Open the container of Pilot Neox Pencil Lead by following these steps:
1. Peel off and discard the long silver sticker covering the top of the lead container.
2. Flip the plastic tab that was under the sticker up to a vertical position. This exposes an internal plastic cover with a hole in it.
3. Tilt the container upside-down and shake it gently until lead comes out.
To close the container, turn it upright, and flip the plastic tab back down.
I got this lead just for the fun of having colored lead for my mechanical
pencil. I won't use it often but it's available when I want to do something
different. The color is a very nice green and shows up nicely.