Safety and recycling of energy saving bulbs - frequently asked questions
Q: Do they have a strobe-like effect?
A: No, they give a constant, flicker-free light.
Q: How do I change a CFLi bulb?
A: Make sure the bulb has cooled before replacing and handle by the base, never by the glass
Q: Do they contain mercury?
A: Yes – however the bulbs we sell contain between 1.9 and 3.5mg, well within the safe, legal limit of 5mg.
Q: What do I do if I break a CFLi bulb?
A: Ventilate the room for 20—30 minutes. Always use gloves to remove debris and dispose of by recyling.
Q: How do I dispose of a CFLi bulb?
A: All CFLi bulbs should be recycled at your nearest recycling bank, which will be found at www. recycle-more.co.uk
Q: Do they emit ultraviolet radiation?
A: Yes – however this is minimal, but as a precaution bulbs should be at least 30cm away from exposed skin.
CFLi bulbs should never be disposed of in your household waste.