One of the keys to improving energy efficiency in the U.S. is reducing consumption at home. At the forefront of the effort are energy efficient lightbulbs, which use up to 75 percent less electricity than regular incandescent bulbs.

But a recent report suggests that the prospects for a full switchover may be dimmed by some women's domestic preferences.

According to an article in the Washington Post, some women are having a hard time adjusting to the new bulbs (called "compact fluorescent light bulbs," or "CFLs"), and often prefer the incandescent illuminators regardless of their energy requirements.

Click here to read the full report in the Washington Post.