The latest advances in LED technology may have made LED lights a far preferable alternative to fluorescent lamps when it comes to energy efficient lighting, and not just due to their green nature.

While fluorescent lamps have long abetted the widespread implementation of energy efficient illumination, the products pose a potential threat to the environment and human health as a result of their mercury content. Mercury lamps are currently the single largest product type within Australia that contain the silvery metal element, encompassing…