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Crushing Fluorescent Bulbs: Saving the Environment, Saving Money

go green save moneyThis piece discusses the reasons why fluorescent lighting should be recycled and why crushing lamps is the most cost-effective option for doing so. Here are a few highlights from the article:

  • Over 500 million fluorescent lamps are sent to landfills each year
  • Facilities can save up to 50% on recycling costs when they crush their lamps instead of boxing them up for pickup
  • By crushing lamps a facility can reduce labor by 20 hours per 1,000 lamps vs. boxing for pickup

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Blog Video Feature: How Bulbs Are Made

bulb making videoYou might take the lighting over your head for granted, but did you know that making a fluorescent bulb is actually a very complex and precise process? This blog video feature is a neat look at all the work that goes into producing a bulb, from the formation of the glass to the insertion of mercury into each tube. Check it out and let us know what you think by commenting on the blog!

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