The mercury content of GE Ecolux lamps has been reduced by over 80% versus older traditional fluorescent lamp designs. To assure long life, advanced coating technologies have been developed to minimize the absorption of mercury within the lamp. Additionally, Ecolux lamps use an exclusive material design that helps to prevent the small amount of mercury in the lamp from forming mercury compounds which may leach into groundwater after lamp disposal. This GE 16089 F32T8 linear fluorescent bulb operates at 32 watts and has a color temperature of 6500K. The lamp has an initial lumen output of 2,750 lumens and an average life of 42,000 hours.