AMAZON.CO.UK LAUNCHES LIGHTING STORE
August 27, 2009: Amazon.co.uk has launched its new Lighting store (www.amazon.co.uk/lighting) offering a vast selection of energy-efficient light bulbs and a comprehensive range of light fittings and shades.
The launch comes ahead of next week's implementation of EU legislation which will result in the gradual withdrawal of classic incandescent light bulbs from the European market. Customers visiting Amazon.co.uk will benefit from extensive information on energy-efficient lighting including buying guides with advice for replacing old bulbs with energy-efficient alternatives.
"Amazon's new Lighting store will help customers make an easy switch to energy-efficient light bulbs," said James Leeson, director of Home & Garden, Amazon.co.uk Ltd. "These bulbs use up to 80% less electricity than traditional bulbs meaning that customers will not only help the environment but will also save money."
The new Lighting store features over 34,000 items from big name brands including GE, Helix, Osram, Philips and Sylvania. As well as a comprehensive selection of light bulbs, the store also offers a large range of lifestyle, health and wellness, outdoor, decorative and installation lighting products.
Some of the great offers available at launch include 20% off Present Time Leitmotiv table and floor lamps, 20% off selected Philips Imageo products and the Helix floor and desk light bundle for just £49.99
Customers in the UK visiting the Amazon Lighting store will benefit from free delivery on eligible orders over £5. They also have the opportunity to join Amazon Prime, the membership programme providing unlimited free one-day deliveries on millions of items for an annual fee of £47.97.
The Amazon.co.uk Lighting store delivers to many countries across the EU and European customers can check availability and delivery costs by visiting www.amazon.co.uk/delivery.
For further information please contact the Amazon.co.uk press office on 020 8636 9280.
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