Peace of Mind Protection with ProTech Shatterproof Technology

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LightSources and European partner, LightTech, offers superior lighting products with advanced technology such as our patented Shatter ProTech shield.  ProTech is a result of continual research and development, resulting in superior performing products while improving the safety of all products.

Our shatterproof technology is designed to contain hazardous glass and mercury that can contaminate food supplies or leave shattered shards of glass in the case of breakage.  This technology can be applied to virtually all of our bulbs, in any size or shape including circular, linear, compact PL’s and U-Shaped, and much more.

The ProTech shatterproof sleeve does not inhibit UV transmission, and is a cost-effective shield of protection.  ProTech safely protects workers when UV lights are used in industrial settings, and protects consumers in food and beverage setting such as a grocery store or foot buffet.  ProTech can also be used in air and water purification systems such as municipal drinking water treatment facilities and freshwater marine fish applications.

Our patented technology complies with all state and local food safety regulations and is also FDA approved, providing added assurances to your process.  Peace of mind, environmentally friendly, long lasting effective protection; the benefits are clear; ProTech adds value to your lighting solution.

Added Protection Desirable in the Food Industry

By utilizing our patented ProTech technology in the food industry including restaurants and grocery stores, consumers are protected while also safeguarding consumable goods against contamination.  This shatter proof technology ensures safety whenever germicidal UVC lamps are used, preventing contamination in meat cases, salad bars, bakeries and dessert cases.

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.

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LightSources Provides Innovative Research and Development

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LightSources and our European partner, LightTech, are global leaders in the lighting industry, manufacturing several industry breakthrough items while performing continual research and development.  Employing top engineers and designers, LightSources pioneers with new product development, contributing patents and proprietary lighting solutions to the market.

No matter the lighting application, LightSources has the products, advice and availability to provide proven solutions for simple to extremely complex and demanding industry uses.

Vast Lighting Resources

One huge advantage that LightSources has over any competition is that we maintain our own glass making process in Europe, utilizing the latest in technological advancements within this large capacity, state-of-the art facility.  With modern buildings spanning over twenty acres, we develop, manufacture, test, and continually improve unique phosphor blends with variations of superior glass products.

Our proprietary product, SolGlass® is manufactured here, along with several other technologically advanced products. SolGlass is an innovative, proprietary tanning lamp combining a unique phosphor blend with our own new glass technology, giving skin a more natural looking and longer lasting sun kissed glow.

We offer the combined knowledge of our highly skilled and educated engineers, from facilities in the United States, China, and Europe.  These vast resources position us to readily serve your lighting requirements with on-time delivery of high quality products.

We take pride in our effort to leave the world a better place than we found it, always conscience of our impact on the environment, and what we can do to make it better.  We are proud to supply UV germicidal lamps for various air, water and surface applications, including the new ballast water regulations globally enforced by the United Nations Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC).

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.     

In Duct Air Purification Systems Provide Numerous Health Benefits

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There are many health benefits to in-duct air purification systems which are widely used in many settings.  Cleaning and purifying the air we breathe is advantageous to all of us, and especially important to those with asthma, respiratory conditions, or a compromised immune system.   HVAC air purification systems are widely used in hospitals, nursing homes, and other buildings, both commercial and residential, utilizing the power of ultraviolet light to provide clean and safe air for all occupants.

UVC Air Purification is Safe and Effective

Ultraviolet light has many useful applications in sterilization and purification of air, water and surfaces at specific wavelengths.   We can harness the power of UVC light to eradicate bacteria and viruses, sterilizing equipment used in the medical and dental industry, and cleaning and purifying the air we breathe creating a safe and clean environment.    UV light emitted at the very specific wavelength of 254 nanometers is extremely effective at instantly killing harmful contaminants, while not producing any harmful side effects.   UV air purification can even eliminate odors caused by contaminants leaving clean, pure and odor free air.

In-duct UV air purification is safe and very effective, and at the correct wavelength does not emit ozone like some air purification systems could.  Unnecessary ozone emissions may contribute to the eroding of your HVAC equipment, corroding the cooling system of the AC equipment as it separates aluminum fins from copper lines in the cooling coils.

LightSources is an Industry Leader in UV Air Purification

The experts at LightSources know exactly what bulb you need for your air purification system to provide maximum effectiveness with the safest air purification methods available.  We supply standard lamps and bases in various sizes and configurations, and we also have expert designers and engineers on staff to custom design a system for you.

LightSources manufactures low pressure (LP) amalgam lamps, medium pressure (MPUV) lamps, and distributes all components including quartz sleeves, ceramic bases and electronic ballasts.  We have several standard size options or will create a custom fit for your air purification system.

Our UV germicidal lamps are used world-wide in a multitude of applications for complete and effective germ killing solutions in water, air and surface treated products.  Contact the UV experts at LightSources today for proven solutions to various purification and sterilization processes.

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 used in duct air purification systems, which offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  Please contact us to learn more about our large selection of specialty custom and standard lamps.

High Pressure UV Curing Lamp Experts

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Ultraviolet (UV) radiation causes many useful chemical reactions, with purposes far beyond giving a suntan.  UV light, emitted within a specific range of wavelength, can cure and instantly dry inks, glues, adhesives and various coatings providing a smooth and hardened finish.  The proper UV lamps must be used, manufactured with experience and knowledge of the various functions provided by the different wavelengths of UV emissions.

UV curing can be used for curing surfaces in several industrial and manufacturing processes.  High pressure lamps, also referred to as Metal Halide lamps, are used in many industries such as automotive, aerospace, advertising, medical, food and beverage, cosmetics, and many others, for curing various surfaces quickly and effectively.

UVA / UVB / UVCVarious UV Wavelengths are Used for Specific Purposes

 UV radiation is emitted at different wavelengths, measured in nanometers, which means a billionth of a meter, and is the common measurement for wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation.   Visible light is within the range of 400 to 700 nanometers.

Ultraviolet light can be broken into three different categories, UVA, UVB and UVC, ranging between 200 to 400 nm.  UVA light has a wavelength with ranges between 315 – 400 nm, while UVB falls into the mid-range of 280 – 315 nm and causes most sunburn, and UVC makes up the shorter wavelengths ranging from 200 – 280 nm.

UVB and UVC light are most commonly used for sterilization and purification purposes in medical and environmental applications, with variations available in low pressure (LP) amalgam lamps, medium pressure (MPUV), and high pressure output lamps.

LightSources is the Expert on High Pressure UV Lamps

 High pressure UV curing lamps emit shorter wavelengths peaking at 254nm, and raging all the way to 365nm.  The typical high pressure lamp emits radiation within this range, although the shorter waves at 254nm are ideal for germicidal functions, including water, air and surface sterilization.

High pressure UV lamps can also be used in higher wavelengths ranging from 385nm to 417nm, and are used in reprographics, providing superior print quality for long lasting durable results.   The engineers at LightSources are not limited to the typical manufacturing standards; we can alter the spectral output with additive compounds, harnessing additional peaks of UV radiation.  We are experienced at using gallium-iodide at 400 – 450nm, and iron-iodide for desired ranges between 350 – 400nm.   Other variations of additives are available upon request, depending on your application and desired results.

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

What are My Options with Energy Efficient Light Bulbs?

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We all want to do our part when it comes to saving energy, being ‘green’ and contributing to a healthier planet.  But when it comes to light bulbs, how do we know which energy saving options are the best?  Which bulbs last the longest and save the most energy?

Traditional incandescent bulbs use a lot of energy to emit light, thus 90% of the energy used is given off as heat and is wasted.  This is why these traditional light bulbs are being phased out of use.  Energy saving choices for light bulbs today includes halogen incandescent, compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL), and light emitting diodes commonly known as LED lighting.   These newer choices may cost a little more to purchase, but they will save you money during their life cycle.

Compact fluorescent bulbs are more energy efficient than halogen incandescent, and will pay for themselves usually within nine months of use.  CFL bulbs have been shown to use about one fourth of the energy as traditional incandescent bulbs and can last up to ten times longer, providing a quick return on your investment not to mention the time saved in changing bulbs!  LED lighting is quickly becoming a popular choice with advancements in technology.  LEDs are Energy Star™ rated and use about 25% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs, lasting up to 25 times longer.

Experts in Energy Saving Lighting Solutions

The LightSources Group is dedicated to continuous improvement of its processes to help protect the environment. We have locations around the globe, all operating with green practices, and contributing to saving energy with superior products produced with expert research and development.  Our engineers are the best in the industry, providing patented and proprietary solutions for various lighting applications.  In addition we provide training to all employees on our environmentally friendly technologies and business practices.

LightSources and affiliated companies, which include LCD Lighting, Voltarc, LightTech, and Cerlux, make up the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today. We offer standard lamps and components, as well as customized products, with high-quality solutions to meet our partner’s unique needs.  We invite you to contact us today for energy efficient lighting solutions.

Are You Ready for New Ballast Water Treatment Rules?

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The Ballast Water Treatment Convention contains new regulations effective September 8, 2017.  With the deadline now less than six months away, many suppliers of ballast water treatment systems are scrambling to keep up with demand.

As an established global supplier in the industry and experts in UV germicidal lamp applications, LightSources is here to support the regulations for this important Global Convention.  We have the resources to meet high demand with a presence in the United States, Asia and Europe.

LightTech utilizes a massive in-house glass factory where we produce very specific UV lamps of various wavelength emissions for a wide range of applications.  Our UV germicidal bulbs are used globally in commercial and industrial applications where reliable and effective performance is critical.

UV Treatment for Ballast Water is Effective and Safe

UV germicidal lamps are proven effective at preventing the spread of harmful bacteria, viruses, and contaminated microorganisms in sea water used as ballast in ships.  When ships carry ballast water from one region to another, they often pollute a new area with foreign materials, both bacteria and viruses some naked to the human eye, harmful invading seawater microorganisms, or even poisonous algae.

When vessels are equipped with effective UV ballast water treatment systems, they will be compliant with new regulations of the Ballast Water Treatment Convention, and will experience a safe method of water purification.  With UV treatment there are no harmful chemicals contaminating the water further, or corroding your equipment, just effective UV radiation creating safe and clean water free from harmful contaminants and hitch-hiking organisms.

We have several standard sizes and can custom design specific requirements to fit your new or existing ballast water treatment system.  See our website for more information.

LightSources and our affiliated companies comprise the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  We offer standard lamps and components as well as customized products providing high-quality solutions to meet our partner’s unique needs.  Contact us today to speak to one of our expert engineers for assistance with planning and designing your approved system using the most effective ballast water treatment technologies. 

Advanced Ultraviolet Light Application Experts

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The expert engineers at LightSources and LightTech have the knowledge and experience to provide advanced Ultraviolet (UV) Lighting Solutions to OEMs large and small all around the globe.   There are many technical applications that utilize UV radiation as a catalyst to alter the property of polymers, inks and surfaces.  Advanced UV applications also include germicidal purposes, instantly killing viruses and bacteria, even harmful marine organisms.  UV radiation is also used in advanced air purification systems and in-duct air purification systems providing clean air free from contaminants, bacteria and viruses, even odor.

The LightSources Group includes experts located on three continents; the United States, Asia and Europe, who are well informed in the science of UV radiation and the various advanced applications that harness the power from UV light.

Partnership from Design to Realized Products

Our knowledgeable designers and engineers can assist you from the beginning with designing an effective system that will provide maximum performance for your desired application.  For example, UV germicidal lamps must be verified to emit UV radiation at a precise 254 nanometers, the wavelength most effective at eradicating viruses and harmful contaminants.

We have developed proprietary and patented products, leading the industry with innovative products designed for high performance with long lasting life.  We can equip your new or existing equipment with improved lighting solutions from our standard or custom designed products engineered specifically for your application.

Wide Selection of Advanced UV Products

LightTech in Europe utilizes a state-of-the-art glass factory, designing, engineering, and manufacturing quality products used in advanced UV lighting applications.  We produce a multitude of bulbs in various shapes and sizes, including linear, collagen fluorescent lamps, twist lamps, dual and triple phosphor lamps, in low, medium or high pressure lamps.

The LightSources Group participates in green operations at all of our facilities, doing our part to preserve natural resources and enhance healthy living for all people world-wide.

The combined strengths of LightSources in the U.S. and LightTech in Europe have allowed us to become global leaders in the ultra-violet light industry. We partner with OEMs large and small to design, engineer and produce custom proprietary and specialty lamps, with high performance and low cost. We invite you to contact us to learn more about our innovative solutions.