Are fluorescent tubes eco-friendly?

Answer On One Hand: Lower Energy ConsumptionAccording to the U.S. Department of Energy, a pair of 32-watt fluorescent tubes with an electronic ballast consumes 62 watts and produces 5018 lumens. (A lumen ... Read More »

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How to Recycle Fluorescent Light Tubes?

Fluorescent light tubes should never just be thrown out with your regular trash. Whether you're a homeowner, renter or business owner, you need to learn proper disposal methods for fluorescent ligh... Read More »

Is quicksilver used in fluorescent light tubes?

Fluorescent lamps contain a small amount of the metal mercury, which is also known as quicksilver. Mercury atoms in conventional tube-shaped fluorescent lamps as well as in newer, compact fluoresce... Read More »

What element is used in fluorescent light tubes?

Fluorescent lights contain about 4 mg. of mercury. According to the EPA, the use of fluorescent lights helps prevent mercury from entering the air. Power plants emit 10 mg. of mercury to produce t... Read More »

Do standard fluorescent cool white tubes have mercury?

Florescent lights are made up of noble gases, such as neon, krypton and argon, in a slim, long glass tube. Each end of the tube has metal caps where the electricity connects. Mercury is also added ... Read More »