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Published on March 10th, 2009 | by Ariel Schwartz


IKEA Unveils Solar-Powered Lighting Product Line

March 10th, 2009 by  

After announcing its intentions to sell solar products last year, IKEA has come through with its promise. The furniture superstore will soon stock solar-powered LED lights for outdoor use. The lights, which should be released in the next 2 weeks, range from globes and chains to posts and work lamps.

Each light is equipped with a rechargeable battery that stores energy gathered from the sun. At night, the devices switch on LED lights. Since LEDs are more energy-efficient than incandescent bulbs, IKEA’s lights last extra-long. And with prices ranging from $6.99 to $19.99, IKEA may just have the market cornered on solar-powered backyard lights.

Photo Credit: IKEA 


About the Author

was formerly the editor of CleanTechnica and is a senior editor at Co.Exist. She has contributed to SF Weekly, Popular Science, Inhabitat, Greenbiz, NBC Bay Area, GOOD Magazine, and more. A graduate of Vassar College, she has previously worked in publishing, organic farming, documentary film, and newspaper journalism. Her interests include permaculture, hiking, skiing, music, relocalization, and cob (the building material). She currently resides in San Francisco, CA.

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