Two CFL lightbulbs

Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

CFL, fluroscent, halogen, LED 

See Also Incandescent light bulb

Reduce

You can reduce the need for light bulbs:

  • Take advantage of natural lighting were possible by opening curtains and blinds
  • If you are retrofitting or building a new house ask your architect or builder about where best to place windows or skylights to take advantage of natural light
  • Consider installing timers or sensors which will help make your bulbs last longer by only having them on when you need them
  • Consider where you could cheaply replace outdoor lights with simple outdoor solar lights
  • Change to mercury free CFL (Compact Fluroscent Light) bulbs
  • Change to LED lights

 

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Recycle

Yes you can recycle energy efficient light bulbs.

Where do I recycle them?

Disposal

Broken energy efficient light bulbs can be disposed of in the rubbish bin. 
How do I dispose of it?
  • Wrap the bulb in newspaper
  • Use a damp cloth to collect the fine particles (do not use a vacuum)
  • Place in red rubbish bin or approved rubbish bag

 

Where do I dispose of it?