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VIDEO: How to Switch Your Light Bulbs And Get Ready for the Federal Light Bulb Phase-Out

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On April 7, 2014 @ 10:00 am In Green Lighting,Interviews,Video | 16 Comments

You may have heard some buzz about the light bulb phase out [1] – but do you know the details of what is actually happening and when? The Federal Energy Independence and Securities [2] act began in the U.S. in October of 2012, and 40 and 60 watt incandescent light-bulbs were just phased out this week, on January 1st. Despite what some people have been calling it, it is really less of a “ban” [3] and more of a gradual phase-out [4] of outdated, obsolete energy-guzzling incandescent bulbs [5], which encourages retailers to start stocking the latest high-tech, low energy light bulbs. Despite the fact that this has been happening for quite some time now [5], many people still don’t know much about it. We consider it our mission at Inhabitat [5] to help! A little while ago, we brought you a fun-filled article all about this important new federal law [5], but if for some reason you haven’t read our handy guide yet, or just prefer old-fashioned face time [6], we’ve made it even easier for you to digest the most crucial facts behind the light bulb phase-out [6] (what it is, who it affects) with our new video explaining how to swap your bulbs [6].

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So if you’re wondering how the phase-out pertains to your household [5] or which kinds of LED or CFL lights [7] you can use to swap out your incandescents, move your mouse up to the video above [6] and watch our handy-dandy clip [6]. We’ll map out everything from which eco-friendly light bulbs [6] replace which types of incandescent bulbs, to how much energy and cash you can save by switching – all in about 5 minutes.

READ MORE ABOUT THE PHASE-OUT HERE > [5]


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[1] light bulb phase out: http://inhabitat.com/congress-passes-a-bill-that-may-slow-the-incandescent-light-bulb-ban/

[2] Federal Energy Independence and Securities: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_Independence_and_Security_Act_of_2007

[3] “ban”: http://inhabitat.com/tag/light-bulb-ban/

[4] gradual phase-out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phase-out_of_incandescent_light_bulbs

[5] obsolete energy-guzzling incandescent bulbs: http://inhabitat.com/how-to-switch-your-bulbs-to-leds-to-get-ready-for-the-incandescent-bulb-phase-out

[6] face time: http://inhabitat.com/video-how-to-switch-your-light-bulbs-and-get-ready-for-the-federal-light-bulb-phase-out/

[7] LED or CFL lights: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=led+lights

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