The Bulb Eater 3 system not only crushes spent fluorescent lamps of any length, u-tubes and CFL’s into 100% recyclable material, but it also captures over 99.99% of the vapors released! The system, which is mounted to a 55-gallon drum, can hold up to 1350 4’ fluorescent lamps. A five-stage filtering process removes hazardous particulates and vapors. A recent study showed non-detectable levels of emitted mercury vapor even after crushing 1700 lamps. A digital control panel gives the operator added security by monitoring various aspects of the machine to better ensure operator safety. In addition to providing OSHA and ACGIH compliance, the Bulb Eater 3 frees up valuable storage space normally filled with boxes of spent intact lamps, reduces handling and related labor costs and typically cuts recycling costs by 50% or more.



Standard product features:

  • Powerful DC motor crushes lamps from 1’ to 8’ long in less than one second
  • Removable entry tubes accommodate all lengths and diameters of linear lamps. Lower angle and entry height improve operator comfort.
  • Digital control panel with LCD display and self-diagnostic fault codes
  • Removable CFL-U-tube chute allows for any size of fluorescent lamps (sold separately)
  • New 5 Stage Filter System
    • • Cyclone separator filters most of the particles back into the drum
    • • Upgraded cartridge filter catches any fine particles (2nd stage)
    • • Dual-action, replaceable HEPA filter removes particulates (3rd & 5th stage)
    • • 4th stage Activated Carbon filter captures and neutralizes mercury vapors released during the controlled crushing of lamps


  • 6.55 gallon drum (sold separately) will hold approximately 1,350 4’ T8 crushed lamps to reduce storage requirements and handling prior to recycling


Feed Rate – 30 lamps per minute Vacuum – 500 watts – 120v
Motor – 1/5 HP – 2 amp – 120v