IKEA, a global home furniture retailer, announced that its lighting business will go all-LED by 2016.

“LED is a light revolution. With household electricity bills continuing to rise rapidly and global energy consumption increasing, a small LED bulb can have a very big impact,” said says Steve Howard, Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA Group. “It uses much less energy than a traditional bulb and brings a lot of home furnishing potential to the home.”

According to a survey commissioned by IKEA, only 43 percent of Americans have at least one LED light in their homes, however, the researchers found that when Americans were told of LED savings, 86% of Americans say they’re interested in switching.

The move to all-LED lighting by IKEA’s global lighting business reflects the company’s commitment to sustainability as well as technology advances, the company says.

 

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