Ugh, I just typed a big response and my computer ate it, so here I go again...
It's funny that you mention CFL bulbs. I have 4 of them in my garage and I've replaced the incandescents a couple times and the CFL bulbs haven't given me any issues.
What irritates me about the CFL bulbs is that they take a bit to get up to full brightness. It really irritated me in the kitchen and bath, but probably would be a non-issue in the garage. Anyway, once it gets warmer out I'll be hanging some fluorescent in the garage anyway, since I like it absurdly bright when I'm working out there.
tribe_fan, I have noticed that you do seem to have to go up a "step" with the CFL bulbs. I guess you're still saving money on wattage anyway.
J.V., regarding the Rough Service bulbs, I think they're 130V and they also have reinforced filaments, but don't quote me as gospel on that.