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Ballast and Lamp Recycling

Property Management Recycling Program

Bay Lighting’s Property Management Recycling Program helps businesses comply with EPA regulations in addition to reducing waste. Lamp recycling also helps facilities adhere to Leed Certification requirements.
Ballast and Lamp Recycling Program Benefits
  • Recycle lamps, ballast and batteries
  • Simple per-lb. cost
  • No hidden pickup fees or fuel surcharges
  • Maximizes storage space through frequent pickup
  • Saves time and resources by combining lamp delivery with recycling pickup

Why Recycle?

Fluorescent lamps provide significant savings for commercial properties. They are four to five times more efficient than incandescent bulbs. Fluorescent lamps also last longer than incandescent or halogen lamps, and require less frequent replacement.

However, energy efficient lighting products, such as fluorescent lamps, CFLs, and high intensity discharge (HID) lamps, contain small amounts of mercury. The improper disposal of large numbers of lamps creates mercury pollution in the environment.

The US Environmental Protection Agency has special regulations for mercury-containing lamps. Our service eliminates paperwork, alleviates transport issues, and helps keep disposal costs low. We make lamp recycling easy.


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March 7, 2023
Emergency lights typically have a battery back-up that will operate the light in the event the power goes out, regardless of if there’s a generator for back-up power. Exit signs can and should also have a battery, especially if the building doesn’t have generator. Often during fire department inspections, they check that your emergency lights are operational, both with and without power. Emergency lights must be kept properly maintained to meet all federal and state requirements, so when installing new ones or updating old ones, should you just change the battery or replace the entire fixture?
February 4, 2023
There are many building codes, electrical codes, and emergency standards outlined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), International Building Code (IBC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), state and local regulations, and others that provide lighting guidelines and requirements for commercial and similar properties. These include for interior lighting, exterior lighting, and emergency lighting.


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