavishly, as only a true believer can. And never look back, if you do you will likely be very disappointed.