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Buyer beware - LED tube replacement

Enlighten LED Tube Replacement Safety VEET Scheme

Buyer beware - LED tube replacement

Buyer beware - LED tube replacement risks you can't ignore Written by: Surya Bedi | Published: 16-Mar-2016 A simple replacement of fluorescent tubes with LED tubes is one of the lowest cost options for energy efficient lighting retrofits BUT it can come with significant performance & safety risks. The recent extension of the Victorian Energy Saver Incentive (VEET) scheme’s commercial lighting upgrade operating hours (Schedule 34) has seen an explosion of direct selling of LED tubes, in some cases for free with the installer claiming the VEEC rebates. We have outlined the major risks below to allow building managers &...

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DISPOSING OF CFL LIGHT GLOBES SAFELY

LED Globes Safety

DISPOSING OF CFL's SAFELY All fluorescent lamps and tubes contain a small amount of mercury – typically about 5mg; by comparison, an old mercury thermometer contains about 500mg. And concern has been raised over the level of mercury in CFLs. Is this a danger when a CFL breaks or comes to the end of its life and must be disposed of? There is some risk, but there’s no significant danger as long as you follow precautions when cleaning up a broken CFL. There may be longer-term problems with mercury content in landfill if dead and broken CFLs are disposed of...

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