How Many Ways Can You Spell “Fluorescent”?

We admit it. Fluorescent is a horrible word to spell. No wonder people shorten it to fluoro or, quite sensibly in our opinion, fluro. Not surprisingly, flourescent and flouro turn up quite a bit, but the easy way to remember that this is wrong is that flour is the white stuff we make cakes and bread with.

It doesn’t stop there. There is a huge range of other types of lighting, from the halogen downlightrs that are so popular through to modern LEDs. Street lighting is often provided by mercury vapor lamps or high pressure sodium lamps. High Intensity Discharge lamps (HIDs) are used to illuminate large areas.

So whether you have fluoros or fluros or flouros, flourescents or flurescents or fluorescents, CFLs, HIDs, dichroics or halogens, incandescents, metal halides, mercury vapor or high pressure sodium, if it lights up when you plug it in, we can recycle it. Some types of lighting are more hazardous to the environment than others, but all contain valuable materials that can be recovered and given new life.

Ecocycle provides a full lamp recycling service from supply of boxes and stillages, through to pick-up and provision of recycling certificates. So if you’ve got any old fluorescent lamps or tubes, get in touch with us by filling out the form below and we will recycle them for you.

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