Since then I have kept an eye on LED full size light bulbs for ES (Edison Screw) SES (Small Edison Screw and Bayonet fitting bulbs, all of which are represented in my house. Until recently I had found the LED lightbulbs to have dimmer light and a cold blue tint, much as the first Halogen replacements had.
A few weeks back while in my local B&Q DIY store I saw a display of Philips LED Bulbs, some of which featured clear glass and a kind of internal perspex crown-shaped diffractor.
I'm pleased to say I have tied both in SES , ES and Bayonet form-factors and they are superior to the Compact Fluorescent Bulbs I was using in 3 ways :
1) Instant high quality light, no 5 minute pink warm up period
2) Slightly less power consumption than CFL
3) No toxic chemicals that have to be recovered from CFL inc. Mercury
Cost is between £7-£9 per bulb with both 40w and 60 w equivalents.
As My CFL bulbs fail, or in some cases before, I intend to replace the CFL's with these LED equivalents