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Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs)

The recommendations on these pages apply to all mercury-containing light bulbs.  Read a full list of which bulbs contain mercury.

CFLs can help you save money, use less energy, reduce light bulb changes, and lower greenhouse gas emissions.


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