Ikea will sell only LED bulbs by 2016

Walmart mainstreamed CFL lightbulbs with their big push a few years ago. Now Ikea is doing the same with LED bulbs.

The company just announced that it will sell only LED bulbs by the year 2016, and it’s given LED bulbs away to all of its 130,000 employees worldwide.

This is welcome, and brilliant. CFLs, it is now clear, were a transitional product. LEDs are the future beceuse they contain no mercury and have the same quality of light as incandescents yet use one-tenth the power.

If everyone in the US switched to LEDs, our power crisis would probably go away.