Hate new Energy Star CFL lights
As part of an energy conservation subsidy, we replaced 4 ceiling lights with Energy Star lights. We got ceiling work done at the same time and so we weren't at home when the lights were installed. The contractor installed them and threw away the boxes and then we saw them and hated them.
Anyway, I'll include a link to the lights we got. They are insanely bright - you could perform surgery under them. The light they give off is ugly, too. I honestly don't want to turn them on and just use lamps.
The contractor suggested taking out one of the bulbs, but I'm not sure that's enough. We got LED cans put in our living room where there was already recessed lighting. That light looks better and it is dimmable.
What would you do? I hate spending too much because I'm not sure yet if we will be able to return the ones we got. LED lights seem promising, but there are hardly any fixtures out there.
Here is a link that might be useful: Lights we got