Remember my paranoia about breaking compact florescent bulbs (mercury contamination, etc.)? Well, apparently I'm not the only conflicted and concerned consumer. Enter the Armor Lite by ClearLite. The Armor Lite bulbs are created without the use of mercury. More importantly, they also encapsulate the bulb's glass with a "flexible eco safety-coated shield of SX-4000" making harmful breakage a non-issue.
Images via clearlite.com
I don't know how the shells will affect the recycling of these bulbs, but I'm glad that at least one company is working to address the mercury issue.