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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.