Thinking of going green, but don’t know where to start? Why not change out one light fixture at a time in your home or business from those heat producing, inefficient incandescent bulbs to an energy saving LED option! Did you know the popular compact fluorescent CFL’s (or ice cream bulb) contain toxic mercury that when broken can contaminate our home and areas we reside? Ultimately the problematic neurotoxin mercury makes its way to our landfills, water supply, fish and then back to us when we consume those fish.
Don’t eat fish? There’s still cause for alarm in using CFL’s – just listen to what the EPA instructs in their website article, “Cleaning Up a Broken CFL, Steps to Take When a CFL Breaks”.
Recommendation from the EPA for CFL cleanup:
- “Have people and pets leave the room.
- Air out the room for 5-10 minutes by opening a window or door to the outdoor environment.
- Shut off the central forced air heating/air-conditioning system, if you have one.
- Collect materials needed to clean up broken bulb: stiff paper or cardboard; sticky tape; damp paper towels or disposable wet wipes (for hard surfaces); and a glass jar with a metal lid or a sealable plastic bag” Source Web 3/3/14.
Still not sold on switching for health reasons? Then check out the comparison chart outlining energy efficiencies and costs related between LED’s, Incandescent Bulbs and CFL’s to see how you can save http://www.designrecycleinc.com/led%20comp%20chart.html
Give S-Tek Greenline a call at 864-888-1620 and get on the path to saving money today! S-Tek Greenline also offers and installs solar options and are proud installers of American made panels from SolarWorld!