said by Hyrules:
Same thing happened to me as jkj860. I recently remove a CFL that wasn't working. I had a horrible burned smell coming for it and th base where the tube connect with the base of the light was burned. I now use LED lighting. Cost alot less in electricity and generate alot less of eat. you can remove the bulb even after hours of use.
LED's don't use massively less electricity than CFL's. I've got both and the wattage is very close, within 2 watts. And LED's get hot too - the Ecosmart 40w LED's I've got in my ceiling fans get very hot in the heatsink area. As do the Ecosmart MR16's I've got in our track lighting.
I like LED's a little better than CFL's as they are instant on and, in theory should last longer. I do use CFL's as LED's cannot be used in enclosed fixtures at this time. The CFL's I get make no mention of not being able to use them in enclosed fixtures.
We've moved into a new house and I'm going around replacing the incans with more efficient light (previous owners loved that nasty incan light). Fixtures I think we will get rid of in the next year or so get CFL's. Fixtures we're keeping get LED.