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U.S. Dept. of Energy Fluorescent Phase Out

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This is an interesting flier that discusses the U.S. DOE’s planned phase out of fluorescent lights, specifically T12 technology which is still used in approximately 30% of commercial businesses in the U.S. The flier also gives answers to commonly asked … Continue reading

National commercial lighting survey

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North America’s number one lighting company, OSRAM SYLVANIA, part of Siemens AG, conducted a survey of more than 350 facilities across the education, health care, hospitality, office and retail sectors. The goal was to see what was happening in the … Continue reading

What to do if you break a CFL

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If you break a CFL bulb the U.S. EPA recommends you take the following steps to protect yourself and the environment. The file also includes a link to help you find a bay area recycling center near you: CFL Recycling … Continue reading

Is it true that mercury vapor and metal halide lights can be hazardous?

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Unfortunately there are associated health risks when these types of lights are damaged. Read this article for safety information – FDA alert.

Recycle your old bulbs!

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This is a recent article about how the U.S. is rapidly shifting from incandescent light bulbs to newer energy-efficient lighting. Unfortunately, this rapid shift is also causing environmental concerns because many of these old bulbs which contain lead are not … Continue reading