Gallery: IKEA Turns Out the Lights on Incandescent Bulb Sales


Housewares mega-retailer IKEA has announced that it will stop selling traditional incandescent light bulbs in its U.S. stores effective January 1, 2011. This fall, IKEA will introduce a “retro-fit” halogen bulb that fits in a conventional socket and produces warm light with a third less electricity.

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  2. CBnAVL September 27, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I think it sucks. Industry has yet to create an aesthetically pleasing alternative to incandescents, which remain the only descent choice for certain lighting applications. Fluorescents make human skin look sallow and food unappetizing, no matter what filter has been applied to the casing. Consistent color cast is impossible to achieve CFL, even warm bulbs will vary widely from bulb to bulb. And LEDs are FREAK lights that strobe in one’s peripheral vision and leave ‘trails’ in one’s retina. I’ll be stockpiling a 10-year supply of tungsten in hopes that technology will solve the ugly lighting problem before it runs out.

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  5. Alex Anderson July 13, 2010 at 4:40 am

    I really welcome and appreciate IKEA’s recent decision to stop selling traditional incandescent light bulbs in the U.S. and I hope other companies do the same in the near future. Traditional light bulbs were considered useful things in the past but they should not be used anymore from now on.
    Keep up the good work IKEA. :-)

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