Recycle those CFLs

An article from IES’s Light Logic, that reminds us all to recycle those CFLs. “Over the past decade, most consumers have become familiar with the benefits of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and the fact that this technology—which consumes 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs while lasting up to 10 times longer—is a popular, energy-efficient andcost-effective replacement for the nation’s soon-to-be-phased-out base of incandescent bulbs. CFLs contain mercury and must be properly recycled. Image courtesy of ENERGY STAR.What many consumers may not know, however, is that due to the small amount of mercury contained within the glass bulb—necessary for the lamp to operate—CFLs cannot simply be thrown away when they reach end-of-life, but rather must be recycled or otherwise properly disposed in accordance with local jurisdictions.” click the image for the rest of the article