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LightRecycle Washington collection sites will take traditional fluorescent tubes (including straight, curved and circular tubes), the twisty compact fluorescent lights and high intensity discharge lights, which are commonly used in outdoor lighting fixtures.
As of January 1, 2013 the European Union is imposing a ban on all old bulbs in favour of energy-efficient alternatives such as light emitting diodes (LEDs) or compact fluorescent lights (CFLs).
These compact fluorescent lights are costly to produce and contain mercury - meaning they are harder to dispose of than the old bulbs.
A great way to reduce that amount is to replace the incandescent light bulbs in your home with Energy Star qualified compact fluorescent lights," said Steve Kurmas, Detroit Edison president and chief operating officer.
6 billion in 2009 worldwide, Interact Holdings said, adding that LED's and compact fluorescent lights (CFL's) are gaining popularity in the United States as an energy-efficient light source for both residential and commercial applications.
Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL), for example, require two-thirds less energy, generate seventy percent less heat, and last up to ten times longer than standard lighting, according to ENERGY STAR--a joint program of the U.
Qualified appliances and products include Energy Star-rated refrigerators, air conditioners, thermostats, compact fluorescent lights, and high-efficiency windows and dishwashers.
Compact fluorescent lights use 75 percent less energy than standard light bulbs, and over the life of the product, they reduce operating costs by 260 percent.
Worldwide sales of compact fluorescent lights increased 23 percent last year -- to 134 million bulbs.
Data from house outfitted Acriche LEDs will be compared with that of a house using compact fluorescent lights to demonstrate LEDs' efficiency
In an official announcement this morning in San Antonio, the mayors of Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Houston and San Antonio encouraged Texans to use compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) throughout homes and offices.

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