Actually Mr. Know It All. Almost everyone I know (which is alot) switched to CFL YEARS AGO. AS IN APPROX. 7 years. It would have happened sooner if not for availability. But maybe your right. Us being so ignorant and stupid (I guess that covers everything doesn't it). Since that time I'm sure it was passed onto other HOME OWNERS. It was the Home owners seeking the savings rather that Renters or Apt. Dwellers. They are the hold out it seems and would have been NO MATTER WHERE ON THE GLOBE.