IKEA selling super cheap rechargeable batteries – LADDA

the cost saving over time is one thing no household can ignore

IKEA want to save you money and help save the environment – at least that’s the plan if we all use rechargeable batteries in our homes.

Think about the number of AA and AAA batteries you’re churning through every year – now consider that you don’t need to buy them again, just recharge them when they go flat.

Far from a new concept, it’s just a bit more mainstream when IKEA are doing it and doing it at a pretty affordable rate too.

Because a rechargeable battery can be recharged 1500 times, just one battery saves 1500 going into landfill – simple maths, and IKEA reckon the average family could save $298 per year by using rechargeable batteries.

The new LADDA batteries cost $4.49 for a pack of four, and the VINNINGE portable charger cost just $4.  Honestly, that’s insane.

And it’s no simple cheapo thing either, the recharger has a USB connection so you can charge the batteries on the go.

If you want to take it to the next level, you can buy the STORHÖGEN charger which can disguise as a book or be hung from the wall – and you can keep your batteries there on charge – twelve on them – so you are never short of a ready to go battery.

IKEA Australia Home Furnishing Expert Helen Longford says “Our customers told us that they find lots of challenges with using rechargeable batteries, such as that they are never charged when needed and require bulky charging stations. People also find them too costly. Our new batteries and charging devices were designed to address some of these issues, offering an affordable solution that makes the process simpler.”

“At IKEA we believe that sustainability shouldn’t be a luxury and we design our products so that they are affordable for everyone and we also want to help our customers live a more sustainable life at home by providing solutions that make this easy. By buying just one rechargeable battery you could save up to 1500 batteries from landfill. This is a really small change that anyone can make in their home to reduce waste and help prevent batteries from ending up in landfill,” 

 

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4 Comments on this post.
  • John
    25 April 2017 at 9:58 am
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    Hi Trevor.
    Have you ever tried ENELOOP batteries. Originally they were made by Sanyo but now the name belongs to Panasonic. These batteries are low self discharge. They have a low drain rate and will stay charged for years so that when you want to use them, you still can. I believe there were a number of copycats that came out. I have tried two and they are no good so I stick with the Eneloops.
    Cheers.
    John

    • Trevor Long
      3 May 2017 at 9:48 am
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      John, I have HEAPS of Eneloops – they are amazing!! still going strong after 10 years!

  • Travis
    26 April 2017 at 12:03 am
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    Please add more detail. What are the capacities of the battery’s? Are the LSD (low discharge) what is the country of manufacture (Japan) is the chargers fast charge?

    Googled elsewhere to find this ” The Ikea Ladda, which are LSD Ni-MH (Low Self-Discharge nickel–metal hydride), offer 2450mAh.” but that info should have been in your piece.

  • Adam
    3 May 2017 at 3:29 pm
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    From what I’ve been reading on the forums. These have the same capacity and discharge charistics as the eneloop pro. They are made in Japan and there’s only one manufacturer there that makes batteries for all the various brands. Many suggest these are eneloop pro’s with different packaging.

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