Future lighting

IKEA will gradually phase out inefficient incandescent lighting by 2010 and is working to find alternatives. IKEA is developing a range of more energy efficient light source solutions based on three main techniques; CFL (compact fluorescent lighting), halogen and LED (light-emitting-diode).
The CFL in the SPARSAM range of lighting allows energy savings of up to 80 percent, and last up to 10 times longer than traditional light bulbs. They contain small amounts of mercury and IKEA offers recycling stations for customers to recycle their bulbs.