CFLs are not the only ones available on the market. Commonly there are also LEDs, good performance but that he must think to recycle.
Recycling: distinguish different bulbs
800px-LED_HalogenREBe aware that only certain bulbs such as filament can be removed with household waste. The used LED bulbs, and other waste, are complex objects. Therefore, it takes the Recycle apart.
Don’t panic: it is very easy to distinguish the bulbs that can be eliminated in the garbage and others. If she requires special treatment you will find on the bulb itself a symbol of “trash out”, required since 2005, which means that you have to recycle the object to share.
The special LED, economic lamps bulbs
In recent years, the lighting has mutated and some forms of light bulbs have become more common. This is the case of the luminescent diodes, or LED bulb (for Light emitting diode). Originally rather used in calculators or the alarm clock, they are now Samsung-LED-salso used for a purpose of signalling, fires at a crossroads (major cities begin to install). Lighting by LED bulbs has also become common for habitat.
These include no filament but layers of semiconductor material traversed by an electric current. LED light bulbs are used for their design, ergonomics and also for their economic aspect, with a longer life in most cases, and consumption reduced by 10 to 20% (and up to 35% or more) compared to a conventional bulb.
Recycle your LED bulbs
The LED lights have a specific composition :
88% of glass
5% of metals
7% of various materials and fluorescent powders
or even 0.005% mercury (harmful) in some cases (check labels). Being offset of recyclable components LED bulbs, you need so take special care of these bulbs.
And follow this simple gesture: drop your LED bulbs in containers specialized in some major retailers and hardware stores.
recycle led light bulbs
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