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Ikea To Stop Selling Incandescent Bulbs

Published On: Aug 24 2011 11:59:28 AM CDT
Updated On: Jun 15 2010 01:03:09 AM CDT

Home furnishings retailer Ikea said it plans to start pulling incandescent light bulbs from its stores in the U.S. this summer.

The Swedish retailer, which has its U.S. headquarters in Conshohocken, Montgomery County, said it hopes to have all incandescent bulbs out of its U.S. stores by January 1, in favor of other longer-lasting bulbs.

That's ahead of federal legislation that calls for a phaseout beginning in 2012.

Ikea said its customers will have more efficient lighting options, including compact fluorescent bulbs, LED, and halogen lamps.

The company said the voluntary phaseout is one of its environmental initiatives aimed at increasing energy efficiency and reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

Ikea has more than 300 stores in 37 countries, including 37 in the U.S.