Incandescent Light Bulbs No Longer Sold In IKEA US Stores

By on Jan 6, 2011 in Business, Environment, United States, World Comments

According to several international news sites, home decor and furniture company IKEA is no longer selling incandescent light bulbs in the United States starting January 4, 2011.

Light Bulb Ban
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IKEA started phasing out the sale of incandescent light bulbs on August 2010 and targeted a full stop date by January 2011. They were able to achieve their target as reported on their press release.

IKEA is committed to integrating sustainable practices into our range and business practices. As the largest home furnishings store, we are constantly looking at ways to help support our customers with every day environmentally responsible solutions that will improve their lives. Eliminating incandescents is just one simple way for IKEA customers to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gases,” Mike Ward, US IKEA President was quoted saying.

IKEA‘s alternatives to the incandescent bulbs include the compact fluorescent bulb, halogen lamps, LED and solar-powered lamps.

IKEA is based in Sweden and has more than 300 stores in 37 countries.



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