Introducing a light bulb and air purifier---all in one! Healthy CFLs have a built-in ionizer that cleans the air. Each energy-efficient bulb generates 1 million negative ions that attract airborne positive allergens like smoke, mold spores, dust and pet dander. These irritants bond with healthy negative ions from the Healthy CFL and become too heavy to remain airborne, and fall to the floor leaving the air in your home or office cleaner and healthier to breathe. Plus, studies show negative ions boost mood, energy and alertness.
Q & A
Do the Healthy CFLs and Pet CFLs contain mercury?
Yes. Mercury is an essential element in the operation of fluorescent lighting
because it allows the bulbs to be an efficient light source. CFLs contain a very small amount of mercury — an average of 3-4 milligrams in each bulb. However, no mercury is released when the bulbs are intact or in use. Because CFLs use less electricity than traditional light bulbs, they reduce demand for electricity and that reduction means less greenhouse gas emissions (including less mercury) from power plants.
How & where can I recycled CFLs?
Recycling prevents the release of mercury into the environment. Recycling CFLs and other fluorescent bulbs allows the reuse of the glass, metals and other materials that make up fluorescent lights. Virtually all components of a fluorescent bulb can be recycled.
There are 3 easy ways to recycle:
1. Mail-back services - Purely Products will take back your burned out or expired CFL bulbs in exchange for FREE SHIPPING off your next order! Simply click HERE to print out the Recycling Order Form and mail your shipment back to us and we’ll gladly dispose of the CFLs for you and send your next shipment free of charge. Send to:
Purely Enterprises, LLC
Attn: Recycling Program
10301 Cogdill Road, Suite 310
Knoxville, TN 37932
2. Local retailers – The list of retailers below has in-store recycling programs. Be sure you check directly with the store before you go; not all stores in regional or nationwide chains may be equipped to recycle.
3. Local Pick-Up / Recycling - Your area may require recycling. Some states and local jurisdictions have more stringent regulations than U.S. EPA does, and may require that you recycle CFLs and other mercury-containing light bulbs. California, Maine, New Hampshire (PDF), Minnesota, Vermont and Massachusetts, for example, all prohibit mercury-containing lamps from being discarded into landfills. Visit Earth911.com to contact your local waste collection agency, which can tell you if such requirement exists in your state or locality.
What are the new sizes for traditional light bulb?
When buying a compact fluorescent light bulb, choose a CFL wattage that's about one-fourth of what you usually buy (incandescent bulbs).