Good CFL recessed dimmable brands?
We currently have 5 5" recessed light cans that have 90 Watt halogen lights that we seldom use because of the 450 Watt consumption issue.
I'm thinking that we would use these more if we replaced the PAR 38 bulbs that are in the fixtures now with CFLs that use more like 20 to 26 watts. I'm not buying the usual 4 times figure that you see for the difference between CFL and incandescent wattage...seems more like about 3 times to me.
Anyways, we're looking for a good brands and models of CFL PAR40 or R40 dimmable bulbs for the recessed lights. I've seen some threads on this, but most seem older, so I'm wondering what's good now? I've seen GE, Philips, Neptun, etc., and am wondering what's good? The going rate seems to be about $16-$17 per bulb for what looks like good quality to me.
Thanks for sharing your experience.