I found this hilarious speach by United States Senator Ted Poe. Addressing congress on the topic of low energy light bulbs. Well, they suck. He doesn't come right out and say so, but his arguments are really good and that's the conclusion of what he says. I agree.
So please do not buy theese things, the upsides are not worth it when you compare them to the really major downsides. Especially since there are alternatives that all the upsides without the major downsides, there is a link in the end of the article about them.