UVC Lamps for Ballast Water Treatment Systems

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UVC germicidal lamps are proven effective in many water sterilization applications including ballast water treatment systems.  The Ballast Water Treatment Convention is enforced by the Marine Environment Protection Committee and requires all ships to maintain an approved ballast water treatment method. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is an effective method of water sterilization approved by the US Coast Guard.

UV water treatment systems provide many benefits over other methods such as chemical use and filtration.  With a UVC water sterilization system, there is no requirement to purchase or store chemicals which continually costs money, takes up space and may leave harmful by products in the ocean or freshwater source.  UVC lamps can be specially designed to operate in confined spaces to provide an effective, approved water treatment method on smaller vessels.

LightSources Offers UVC Lamps for Water Sterilization

The LightSources Group is known for providing high-performance, high-quality UV lamps and lighting solutions. Our UVC germicidal lamps are used in water, surface and air sterilization systems worldwide. We design, engineer and manufacture UVC lamps proven to outlast and outperform comparable lamps. We offer OEM oriented solutions with custom-designed products, vast resources and exceptional customer support.

Our UV lamps for ballast water treatment systems are proven to eliminate harmful microorganisms, bacteria and aquatic viruses naked to the human eye. UV water treatment systems kill viruses and bacteria that chlorine doesn’t and prevents the spread and infestation of harmful invading aquatic species.  

Our UVC lamps for sterilization systems include low pressure Amalgam lamps designed with proprietary technology to deliver 30% – 35% improved efficiency over comparable lamps.  Our medium pressure UV lamps deliver powerful germicidal effectiveness with an even smaller footprint.

LightSources in the United States and LightTech in Europe are recognized as the leading high-tech lamp designers offering cutting-edge, innovative solutions. Our skilled engineers provide custom and prototype products designed to your specifications for any UV lamp application. Contact us to speak with an engineer about our UVC germicidal lamps for water sterilization including ballast water treatment systems.

 

 

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Do UVC Lamps Really Work to Kill Bacteria?

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UVC lamps are proven to be highly effective at killing bacteria and harmful contaminants in many water, surface and air sterilization systems. Ultraviolet (UV) light is in the electromagnetic spectrum which is invisible to the human eye. UV light is divided into UVA, UVB and UVC wavelengths, measured in nanometers (nm).  UVC radiation emitted at the wavelength of 254 nm is proven to instantly eradicate viruses, bacteria, fungi, mold spores, mildew and harmful microorganisms naked to the human eye.

UVC radiation penetrates the DNA of these living cells and renders them unable to replicate which instantly makes them harmless.  UVC lamps which are specially designed to emit UV radiation precisely at 254 nm effectively eliminate these harmful threats in water, air and on surfaces instantly upon exposure.  UVC ozone lamps emit wavelengths at 185 nm to produce ozone which is a proven oxidizer, sanitizer and deodorizer to eliminate foul odors from the air.

How Do UVC Lamps Work?

UVC germicidal lamps are commonly low-pressure Mercury lamps designed to emit the optimum UV radiation and wavelength for the germicidal application. The low-pressure lamps produce a Mercury arc and are engineered to radiate exactly 254 nm of UVC radiation.  UVC germicidal lamps contain a blend of Argon and Neon gases designed for the application.

UVC lamps operate with a discharge device comparable to fluorescent lamps, with the lamp body commonly constructed of:

  • VH Glass – pure fused quartz that transmits both 185nm and 254nm
  • L Glass – this is soft glass and designed to emit wavelengths at 254nm
  • L Glass – quartz and Titanium which blocks out 185nm

UVC germicidal lamps are designed without the phosphor coating on the inside of the glass lamp to allow for the maximum amount of UV radiation to pass through the lamp. UVC lamps are designed with lamp ballasts which determine the amount of voltage required based on the rare gases used the lamp ballasts are a critical component of UVC lamp construction which deliver the optimum voltage.

The LightSources Group is recognized worldwide for delivering high-tech lamp solutions with cutting-edge, UV technology. We are committed to delivering high quality, high performance, long-lasting and cost-efficient OEM oriented solutions. Contact us to learn more about ou

r wide selection of lamp products and with any questions on UVC germicidal lamps.

High Performance Lamps for UVC Air Purification Systems

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UVC germicidal lamps are used in air purification systems and many residential, industrial and commercial environments. It is important for commercial property owners to provide sterile and clean air to the public and employees. Commercial properties such as schools, nursing homes and hospitals can offer healthy air to schoolchildren and hospital residents to prevent widespread infection of airborne illnesses.

UVC air purification systems are becoming more popular in residences as people are becoming aware of the many advantages provided by sterilized air. UVC ozone lamps effectively eliminate odors and volatile organic compounds from the air.  UV germicidal lamps are used in HVAC systems to provide clean and sterile air in hassle-free, maintenance free air treatment systems.

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is in the electromagnetic spectrum of light which is invisible to the human eye.  UV light is emitted in wavelengths measured in nanometers (nm), with UV light in the wavelength of 254 nm proven to be highly effective at killing viruses and bacteria.  UV radiation in this wavelength is also proven to eliminate harmful microorganisms, airborne pathogens, mold, mildew and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

LightSources Offers UVC Air Purification Lamps

LightSources in the United States and LightTech in Europe offer cutting-edge, high performance UVC germicidal lamps used in sterilization and purification systems worldwide.  We offer UVC germicidal lamps used in air purification, water and surface sterilization applications with long lasting, proven effectiveness.

The LightSources Group offers a vast product line of UVC germicidal lamps for any application.  We design, engineer and manufacture low-pressure and medium pressure Mercury discharge germicidal lamps. We use high-quality quartz and soda lime glass with specialized phosphor blends to allow the optimum flow of UVC radiation.  

Our vast resources include a modern glass factory in Europe and several valued partner companies including LCD Lighting, Voltarc and Cerlux the share in our commitment to quality and continual improvement.

The LightSources Group consists of the leading high-tech lamp designers and engineers available today offering cutting-edge, innovative UV lamp products. We provide high performance and cost-efficient germicidal lamps with OEM oriented solutions.  Contact us today to learn more about our UVC germicidal lamps proven in and water and air purification systems.

 

Innovative Tanning Lamps Provide Unsurpassed Performance

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High-performance tanning lamps make all the difference for successful tanning salons.  Tanning customers are happier with tanning beds that deliver a deeper, darker tan that lasts longer.  The LightSources Group has been a valuable supplier to successful tanning salons worldwide with innovative tanning lamps developed with proprietary technology.

LightSources in the United States, and LightTech in Europe are known for delivering innovative lamp solutions and cutting edge UV technology.  We were among the first to deliver tanning lamps with varying strengths ranging from 2.6 UVB to 9.5 UVB to satisfy different skin tones.  LightSources offers tanning salon professionals opportunity to increase brand awareness and improve market share with customized lamps featuring their logo and custom color ceramic bases.

Our tanning lamps are found in salons worldwide and include lamps featuring patented tanning lamp technology such as:

Peak2 Technology® – this proprietary, cutting-edge tanning lamp technology delivers an even and natural tan all over. Specially designed to balance UVA and UVB emissions into one phosphor blend, Peak2Technolgy provides maximum tanning effects with dual spectral peaks.

A-Power™ – this low pressure, innovative tanning lamp technology provides a darker tanning effects usually achieved with a high-pressure lamp. A-Power™ brings UVA and UVB rays together with just the right combination to deliver a deeper, darker tan.

SolGlass® –  this cutting-edge tanning lamp technology delivers a unique phosphor blend which combines shortwave UVB with narrow band UVA emissions for maximum pigmentation.

Multitone™ – these innovative tanning lamps are known to deliver an even and natural tan without the harshness of some high-pressure facial units.

LightSources Offers Custom Tanning Lamp Solutions

The LightSources Group is known for providing high performance, first to market UV lamp solutions. We design, engineer and manufacture high-tech lamps which support OEMs worldwide. We offer the widest selection of UV lamps, UVC germicidal lamps and fluorescent lighting solutions available.

LightSources in the United States and LightTech in Europe support OEMs worldwide with cutting-edge, innovative lamp solutions. We offer a wide selection of standard lamps with custom designed lamps and components available. Contact us to learn more about our proprietary tanning lamp technology and how to improve your market share with the best tanning lamps available.

Does UV Light Help Eczema?

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Eczema is an irritating skin condition which causes dry, itchy patches of skin as the most common symptom in all types of eczema. Some people have moderate to severe cases with swelling and rough scaly patches of skin which can be made worse by scratching. Topical treatments provide relief to some people suffering with eczema although it may not fully ward off all of the irritating symptoms.

UV light is proven to be an effective treatment that helps many people suffering with eczema. Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, should be administered by a physician with the proper type of phototherapy lamp.  The narrow band UVB wavelengths is the most common type of UV light used to treat eczema, which replicates UVB rays in natural sunlight.

People that notice relief from eczema in the summertime are more likely to notice benefit from phototherapy. UVA light is also used with a medication called psoralen in a treatment called PUVA, which was also be administered under a doctor’s care. Phototherapy has been proven to provide relief of many symptoms for eczema such as:

  • Reducing inflammation
  • Reducing itchy skin
  • Improving bacteria fighting systems
  • Increasing vitamin D

Phototherapy is proven to help about 70% of the people suffering with eczema and is used on localized locations such as the feet and hands or all over the body.  It is important to be consistent with UV light treatment, as most people do not realize an improvement for one to two months. Many people find however that the benefits of phototherapy put their eczema in a quiet state of remittance which lasts long after UV phototherapy ends.

UV Phototherapy Lamps for Eczema

The LightSources Group is a leading manufacturer of UV lamps and lighting solutions including phototherapy lamps designed to treat many medical conditions.  Our engineers possess in-depth knowledge of UV radiation and technology, developing highly effective phototherapy and UVC germicidal lamps. We support OEMs large and small with phototherapy lamps to treat eczema, psoriasis, acne, vitiligo, and mood disorders such as depression and seasonal affective depression (SAD).

LightSources offers a wide selection of UV germicidal lamps proven worldwide and air and water sterilization applications. We offer patented products developed from the most high-tech lamp designers available, proven to outperform comparable lamps. Contact us to learn more about our UV lamp and lighting solutions including phototherapy lamps.

UVC Germicidal Lamps for Ballast Water Treatment Systems

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UVC germicidal lamps are proven to be highly effective at sterilizing water, air and surfaces. The recent Ballast Water Treatment Convention, BWTC, requires all shipping companies to maintain an effective ballast water treatment system on board their vessel. When ships pick up ballast water in one port and release it in a foreign port, marine organisms are known to wreak havoc when invading foreign waters.

Marine organisms such as jellyfish and mussels are known to multiply to uncontrollable levels, ruining shipping industries and threatening human safety.  Many of these marine organisms are controlled in their natural environment but become dangerous when upsetting the natural ecosystem. Contaminated ballast water is recognized as one of the top five threats to the sustainability of our world’s oceans.

Ultraviolet (UV) technology is proven to sterilize water and eliminate harmful marine organisms such as jellyfish, mussels, viruses, bacteria and microorganisms naked to the human eye.  UVC radiation emitted at 254 nanometer (nm) is proven effective at altering the DNA of these living organisms and rendering them harmless. Using the right type of UVC germicidal lamps in your ballast water treatment system is critical to provide the right sterilization and performance.

LightSources Offers High-Performance UVC Germicidal Lamps

The LightSources Group consists of LightSources in the United States and China, LightTech in Europe and our valued partners LCD Lighting, Cerlux and Voltarc.  Our vast global resources combined with a skilled design and engineering team experienced in UVC radiation allows us to offer the most effective germicidal lamp solutions.  

We offer a wide selection of UVC germicidal products and offer custom designed solutions to meet your specifications. We provide UVC germicidal lamps in low-pressure Amalgam design developed with proprietary technology for longer lasting effectiveness.  Our medium pressure UV (MPUV) lamps deliver powerful UVC germicidal sterilization with a small footprint.

LightSources and our valued partner companies are recognized for producing superior lamps and lighting solutions, providing high-tech UV lamps and innovative products.  Contact us today to learn more about our high performance, low cost UV lamps for ballast water treatment systems.

UV Phototherapy Lamps for Effective Psoriasis Treatment

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Phototherapy, commonly referred to as light therapy, refers to the use of light to produce medically beneficial treatment to a number of health conditions.  Ultraviolet (UV) light is proven to help patients with many ailments affecting the skin such as psoriasis, eczema, acne, jaundice and vitiligo as well as mood disorders such as depression and seasonal affective disorder. It is important to use the right type of UV phototherapy lamp for your condition as the wrong type of lamp could either not work at all or make symptoms worse.

Be sure to follow physician’s instructions and obtain UV phototherapy lamps from a reputable phototherapy lamp supplier with knowledge of UV radiation.

UV Phototherapy Proven to Improve Many Skin Conditions

UV phototherapy lamps are endorsed by the National Psoriasis Foundation to effectively treat psoriasis under a physician’s care. It is important to use the right type of lamp designed with the proper wavelength emission. Tanning beds do not deliver the same wavelength of UV light and could cause further damage to skin.

UV light in the UVB range is proven to improve symptoms of psoriasis by slowing down new skin cell production and allowing skin cells to heal. Patients can use special UV phototherapy lamps at home which deliver the right emission of UVB rays as prescribed by their physician. Narrow band UVB and UVA light therapy lamps may be used in combination with medication to provide relief to patients who may experience improvement in a few weeks to a few months.  

LightSources Custom Designed and Engineers Phototherapy Lamps

LightSources is recognized as a leading global supplier of lamps and lighting solutions with highly skilled design engineers possessing in-depth knowledge of UV radiation. We design, engineer and manufacture specialty UV phototherapy and UVC germicidal lamps to meet your specifications. Our vast global resources combined with a skilled design and engineering team allow us to deliver innovative, first to market UV lamp solutions which deliver long-lasting performance with energy efficiency.

The LightSources group provides OEM oriented solutions with prototypes and patented lamp products designed to improve your market share and brand awareness.

The LightSources group is a recognized leader in UV and fluorescent lamp solutions, offering patented products designed with cutting edge technology. We design, engineer and manufacture UV phototherapy lamps for effective medical treatment. Contact us to speak with an engineer and learn more about our vast product line and custom designed solutions.

Develop Your Own UV Lamp Patented Prototypes

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The LightSources Group assists OEMs worldwide with developing their own UV lamp prototypes and patented products. The LightSources Group consists of LightSources in the United States and China, LightTech in Europe with a modern, state-of-the-art glass factory, and our affiliated partners LCDL, Cerlux and Voltarc. LCD lighting (LCDL), is a valued partner specializing in miniature fluorescent lamps and lighting solutions. Cerlux KFT Technical Ceramics provides high-quality custom designed components and ceramic bases and Voltarc is known worldwide as a leading global supplier of lighted signs customized for any application.

The LightSources Group offers comprehensive lamp and lighting solutions, partnering with you to design UV and fluorescent lighting solutions which meet your specific requirements. We develop, engineer and manufacture custom lamps with specialty phosphor blends to specific wavelength emissions in the most effective nanometer for your application. Our engineers are the best in the business with in-depth knowledge of UVC radiation, designing germicidal lamp bodies with custom gas and phosphor blends.

The LightSources Group Offers UV and Fluorescent Lamp Solutions

The LightSources Group offers UV and fluorescent lamp solutions to a wide range of industries and applications. We deliver first to market, patented products developed with proprietary technology as we strive to provide high-performance, energy efficient lamp and lighting solutions. Our UV and fluorescent lamps are found worldwide in a myriad of applications.

We design UVC germicidal lamps used worldwide in water, air and surface sterilization processes.  We offer several styles including patented soft pellet Amalgam technology, and specialty designed UVC lamps for use in ballast water treatment systems for effective water sterilization. We provide tanning salons with a wide selection of patented tanning lamps, developed with proprietary technology to provide longer-lasting even tanning for customer satisfaction.

The LightSources group assists OEMs large and small with prototype solutions to meet your unique specifications. We assist you with design and development of patented products which increase your market share and enhance your brand awareness.  No matter your lamp or lighting application, LightSources is your one-stop for design engineering and custom development.

The LightSources Group designs, engineers and manufacturers high-quality, high-performance lamps customized to your specifications. We provide OEM oriented solutions from the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers available in the lamp industry. Contact us to learn how to develop your own patented lamp products to improve your market share and brand awareness.

UVC Germicidal Lamp Ballasts Make the Difference

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Selecting the right type of lamp ballasts for UVC germicidal lamps is extremely important in determining lamp performance.  Germicidal lamps are active elements in electrical circuits as opposed to passive elements such as inductors, capacitors and resistors. Germicidal lamps, in contrast are active elements because they generate harmonic and transient voltage and current.

Germicidal lamps exhibit a unique characteristic with the voltage decreasing when the current increases. This is referred to as negative AC resistance which makes gas discharge devices inherently unstable. The current would increase without limit once turned on without circuit elements maintaining and restoring operation. These circuit elements are typically called ballasts, which are critical components on UVC germicidal lamps.

LightSources and LightTech Offer High Quality and Custom Ballasts

LightSources in the United States and LightTech in Europe are recognized global leaders in the lamp and lighting industry.  The LightSources Group offers a true systems approach with electronic ballasts that match your lamps, customized to your specifications.  Our experienced UVC germicidal engineers are the best in the business, providing clients with high quality, high efficiency, maximum germicidal effectiveness.

We offer a wide selection of UVC lamp products and styles in high efficiency, lightweight, high-power variations.  We understand the technology behind each UVC germicidal application, offering effective solutions for water, air and surface sterilization systems.  Our engineers will custom design UVC germicidal lamps to meet your specifications, with specialty phosphor blend technology and skilled design experience.

All products are manufactured following strict quality policies compliant to ISO quality regulations. We are committed to your success with exceptional customer service and ongoing support.

LightSources and LightTech represent the leading global suppliers of high-tech, high performance UVC germicidal solutions. We offer a wide range of UV lamps and components with custom designed solutions to meet your specifications. Contact us to learn how to achieve maximum germicidal effectiveness with energy efficient UVC lamp solutions.

UV Air Purifiers Deliver Clean and Sterile Air

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Ultraviolet (UV) air purifiers are proven to deliver clean and sterile air, helping people to breathe easier in many commercial and residential settings. Owners of commercial property owe it to the public, patrons and employees to provide clean air free from unsafe contaminants.  UV air purification effectively eliminates microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), providing clean and sterile air for improved health.

UV air purification systems are extremely beneficial to people with compromised immune systems to prevent the spread of airborne germs.  Sterilized air is beneficial in residential homes and commercial settings, particularly hospitals, nursing homes, medical complexes and physicians’ offices. UV air purification delivered through HVAC systems provides effective sterilization with no hassle and zero maintenance.

UVC Germicidal Lamps Kill Bacteria

UVC germicidal lamps used in HVAC systems deliver a high quality of germicidal effectiveness proven to kill airborne bacteria and viruses, promoting health and wellness. UVC radiation emitted at 254 nanometer (nm) is the most effective wavelength to eliminate harmful microorganisms even naked to the human eye. UVC radiation is completely safe with no harmful side effects while killing harmful bacteria within seconds of exposure.

UV air purification systems may include ozone emitting UV lamps which effectively eliminate foul odors from the air.  Ozone purification systems may contribute to the erosion of components in HVAC and cooling systems, speaking with a UV air purification specialist will ensure that you select the right UV germicidal system for your application.

LightSources is a UV Air Purification Specialist

LightSources offers UVC germicidal lamps for effective sterilization of air, water and surfaces, you can find our lamps in a multitude of applications worldwide.  LightSources is recognized as a leading supplier of UV lamps and lighting solutions, delivering first to market, patented UVC lamps and components. We provide UVC germicidal lamps and components which deliver longer-lasting, powerful effectiveness in energy efficient products.

LightSources and our affiliated companies represent the leading, high-tech lamp designers and manufacturers in the industry.  Our products are used world-wide in a myriad of applications and industries, including our UVC germicidal lamps used in air purification systems.  Contact us to learn more about our wide selection of standard and specialty, custom designed lamp solutions.