LEDs are hard in most places, but it is getting better.
I'm a fan of CREE can lights. High CRI, a good coating, and built-in trim makes them look better than the previous lights. I haven't had them very long, but so far they are handling brownouts better than anything with a ballast. The remaining CFLs tend to discolor (toward pink???) and dim significantly if they are not fed exactly the right voltage. The biggest downside is that the LEDs cost about 10s the cheapo "pink" CFLs, which adds up quickly. It will take years to see any cost savings even with 100% survival rate of the LEDs.