How to Dispose of Light Bulbs

by:ILED     2019-12-07


















Light bulbs, especially fluorescent bulbs, must be handled safely.Here are some tips for properly handling the bulb.The bulb invented by Thomas Alva Edison in 1879 was a milestone in human history.Today, there are different types of bulbs such as halogen lamps (one of incandescent lamps), fluorescent bulbs, compact fluorescent bulbs and LEDs.Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL) and incandescent lamps are common in the home.Although CFLs are a little more expensive than incandescent lamps, due to their energy --Save properties.As a user of these bulbs, you must have a basic understanding of the safety hazards associated with them and the correct handling methods.Incandescent lamps are widely used in almost all parts of the world until fluorescent bulbs come out.This is a very dynamic new entrant.High efficiency is rapidly gaining popularity.Incandescent lamps can easily break, and people who remove debris are at risk of injury.However, this is not the case with fluorescent bulbs, which, if not properly disposed, pose a serious hazard to health.This is because the bulb contains mercury.While each bulb contains a small amount of mercury, in general, they may pose a risk to health.Therefore, a fair understanding of the appropriate approach to dealing with light bulbs will help prevent certain health hazards to society as a whole.It is very important to handle the bulb properly, especially the CFLs.It has been observed that there are many people who lack awareness of the proper way to handle bulbs.Let\'s have a more detailed understanding of the topic.Incandescent lamps do not pose a serious risk to health compared to fluorescent bulbs.However, it is better to deal with incandescent lamps and halogen lamps in an appropriate way to avoid harm to people who clean up the debris.If you want to deal with burnt incandescent lamps with garbage;Make sure to wrap it in a newspaper and put it in a sealed carton.Mark the box with a warning strip and dispose of it.It would be much better if you collected burnt incandescent lamps and processed them in the recycling center.If the incandescent lamp is broken, collect the scattered pieces.Pack with paper towels before placing in a sealable plastic bag or container.You can also dispose of the bulb by breaking the bulb in a container that must be sealed before disposal.Although incandescent lamps do not cause serious harm to health;In terms of the disposal of fluorescent bulbs, some attention is needed.These bulbs contain a small amount of mercury in the form of powder.Exactly, each fluorescent bulb contains about 5 mg of Mercury.CFLs are not easily broken, but be careful when clearing debris in the event of such an event.Do not clean up broken bulb pieces with a broom or vacuum cleaner.Remove children, pets, sick people and pregnant women from nearby and turn on the fan and air conditioning.This is to stop the movement of the air and make the mercury particles spread in the air.Close doors and windows, wear masks and rubber gloves.Pick up broken pieces with cardboard that must be placed in a sealed plastic bag or container.If your clothes or other materials are seriously contaminated, dispose of them.If the contamination is minor, wipe it with a wet tissue and clean it.Place the glass sheets, paper towels and other contaminated materials used for wiping in a sealed package and place warning instructions on the package.Burned-Before disposal, the CFLs must be packed and sealed with a warning note.However, it is better to collect them and dispose of them at the recycling center, which is approved for safe disposal of CFLs.Avoid recycling centers where waste is burned, as this will cause mercury to be released into the atmosphere.
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