• LAMPS WE RECYCLE

ARC Lamps Industrial

Arc lamps are very similar to Metal Halide and Sodium Pressure lamps in their chemical make up including Mercury. Due to these lamps containing mercury as well as other metal compounds, they must be handled with diligent care and never thrown in the trash.

Compact Fluorescent Consumer

Compact Fluorescent bulbs have quickly gained popularity and replacing incandescent bulbs by promising longer bulb life and less power consumption. These lamps can be found in both the home and work place and present an environmental hazard due to each lamp containing vaporized mercury.

Incandescent/Halogen/Quartz Lamps Consumer

Incandescent, Halogen and Quartz lamps do not contain any hazardous material thus do not require any special handling or disposal. However, in the effort to achieve the goal of zero waste, The Battery Recycler strongly recommends to recycle these lamps.

Mercury Vapor Lamps Industrial

Mercury Vapor lamps are very energy efficient when compared to most fluorescent and incandescent lamps as well as providing a much longer bulb life in excess of 24,000 hours. Due to the high intensity, clear white light output, these lamps can be found in both indoor and outdoor settings. Due to these lamps containing mercury, they must be handled with diligent care and never thrown in the trash.

Metal Halide Lamps Industrial

Metal Halide lamps due to their high efficiency, long bulb life and intense white light discharge are quickly becoming the most popular choice for overhead lighting. These bulbs can be found in commercial, industrial, and public spaces as well as residential security lighting and automotive headlamps. Due to these lamps containing mercury as well as other metal compounds, they must be handled with diligent care and never thrown in the trash.

Neon Lamps Industrial

Neon lights contain helium, argon or krypton gas. The small amount of gas in these bulbs is not harmful, even if the bulb breaks. However, some of these lights contain mercury vapor, which can be hazardous. Due to these lamps containing mercury, they must be handled with care and never thrown in the trash.

Shat-r-Shield/safety coated lamps Industrial

Shat-r-Shield or safety coated lamps come in all shapes, sizes, and variations of available fluorescent bulbs. The difference between a Shat-r-Shield lamp and a non-safety coated lamp is in the protective plastic sheathing that goes over each bulb. It is due to this plastic coating, that these bulbs when broken do not release its contents or present a danger to the user. These lamps can be found in both the home and workplace and present and depending on the type of bulb, it may pose an environmental hazard.

Sodium-Vapor Lamps Industrial

Sodium –Vapor Lamps come in two varieties: Low Pressure and High Pressure lamps.
Low Pressure lamps are highly efficient light sources, but their poor color spectrum limits their use to outdoor lighting such as street lamps. High Pressure lamps are not quite as efficient of a light source as Low Pressure lamps, but produce a broader range of color ranging from a yellow to white glow. Both types of lamps need to be handled with care when packing and should never be thrown in the trash. Both types contain sodium, which is highly reactive, and High Pressure lamps also contain mercury, which is very harmful to the environment.

Straight Fluorescent Lamps Consumer

traight Fluorescent Lamps are long tubular shape bulbs that have a two-pin connector on both ends that are normally white in color ranging in size from 6 inches to 8 feet in length. These lamps can be found in both the home and workplace and present an environmental hazard due to each lamp containing vaporized mercury.

U-Tube and Circular Lamps Consumer

U-Tube and Circular lamps share very similar properties to that of Straight Fluorescent Lamps but vary greatly in over all shape and design. These lamps can be found in both the home and workplace and present an environmental hazard due to each lamp containing vaporized mercury.

Ultraviolet/Germicidal Lamps Industrial

Ultraviolet or Germicidal lamps are used to sanitize areas in various settings. These lamps when active emit a light that is harmful to humans and should always be handled and used with care. Due to these lamps containing mercury, they must be handled with diligent care and never thrown in the trash.

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