Frequent Questions

What is considered a "lamp" for purposes of the universal waste regulations in 40 CFR Part 273?

A "lamp" is defined as the bulb or tube portion of an electric lighting device that is specifically designed to produce radiant energy, most often in the ultraviolet, visible, and infra-red regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Examples of common electric lamps that may be classified as universal waste lamps include, but are not limited to, fluorescent, high intensity discharge, neon, mercury vapor, high pressure sodium, and metal halide lamps (Section 273.9).

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