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Frequently Asked Questions
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 Q: Do CFLs contain mercury?

A: CFLs contain a very small amount of mercury sealed within the glass tubing - an average of 5 milligrams which is about the amount that would cover the tip of a ballpoint pen. By comparison, older thermometers contain about 500 milligrams of mercury.

 Q: What is Halco's freight policy?

A: Combined Lamp and Ballast orders totaling more than $1,000.00 will be freight allowed and shipped prepaid.  Orders less than $1,000.00 are FOB Atlanta, GA, Carlstadt, NJ, Houston, TX, Cleveland, OH, Los Angeles, CA or Phoenix, AZ.  Carrier charges for special services requested by customer will be the customer's responsibility.

 Q: What is Halco's minimum order requirements?

A: Our minimum order requirement is $50.00.  Any order less than than $50.00 will require a $10.00 handling charge.

 Q: Do you accept credit cards?

A: We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

 Q: What does ECO mean?

A: ECO is used to indicate our Eco-Shield® lamps.  These lamps are low mercury. 

 Q: How can I get a specification sheet or more technical information?

A: You can find a link to our Literature Library located on the left of this page under Resources.  You can also search for the item you are interested in and there are links located on any items that appear on our specification sheets.