IKEA to Sell Only LED Lighting

       

       

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.–IKEA says it will sell only 100 percent LED lighting by 2016 in its latest sustainable effort. LED lighting consumes 85 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs and can last up to 20 times longer, the retailer said in a statement.

IKEA will convert its full lighting range to LED by 2016, meaning IKEA will sell only LED bulbs and LED lamps. It is also changing more than one million light sources inside the IKEA stores to LED and other more efficient lighting.

“LED is a light revolution … Building on our belief that everyone should be able to afford to live more sustainably at home, we will make sure our LED prices are the lowest on the market,” said Steve Howard, chief sustainability officer, IKEA Group.

This LED initiative follows past IKEA US sustainability actions such as the phase out of plastic bags in 2007 and incandescent bulbs in 2010.