Whenever we peddle the virtues of compact fluorescents, we get the same complaints about either the mercury and the quality of light. People take it so seriously that politicians actually propose the "Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act"
The Energy Saving Trust in the UK was having none of it, and set up a sort of Pepsi challenge to see if people really could tell them apart. Smart Planet reports "Although 70 per cent of the 761 shoppers that were asked to step inside the booths thought they could spot the difference, 53 per cent got it wrong or admitted they couldn't see any difference. A whopping 64 per cent of the guinea pigs said they preferred the light in booth A, which was in fact the energy-saving lightbulb." ::Smart Planet