Good, better, best CFL
I've been using screw in CFLS for decades. I am tired of the residential grade crap. It is a poor fit to my lifestyle and desires. I'd like more choice in color temp. (I am partial to 5000 K long tube fluorescent in that type of luminaire.) I am tired of replacing screw-in CFLs before their time because they have been switched a lot. I am tires of poor power factors. There has to be a better way than installing screw-in CFL.
I don't want to replace my luminaries with new ones designed specifically for CFL. that will cost too much, but probably will be done with renovation in the future. Modular, screw-in CFLs seem to be more bulky, but may work in some existing luminaries. How do I find equipment (ballasts) that is easy on the "bulbs" (i.e., suitable for occupancy sensor)? Is there any practical way to retrofit if the modular CFL do not fit (i.e. can a socket be retrofitted and a ballast mounted somewhat remotely?
Where do I get started to find the hardware that I need to retrofit effectively?