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NOTICE: Restriction on sale of mercury-containing lightbulbs.

Mercury is highly toxic and energy-efficient alternatives are widely available. The following fluorescent lamps (lightbulbs) shall not be sold, offered for sale, or delivered to a retailer for subsequent sale in the state of Vermont.

CFL Lightbulbs

 February 17, 2023 – Restriction on sale of screw-based, mercury-containing, compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs).  Learn more in  the Agency determination and comments.


Fluorescent light tube January 1, 2024 - Act No. 120. This act prohibits the sale or distribution in the State of four-foot general purpose, low pressure,  mercury-containing linear fluorescent lamps (tubes).

GU-24 CFLs January 1, 2024 - Restriction on sale of general-purpose GU-24 twist-lock based, mercury-containing, compact fluorescent lightbulbs  (CFLs).  Agency determination.


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How do I know if a lightbulb contains mercury?

HG Mercury symbol Vermont law requires labeling of mercury-containing bulbs using words or symbols that state the product contains mercury and that it cannot be placed in   the regular trash. A common symbol found on a mercury lightbulb is Hg in a circle which is the symbol for mercury. 

Does Efficiency Vermont have promotions for 2023?

Yes. The SMARTLIGHT promotion is available as funding lasts for calendar year 2023 only.  Check out their list of Participating Electrical Distributors.