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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Mercury Use in Lighting

Mercury Use in Lighting

This Fact Sheet summarizes the use of mercury in lighting devices, such as fluorescent lamps, high intensity discharge (HID) lamps (e.g., automobile headlights), and neon signs. It includes information on the total amount of mercury in all lamp products that were sold in the U.S. in 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, and 2013.


Interstate Mercury Education and Reduction Clearinghouse (IMERC)

Resource Type:
Fact sheet/checklist

Date of Publication:
December 2015

Associated Sectors:

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