How much mercury is in a fluorescent bulb?

Answer Mercury in fluorescent lamps reacts to electricity, producing ultraviolet light that emits visible light when it contacts the phosphor coating on the inside of the tube. Each lamp contains around 5... Read More »

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How much light does a t-5 fluorescent bulb produce?

At 104 lumens (measurement of light intensity) per watt, the standard T5 fluorescent lamp is a highly-efficient fluorescent light source. The output of a 4 foot T5 lamp produces 2,900 lumens.Refere... Read More »

Do all fluorescent bulbs contain mercury?

Fluorescent light bulbs do contain mercury. The mercury is found in the tube, but only a minute amount of mercury is in the form of vapors. Mercury vapor is needed to produce ultraviolet energy, w... Read More »

Is there mercury in fluorescent lamps?

Fluorescent light bulbs contain a very small amount of mercury, between 5 and 10 milligrams in most bulbs sold for home lighting purposes. The mercury is encased in glass and the bulbs are very saf... Read More »

The Hazards of Mercury in Fluorescent Lighting?

Fluorescent bulbs use a mercury vapor in the bulb to enable the illumination the bulb creates. The bulb runs a current through the interior of the light, a mixture of mercury and an inert gas. The ... Read More »