IKEA Converts All Lighting To LED For A More Sustainable Life At Home

Home furnishing retailer IKEA will switch its entire lighting range to LED by September 2015. LED is a light source which uses 85 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs and can last up to 20 years!

“LED is a light revolution. With household electricity bills IKEAcontinuing to rise rapidly and global energy consumption increasing, the LED lighting will have a big impact. 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 affordable for the many,” says Steve Howard, Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA Group.

“LED is also a design revolution. The small diodes can be integrated in almost any product. It will be possible to design smaller lamps, thinner structures and a more carefully spread light,” says Björn Block, Range Manager Business Area Lighting at IKEA.

The LED technique offers high quality light and delivers solutions for different lighting preferences around the world. The customer can chose between warm or cool light and almost all bulbs are dimmable. The bulbs come in all shapes and sizes and with high quality. IKEA and its suppliers have been working to improve the performance of LED technology to ensure it offers a sustainable, affordable, high quality and design conscious solution for customers switching from incandescent lighting.

“We have worked hard to make it easy for our customers to love LED. It is just to switch the old incandescent bulbs when they go out, to new LED bulbs. There is no need to throw away your favourite lamp”, says Jeanette Skjelmose, Business Area Manager Lighting at IKEA.

“Light is a crucial part of our everyday life at home. Creating a better everyday life for the many people means embracing new light technologies and turning them into better products. Our challenge is to make those new products beautiful, sustainable and affordable. IKEA is going all in with the fantastic LED technique and from September 1st we can proudly tell the world that our lighting range consists of 100 percent LED”, concludes Jeanette Skjelmose.

FACTS – IKEA LED (Light Emitting Diode)
*If one million people changed one bulb each into LED, this would in terms of CO2 emissions correspond to taking about 3 900 cars off the road per year. It also corresponds to the yearly household electricity consumption of 4400 households.
* Last up to 20 years and consume 85% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs. * LED bulbs come in almost any shape or size so they can fit in your old light fixtures.
* Reflect colours in a natural way and provide an even light.
* Start-up immediately and can emit different light colours, from warm to cold daylight. * Contain no mercury.
* Allow new design solutions.

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