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IKEA turns off old-style light bulbs

By Blake Ellis, staff reporter


NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- IKEA said Tuesday it has stopped selling incandescent light bulbs in its U.S. home furnishing stores.

The Swedish-based company said that it is the first retailer to completely pull the plug on the bulbs, after phasing out incandescent lights beginning in August.

IKEA's move to no longer stock or sell the traditional light bulbs comes ahead of a government-mandated phase-out of the incandescents from 2012 to 2014. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, aimed at reducing energy consumption, will require light bulbs to be 30% more energy efficient than current incandescent bulbs.

IKEA will instead offer fluorescent bulbs, as well as LED, halogen and solar-powered lamps.

"Eliminating incandescents is just one simple way for IKEA customers to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gases," Mike Ward, US IKEA President, said in a prepared statement.  To top of page

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