Recycling intact lamps is the most cost-effective way to manage mercury-containing lamps as a hazardous waste. It also reduces the risk of mercury vapor release, which can contaminate lakes and streams.
TYPES OF LAMPS
First used as overhead lighting in offices, these tube-style lamps now also come in compact globe shapes for a variety of home and office uses.
Mercury vapor lamps:
The first high intensity discharge (HID) lamps with blue-white light, originally used as farmyard lights.
Metal halide lamps:
Newer, more efficient HID lights found in homes and businesses.
High-pressure sodium vapor lamps:
These yellow-white HID lights are used for street lamps and outdoor security lighting.
Low-pressure sodium vapor lamps:
These orange HID lamps are used primarily in commercial settings.
Standard electric light bulbs used in homes and businesses.
The NEW standard light bulbs used in homes and businesses.