Fluorescent Light Bulb Recycler

Fluorescent Light Bulb Crushing Machine

Quick Facts for Fluorescent Light Bulb Crusher

  • Crushes straight lamps of any length
  • Crushes u-tube lamps (model VRS-U only)
  • Crushes a 4-foot fluorescent lamp in 1 second
  • Reduce labor by up to 20 hours per 1,000 lamps
  • Save up to 50% on recycling costs
  • Minimize storage space by up to 80%
  • The most fun you can have disposing of lamps!

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Did You Know?

  • Awarded "Top 100 Product" by Buildings Magazine
  • Named Reader’s Choice “Product of the Year” by Today's Facility Manager Magazine
  • Seen on the cover of The Wall Street Journal
  • Currently over 5,000 Bulb Eaters in use worldwide

The safe, efficient way to recycle fluorescent lamps

The "Premium" Bulb Eater® system not only crushes spent fluorescent lamps of any length into 100% recyclable material, but also captures over 99.99% of the vapors released! The system, which is mounted to a 55-gallon container, can hold up to 1350 4' fluorescent lamps. A three-stage filtering process removes hazardous particulates and gases. A recent study showed non-detectable

levels of escaped mercury vapor even after crushing 1500 lamps. A new safety control panel has also been added, giving the operator added security by monitoring seven aspects of the machine to better ensure operator safety. In addition to providing EPA and OSHA compliance, the Bulb Eater® frees up valuable storage space normally filled with boxes of spent whole lamps, reduces handling and related labor costs, and typically cuts recycling costs by 50% or more.

Fluorescent Light Bulb Crushing Machine Facts

Eliminate storage hassles- Reduce your needed storage space for lamps by crushing over 1350 T8 4' lamps per 55-gallon drum (The Bulb Eater® crushes all length lamps.

Reduce handling - Handle your spent bulbs once. Simply roll your Bulb Eater® lamp crushing system on a 55-gallon drum dollie (sold separately) to the work area or into a storage area. Save roughly 20 hours of labor per 1000 lamps by crushing rather than boxing the lamps!

Safer work environment - EPA studies show an estimated 2-3% accidental breakage rate while boxing lamps prior to pick-up. The 0.001% emission rate from the Bulb Eater® lamp crushing system provides for less mercury vapor emission. Your workers are not only safer, but your liability is reduced!

Cut costs - By pre-crushing the lamps, facilities are able to save money on their lamp recycling costs. Savings are typically anywhere from a dime to $1 per lamp!

Nationwide recycling program- Enjoy "special" discounted national rates for lamp recycling. Fully permitted trucks are used for transportation and Certificates of Recycling are provided once the lamps are recycled.

Bulb Crusher Technical Specifications
Type Bulb Eater, VRSU Premium
Capacity of 4' T12 Lamps1 875
Capacity of 4' T12 U-Tube Lamps1 450
Capacity of 4' T17 Lamps1 300
Capacity of 4' T17 Lamps1 1350
Capacity of 8' T12 Lamps1 400
Description/Special Features Crushes Straight Lamps and U Bend Lamps
Includes U-Tube Chute, T12 Entry Tube, Filter Combo Kit, Spinner Assembly and Carbon Filter, Drum Not Included
Material of Construction Steel, Plastic and Rubber
Compliance Not Available in CA, MN, MO, ME, VT, NH, CT, RI, PA and WV.


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