Re: Wrong lightbulbs...
I've had the opposite experience with LEDs.
The two big ideas behind LEDs are that they use less energy and they last longer, so less waste. The energy savings is hard to refute, as they definitely use much less than traditional incandescents (not taking into consideration any manufacturing differences that might require different levels of "energy" to produce them). The lifespan thing... well... I hope you don't have fader switches. For non-fader switches, they seem to have very few problems. However, you put them on a fader, and it seems to dramatically shorten their lifespan.
By my estimate, over the past 3-4 years, we've had at least 5-6 LED bulbs die that are on faders. They don't completely die like traditional bulbs. They start having flickering issues and sometimes will randomly cut off then back on. If you're smart enough, you keep the original box and receipt, and the manufacturer will usually replace them without problems (they typically come with a five year warranty).
The biggest problem with the push to more efficient bulbs was that it was so aggressive. Halogen weren't really any better (and often times a shorter life span), CFLs just plain suck, and LEDs have had a lot of teething issues. Technology STILL hasn't caught up to it (as exhibited by my experience). I remember the earlier days of LEDs where they wouldn't work at ALL on a fader. As they progressed, you then had issues where only certain faders were "compatible" (I think an analog vs digital thing). So in addition to getting new bulbs (which were closer to $7-$10 each at the time), you also needed to replace all of your fader switches.