You may have heard rumors about a so-called ‘light bulb ban’ – but do you know the details of what is actually happening and when? The Federal Energy Independence and Securities act is coming to the U.S. in October of 2012 (i.e a few months), and rather than a ban, it is really more of a gradual phase-out of outdated, obsolete energy-guzzling incandescent bulbs, which encourages retailers to start stocking the latest high-tech, low energy light bulbs. Despite the fact that this starts in just a few months, many people still don’t know much about it. We consider it our mission at Inhabitat to help! A little while ago, we brought you a fun-filled article all about this important new federal law, but if for some reason you haven’t read our handy guide yet, or just prefer old-fashioned face time, we’ve made it even easier for you to digest the most crucial facts behind the light bulb phase-out (what it is, who it affects) with our new video explaining how to swap your bulbs.
So if you’re wondering how the phase-out pertains to your household or which kinds of LED or CFL lights you can use to swap out your incandescents, move your mouse up to the video above and watch our handy-dandy clip. We’ll map out everything from which eco-friendly light bulbs replace which types of incandescent bulbs, to how much energy and cash you can save by switching – all in about 5 minutes.