Compact Fluorescents: Low Mercury Bulbs

Compact Fluorescent BulbCompact fluorescents are an efficient lighting
source, but the bulbs do contain mercury (usually around 5 mg) and should
be disposed of properly. To find a place to dispose of them, search
for locations by zipcode here.
The amount of mercury contained in them is much
less than
the amount of mercury released during the production electricity needed
to run incandescent bulbs. Philips makes low-mercury
compact fluorescents
, and other low-mercury
bulbs
using their "Alto"
technology.

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