Hopefully, the majority of people who visit us here at Re-nest regularly have already replaced their traditional incandescent light bulbs with CFLs.
We know, the mercury is an issue and CFL disposal isn't as simple as tossing the thing in the trash. So, if any of you are still holding out because of the mercury ... well, this isn't exactly a solution, but it might put your mind at ease.
Sylvania's micro-mini-energy-saver compact fluorescent bulbs contain only 1.5 milligrams of mercury. Most CFLs contain about five. Now, mercury is mercury, and these bulbs will need to be disposed with as much care as a typical CFL.
However, less mercury is definitely a good thing.
Get more info over at SmartPlanet.