They are meant to help consumers save money and push for an eco-friendly environment. Using 90% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL) continue to be the top choice for homeowners and business alike in trying to reduce energy costs. However, the total cost-saving benefits of fluorescent bulbs do not even come close to the environmentally hazardous and health-threatening issues faced when disposing fluorescent light bulbs.
According to the Recycling Council of Ontario, consumers are not safely disposing the energy-efficient bulbs that contain approximately five milligrams of mercury in every bulb. It’s been proven, that this mercury in the fluorescent bulbs has been shown to cause brain damage simply by inhaling or ingested. The curly shaped fluorescent bulbs and tubes are damaging our environment and causing many risks to consumers. There is a solution… LEDs. Light emitting diode (LED) technology is reshaping the lighting world by providing the most energy efficient, cleanest and most eco-friendly way of illumination. It is basically digital light that comes with a multitude of amazing benefits. At ProQuip we offer a wide range of LED bulbs including the A19, which makes a great 25-60W replacement bulb.
Canadians are currently facing many issues with improper disposal of mercury filled CFL bulbs, however LEDs are perfectly fine to be thrown away into the garbage at home, and do not need any special attention. They are non-threatening if one breaks accidentally, and do not contain any harmful gasses. When compared to the hazardous incandescent light bulbs, LEDs are the future. Find out more by calling us and getting a cost for how we can assist with getting you a clear and friendly lighting option.