Energy efficiency

Tell your state representatives: Phase out inefficient light bulbs that contain toxic mercury

Daniel Reche |

Fluorescent light bulbs contain toxic mercury and are incredibly inefficient compared to newer alternatives. LED light bulbs — readily available as replacements for fluorescents in all needed shapes and sizes — do not contain any mercury and cut energy use in half compared to fluorescents.

Illinois should phase out fluorescent lighting to eliminate a toxin from the waste stream, reduce energy waste, and save consumers money. Send a message to your state representatives urging them to support the Clean Lighting Act to protect public health and reduce energy waste.


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