We are often asked if the lamps we sell are made out of the lamps we recycle. It is a great question and makes us realize that our customers want to know how fluorescent lamps actually get recycled. Here is an inside look at what EverLights does with your bulbs.
EverLights believes in a zero landfill recycling process and we recycle the lamps using the most efficient and clean lamp recycling machine in the industry. Our recycling technology can process up to 5,000 linear fluorescent lamps every hour. The machine sucks in the lamps and sends them through a crushing/filtering process that separates the lamps into four reusable products: glass, aluminum end caps, phosphor powder, and mercury. This crushing, filtering and cleaning process all happens inside the machine, reducing any chance of mercury contamination in the facility.
Once the lamp is recycled to this state, the four products are distributed to various industries for reuse in manufacturing. The phosphorous powder and mercury goes back to the lighting industry and the glass and aluminum end caps go into fiber glass insulation and new aluminum products.
If you still want to learn more about the lamp recycling process and the machine itself, take a moment to watch this video from the manufacturer.