CNJ Induction lighting will positively address environmental concerns by substantially decreasing the amount of mercury being added into the Environment. Our lamps use “solid’ mercury amalgam as opposed to volatile mercury “vapor’ used in other lighting applications. CNJ Lighting Solutions has a lamp recycling program in place to assist with re-capturing the mercury used in Induction lamps.
Magnetic Induction lights impact mercury reduction with 3 different product features:
1. Less mercury per lamp than most commercial lamps
2. Solid amalgam mercury compared to the more volatile liquid mercury in most
3. Long 100,000 hours lamp life compared with all other commercial lamps
Typically Induction lamps use less mercury than many other lamps. Generally we expect up
to 60 mg in Metal Halide lamps, over 50 mg in Mercury Vapour lamps and 15 mg or more
in High Pressure Sodium.
Amalgam Mercury in CNJ Lamps
40 watts 3.8mg
70 watts 5.6mg
80 watts 5.8mg
Additionally, the mercury in Induction lights is in solid amalgam form versus the highly volatile liquid mercury found in other light products. During any on-site cleanup of broken lamps or disposal through re-cycling centres a solid form will be easier and safer to handle. Amalgam mercury is a more stable form of the element and is similar to the type used in modern dentistry for fillings.
Depending on the lamp type – an Induction light will add 5-40 times less mercury to landfills over the duration of the light’s 100,000 hour lifespan.