Fluorescent Light Bulb Crushing Machine

Quick Facts for Fluorescent Light Bulb Crusher

  • Crushes straight lamps of any length
  • Crushes u-tube lamps (model VRS-U only)
  • Crushes a 4-foot fluorescent lamp in 1 second
  • Reduce labor by up to 20 hours per 1,000 lamps
  • Save up to 50% on recycling costs
  • Minimize storage space by up to 80%
  • The most fun you can have disposing of lamps!
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Did You Know?
  • Awarded "Top 100 Product" by Buildings Magazine
  • Named Reader’s Choice “Product of the Year” by Today's Facility Manager Magazine
  • Seen on the cover of The Wall Street Journal
  • Currently over 5,000 Bulb Eaters in use worldwide

The safe, efficient way to recycle fluorescent lamps

The "Premium" Bulb Eater® system not only crushes spent fluorescent lamps of any length into 100% recyclable material, but also captures over 99.99% of the vapors released! The system, which is mounted to a 55-gallon container, can hold up to 1350 4' fluorescent lamps. A three-stage filtering process removes hazardous particulates and gases. A recent study showed non-detectable

levels of escaped mercury vapor even after crushing 1500 lamps. A new safety control panel has also been added, giving the operator added security by monitoring seven aspects of the machine to better ensure operator safety. In addition to providing EPA and OSHA compliance, the Bulb Eater® frees up valuable storage space normally filled with boxes of spent whole lamps, reduces handling and related labor costs, and typically cuts recycling costs by 50% or more.

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Eliminate storage hassles- Reduce your needed storage space for lamps by crushing over 1350 T8 4' lamps per 55-gallon drum (The Bulb Eater® crushes all length lamps.

Reduce handling - Handle your spent bulbs once. Simply roll your Bulb Eater® lamp crushing system on a 55-gallon drum dollie (sold separately) to the work area or into a storage area. Save roughly 20 hours of labor per 1000 lamps by crushing rather than boxing the lamps!

Safer work environment - EPA studies show an estimated 2-3% accidental breakage rate while boxing lamps prior to pick-up. The 0.001% emission rate from the Bulb Eater® lamp crushing system provides for less mercury vapor emission. Your workers are not only safer, but your liability is reduced!

Cut costs - By pre-crushing the lamps, facilities are able to save money on their lamp recycling costs. Savings are typically anywhere from a dime to $1 per lamp!

Nationwide recycling program- Enjoy "special" discounted national rates for lamp recycling. Fully permitted trucks are used for transportation and Certificates of Recycling are provided once the lamps are recycled.

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Bulb Crusher Technical Specifications

Type Bulb Eater, VRSU Premium
Capacity of 4' T12 Lamps1 875
Capacity of 4' T12 U-Tube Lamps1 450
Capacity of 4' T17 Lamps1 300
Capacity of 4' T8 Lamps1 1350
Capacity of 8' T12 Lamps1 400
Description/Special Features Crushes Straight Lamps and U Bend Lamps
Includes U-Tube Chute, T12 Entry Tube, Filter Combo Kit, Spinner Assembly and Carbon Filter, Drum Not Included
Material of Construction Steel, Plastic and Rubber
Compliance Not Available in CA, MN, MO, ME, VT, NH, CT, RI, PA and WV.
Client Reviews
Product Rating: 4.67
Rating: 5
Does what it was designed to do! (5)
Customer would recommend this product to a friend
Customer liked: Reduces storage space needs
Customer disliked: A bulb counter would be great
Simple but effective.
Reviewed by Valley Veiw Hospital in Glenwood Springs, Co.
Rating: 5

Excellent value for the money (5)

Customer would recommend this product to a friend
Customer liked: Nothing
Customer disliked: Nothing
The Bulb Eater has immediately helped us reduce storage, create a safer storage environment while allowing us to add another item to our waste reduction efforts in the City of Auburn.
Reviewed by City of Auburn Environmental Services - Recycling in Auburn, Lee County Alabama U.S.A.
Rating: 5

Helps the environment (5)

Customer would recommend this product to a friend
Customer liked: Reduces storage space needs
Customer disliked: Nothing
Nothing, it has been a blessing for our property who continually uses it for tanning bulbs.
Reviewed by Olde Towne University Square in Toledo, Ohio
Rating: 5

Great Product (5)

Customer would recommend this product to a friend
Customer liked: Reduces storage space needs
Customer disliked: A bulb counter would be great
Reviewed by HMU, LLC in Richmond, VA
Rating: 5

Excellent device (5)

Customer would recommend this product to a friend
Customer liked: Reduces storage space needs
Customer disliked: A bulb counter would be great
Reviewed by Sanitary Ltd in Georgia
Rating: 5

great (5)

Customer would recommend this product to a friend
Customer liked: Reduces storage space needs
Customer disliked: Nothing
Reviewed by Tolley Electric in ashland va
Rating: 5

Sturdy, fast, efficient, easy (5)

Customer would recommend this product to a friend
Customer liked: Reduces storage space needs
Customer disliked: A bulb counter would be great
Not much to dislike. Well designed & built, complete upon delivery. Thanks.
Reviewed by NW Natural Gas in 220 NW Second Ave. Portland, OR. 97209
Rating: 5

Did exactly what Rep Said!! (5)

Customer would recommend this product to a friend
Customer liked: Nothing
Customer disliked: A bulb counter would be great
Reviewed by PF McCarthy, Inc. in Colorado Springs, CO
Rating: 5

Excellent value for money (5)

Customer would recommend this product to a friend
Customer liked: Reduces storage space needs
Customer disliked: Nothing
Reviewed by Bascom Palmer Eye Inst. in Miami,Fl
Rating: 5

Free up room from stored spent bulbs (5)

Customer would recommend this product to a friend
Customer liked: Reduces storage space needs
Customer disliked: Occasional outside of drum breakage
Reviewed by Holmdel Board Of Education in Holmdel, New Jersey
Rating: 5

yes (5)

Customer would recommend this product to a friend
Customer liked: Reduces storage space needs
Customer disliked: Nothing
Reviewed by Health and Hospital Corp. in Indianapolis, In.
Rating: 3

Nice, but not great (3)

Customer would recommend this product to a friend
Customer liked: Reduces storage space needs
Customer disliked: Expensive, Limited size bulbs you can crush
Would be nice to be about to crush HID Bulbs
Reviewed by NBPD in Northbrook
Rating: 5

Great machine!!!! (5)

Customer would recommend this product to a friend
Customer liked: Reduces storage space needs
Customer disliked: Was told that I should get around 12 to 13 hundred
Overall, we're very pleased with the performance of this machine. We wish we had purchased one sooner.
Reviewed by Amelang partners, Inc. in V.A. Regional Office, Houston Texas
Rating: 5

Pruduct Worked As Advertised (5)

Customer would recommend this product to a friend
Customer liked: Nothing
Customer disliked: Expensive
Reviewed by Adman Electric Inc. in Cleveland, TN
Rating: 4

Efficient tool (4)

Customer would recommend this product to a friend
Customer liked: Reduces storage space needs
Customer disliked: Occasional outside of drum breakage
Very satisfied. Bulb Eater meets or exceeds our expectations.
Reviewed by Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, VA
Rating: 5

Alot easier than boxing them up. (5)

Customer would recommend this product to a friend
Customer liked: Reduces storage space needs
Customer disliked: Occasional outside of drum breakage
Reviewed by Williams Electric Company inc in Clinton, OK
Rating: 5

Excellent Product (5)

Customer would recommend this product to a friend
Customer liked: Reduces storage space needs
Customer disliked: Expensive
Reviewed by TWI-Yamaha in Vonore, Tennessee
Rating: 3

Compact (3)

Customer would recommend this product to a friend
Customer liked: Reduces storage space needs
Customer disliked: Expensive, Occasional outside of drum breakage
Bulbs break quite often when placing them into the chute. I would make the chute about 12" longer. All in all not a bad unit.
Reviewed by CVCS in Sinclairville NY
Rating: 4

Great Value (4)

Customer would recommend this product to a friend
Customer liked: Reduces storage space needs
Customer disliked: Expensive
Reviewed by Starr Electric Company in Fayetteville NC
Rating: 5

Great Value ! (5)

Customer would recommend this product to a friend
Customer liked: Reduces storage space needs
Customer disliked: Nothing
Reviewed by Florida Certified Sign Erectors in Dothan AL 36303
Rating: 4

Stamping Plant gets rid of 5 years worth of bulbs (4)

Customer would recommend this product to a friend
Customer liked: Reduces storage space needs
Customer disliked: Nothing
Reviewed by Unipres, USA. in Portland TN.
Rating: 4

Bulb Eater (4)

Customer would recommend this product to a friend
Customer liked: Nothing
Customer disliked: Nothing
Reviewed by Genworth Financial in Lynchburg, Virginia
Rating: 5

Great time saver (5)

Customer would recommend this product to a friend
Customer liked: Good Quality
Customer disliked: Nothing
Reviewed by East Kentucky Power in Winchester, KY
Rating: 5

Great Product & Value (5)

Customer would recommend this product to a friend
Customer liked: Good Quality, Reduces storage space needs
Customer disliked: Occasional outside of drum breakage
Reviewed by Transwestern Commercial Services in Wrigley Goose Island Campus
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