Lamp Recycling

Environmental Sustainability
  • GE Lighting, a Savant Company recommends recycling Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs) and Linear Fluorescent tubes at the end of their life.  All fluorescent bulbs require a very small amount of mercury to operate with high efficiency.  Recycling recovers lamp materials, including mercury, for reuse.
  • LED light bulbs and LED fixtures can be recycled by the same companies that recycle CFLs.  Although there is no mercury contained in these products, their materials can be captured for reuse.
Government Regulations
  • Recycling of mercury-containing light bulbs is required by some state/provincial governments – states requiring homeowner recycling of  CFLs or Linear Fluorescent Tubes are CA, MA, ME, MN, NH, RI, VT and WA.  In Canada, government mandated light bulb recycling programs are in operation in British Columbia, Quebec, Manitoba and PEI.  For additional information on state or provincial regulations please visit www.lamprecycle.org.
  • EPA – For more information on recycling CFL lamps or cleaning up broken Fluorescent lamps please visit www.epa.gov/cfl
Homeowner Recycling Locations

While the packaging from most lighting products can be recycled in common home recycling collection systems for plastics and cardboard, the light bulbs cannot be recycled in these curbside collection systems.   The lightbulbs must the dropped off at special collection sites for CFL or LED products.  Look for light bulb recycling locations located at some retailers selling these products or look for a municipal recycling center or a household hazardous waste collection center or collection event.

To find convenient light bulb recycling locations near you please visit:
recycleabulb.com 
lamprecycle.org
earth911.com

For recycling locations in Canada go to: 
productcare.org

If you are in a remote location without a convenient drop-off location, a home recycling kit can be ordered from Veolia, a major light bulb recycling company in the United States.  Please visit: www.recycleabulb.com

Packaging Recycling

REDUCE - GE Lighting, a Savant Company has been continually reducing our use of Plastic and Cardboard for light bulb packaging over the past decade.  Most packaging used today has shifted away from plastic and is primarily cardboard. The total reduction in packaging material reduces CO2 emissions by reducing the amount of packaging that is manufactured.  A reduction in packaging volume and packaging weight per light bulb also reduces CO2 emissions from transportation.

REUSE – Both the Cardboard and the Plastic used in GE Lighting, a Savant Company light bulb packaging contain recycled content.

RECYCLE - The vast majority of light bulb packaging used today is cardboard.  The cardboard used by GE Lighting, a Savant Company for light bulbs is 100% recyclable by all household recycling systems.

What is ENERGY STAR®?

ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions.

https://www.energystar.gov/about

Energy Star
ENERGY STAR Products

Earning the ENERGY STAR certification means the product meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Lighting products that have earned the ENERGY STAR label deliver exceptional features, while using less energy. Saving energy helps you save money on utility bills and protects the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

https://www.energystar.gov/products

GE lists over 1,300 ENERGY STAR certified light bulb package options and fixtures for the U.S. and Canada. General categories with certified bulbs include traditional, decorative and directional.  Many of our innovative product families such as LED+ (LED bulb plus one feature), HD (High Definition with enhanced color contrast and boldness) and CbyGE (connected) have certified options available as well.  Just look for the ENERGY STAR mark on the package.

ENERGY STAR

Additionally, ENERGY STAR certification is highlighted in the product features specification section on our website and on most retailer.com sites.

To find a list of all certified light bulbs along with buying guide tips, energy savings calculator and more go to:

U.S.: https://www.energystar.gov/products/lighting_fans/light_bulbs

Canada: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy-efficiency/energy-star-canada/18953

Partner of the Year

ENERGY STAR Partner Of The Year, Sustained Excellence Award Winner

Our 15th ENERGY STAR Award

We have received a 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions. The highest honor among ENERGY STAR Awards is the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, Sustained Excellence Award. EPA presents the Sustained Excellence Award to partners that have already received ENERGY STAR Partner of the YEAR recognition for a minimum of two consecutive years and have gone above and beyond the criteria needed to qualify for recognition. This is our 10th Sustained Excellence Award!

Energy Efficiency Support and Promotion

For years GE Lighting, a Savant Company has engaged with a variety of utilities, retailers and other stakeholders across the country to create awareness of ENERGY STAR products. Sustained engagement and promotion with our valued partners has helped millions of consumers save money on energy, now and into the future.

Check with your local utility to see what incentives are currently available in your area.

Many incentives are also listed by zip code here:
https://www.energystar.gov/productfinder/product/certified-light-bulbs/results