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Prepare for the incandescent light bulb phase-out


Visit the light bulb aisle at any retail store and you’ll observe a major shift taking place. Traditional incandescent bulbs are quickly ceding shelf space to more innovative options — compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs and light-emitting (LED) bulbs. Over the next few years, incandescent bulbs will be completely phased out and replaced by these energy-efficient alternatives. While CFL and LED bulbs are more expensive at the register, they offer better value over the life of the bulb.

Check out this helpful video from Inhabitat senior editor Yuka Yoneda as she explains how the phase-out will impact homeowners and how to plan accordingly.