Fluorescent Bulb Reference Guide

Fluorescent Bulb Reference Guide

  • Any bulb with the HG symbol cannot be disposed of in the trash
  • These bulbs contain mercury and must be reclaimed or recycled through an appropriate facility
  • The following table shows a sample of typical fluorescent and HID bulbs that contain mercury and the names often used for them:

Type of Bulb

What it might look like...

Fluorescent tubes: This includes 4-footers, 8-footers, T-12s, and T-8s

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Low mercury "green tips"

Greentiplamp

Compact fluorescents

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Neon

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U-tubes

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Circulars

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Mercury vapor

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High pressure sodium

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Low pressure sodium

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Ultraviolet

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Electronic Ballasts

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