[14] CFL bulbs (again)

Date: May 26th, 2007 | Comments : none | Categories: Uncategorized.

In the previous post about recycling parts from old CFL bulbs, a comment was made about being careful to not break the glass envelope of the bulb, which will release the mercury that is required to produce the illumination.

This is certainly a precaution we all want to be aware of, but there is good news on that front. Wal-Mart has announced that it is requiring its vendors to reduce mercury content in the bulbs that it sells. Most of the bulbs at WM will be about 2.5 milligrams, which is half of the 5mg recommended by the NEMA guidelines.

Read more at http://walmartfacts.com/articles/5018.aspx


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