FWD: Energy Efficient Bulb Warning!

Energy Efficient Bulb Warning!

Green Alert!
Properly Install Energy Saving\Efficient Bulbs!

If you purchase these expensive bulbs, you’ll read that they are supposed to last thousands of hours.  As the name indicates, these bulbs are more effective as compared to an ordinary bulb in terms of power consumption. Energy Saving\Efficient Bulbs come in different shapes and sizes, have different ratings
in terms of Voltage or Watts, and aim to save us money on our electricity bill.

Be aware that this is only possible if you install the bulbs in the upright position (base down). The lamp life is drastically reduced if the lamp is installed in any other position (horizontally, or base up).

However, these type of bulbs, if broken, cause serious danger!

  • If one breaks, everybody should leave the room for at least 15 Minutes, because it contains Mercury (poisonous) which causes migraines, disorientation, imbalances and different other health problems, when inhaled.
  • It affects many people with allergies, severe skin conditions and other diseases just by touching this substance or inhaling it.
  • Do NOT clean the debris of the broken bulb with a vacuum cleaner, because it would spread the contamination to other rooms in the house when using the vacuum cleaner again.
    • It must be cleaned up with a normal broom or brush, be kept in a sealed bag and disposed of right away from the house in a bin for hazardous materials.

Mercury is dangerous, more poisonous than Lead or Arsenic!

This is what happens if you accidentally step on the glass shards from a broken mercury gas light bulb.

Caution – These pics are very graphic!

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