IKEA to Sell Exclusively LEDs by 2016

     The folks at IKEA have recently announced that by 2016, it will sell only LED lamps and bulbs.  This switch is intended to help IKEA customers reduce carbon emissions, as well as save money when purchasing lighting products.  In addition to selling only LED’s, the company has also announced that it will convert all of the existing lighting in its stores, factories, and warehouses to LED.  By switching to LEDs, Ikea is acknowledging the superiority that LEDs have over other incandescent equivalents, which include the fact that LEDs last longer and consume less energy than fluorescent and halogen bulbs.

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IKEA Chief Sustainability Officer Steve Howard said, “It’s not just about energy-efficiency; it’s the whole functionality from color temperature through to strength and durability.”


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