Werner Electric partners with Lamp Recyclers to provide recycling services for hazardous materials such as lamps and computer equipment.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, a variety of lamps and bulbs contain toxic heavy metals, like lead and mercury, which can harm the environment if improperly disposed of. Recycling intact lamps is the most cost-effective way to manage mercury-containing lamps as a hazardous waste. It also reduces the risk of mercury vapor release, which can contaminate lakes and streams.
1. Fluorescent lamps
First used as overhead lighting in offices, these tube-style lamps now also come in compact globe shapes for a variety of home and office uses.
2. Mercury vapor lamps
The first high intensity discharge (HID) lamps with blue-white light, originally used as farmyard lights.
3. Metal halide lamps
Newer, more efficient HID lights found in homes and businesses.
4. High-pressure sodium vapor lamps
These yellow-white HID lights are used for street lamps and outdoor security lighting.
5. Low-pressure sodium vapor lamps
These orange HID lamps are used primarily in commercial settings.
6. Incandescent lights
Standard electric light bulbs used in homes and businesses.