Patented, Proprietary Peak2 Technology®

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At LightSources and LightTech, we have not stopped developing proprietary solutions to offer clients the best tanning lamp solutions on the market.  One example is our Peak2 Technology® that provides your customers with a whole new tanning experience by giving them a longer lasting, deep bronzing effect.

Our proprietary Peak² Technology® is like getting two lamps in one as it offers a pure and balanced phosphor mix that offers both a high UVA output as well as a high UVB output all in one phosphor.  This means our lamps have the ability to deliver dual spectral peaks to provide the highest output in the maximum pigmentation range.

The innovative bronzing lamps use a new patented, state-of-the-art coating material to provide tanners with an even, beautifully balanced tan.  The Peak² also is cost-effective as it increases output consistency over the life of the lamp.

Since tanning is a part of the beauty industry, aesthetics as well as functionality are important.   That’s why LightSources and LightTech have produced another proprietary product called Twist/Swirl Technology.  This is an ultrahigh-power tanning lamp that has periodical swirls and depressions on the outer tube and is specifically designed to create a luxurious look that is aesthetically appealing in the tanning salon.

However, the Twist lamp is not just a thing of beauty but is also a workhorse.  Its customized glass has a greater surface to reduce radiant heating, and at the same time improves the lamps’ cooling off efficiency.  Furthermore, our Twist lamps provide higher input and increased UV radiation output.

The Twist lamp is available in a range of options.  It can be ordered with or without a 180 degree reflector, a dual or tri-coat, and comes in all the standard lengths as well as wattages between 100W all the way up to 225W.  Visit our website to learn more about the best tanning lamps on the market.

The LightSources group is the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  Our products are used worldwide and are found in a multitude of applications and industries such as our UV germicidal lamps that offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  Please contact us to learn more about our broad range of standard and custom lighting solutions.

 

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High Pressure UV Curing Lamps

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Offering a high-speed, cost-effective solution, UV curing has quickly become the curing method of choice for many industries.  The process involves using high intensity ultraviolet lights to create a photochemical reaction to produce a byproduct that instantly cures adhesives, coatings, inks, varnishes, decorative glazes, and lacquers.  UV curing systems offer the advantage of being easy to operate and maintain, and are used by a range of industries including automotive, industrial, electrical, medical and optical.

The demands of your application will determine what type of UV curing lamps will best suit your needs.  The three primary types of lamps are:  High pressure UV (HPUV), Medium pressure UV (MPUV), and Amalgam lamps.  LightSources and LightTech’s sales team is very experienced with all three types of lamps and will help guide you through the process of designing your own unique system using our standard UV curing lamps or customized ones.

Our exceptional HPUV curing lamps, also known as Metal Halide lamps, offer short wavelength outputs that peak at 254nm and 365nm.  While lamps emit energy in both of these ranges, the strongest emission is found in the short wavelengths.  If an application requires higher wavelengths and needs to alter the spectral output such as in the reprographic industry, additive lamps are created by dosing the lamps with heavy metal compounds.  HPUV lamps are also used for applications in photochemistry, cosmetics, and the food and beverage industries as well as for sewer rehabilitation.

Contact us to learn how we can help to design a system that meets all of your specifications. In addition to our customized lamps, we also offer proprietary and patented base solutions to help keep you competitive in your respective global markets.

LightSources and its affiliated companies – LCD Lighting, Voltarc, LightTech, and Cerlux represent the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  Our products are used world-wide in a multitude of applications and industries such as our avionic display backlighting that is part of the National Defense and US Space Program.

Irradiation – Keeping Our Food Safe

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Food irradiation is a process used to improve the safety and nutritional value as well as extend the shelf life of food products by reducing or eliminating health hazards associated with the presence of pathogenic microorganisms.  It does not affect the taste, smell, and if water is treated, the pH, or in any other way alter the treated food.

Germicidal UVC lamps offer the food industry a safe and cost-effective method of providing the public with healthier food products, and at the same time, comply with strict local codes and FDA safety regulations.  The short-wave UVC light effectively kills germs on items such as packaging materials, working surfaces, filling equipment, conveyor belts and transport containers.  In some cases it is used on the food itself such as in treating meat, poultry and seafood in order to prevent food-borne illnesses.

Another situation in where germicidal light is used is to safely control the infestation of insects in grains, dried fruit, vegetables, nuts and other similar type of foods.  In herbs and spices, it allows producers to reduce the number of microorganisms without the need for harmful chemical additives.  Even foods such as potatoes, onions and garlic are treated to prevent them from sprouting.

To ensure the water used to rinse fruits, vegetables, and other food is free of harmful microorganisms, germicidal UVC lights are also used.  In addition many other food and drug related industries are moving in the direction of germicidal UVC light technology as it is proving to be a safer alternative than using harmful chemicals.  Please visit the LightSources’ website to find out more about how our UVC lamps can help your business.

LightSources and its affiliated companies – LCD Lighting, Voltarc, LightTech, and Cerlux represent the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today. Our standard lamps and components as well as customized products offer high-quality solutions to meet our partner’s unique needs.  We invite you to contact us to learn more about our wide selection of lamps.

Specialty Fluorescent Lamps Designed for Light Therapy

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Phototherapy, also known as light therapy, is the term used to describe light treatment procedures.  Specialty fluorescent lamps along with LED and dichroic lamps are used to treat a wide range of medical conditions such as jaundice, mood disorders, sleep disorders, skin disorders (psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo, wrinkles, and acne), wound healing and photodynamic therapy (PDT).  A phototherapy session involves exposing the affected area to specific wavelengths of light.

One mood related disorder that is treated with light therapy is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a condition that causes mild depression due to the lack of natural light.  Research shows that natural sunlight triggers the pineal gland in our brains to produce serotonin, a mood-elevating hormone. The treatment for SAD is to artificially replace sunlight with full spectrum light therapy that imitates the color and intensity of the sun at noon.  Most individuals see an improvement in their mood in as short as a week.

Another common use of phototherapy is to treat neonatal jaundice.  The condition is caused by immature liver functions in newborns and results in a yellowing of the skin, and in some cases, yellowing of the whites of the eyes.  When medical intervention is called for, newborns are placed under special blue lights to prevent the condition from worsening.   In extreme cases, neonatal jaundice left untreated can cause brain damage.

Conditions such as sleep disorders, jet lag, and shift work disorders have also responded well to light therapy treatment.  Bright light therapy is used to advance or delay sleep, depending on how the circadian rhythm is shifted.

For more than 80 years, many skin related disorders have been treated with broadband phototherapy such as psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo, and acne vulgaris.  Please see our website to learn more about the ways LightSources and LightTech’s specialty fluorescent lamps and LED and dichroic lamps are being used.

LightSources and our affiliated companies represent the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  Our products are used world-wide in a multitude of applications and industries such as our avionic display backlighting that is part of the National Defense and US Space Program.  Please contact us to learn more about our extensive selection of lamps.

Innovative Technology for Customized Tanning Solutions

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Both LightSources, and our European based partner, LightTech, are leading innovators of a wide range of UV lamp technologies including tanning lamps.  We have been producing some of the industry’s best tanning lamps for over a quarter of a century and continue working to improve the effectiveness and safety of our lamps.

One of the ways we have improved tanning is to produce lamps that are optimized to a wider range of skin types as well as customer preferences.  We recognize that tanning options must meet the needs of those people who always burn and never tan as well as for those individuals that never burn and are naturally deeply pigmented.  In addition some tanners prefer different strength lamps for their face and body and we have worked to address those needs as well.

All of these different tanning strengths are achieved by varying the amounts of UVA and UVB in a lamp.  LightSources and LightTech manufacture tanning lamps that vary in strengths from 2.6UVB to 9.5UVB and many of our lamps are patented, proprietary products.  Our high-quality selection includes A-Power™, SolGlass®, Peak2 Technology®, and the Combi, Dual, or Tri-phosphor lamps.  Keep in mind that while there may just be a subtle difference between two lamp types in terms of UVB strength, they yield a big difference in tanning performance.

To continue to design the best lamps for the industry, we work together with our clients to form productive partnerships. We recognize that our success is dependent on their success.  Furthermore, by keeping the lines of communication open, we are positioned to predict future trends and design lamps to meet those needs.  Please see our website for more information on our exceptional range of tanning lamps.

LightSources and our strategic partner LightTech, along with our affiliated companies, represent the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  Our products are used world-wide in a multitude of applications and industries such as our UV germicidal lamps that offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  Please contact us to learn more about our extensive selection of lamps.

 

Solutions for Applications that Demand Precise, Uniform Light Distribution

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At LightSources and LightTech, we are the experts at designing and manufacturing apertures and reflectors that can be customized for an OEM’s specific design needs.  These products are ideal for applications that need to control the direction of the light output or for those that require uniform output along the length of the fluorescent tube.

Reflectors provide smaller, less costly fixtures an inexpensive way to improve light direction.  They efficiently re-direct light from the sides and back of a fluorescent tube to the non-reflector area of the lamp coating.  In the case of aperture lamps, light is concentrated in one direction and offers a higher intensity at the “aperture window,” to increase brightness.  The size of an aperture is an important consideration as light intensity is the greatest at the aperture surface.  Aperture windows are commonly 30° or 60°.

Typically designed for our linear T12s, we also provide apertures and reflectors for straight to bent lamp geometry as well as customized designs for lamp diameters as small as 3mm.   Our range of configurations include outside glass diameters spanning from 2.9mm to 38mm and lamp lengths up to 120 inches.  Available in cold-cathode or hot-cathode modes of operation, they offer fixed current or dimmable designs and HCFL and CCFL technology.

Reflector and aperture lamps are used in a variety of applications that require greater precision.  Reflector lamps offer the best solution for applications that need optimal distribution of light such as in flexo graphic, aquarium, scanning, and vision markets. Edge lighting such as in signs and displays is providing an increasing market for aperture fluorescent lamps.  Please check out our website for more information regarding our high-quality reflector and aperture lamps.

LightSources and our affiliated companies represent the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  Our team consists of the most highly skilled professionals that specialize in a range of innovative solutions.  Please contact us to learn more about our broad range of standard and custom lighting solutions.