Air Cycle Corporation announces the next generation of our award-winning Bulb Eater lamp-crushing machine, The Bulb Eater 3 with Intelli Technology. In less than 1 second, The Bulb Eater 3 system crushes spent fluorescent lamps of any length, u-tubes, and CFLs into 100% recyclable material, while capturing over 99.99% of the vapors released! The system, which is mounted to a 55-gallon drum, can hold up to 1,350 4’ fluorescent lamps. A five-stage filtering process removes hazardous particulates and vapors.


What are the new Intelli Technology onboard controls? 

  • Multiple sensing points that assist with machine diagnostics and maintenance/filter change outs.
  • LCD display that displays which mode the machine is in and any defaults that may occur. 

What comprises the new 5-stage filtering system?

  • Cyclone separator filters most of the particulates back into the drum.
  • Upgraded cartridge filter catches any fine particles (2nd stage)
  • Dual-action, replaceable HEPA filters remove fine particles (3rd & 5th stage).
  • 4th stage Activated Carbon filter captures and neutralizes mercury vapors released during the controlled crushing of lamps.

In addition to providing OSHA and ACGIH compliance, the Bulb Eater® 3 with Intelli Technology 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. 

  • can hold up to 1,350 4’ fluorescent lamps
  • mounted to a 55-gallon drum
  • five-stage filtering process