At one time I decided to try the new eco-friendly bulbs. They're supposed to last a really long time and save you money on your electric bill.
Wanting to save some money and be "green", I invested in those new bulbs and changed most of the bulbs in my old house. I didn't see any change in my electric bill, plus, the bulbs took so long to reach maximum brightness that I'd be finished in a room before the bulb was operating at maximum power.
I understand that the newer bulbs reach brightness more quickly. Maybe I'll give them another chance although I doubt they'll help my electric bill.