About the fluorescent light bulbs
In April's Readers Digest: These bulbs cost between $5 and $10 but you can expect to save up to $16 per year for EACH bulb replaced. The older ones emitted a garish white light so look for the Color Rendition Index (on box, I'm guessing) to be over 80 for a more appealing full spectrum light effect. This seems like the way to go except my ceiling lights won't take the longer ones, they just won't fit in under the glass covering. Also some lamps have too short of shade to allow these bulbs to fit in either. Guess I'll have to measure these areas and carry the measurements with me before I buy.