In the early 1980s, when LED lights were still relatively new, they were sold as a replacement for traditional incandescent bulbs, but by the mid-1990s, many stores were opting for LEDs for their lights, including Walmart, which had just started selling them in the U.S. in 2003.
In the years that followed, however, LED lights grew in popularity, and the number of stores with LED lighting became so large that they began to overshadow incandescents in their popularity.
It took until 2013 for the average price of LED lights to reach $500, but that’s a big increase from the $100 per LED light that Walmart once sold for.
LED lights are now considered more affordable than their incandid bulbs.
Walmart now sells $1,200 LED lights at $100 each, while the price for a typical LED light can be as low as $300.
But even as prices have dropped, retailers are still pushing LED lights, with stores in many cities including Chicago and Los Angeles, for the same price as incandirates.
Walmart has said that it will start selling LED lights in all of its stores by 2020, but it hasn’t yet confirmed when that will happen.
That could mean that it could sell them for as little as $100 at some stores in some cities and as much as $500 in others.
But at least one retailer, Walmart’s home of Bentonville, Arkansas, has said it will continue selling LEDs in its stores.
“Walmart continues to believe that the value of our stores comes from our ability to offer the best value for our customers and our associates,” a spokesperson for the retailer told The Washington Post.
“We will continue to provide a wide selection of LED lighting and accessories, and will continue our efforts to grow the customer base and make Walmart an even better place to shop.”
A Walmart spokesperson did not respond to questions about whether the company planned to change the pricing for its LED lights.