Washington Creating Recycling Program For Mercury Lights
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Olympia, WA – The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) has adopted a rule necessary to carry out the state’s Mercury-Containing Lights Product Stewardship Program. Under a law passed in 2010, consumers of mercury-containing lights such as fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent bulbs will be able to recycle them safely, conveniently, and at no cost.

The law creates a producer-financed product stewardship program to collect, transport and recycle residential lights, beginning Jan. 1, 2013.

As more people switch to energy-efficient lighting that contains mercury, disposal of these lights creates environmental problems. It’s unsafe to discard burnt-out (spent) fluorescent lights in the trash. The law also makes this illegal beginning Jan. 1.

Proper recycling of spent lights reduces the release of mercury into the environment — and allows the glass, metals and other components in these lights to be put to new uses.

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MEDIA ALERT: Adorama Introduces Flashpoint Fluorescent Dimmable Ring Light
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New York, NY – November 27, 2012 – Adorama, the leading supplier of photographic and consumer electronics products, has begun selling the new Flashpoint 14” Fluorescent Dimmable Ring Light. Flashpoint is the Adorama product line featuring high quality photo accessories and gear such as the Flashpoint Ring Light at price points lower than the competing name brands.
 
Retailing at 99.95 USD, the new Flashpoint Ring Light has an 80-watt circular bulb to provide constant illumination for even, shadow-free lighting. It works with any system, film or digital, and mounts on a light stand. Ideal for beauty and headshots, the Flashpoint Ring Light design provides detailed, even-lit images.
 
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