CFLs and environment

Online publication of a document on the environmental impact of energy saving bulbs.

Excerpt: “More compact (new) lamps with luminous properties suitable for domestic lighting have made their inroads in households in recent years.
All of these light sources use a very low dose of metallic mercury, enclosed in the glass casing of the lamp. There is currently no substitute for mercury that would allow discharge lamps to function and give them equivalent luminous efficiency and light quality. "

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