Ikea will likely be the first retailer to only sell LED lighting by 2016 to “ … enable millions … to live a more sustainable life at home and save money on their energy bills.”
Ikea is also converting all their in-store lighting LED lighting – over 1 million lights.
Why LED: LED is more energy efficient (uses approx. 85% less electricity) and longer lasting (up to 20X).
The one negative to LEDs is their higher initial price (but lower total cost of ownership). To help make LEDs more attractive to consumers Ikea “ … will make sure our LED prices are the lowest on the market …”
Promoting LED lighting follows other green / sustainable practices including no longer selling incandescent bulbs (2010) and nor using plastic bags (2007).
Via: Ikea LINK