Sears Canada Retrofits Lighting Across Canada, Bans Inefficient Bulbs Sales

Sears Canada (SCC.TO) just finished upgrading its lighting across Canada, in one of the largest retrofits yet, says the retailer. 

It’s also the first national retailer to announce it will no longer sell inefficient incandescent and halogen lighting.

And Sears replaced over 130,000 inefficient incandescent spotlights with energy-saving LEDs to honor the United Nations World Environment Day on Sunday, June 5. 

The company expects the retrofits – in all Sears Home and full-line stores across Canada – to reduce its electricity consumption by more than 16 million kilowatt hours (kWh) a year – equivalent to the energy used by 197,000 efficient washing machines over the course of a year. 

Last week Sears was named 2011 ENERGY STAR® Retailer of the Year by Natural Resources Canada for the fourth year in a row.

The US government has mandated the phase-out of inefficient incandescent bulbs by 2014.

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