Paris Climate Summit Sees Plan For 10 billion LEDs To Be Installed Worldwide

Governments including China, India, the US and retail companies such as Ikea are backing a plan to have 10bn LED light bulbs fitted worldwide to tackle the 5% of global emissions caused by lighting.

The public-private partnership is expected to see India sell 0.8bn LED bulbs by 2019 and China committing to sell 5bn by 2018.

Ikea, the Swedish furniture multinational, committed to sell 500m LED bulbs to its customers by 2020.

Industry leaders such as Philips, Osram, Cree and Enervee have also made private commitments to back the blueprint for affordable but climate-friendly illumination.

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07 Dec