Broken Bulb

CFL Bulbs (Original 001, Baby 001)

While compact florescent light bulbs do contain small traces of mercury, a broken bulb is very unlikely to pose a health hazard. For it to be dangerous you would need to break many bulbs at the same time in a small, unventilated room – which is unlikely to happen.

Should your CFL Plumen break, follow these simple instructions.

  • Open the windows and air the room.
  • When you return, sweep the broken bulb up using a brush or broom (do not use a vacuum cleaner). Use a wet cloth to wipe up the rest.
  • Place all the parts of the broken Plumen in a plastic bag and close the bag tightly.
  • Then place the bulb in a rigid container (like a cardboard box).

Recycle the Plumen – do not throw it in the bin. To find out how to best recycle the broken Plumen please click here.

LED bulbs (002 LED, Original 003, WattNott Range)

LED lightbulbs do not require any hazardous substances or gases in order to operate.

Should your LED Plumen break, follow these simple instructions:

  • Sweep the broken bulb up using a brush or broom (do not use a vacuum cleaner). Use a wet cloth to wipe up the rest.
  • Place all the parts of the broken Plumen in a plastic bag.
  • Then place the bulb in a rigid container (like a cardboard box).

Recycle the Plumen – do not throw it in the bin. To find out how to best recycle the broken Plumen please click here.