If for some reason you have a truly heartfelt attachment to the incandescent lights sold at Ikea, you might want to get your hoard on ASAP. The Swedish furniture change has announced plans to begin phasing out sales of the energy-chewing bulbs starting Aug. 1.
Ikea, which only operates 37 outlets in the U.S. but is nevertheless the world’s largest home furnishing retailer, is hoping to push customers toward less power-mad light sources like compact fluorescent bulbs and LED lights.
The company’s goal is to be rid of their existing inventory of incandescents by the time 2011 rolls around.
Ikea to phase out incandescent light bulbs in US [BusinessWeek]