Critics also state that the Ground Power Generatormercury used in the energy saving bulbs is a health risk. But again, with such low level​_s used, this is not a concern.If more validation were needed; the amount of mercury released into the atmosphere by electricity producing plants would be significantly reduced, if the energy saving bulbs were taken up in sufficient numbers.There is a measure of truth that these energy saving bulbs could compound conditions for those suffering with photosensitive skin. However, LED bulbs are more efficient than traditional bulbs too; and these do not cause any problems in this regard.