Find Detailed Educational Resources Online

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As the world’s leading manufacturers of specialty lighting solutions, the LightSources group, consisting of LightSources, LCD Lighting, Voltarc, LightTech, and Cerlux are committed to providing customers with comprehensive information for any of our products.  Along with a wiliness to answer questions via email or by the phone, you can also easily access extensive educational resources on our website.

Each category of lights including: UV germicidal lamps, UV curing, specialty fluorescent, sign lamps, tanning lamps, and backlighting, have an “Education” section that includes things such as a glossary of terms, FAQs and downloads.  Our goal is to give you the opportunity to learn as much as possible about LightSources’ broad range of specialty lighting products as well as to offer some basic troubleshooting information.  In addition you will learn more about the innovative and proprietary lighting technology that goes into creating products.

This is where you can find up-to-date marketing brochures and leaflets for our products, which may be printed out for your convenience.  To get a more in-depth look at our lamps, we provide lamp drawings as well as a Customized Lamp Design Form for MPUV lamps to help you get started with designing your own customized lamp.

Our Education section is also the place to find Material Safety Data Sheets for LightSources’ products as well as applicable magazine articles and other related information.  Examples of some of the topics include articles regarding: Industrial Curing – Low Pressure & Medium Pressure UV Lamp Series; Common Black Light & BLC Lamp Configurations; UV germicidal benefits; lamp types; power supplies and much more.  Additionally we provide explanations regarding the various factors that affect lamp performance and the different areas of application.

Moreover LightSources provides additional information on our Resources and Partners’ page where you will find contact information and websites for industry-specific organizations.  Remember if you are unable to find what you need, please contact us personally and we will be more than happy to provide you with the information.  At the LightSources group, our goal is to not only offer the highest quality specialty and customized-design lighting solutions on the market, but the finest customer service.

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.

 

Tips for Handling and Using Our MPUV Lamps

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At LightSources and LightTech, we work hard to ensure our lamps are the very best on the market.  In addition we know it is important to provide exceptional customer service, which includes offering comprehensive information for not only buying our lamps but also on how to safety use them.  In the case of our MPUV curing lamps, information can be found in our “Education” section that is intended to help you become familiar with the benefits of MPUV lamps, the components, lamp types, factors affecting lamp performance as well as the different types of lamp technologies used in UV curing.

To start with, it is vital that anyone who works around MPUV lamps know the rules on how to handle them.  You should only handle MPUV lamps with clean cotton gloves or a wrapper, and only when the lamps are cold.  In the event a lamp is touched with bare hands, it is important to clean the exterior of the lamp with oil free alcohol to remove all skin oils and any other foreign matter.

You will also find tips on how to help extend the life of your MPUV lamps.  Recommendations include avoiding excessive lamp starts (especially cold starts) and when starting lamps use the high power setting.  In addition the cleanliness of lamps and ancillary equipment including the ventilating system is critical to keeping your system operational.  To this end, be sure to check and replace reflectors routinely and make sure lamp connections are clean and tight.

Additionally it is important that anyone involved in the use of MPUV lamps is aware that mercury lamps emit UV rays that are harmful to human tissue and should be well versed in safety procedures regarding the lamps.  Everyone must avoid looking at the lamps while they are operating and keep in mind that reflected UV is also very harmful.  Furthermore, ozone-producing lamps must only be used in properly ventilated areas.  Please be sure to check out our other tips for handling our lamps along with information on their benefits and cost-effectiveness.

LightSources and our affiliated companies 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. Please contact us to learn more about our extensive selection of lamps.

 

Learn More about our Proprietary Specialty Coating

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LongLife+™ is another example of one of LightSources and LightTech’s innovative technologies that has set us apart from our competitors.  The proprietary LongLife+ is a specialty coating that we can apply to any of our germicidal lamp products, which works to eliminate the accelerated depreciation that is often associated with higher intensity lamps.

This advanced technology consists of a chemical compound applied to the inside of a lamp that makes it last longer as well as run more efficiently.  Laboratory tests indicate that the lifespan of a lamp coated with our proprietary LongLife+ lasts up to 16,000 hours; however, the actual performance of a lamp will depend on the operating conditions.  To offer a comparison, a typical germicidal lamp has a lifespan of about 9,000 hours.

LightSources and LightTech customers benefit from the fact that the additional operational hours mean that germicidal lamps coated with our proprietary compound are a good investment.  Lamps need to be replaced less often as well as provide an improved end-of-life performance.  Our LongLife+ treated lamps maintain up to 80% of their output right up to the end of their 16,000-hour lifespan.

Furthermore, the LongLife+ technology is right in line with our philosophy of supporting environmentally friendly practices.  With an extended lifespan, LongLife+ treated lamps reduce waste and help to protect our natural resources.   In addition our standard lamps contain less mercury (5mg Hg), and less than 10mg HG on our quality amalgam lamps.  As a comparison, typical amalgam lamps on the market contain more than 30+ mg Hg.   We encourage you to visit our website or contact us for more information regarding our leading-edge, specialty technologies.

LightSources and its affiliated companies – LightTech, LCD Lighting, Voltarc, 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.

Two of our Proprietary Technologies: Robo-Bend and Ultra-Bright™

At the LightSources group, we are proud of the fact that we have the ability to offer OEMs of any size a wide range of the finest standard and customized specialty fluorescent lamps.  Our affiliate in fluorescent lighting technology, LCD Lighting (LCDL), is one of the foremost high-tech designers and manufacturers in the industry, and offers innovative patented and propriety technologies that help to set us apart from our competitors.

One smart, cost-effective reason to make LCDL your fluorescent light manufacturer is our proprietary fluorescent technology known as Robo-Bend.  This cutting-edge technology allows serpentine hot- and cold-cathode lamps to be manufactured with automated bending processes.  Robo-Bend also provides our clients with the advantage of decreased production times, which means faster deliveries and reduced inventories.

Another one of LCDL’s patented technologies is Ultra-Bright™, which is a unique combination of manufacturing processes and advanced materials that allow us to manufacture lamps that surpass the performance and quality of any comparable product on the market today.  Ultra-Bright offers our customers lamps that have double the efficiency (lm/watts), 50% improvement in lumen maintenance, and maximized lighting uniformity.

This patented technology can be applied to any hot- or cold- cathode, bent fluorescent lamp from 8mm to 25mm diameters.  Furthermore, our proprietary process means we can eliminate any performance loss at the bends as well as deliver more total lumen output for a given wattage input.

As the leading manufacturer of T2, T4, T5, T8 and T12 fluorescent lamps, LCDL lamps offers custom phosphor engineering and deliver precise color temperature, CRI index, and brightness (lm/watt).  Our portfolio includes CCFL Sub-minis and HCFL-aperture and reflectors, aquarium lighting and compact fluorescents as well as fully customized solutions.  We also can customize the shape, color, base, size, and ceramic end caps to your individual specifications.  Visit our website to learn more about our proprietary fluorescent lamp technologies.

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.

 

Customers Benefit from our Advanced Glassworks Factory

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As our strategic European partner, LightTech holds virtually an identical product portfolio to the LightSources’ operations in North America.  In addition LightTech also operates one of the most advanced glassworks in Europe.  Located in Dunakeszi, Hungary, it houses all major operations including manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, sales, and administrative services.  The facility consists of four large buildings that is spread over 20 acres and includes the glass factory, offices, and production halls.

Our state-of-the-art glass factory opened in 2001 and is the only one in the region to produce and sell open, closed, FS, germicidal glass as well as our proprietary SolGlass®.  The technologically advanced facility also has the resources to engineer both custom lighting and proprietary lighting solutions with internal chemistry and phosphor capabilities.  We manufacture T4, T5, T6, T8, T10 & T12 fluorescent and germicidal soft glass for our needs as well as for specific customers.

One of the biggest benefits we offer our customers is that since we control the entire process, it allows us the ability to offer short runs, quick turnaround, and quality control.  Also in order to meet increasing global demand, we have expanded our operations to include a second furnace along with another manufacturing line.  Furthermore, this extensive production capacity allows us to adapt quickly to new trends and to create specialty standard and customized OEM-oriented lighting solutions.

You will find our team includes some of the top professionals in the field and as such we proudly manufacture high-quality products that are found all over the world and are used in a multitude of applications and industries.  Please visit our website or contact us for further information.

LightSources and its affiliated companies – LightTech, LCD Lighting, Voltarc, and Cerlux represent 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.

Benefits of our Economical Shatter ProTech Shield

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A large part of LightSources and LightTech’s success has come from our ability to think out of the box and to create innovative, proprietary solutions used in a broad range of applications.  It has always been important to us to maintain a large R & D division and to utilize state-of-the-art practices as well as to have a team made up of the top professionals in the field. Our innovative technologies are used in air purification, municipal drinking water treatment, chemical manufacturing, freshwater and marine fish farming, silicon chip manufacturing, warehousing and much more.

One example of our proprietary technologies is the Shatter ProTech shield.  Our cost-effective technology contains and prevents any glass fragments and mercury from entering an environment in the event a lamp breaks.  This simple and economical solution protects workers, consumers, products, and the workplace from glass and mercury contamination, and offers peace-of-mind to a variety of germicidal UVC applications.

Furthermore, this technology can easily be applied to a range of lamp geometries including linear, circular, U-shaped, compact PL’s, and more.  In addition to the protection provided, the Shatter ProTech shield is heat and acid resistance and creates just a minimal output loss.  Sized to your specific lamp measurement, the shield is made from blank plastic in order to ensure there is no yellowing or peeling for the lamp’s lifespan.

Our Shatter ProTech technology is used across the globe to effectively provide protection in a broad range of applications that use germicidal UVC lamps.  It is an economical way to ensure environments such as bakeries, restaurants, salad bars, dessert cases, food and beverage processing areas, produce departments, meat cases and salad bars are free from the dangers of glass fragments and mercury contamination.

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 UV germicidal lamps that offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  Please contact us to learn more about our large selection of specialty custom and standard lamps.