I picked up a few Cree LED bulbs since I happened to see them at Home Depot. $10 for a 40W-equivalent and $12 for 60W still seems a little pricey compared to CFLs (which used to be just as pricey) but I can justify buying a handful to see how they do. I'm partially curious and partially annoyed by the shorter-than-expected life of my CFLs, which have started failing in fixtures where they can't be anywhere near end-of-life. I think it's the ballasts that quit. They aren't in ceiling fans or on dimmers or anything like that. Anyway, my first impression of the Cree is pretty good. I replaced 5 dead CFLs and put most of the 800 lumen (60W-equiv) LEDs in my kitchen, which is the highest-usage room in the house. The effect is pretty close to that of an incandescent but not far off of the "warm white" CFLs that I have been using. I can run them side-by-side without having a noticeable mismatch. The glass stays very cool, but the fins around the base get too hot to touch after a while. The real question will be life span and/or whether or not the 10 year warranty holds up.