compact florescent lightbulbWe routinely recommend Compact Florescent Lightbulbs (CFLs) when electricity savings are important and light quality is not. They are improving the color of the light emitted, however, and with the demise of the incandescent bulb, we expect there will be many more CFLs use in the coming years. However it is no small matter when these mercury-laden bulbs break accidentally in the home. We found this article that gives a terrific description of the way to clean up a broken CFL as well as how NOT to (don’t get out your vacuum, for instance).

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