UV HVAC Systems for Hospitals and Homes

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Ultraviolet light is a powerful disinfectant, sterilizing surfaces, water and air in many environments.  The power of UVC radiation was discovered decades ago and UVC lamps are now found in many sterilization applications, providing quick, effective and cost-efficient sterilization solutions.  The ability for UV light to kill pathogens in air and water was proven scientifically early in the 20th century.  UV lamps have been used in air treatment systems in hospitals since the 1930’s to prevent the spread of diseases including tuberculosis and measles. 

UVC Lamps Kill Many Viruses and Bacteria

UVC lamps replicate the powerful UV electromagnetic radiation from the sun, proven to eliminate harmful viruses, bacteria and pathogens in air and surface sterilization systems.  UVC germicidal lamps are proven to be effective against many types of viruses including influenza (flu), rhinoviruses (common cold), severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).   UV light also eliminates bacteria such as many variations of Streptococcus including Staphylococcus aureus (Staph infection). 

UVC lamps, when properly installed in HVAC systems, are known to prevent the spread of airborne illnesses by destroying viruses on contact.  UV HVAC systems are also known as ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) systems and target air contaminants like viruses, bacteria and mold spores.  UV light has the ability to penetrate the DNA of these living organisms and render them unable to replicate which leaves them harmless. 

Commercial and Residential Benefits of UV Lamps in HVAC Systems 

Hospitals and many commercial and industrial applications have been using UV air sterilization systems for decades to disinfect potentially dangerous environments.  UV HVAC systems used in hospitals help to prevent the spread of airborne illnesses in patient rooms, operating rooms and common areas.  UV lamps can be installed in the main HVAC unit aimed at the coils to prevent the spread of contaminants through your heating and cooling system as well as in air ducts.  Stand alone units can be placed in patient bathrooms for further protection in areas known to spread bacteria and viruses. 

UV HVAC systems are becoming more popular in residential homes as many people become aware of the benefits and the ease in which you can disinfect the air in your home.  This is very beneficial to people with compromised immune systems or underlying health conditions, especially respiratory illnesses like asthma.  

UVC Lamps for HVAC Units

Using the proper UVC germicidal lamps with proper installation is key to achieve maximum benefit.  LightSources understands UVC radiation and how to harness the most effective, germ-killing wavelength for maximum germicidal effectiveness.  We offer a wide range of UV germicidal lamps including medium output lamps, high output lamps patented amalgam technology and custom, specialty designed lamps.  LightSources is a valuable supplier of high quality lamps, bases and sockets to OEMs worldwide. 

LightSources is recognized as a leader in UVC germicidal lamp solutions, with a wide range of products to meet any sterilization requirement.  We design, engineer and manufacture UV lamps with custom phosphor blends and high quality lamp components.  Contact us to learn more about our UV germicidal solutions including surface, water and air purification. 

 

Ultraviolet Light Key in Disinfecting Hospitals

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Ultraviolet light has long been known to provide powerful disinfecting properties and is now more than ever a hot topic to sterilize hospitals, operating rooms and medical equipment.  Hospital acquired infections (HAIs) are a real concern, especially in the midst of a global pandemic where hospitals are treating highly contagious people with serious disease.  Cleaning and sterilizing hospital rooms and equipment is critical to prevent the spread of disease through airborne viruses and contaminated surfaces. 

UV Light Kills Viruses on Surfaces

UV light is proven to kill viruses, bacteria and airborne contaminants when using UVC germicidal lamps for air treatment systems, designed to emit the proper wavelength of light.  UV light from the sun is emitted in UVA, UVB or UVC wavelengths, with UVC being the most powerful form of germicidal electromagnetic radiation.  UVC light from the sun is mostly absorbed by the ozone layer, although scientists and lighting specialists have designed UVC lamps which mimic the powerful, germ-killing wavelengths.  

UVC germicidal lamps are used in UV surface sterilization equipment to treat hospital equipment, surfaces, beds and entire hospital rooms.  Scientists have even developed robots which roam through a hospital room and effectively eliminate bacteria and viruses on contact.  According to this article in Hospital News, UVC light emitted at the right wavelength can kill the MRSA bacteria in 1.2 minutes at a 5 ft. distance.  Hospitals use UVC disinfection in many types of surface sterilization equipment including portable units and UV germicidal robots. 

LightSources Offers Quality UVC Germicidal Lamps

LightSources offers a wide range of UVC germicidal lamps used in many types of disinfection equipment and applications.  The lighting engineers at LightSources design and engineer powerful, effective and cost-efficient UV lamps for a wide range of applications.  We supply OEMs worldwide with high quality germicidal lamps used in water, surface and air purification systems

LightSources is recognized as a leading supplier of UV lamps, supporting OEMs worldwide with effective and efficient UVC germicidal solutions. We offer custom designed lamp components, bases and sockets to meet your specific requirements. Contact us with any questions and to speak with an engineer about improving your UVC germicidal lamp supply base. 

Specialty Lighting Solutions for OEMs of All Sizes

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Whether you’re considered to be a small, medium or large sized business, you have a mission, goals and a production schedule to meet.  Partnering with a supplier who supports your vision with a high level of expertise, flexibility and quick turn-around time is key to growing your business.  When you need customized, specialty lamps to make your vision a reality, you need a lamp supplier with these qualities and more.

LightSources assists OEMs worldwide with small to large volume requirements, custom designed prototypes and proprietary lamp products. 

LightSources Offers Specialty Lighting Solutions

LightSources makes your lighting vision a reality with custom designed, specialty lighting solutions.  We partner with OEMs of all sizes to design, engineer and provide specialty lamps for nearly any lighting application.  LightSources in the U.S. and China, combined with LightTech in Europe and several valuable partner companies make up the LightSources Group.

Together, we provide innovative lighting solutions including proprietary products for increased brand awareness and market share.  The LightSources Group offers quick turn-around time, custom lamp bases and components to match specific requirements including logos and colors.  We provide lamps for:

  • Commercial signs
  • Neon signs
  • Backlighting solutions:
    • Aviation controls
    • Optical
    • Mechanical
    • Computer backlighting
  • Phototherapy lamps
  • Tanning lamps
    • Low pressure tanning lamps
    • High pressure facial lamps
    • Patented tanning lamp products
  • Aquariums
  • Ballast water treatment systems 
  • Horticulture 
  • Cinematography 
  • UV curing
  • Germicidal UVC lamps for use in:
  • Lamp bases and components

LightSources offers these many lighting solutions and more, as well as custom designed lamps and components. We offer a vast product line of germicidal UVC quartz and soft glass lamps, LPUVC amalgam lamps, HID lamps, specialty fluorescent and more. Our skilled engineers understand UV radiation and develop custom phosphor blends to meet any wavelength requirement.  

We do this with a commitment to high quality and quick turn-around time, providing significant value to any supply chain. 

The Benefits of The LightSources Group

With our vast resources and expertise, partnering with The LightSources Group offers many benefits.  Our clients experience many advantages including:

  • Vast product line
  • Custom designed solutions
  • Prototype and proprietary lamp products
  • Flexible run sizes
  • Quick turn-around time
  • Internal engineering resources

The LightSources Group provides added value with lamp engineering expertise, design and development.  We provide specialty lamp solutions for your application to meet your specific requirements with the most effective and cost efficient lamp products. 

LightSources partners with clients to provide high quality lamps and strong, strategic partnerships. We add value to any supply chain with reliable, high-tech lamp solutions, tested and proven for maximum performance.  Contact us to speak with an engineer about your specialty lamp requirements. 

 

Germicidal UVC Lamps Protect Food with Irradiation

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Food irradiation has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since 1963 as a safe method of eliminating foodborne pathogens and controlling spoilage. Food irradiation was first approved by the FDA to eliminate insects in flour and wheat.  The FDA and USDA have since approved UV germicidal food irradiation (UVGI) to treat vegetables, fruits, spices, red meats and raw poultry.

The FDA regulates food irradiation in the United States. UVGI is also endorsed by the American Medical Association and the World Health Organization.  Food irradiation provides many benefits in the food and beverage industry with germicidal UVC lamps eliminating harmful microorganisms on food products, surfaces and water/beverage systems.  

What are the Benefits of Food Irradiation?

Food irradiation provides many benefits to the safety of foods such as preserving nutritional value, prolonging shelf life and sterilizing harmful pathogens to reduce health hazards.  Here are some of the most important benefits of UVGI:

  • Prevent foodborne illnesses – UVGI is proven to eliminate organisms that cause  Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Salmonella
  • Foodborne preservation – UV disinfection lamps destroy the organisms that cause decomposition and spoilage which extends the shelf life of many foods
  • Insect control – food irradiation safely destroys insects on foods such as tropical fruits which are imported into the U.S. without the use of pesticides that may damage certain fruits 
  • Delay ripening and sprouting – UV food irradiation lamps delay the sprouting in potatoes, onions and garlic to increase food longevity
  • Sterilization – hospitals use sterilized foods for patients with severe immune deficiency illnesses such as AIDS or people who are receiving chemotherapy treatments

UV light offers these many benefits for food sterilization and is also used in the bottled water industry and food packaging processes.  UV lamps are used to treat surfaces such as conveyor belts, working surfaces and packaging containers. Germicidal UV lamps are highly effective at eliminating harmful pathogens on many food products although safe food handling procedures are still required to protect against foodborne illnesses. 

LightSources Supplies Germicidal UVC Lamps for Food Irradiation

LightSources is a leading supplier of germicidal UVC lamps found in many surface, water and air sterilization systems.  Our highly skilled UV lamp designers and engineers excel with custom designed germicidal solutions to meet specific sterilization requirements.  We understand UV radiation and incorporate the latest technology for longer lasting, more effective UVC lamps which deliver cost saving efficiencies. 

We offer low-pressure mercury and amalgam lamps, medium pressure germicidal UV lamps, specialty lamp components and more.  Our lamps are found worldwide in many commercial, industrial and residential applications. LightSources is committed to research, development and continual improvement, delivering first-to-market, patented UVC germicidal solutions which outlast and outperform comparable lamps.  

The LightSources Group consists of the leading high-tech lamp designers and engineers in the industry, supplying OEM-oriented solutions for germicidal applications worldwide.  We offer a vast product line, as well as prototype and custom designed UV lamp solutions. Contact us for more information on UVC germicidal solutions for any application as well as food irradiation. 

Find Relief from Eczema with UV Light Therapy

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It’s that time of year when the air gets dry from the heat running constantly and people with skin conditions like eczema often experience an increase in symptoms.  There are more than 30 million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of eczema, experiencing dry, itchy or scaly patches of skin. Various types of eczema include contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, nummular eczema, stasis dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis and dyshidrotic eczema.  

The many bothersome symptoms of eczema may include:

  • Extremely itchy skin
  • Red, inflamed skin
  • Sensitive and dry skin
  • Scaly, rough patches 
  • Oozing or crusting
  • Swelling in areas
  • Dark colored patches of skin

Itchy skin is the most common problem people with eczema experience and is found in all types of eczema.  Some people may even keep scratching their skin until it bleeds which can cause even more severe problems with potential infections.  Eczema may appear anywhere on the body, although is commonly found on the chin and cheeks of children and babies.

Some children with eczema may outgrow it as they grow older and some adults may develop eczema later in life.  There is no real known cause for this skin condition, although there are some proven remedies to alleviate and even eliminate symptoms. 

Phototherapy Provides Proven Effective Eczema Treatment

According to the National Eczema Association, phototherapy delivers proven treatments with significant relief to many people suffering with eczema. Phototherapy refers to treatment with specialized UV light, designed to emit the right wavelengths to target eczema symptoms and causes. Phototherapy is used to treat many different types of eczema and is proven to provide significant relief from bothersome and painful symptoms. 

Narrowband UVB light is the most common type of light therapy used to treat eczema which replicates the most effective healing wavelengths from the sun.  UVA light is also used with a medication called Psoralen in a treatment referred to as PUVA and is proven to be effective at treating eczema. Light therapy should be prescribed by a physician and the right types of phototherapy lamps must be used to achieve desired results.  The wrong type of lamp, in fact, could make symptoms worse.

Light therapy is proven to alleviate symptoms of inflamed skin and itchiness while improving bacteria fighting symptoms and increasing vitamin D.  Phototherapy is proven to help at least 70% of people and can sometimes put eczema into a state of remittance long after therapy ends. 

Be sure to consult with a phototherapy lamp expert and a reputable lamp manufacturer.  LightSources is a leading supplier of UV lamps and lighting solutions, including phototherapy lamps designed to treat various medical conditions.  

LightSources is recognized as an authority on ultraviolet radiation and technology, providing proven UV lamp solutions.  We offer a wide selection of UV lamps and provide custom designed solutions with specialty phosphor blends to meet specific requirements.  Contact us to learn more and for the most effective phototherapy lamps for eczema and many other health conditions. 

Improve Air Quality in Your Home with UV HVAC Systems

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Maintaining clean air in your home is important as indoor air pollution is recognized as one of the top five environmental health risks.  The best way to improve the air quality of your home is to control pollutants, eliminate the source and ventilate your home with fresh air.  Ventilating your home with clean, outdoor air is not always an option, however, as many areas experience high levels of pollutants and allergens in the air or adverse weather conditions.  

Ultraviolet light has been known to kill germs for more than 100 years and continues to provide disinfection properties to many surface, water and air sterilization processes.  UV germicidal technology is used to disinfect surfaces in hospitals, surgical equipment, food establishments, water treatments, industrial air emissions and many other applications. UV lamps are installed in HVAC systems in commercial properties and residential homes to improve the air quality for better health. 

UVC Air Sterilization Lamp Suppliers

UV light is used to kill many germs and airborne disease causing microorganisms in UV air purification systems, often installed in HVAC systems to treat large areas.  Some smaller, free standing units may treat the air in one or two rooms, whereas an HVAC UV air sterilizer will treat a whole house. This is important for people with weakened immune systems or sensitivity to airborne pollutants like people with asthma or respiratory illnesses. 

LightSources is a leading supplier of UVC germicidal lamps, found in many sterilization applications worldwide.  The LightSources Group provides high quality, high tech UV germicidal solutions with a wide selection of UV germicidal lamps, quartz sleeves and components.  We offer a wide selection of:

  • Low pressure mercury lamps
  • Low pressure amalgam lamps
  • Medium Pressure UV lamps (MPUV)
  • Quartz sleeves
  • Electronic ballasts 

Our low pressure mercury lamps provide high efficiency and convert up to 40% of electricity into UVC radiation at the most effective wavelength of 254 nanometer.  The LightSources Group offers highly effective amalgam lamps designed with proprietary technology to deliver consistent UVC emissions even in varying air and water temperatures ranging from 4° to 40° C.  Medium pressure UV lamps by LightSources are designed with 100 to 700 watts per inch. Our experienced UV radiation engineers offer custom designed solutions as well, to meet specific germicidal requirements with custom phosphor blends. 

The LightSources Group is a leading supplier of UV lamp solutions found worldwide in a multitude of applications.  We are dedicated to continual improvement, offering first to market, patented lamps with custom designed solutions available.  Contact us for prototype or full production requirements and to learn more about our UV lamps for air sterilization. 

 

Industrial UV Air Purification Is Good for Business

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Commercial air quality is important as the air that we breathe day in and day out has a significant effect on our health. Maintaining a healthy workforce is critical for businesses to thrive, to meet production without unexpected illnesses and lost work time.  Businesses of all types including public commercial properties and manufacturing facilities should strive to provide clean indoor air free of particle and chemical pollutants.

The primary cause of the majority of colds and flues are germs, bacteria, viruses, mold, mildew and other microorganisms.  These disease causing germs enter the air from many different sources such as leftover food, mold, mildew and when someone coughs or sneezes. Regular hand washing and cleaning commercial spaces are important, healthy practices although it is impossible to provide a commercial environment completely free of germs. Antibacterial soap and germicidal cleaning products are a great way to keep your hands and surfaces clean although do nothing to ward off airborne illnesses. 

Many traditional industrial air purification systems remove airborne pollutants although do not eliminate viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew and other disease causing germs. Even some of the best industrial air cleaners are powerless against these things unless they utilize UVC germicidal lamps.  Traditional air purification systems in commercial applications use a filtration method to remove particle pollutants, although these systems allow microorganisms to easily pass through.

UV Air Sanitizers Remove Germs Filtration Methods Do Not

The UV radiation emitted in UV air sanitizers is the only effective way to remove mold, mildew, viruses, bacteria and disease causing microbes. Industrial grade UV air purification systems are proven to be highly effective. UVC germicidal lamps can be installed in HVAC systems as an effective method to purify the air in large spaces.  UV HVAC systems improve air quality for a healthy workforce while meeting industrial air quality requirements. 

UVC Lamps for Air Purification

UVC germicidal lamps used in air purification systems emit a specific wavelength at 254 nanometer (nm) to instantly alter the DNA of germs and harmful microorganisms. UV radiation penetrates the cells to render them unable to replicate thus eliminating any disease causing threat.  It is important to use high-quality UVC germicidal lamps to achieve maximum germicidal effectiveness and air quality.

The LightSources Group is a leading global supplier of high-quality UVC germicidal lamps used in air purification systems, as well as water and surface sterilization applications worldwide.  We offer a vast product line to meet any germicidal requirement and offer custom designed, high-tech UV germicidal solutions.

LightSources, LightTech and our valued partner companies represent the leading, high-tech lamp designers and manufacturers in the industry. Our UV lamps are found worldwide in a multitude of germicidal and sterilization applications. Contact us to learn how to improve your germicidal process with patent protected, OEM oriented UV lamp solutions.

 

UV Water Sterilization Trends and Suppliers

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Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a powerful energy from the sun that emits germ killing, disinfectant wavelengths. UVC germicidal lamps replicate specific wavelengths of UV radiation to provide effective and efficient sterilization in many water, surface and air disinfection applications.  UVC water sterilization is utilized worldwide and is expected to increase in high-volume applications such as:

  • Municipal drinking water systems
  • Wastewater treatment plants
  • Ballast water treatment systems in ships
  • Many industrial water sterilization processes

Due to the continued growth and industrialization and emerging economies, specifically in the Asia-Pacific region such as China and India, there is an increasing need for clean water.  Manufacturing facilities, specifically in the oil and gas and chemical industries produce large volumes of wastewater. This wastewater must be treated to prevent significant environmental contamination into groundwater and fresh bodies of water. 

There is an increase in private and governmental organizations investing into UV water sterilization systems to provide safe drinking water for communities while protecting the environment.  

US EPA Approved UV Water Sterilization for Drinking Water

UV light is an approved method of water sterilization for municipal drinking water systems by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, providing effective inactivation of pathogens. UV sterilization can also be used in a physical process of oxidation when combined with hydrogen peroxide. This water disinfection process does not require the use of any additional chemicals and is highly effective at eliminating harmful germs and microorganisms.

The many advantages of UV water sterilization include:

  • A high rate of effectiveness
  • Environmentally friendly with no chemicals
  • Easy installation
  • Ease-of-use with little to no maintenance

Due to these many advantages with effective and efficient water sterilization, UV germicidal lamp suppliers are expected to supply a steady and increasing demand. 

UVC Germicidal Lamp Suppliers

UVC germicidal lamp suppliers must continue to invest in research and development to meet high demands with improved energy efficiency and cost effective solutions. LightSources is a recognized global authority in ultraviolet technology, providing a wide range of UVC germicidal lamps found in many industries worldwide. We continually offer innovative, first to market UV sterilization solutions to meet market demands.

The LightSources Group is a leading global supplier of UV lamps and components, offering a vast product line as well as custom designed solutions. We offer high-tech lamp design and development to meet specific requirements. Contact us to learn more and to ensure a highly effective, cost-efficient UV water sterilization process.

Meet Industrial Air Quality Demands with UV Air Treatment

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Ultraviolet (UV) air treatment systems are used worldwide in many residential, commercial and industrial processes to clean and purify the air. Many industrial applications are mandated to purify the air after producing toxins such as in rubber, plastic or textile manufacturing.  Air purification systems are a recognized and approved treatment method to meet industrial air quality regulations. 

UV germicidal lamps are proven to eliminate airborne germs which cause serious illnesses such as viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew and various microorganisms. UV ozone lamps also eliminate foul odors from the air and UV oxidation is proven to remove pesticides, insecticides, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Many businesses have converted from chemical treatment systems to UV air treatment systems which offer many advantages.

Advantages of Industrial UV Air Purification

UV air purification systems are recognized as highly effective and are replacing chemical treatment methods in air purification and water sterilization processes worldwide.  UV air purification offers many benefits over chemical treatment methods such as effectiveness, environmental safety and affordability. 

UV air treatment systems do not release any harmful byproducts into the environment as chemicals do and are much simpler to maintain with no need to purchase, store or dispose of harmful chemicals. UV disinfection lamps provide affordable and effective air purification methods to many commercial, manufacturing and industrial processes.

LightSources Offers Industrial UV Air Purification Solutions

The LightSources Group is recognized as a world leading supplier and authority on UVC germicidal lamp solutions. LightSources in the United States and LightTech in Europe together offer vast resources, decades of experience, and a commitment to delivering first to market, innovative and improved germicidal products. We are dedicated to research and development where we continually develop proprietary technology which provides significant advantages to the UV germicidal industry.

Our UVC germicidal lamp solutions include low-pressure Mercury lamps, medium pressure and low pressure Amalgam lamps including proprietary Amalgam technology. Our lamps are proven to provide longer lasting performance, even in compact spaces and in applications with varying temperatures. We offer custom designed lamps to meet specific application requirements as well as assist customers in developing prototype products. 

We support OEMs globally with prototype support and production fulfillment with just in time delivery.  Our commitment to quality and improvement is evidenced in our high-quality, high-tech germicidal lamps.  

The LightSources Group is recognized as a leading global supplier and authority on UVC germicidal solutions. We design, engineer and manufacture high quality lamps proven to outlast and outperform comparable lamps. Contact us to learn how to improve your air purification systems with UVC germicidal lamps designed for your application requirements. 

UV Disinfection Lamp Industry Trends

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All market research reports reviewed by the top market research companies show an increasing compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of anywhere from 15 to 23% for the UV disinfection lamp industry through 2026. Ultraviolet disinfection systems are big business and gaining momentum around the world with an increased awareness of the effectiveness and benefits provided. UV disinfection lamps are proven to eliminate harmful viruses, bacteria, microorganisms and a wide range of contaminants and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). 

Rapid Industrialization Drives Industry Growth

Ultraviolet disinfection lamps are used to sterilize surfaces, food and beverage processes, air and water. Air purification systems use UV lamps and technology to remove germs causing airborne illnesses, dust, mold, mildew and other irritants. UV air sterilization systems improve air quality, health and wellness in many environments including residential, commercial and industrial applications.  

UV water sterilization systems are also proven effective at removing harmful germs and aquatic microorganisms even in high-volume applications, such as wastewater treatment plants and municipal drinking water treatment systems.

The rapid industrialization in Asia, specifically China and India, has contributed significantly to pollution which leads to polluted air and water sources. Governments in these areas are pushing for clean water supplies to all residents which is also driving industry growth.

UV Disinfection Lamp Suppliers

UV disinfection lamp suppliers must continue to provide new and innovative products for the germicidal industry to remain competitive.  LightSources is a leading supplier to the germicidal industry, providing first to market, innovative germicidal products which deliver longer lasting performance and energy efficiency. 

The LightSources Group is committed to high-quality through a strict quality policy, ISO9001:2015 registration and continual improvement initiatives.  Our lamps are proven to outlast and outperform comparable lamps in germicidal effectiveness and energy efficiency. 

LightSources supports OEMs large and small worldwide with high-quality germicidal lamps and custom designed solutions for any application. We are committed to research and development and continual improvement offering innovative, high-tech lamps and lighting solutions. Contact us to speak with an engineer and learn how the LightSources Group will add value to your supply chain to meet all your industry requirements.