Purchasing for Pollution Prevention: Fact Sheets on Mercury-Containing Lamps
Many energy-efficient lamps used for indoor and outdoor lighting contain mercury, a potent neurotoxin that is responsible for fish consumption advisories in 45 states. All fluorescent, compact fluorescent, low-pressure sodium, and metal halide lamps contain mercury. Facilities can improve energy efficiency and reduce mercury consumption by purchasing and installing energy-efficient lamps with the lowest mercury amount.
- The Lowdown on Mercury in Fluorescent Lamps
- High-Bay Lighting: Opportunities for Mercury Reduction and Energy Efficiency
- Environmentally Preferable LED Exit Signs: Saving Money and Protecting the Environment Through Energy Efficiency
- Mercury-Containing Lamps and EPA’s Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP)
- Mercury Disclosure Requirements and The New Jersey Lamp Contract