Trust the Experts for the Finest Specialty Fluorescent Lighting

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At LCD Lighting, we mean it when we say we design, engineer and manufacture both standard and custom specialty fluorescent lighting solutions for virtually any type of OEM lighting application. We are proud to be the world market leaders and have sold thousands and thousands of our high-quality T-2, T-4, T-5, T8, and T-12 fluorescent lamps.

We specialize in avionic display backlighting and our portfolio includes cold and hot cathode fluorescent lamps, CCFL Sub-minis, HCFL-aperture and reflectors, aquarium lighting, compact fluorescent and more. In addition we provide innovative and proprietary solutions to ensure our customers receive the most cost-effective products at the best value.

One of the ways we provide our clients valuable solutions is with our Long Life Technology. This high-tech advancement is a result of LCDL’s on-going commitment to R & D and is available on our T8 and T12 lamps. The technology fully encloses the filament assembly with a shield, called Cup-Cathode Technology to provide longer life and greater efficiency by preventing filament emission coating sputter that leads to lumen depreciation. For example, our Long Life T8 lamps provide a life expectancy of up to six times greater than a standard T12 HO lamp. In addition one of our Long Life T12 lamps offers a five times greater efficiency from a standard T12 when used with electronic warm-start ballast.

Another value-added service LCD Lighting offers is our lamp sub-assemblies (LSA). When we produce fully assembled LSA units according to your drawings and specifications, you receive ready-to-go equipment, saving valuable time and money. In addition we offer high-quality KULKA lampholders & wiring devices.

We also offer custom colors as well as a large selection of standard colors, and provide ultraviolet and infrared phosphors. Furthermore, we will blend colors to produce the precise hue you need. Please refer to our website to learn more.

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 air treatment systems that offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions. Please contact us to learn more about our extensive selection of specialty fluorescent lamps.

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Learn More about our European Glassworks

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LightSources and our European partner are the world’s top designers, engineers and manufacturers of innovative, high-tech lighting solutions. One reason we are able to offer our customers the flexibility of short runs and quick turnaround times is we own and operate one of the most advanced glassworks in Europe. Located in Dunakeszi, Hungary, our state-of-the-art facility opened in 2001 and provides us the ability to manufacture open, closed, FS and germicidal glass. Our proprietary SolGlass® is also manufactured here.

Our customers have come to know they can rely on us. Our abundant resources allow us to not only control the whole process involved in manufacturing the four major glass types used in most lamps, but to efficiently supply the products our clients need, when they need them. Within our twenty-acre facility, we have internal chemistry and phosphor capabilities that offer clients a range of proprietary and fully customized lighting solutions.

The germicidal soft glass we produce is our most open glass and allows for the highest UV transmission (91%). It is used in a number of applications to treat and sterilize air, water, and surfaces from bacteria, viruses and pathogens.

Our open glass is commonly used in tanning applications in North America. At 297nm, it offers approximately a 35% transmission and allows a balanced ratio of UV-A and B light to pass through the glass. LightTech’s closed glass is the most popular choice of the European tanning industry. It emits more UVA, while at the same time, offers the least amount of UVB energy.

The FS Glass produced at the Dunakeszi facility is used for dermatological purposes to treat specific skin conditions. The properties of FS glass are right between open and closed glass and use a very narrow band phosphor for pure UV-B lamps.

Another type of glass exclusively produced at our facility is SolGlass®. This proprietary glass offers the most significant innovation in tanning since the sun and is based on the combination of new glass technology and a proprietary phosphor blend. SolGlass® is a prime example and result of the combined research and development efforts of both our North American and European operations. See our website to learn about LightSources and LightTech glass.

LightSources and our affiliated companies are 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 and offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions. Please contact us to learn more our innovative and cost-effective line of specialty lighting.  

UVC Light Technology Provides Safe & Clean Drinking Water

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Throughout most of the developed countries in the world, there are standards and regulations governing drinking water. In America, we rely on the 1974 US Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which is a federal law designed to protect public drinking water supplies throughout the country. Under the SDWA, the EPA sets standards for drinking water quality, and with help from its partners, implements various technical and financial programs to safeguard our drinking water.

While drinking water is essential to human survival, only 2.5% of the earth’s water is drinkable and only 1% clean enough to drink. In addition as the world population increases, so does the demand for clean drinking water. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that, “Water, sanitation and hygiene has the potential to prevent at least 9.1% of the global disease burden and 6.3% of all deaths.” They add that the impact of “clean water technologies on public health in the U.S. is estimated to have had a rate of return of 23 to 1 for investments in water filtration and chlorination during the first half of the 20th century.”

Today, we also recognize the importance of providing our communities with safe drinking water that in the process of purifying it does not further harm the environment. With more than 156,000 municipal drinking water systems in the U.S. alone that serve 90% of our population, the methods we use to treat water are critical. This is why germicidal UVC water purification is quickly becoming an effective alternative to chemical disinfection.

Unlike traditional chemical treatment, UVC light disinfection has the advantage of effectively eliminating cryptosporidium and giardia bacterium. Another benefit to germicidal UV water purification includes the fact that biological contaminants cannot build resistance to UV light. Also consumers like the fact that the process does not alter the taste, odor or pH value of the water.

Germicidal UV water purification requires only a short radiation time, ease of use and minimal maintenance as well as low operating costs. Furthermore, while germicidal UVC light does not entirely replace chemical disinfection for non-point-of-use, it does significantly reduce the need for chemicals. Once water leaves the irradiated area, the UVC method has no disinfection residual to protect it and supplemental chemicals are required to protect water sitting for days in pipes before it is consumed. See our website to learn more about our line of cost-effective germicidal lamps.

LightSources in the U.S. and our strategic partner in Europe, LightTech 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 air treatment systems that provide industries a way to disinfect and improve the quality of air without the need for toxic chemicals.

Source: unwater.org/water-cooperation-2013/water-cooperation/facts-and-figures/en/

The Technology behind UVC Germicidal Lamps

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Our commitment to LightSources and LightTech’s clients goes beyond designing, engineering and manufacturing a wide range of premium germicidal UVC lamps.   We want to make sure our customers know how our lamps are designed, the materials we use, and the manufacturing process.

While any of our team is always ready to answer questions, we also make it easy to access a whole lot of information right on our website including how germicidal UVC technology works. In addition we provide answers to a range of questions such as how to handle broken lamps, the proper disposal method for mercury-added lamps, UVC germicidal lamp drawings, and much more.

Under our educational section for UVC germicidal lamps, we offer a Germicidal Lamp Basics report that explains in depth what a germicidal lamp is and how it is works. Information includes defining a germicidal lamp as:

A UV (ultra-violet) lamp that emits a significant portion of its radiative power in the UV-C Band (100 to 280nm).

  • Ozone producing UV lamp that produces UV energy of wavelengths shorter than 220nm that decomposes oxygen, O², producing ozone, O³.
  • A low-pressure mercury lamp in which the envelope has high transmittance for 254nm radiation.

The publication further explains how the lamps generate energy in the UV spectrum to effectively destroy bacteria, fungi and viruses (microorganisms). The UV disinfection targets genetic material to get to the nucleic acids. Once the UV penetrates through the cell and is absorbed by the nucleic acids, a rearrangement of the genetic information occurs that interferes with the cell’s ability to reproduce. If a cell loses the ability to reproduce, it is considered dead and unable to multiply to infectious numbers within a host.

When you choose LightSources and LightTech as your manufacturer, keep in mind that almost everything about our lamp can be customized, including length and diameter, power, fitting sockets, and ceramic bases. Our proprietary ceramic bases are resistant to UVC radiation, ozone, heat and moisture and provide a high-quality appearance. Please contact us to learn more about UVC germicidal lamps and other UV light applications.

LightSources and its affiliated companies represent the best high-tech designers and manufacturers in the specialty lamp manufacturing industry. From prototype to finished product, we offer unmatched flexibility and manufacturing turnaround. Please contact us to learn more about our cost-effective solutions for UVC germicidal lamps and our other specialty lighting.

World’s Largest Signs

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Throughout the world there are many different types of enormous, lighted outdoor signs. The neon sign that looms over the Palace Station Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada is one example. As the largest free-standing sign in the world, it consists of over 6 miles of neon and fluorescent lights and contains more than 12,000 individual light bulbs. The sign is 279-feet-tall and 40-feet-thick with a surface area of more than 70,000 square feet. An even larger sign had stood in its place but was blow over in a severe wind storm.

The biggest figural (signs based on human or animal figures) neon sign in the country is in Saginaw, Michigan. The sign is 35 feet tall and 50 feet long. Other large neon signs can be found in Piccadilly Circus in London, Tokyo’s Ginza and Shibuya, and Shanghai’s Nanjinj Road to name a few.

Also over the last few years, we have seen larger and larger digital billboards become part of a city’s landscape. Two years ago, New York Times Square went live with the highest resolution and most expensive digital billboard to-date in North America. The new billboard spans an entire city block and is eight stories tall and almost as long as a football field. The display has a higher resolution than the best top-of-the-line television sets and is comprised of nearly 24 million LED pixels, made up of miniature red, blue and green light. The screen represents one of the most expensive pieces of outdoor advertisement, and at the time it was installed, it cost more than $2.5 million for four weeks.

Another huge digital billboard in the U.S. is the 65-foot-tall and 320-foot-long sign at Harmon Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas. The billboard serves as a display for high-definition advertisements and special events, and has an ultra-high pixel count of 7K or 7,360 by 1,440 pixels.

LightSources and our affiliated companies are among the leading light bulb manufacturers in the world. As part of our group, Voltarc Technologies Inc. is a recognized leader in the signage industry and architectural lighting and the leading manufacturer of fluorescent and neon sign lighting components and specialty fluorescent lamps.

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 air treatment systems that provide industries a way to disinfect and improve the quality of air without the need for toxic chemicals. Please contact us to learn more about our broad range of standard and custom lighting solutions.

What is the Most Energy Efficient Light Bulb?

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At the LightSources group, we recognize that it is important to produce our energy-efficient lamps in the most environmentally-friendly way. To meet that goal, we continue to develop environmentally-friendly technologies as well as implement green business practices. We also provide on-going training for employees regarding the latest environmental issues and proper practices within our industry.

While we strive to lessen our carbon footprint and incorporate sustainable methods into our day-to-day operations, we thought it is important to discuss lighting options for our own homes. Any visit to a do-it-yourself big box store, indicates the selection of energy-efficient light bulbs intended for home use is getting bigger and more complicated.

The U.S. Department of Energy website offers insight into how to light your home with the same amount of light but less expensively. Data shows 5% of the average U.S. household’s energy budget goes to lighting and that one of the easiest way to reduce your energy bills are to use energy-efficient light bulbs.

Although no longer being manufactured, traditional incandescent bulbs used a lot of energy to produce light and 90% of the energy was given off as heat. However when we look at today’s shelves and shelves of bulbs filled with an assortment of halogen incandescent, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and light emitting diodes (LEDs), it can be confusing on what to buy.

While halogen incandescent lamps meet the federal regulations, there are now better options available. The Dept. of Energy states compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are simply curly versions of the long tube fluorescent lights we are all familiar with. Although they are more expensive than traditional incandescent bulbs, CFLs typically pay for themselves in less than nine months. An ENERGY STAR rated CFL “uses about one-fourth the energy and lasts ten times longer than a comparable traditional incandescent bulb that puts out the same amount of light.”

Light emitting diodes (LEDs) represent the fastest developing light technologies. ENERGY STAR LEDs are rated as using only “20%–25% of the energy and last up to 25 times longer than the traditional incandescent bulbs they replace.” They also use less energy and last 8 to 25 times longer than halogen incandescent bulbs.

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 air treatment systems that offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions. Regardless of whether you are a small or large company, or an entrepreneur with a new product idea; trust us with your specialty lighting needs.

Source: energy.gov/energysaver/lighting-choices-save-you-money