Sylvania's micro-mini-energy saver compact fluorescent bulbs have a few novel things going for them, but one of the more interesting is that they hold far less mercury than most CFLs.
The bulbs contain only 1.5 milligrams of mercury. Most CFLs have about five, according to Stephanie Anderson, the company's chief corporate spokesperson. That comes because the mercury is encased in a metal sphere. Conventional CFLs deploy mercury in its natural liquid state. Granted, it's still a pain to get rid of a CFL, but less mercury means less toxins.
Anderson also points out that the bulbs … Read more