Mercury Vapor Ballasts

Industrial Consumer

City staff are required to buy LEDs. 

Comply with the Guide for City staff below.  





Info on this product category: Mercury Vapor Ballasts

Criteria for Mercury Vapor Ballasts

If LED replacements do not exist, the following specifications apply:

• Electronic and magnetic ballasts for pulse start metal halide and high-pressure sodium HID lamps. They must have a 2-
year warranty.
• If available, seek ballasts that are also RoHS-compliantiv.

Prohibited products:
• Mercury vapor ballasts;
• HID ballasts that do not have at least a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty;
• Ballasts that do not have a Class A FCC Electromagnetic Compliance rating.

Last updated

Last updated: 
December 3, 2019

Guide for City Staff

City staff should see the buy green guide for lamps (bulbs), ballasts, LED fixtures, and drivers, and recycling.

Need help switching to LEDs?  Get funding for retrofits with the SF Public Utilities Commission: 415-554-2442,

Recycling Instructions

Hang posters where lighting is collected for recycling.

In City-owned buildings, pay for a pickup from your lighting vendor or SF Department of Public Health (SFDPH).

In privately-owned buildings, use companies serving the San Francisco Bay Area.