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IKEA Chief: We're Leading America's LED Lighting Revolution

IKEA wants to change the way you light your home, one bulb at a time. The Swedish retailer will become the first U.S. home furnishings chain to sell only LED (light emitting diode) bulbs and lamps -- a bold push for the adoption of this energy-efficient light source in the U.S market.

No Need to Change That Lightbulb... Until Late Next Year

Four years ago, the U.S. Congress, to great fanfare, passed a law aiming to phase out the incandescent lightbulb in favor of longer-lasting, more energy-efficient alternatives. Recently, to even more fanfare, the U.S. Congress changed its mind. Whether this is good news or bad news is a matter of opinion.

What Does a $25 Light Bulb Get You?

If all goes as planned, the phase out of incandescent light bulbs will begin next year and continue through 2014, when light bulb makers hope we'll have adopted LED bulbs as our new favorite light source. But manufactures have to overcome a few obstacles before consumers will be ready to make the switch.

Using an Easy-Bake Oven Is About to Become Difficult

The Easy-Bake Oven is falling victim to the fight against global warming. The incandescent light bulbs that heat the toy ovens are being phased out in 2012 in favor of energy-efficient compact fluorescents. But precisely because they are energy efficient, they don't get hot enough to bake a cookie.