The NYTimes has an interesting story today called Any Other Bright Ideas? about people’s reluctance — besides the best intentions — to switch to energy-saving fluorescent bulbs. The story looks at advances in design — like more pleasant bulb shapes and shades, above — which aim to provide more warmth — and chronicles some readers’ choices on whether to switch or not. The choice is usually an aesthetic one — with complaints about the ‘dental office’ effect that the fluorescents give off. One complaint we have with them: they don’t work on dimmers. As a result, we admit that our homes are about 50/50 when it comes to green bulbs. What about you? Have you switched to these energy-efficient, cost-saving bulbs yet? If not, why? If yes, do you have a favorite bulb to recommend? Let us know!