WASHINGTON (WUSA) - The retail store IKEA announced it is going all-LED by 2016 in an initiative to be a more sustainable business.
"More than half of Americans have seen an increase in their home electric bill over the last 12-24 months. Furthermore, 69% of Americans say that lighting accounts for up to 40% of their electric bill. Replacing existing lighting with LEDs can save between 50% and 90% of lighting energy costs," IKEA stated in a press release.
This is not the first green initiative the company has taken on. IKEA was the first company that stopped the use of plastic bags and incandescent bulbs, according to the press release.
IKEA has 38 stores in the U.S., including one store in Tampa.