Clean energy

Tell state lawmakers: 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.

It’s time to say farewell to fluorescent bulbs. Send a message to your state legislators urging them to support this sensible step to protect public health and reduce energy waste.