Bulb Eater®

BE Premium 3

  • Eliminate storage hassles – Reduce handling and your needed storage space for spent fluorescent lamps.

The Bulb Eater® 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.

  • BE Prem Lid in DrumReduced handling- Handle your spent bulbs once. Simply roll your Bulb Eater® lamp crushing system on a 55-gallon drum dolly (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!

Create a 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

SHIELD can provide this service on-site to your organization or you may prefer to purchase your own unit through SHIELD – the decision is yours.  Regardless, you can count on SHIELD to dispose of the waste.