Recently, the BUND fur Umwelt und Naturschutz has given a warning out that broken CFLs for humans and animals could be highly dangerous.
The problem with the energy-saving lamps is that they contain toxic mercury. Mercury in the CFLs is particularly dangerous for pregnant women, young children and babies, if a saving lamp should break. There will be recommended to leave the room for a period of time and to open Windows when possible so that the mercury vapors out of the apartment escape.
As the Federal Ministry for environment, nature conservation and nuclear safety has dealt toxic energy-saving lamp with the topic. Here you can the article on energy-saving lamp read.
This comparison makes the Federal Ministry, between a 60 watt light bulb and an 11 Watt energy-saving lamp. But much better, more environmentally-friendly solution would be an LED bulb. The LED bulb has usual E 27 screw base and comparatively so bright, like a 60 watt light bulb lights up. Uses just 8 Watts and contains no mercury, what is necessary for the production of energy saving lamps. Also is lamp life span of LEDs is about 8 times longer than burns for energy-saving bulbs.
The cheap LED bulb as replacement for 60 watt bulb or 11 energy-saving lamp check here: E 27 LED bulb.
This entry was posted on August 17, 2009 published in energy-saving lamp. Tags: bulb, E 27, energy saving lamp, light bulb, LED, mercury.