Purchasing greener lights
Many of us are choosing to use fluorescent lights to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Federal energy efficiency requirements will also result in the phasing out of traditional incandescent bulbs starting in 2012. While all fluorescent lights need mercury to function, some fluorescent lights are being designed to contain smaller amounts of mercury. Next generation lighting products that do not contain mercury, such as LEDs, are also starting to come on the market.
We can all make choices to purchase lights that last longer, save energy, and contain less (or no) mercury. To learn more about greener lighting alternatives, you can read Zero Waste Washington’s brochure on “How to Find Environmentally Preferable Lighting.”
Last Updated (Tuesday, 13 July 2010 15:07)