Chemical News

Friday, September 21, 2007

Wal-Mart's own energy efficient lightbulbs

Major US retailer Wal-Mart has launched its own brand of compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs). The low energy lightbulbs are being sold in over 3,000 of its US stores.

Andy Barron, Wal-Mart General Merchandise Manager said: “The introduction of our Great Value bulbs make CFLs a more accessible option for our shoppers as we strive to sell 100 million CFLs by the end of 2007.” This brings the option of cheaper low energy lightbulbs to millions of people. If Wal-Mart takes the next step and removes high energy incandescent lightbulbs from its shelves, the amount of energy saved will be massive. This is a stark contrast to the attitude taken by some of other retailers.