By-bye, incandescent bulb
phase-out of incandescent bulbs begins next year. It will start with standard 100-watt light bulbs in January 2012 and end with 40-watt bulbs in 2014. Bulbs sold instead will include compact fluorescents, energy-efficient halogens and LED bulbs. IKEA has just stopped selling incandescent bulbs, the first major retailer to do so. IKEA US President Mike Ward stated, "Eliminating incandescents is just one simple way for IKEA customers to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gases."