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High Intensity Discharge Lamps

High Intensity Discharge Lamps
High Intensity Discharge Lamps (HIDs) are highly efficient and long lasting light bulbs primarily used for outdoor lighting or to illuminate vast indoor spaces. Other types of HIDs are Metal Halide Lamps, Mercury Vapour Lamps, and High Pressure Sodium Lamps. 

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Reduce

Turn lights off whenever possible and use a timer to extend lamp life and save money. Choose EnergyStar certified bulbs for maximum efficiency and quality. Simply using a HID instead of an incandescent bulb keeps half a tonne of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere over the life of the bulb. Keeping lights, fixtures, and rooms clean will remove dust, which absorbs light and can reduce bulb efficiency.

Reuse

Unfortunately, HIDs do not have any applicable use after they burn out. 

Recycle

High Intensity Discharge Lamps and Metal Halide Lamps are now accepted as part of the newly expanded Light Recycling programme.  Go to depot finder to find the free drop off depot near you.

Facilities

  • Alpine Disposal & Recycling

    1045 Dunford Ave.
    Langford
    250.474.5145

  • Bottle Depot - Glanford

    4261 Glanford Avenue
    Saanich
    250.727.7480

  • Bottle Depot, Victoria - Queens

    655 Queens Avenue
    Victoria
    250.727.7480

  • Darryl's and James's Digs

    103 East Point Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.3385

  • H.L. Disposal & Lawn Services Ltd.

    334 Hillside Ave
    Victoria
    250.381.2020

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue
    Victoria
    250.360.3030

  • Salt Spring Island Recycling Depot

    349 Rainbow Road
    Salt Spring Island
    250.537.1200

  • Sooke Bottle Depot

    2036 Idlemore Road
    Sooke
    250.642.4040

  • Sooke Home Hardware

    6626 Sooke Road
    Sooke
    250-642-6366

  • The Environmental Story

    Light bulbs such as Compact Florescent Bulbs (CFLs) proportionately outperform incandescent bulbs. It can take several minutes for a HID to light up, so use of these lamps is limited to large outdoor areas such as athletic playing fields, parking lots, and indoor areas like gymnasiums and hallways. The precious and toxic trace amount of mercury found within the lamp, the glass tube and the ballast are recyclable and require proper disposal.