Gallery: IKEA Announces That it Will Sell Only LED Lighting By 2016


IKEA, the massive Swedish furniture retailer that brought scandinavian design to the masses, is now going to bring LED lighting to the world in a big way. The company just announced that it will sell only LED bulbs by the year 2016, and it’s given LED bulbs away to all of its 130,000 employees worldwide. The reason is simple – LEDs outlast incandescent bulbs twenty fold, and they produce the same quality of light while consuming nearly 90% less energy. IKEA was also the first US retailer to stop selling incandescent bulbs back in 2011.

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  1. VinnyP October 9, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    It appears that incandescent is not dead. According to, new energy efficient incandescent lamps are being introduced that save 50% in energy. Bright, white light too. No mercury like compact fluorescent. Much less cost than LED.

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