Valued Supplier to OEMs with Superior Lighting Solutions

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The LightSources Group started as a single location in Connecticut more than three decades ago and quickly grew to include partner companies and affiliates on three continents.  The LightSources Group is a valued supplier to many companies, OEMs large and small, located in more than 60 countries on 6 continents!  We understand the importance of delivering quality products, on time.

With global resources, the LightSources Group can meet just-in-time deliveries with Kanban systems catered to our customers’ specific requirements.  Utilizing detailed material resource planning forecasting methods, we maintain the correct amount of inventory to meet your deadlines with on time delivery.  LightSources can meet the deadlines of some of the largest and most demanding companies in the world.

LightSources has two locations, one in the United States and one in China, LightTech is our European partner with a state-of-the-art glass factory located in Hungary.  Our specialized glass factory utilizes modern equipment along with highly skilled engineers knowledgeable in all aspects of lighting solutions including fluorescent lamps and UVA/UVB/UVC solutions used in various industrial and commercial applications.

Our modern glass works factory allows for extensive research and development resulting in several patented and proprietary products, leading the industry with complex, specialized solutions for virtually any fluorescent or ultraviolet lighting solution.

LightSources produces and supplies specialized UV lamps for various applications including sterilization and purification of water, air and surfaces.  Our UV germicidal lamps are designed with the most effective wavelength for your specific application.  UV radiation is extremely effective at eradicating bacteria and viruses from water or air, thus eliminating harmful contaminants providing several health benefits.

The experts at LightSources have the knowledge, the expertise, and the resources to provide even the most demanding of OEMs around the globe with precise and effective lighting solutions.

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 offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  We invite you to contact us to learn more about our wide selection of lamps.

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Specialty Fluorescent Lamps from LCD Lighting

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LCD Lighting, a valued partner to LightSources, is a global leader with designing, engineering, and manufacturing either standard or custom built fluorescent lighting for virtually any lighting application.  LCD Lighting produces superior quality T2, T4, T5, T8 and T12 fluorescent lamps, utilizing proprietary and patented technology.

Along with the various sizes of fluorescent lighting mentioned above, LCD is also an expert manufacturer of hot or cold cathode fluorescent lamps, CCFL sub-minis, HCFL-aperture, and compact fluorescent lighting with exceptional expertise in avionic display backlighting.  LCD Lighting is a leading supplier of backlighting in commercial and private avionic display lighting including AMLCD lamps used in illuminating cockpit controls in Boeing aircraft and the NASA Space Shuttle.

We are dedicated to continual improvement and investment into research and development resulting in proprietary and patented technology, advancing the industry with innovative designs.  Our focus is on product and process improvement, along with efficient use of resources while minimizing our environmental footprint.  Providing high performance products with long life and durability is the mission of LCD Lighting and the LightSources Group.

LongLife+™ Technology Provides Quick Return on Investment

LCD’s patented LongLife+™ technology is available on T8 and T12 products, and provides a life cycle up to six times more than other standard T12 lamps without LongLife technology.  LongLife technology utilizes a specialty coating inside the lamp providing long lasting superior   performance even in high intensity lamp products.

This results in less maintenance and replacements, provides maximum efficiency and a quick return on investment, in addition to contributing to an environmentally friendly process by reducing waste.

Custom Phosphor Blends Available

LCD Lighting employs some of the the most knowledgeable engineers in the lighting industry, offering the capability to blend custom phosphors to match your specified hue.  We offer ultraviolet, infrared and proprietary blends designed for maximum performance in your desired application.

LCD Lighting will also provide sub-assemblies or fully assembled lamp units in either standard sizes, or custom dimensions designed to perform in your own specialized equipment.

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.

Phototherapy Provides Healing Benefits

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Fluorescent lighting is used to treat many health, skin and mood disorders providing healing benefits for various medical conditions.  This light therapy is so effective, it is also known as phototherapy, and is used worldwide providing safe, fast and proven effective results for various medical conditions.  Fluorescent lighting emitted at particular wavelengths, provides treatment for various conditions at particular Nanometer (Nm).

Phototherapy Heals Skin Conditions

Many people suffer from psoriasis, an immune related disease that causes red, scaly patches to appear on the skin.  There are various forms of psoriasis, some more serious than others, with most appearing as itchy red areas with stinging and burning sensations.  The National Psoriasis Foundation supports the use of phototherapy to treat psoriasis, but only with a prescription and under a doctor’s orders.  They also warn that indoor tanning beds do not provide the same treatment as prescribed UV light.

Phototherapy in the form of UVB light provides maximum effectiveness for psoriasis, and patients can be given an at home treatment lamp with just the right amount of healing UVB rays.   Exposure to UVB rays causes the affected area to slow down the production of skin cells, allowing the area to heal.

UV light can also treat other skin conditions such as eczema and acne by suppressing an overactive immune system, and reducing the symptoms of itchy and inflamed skin.  Fluorescent wavelengths in the range of 415 nm are effective at killing bacteria, aiding in clearing skin affected with acne.

Phototherapy for Jaundice

Jaundice is a condition causing a yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes, and can be common in newborn babies.  The yellowing of the skin is caused by a build-up of toxins in the body as the liver cannot break down these toxins like a healthy fully functioning liver.   “Bili” lights are used to break down bilirubin, thus improving jaundice in newborn infants.   New parents can be sent home with the specialty lighting, while nurturing their newborns onto healthy livers with these fluorescent lights.

Light Therapy and Diabetes

Light therapy can be used in different ways to help people with diabetes.  UV light can aid in wound healing, providing safe and effective treatment to speed up healing and fight infection by killing bacteria and viruses.

UV light is also used to treat a severe eye condition called diabetic retinopathy, which damages the retina in 80% of diabetic people that have had the disease for 20 years or more.  Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in people ages 20 to 64.  Light therapy can reduce this disease from progressing in a surprising 90% of all new cases with proper treatment and monitoring.

Mood and Emotional Disorders Improved with Phototherapy

Many mood and emotional disorders are much improved with exposure to UV light.  Those suffering from depression, especially that caused by less exposure to daylight hours can be improved by UV exposure in as little as one week.

Consistency is important for any type of phototherapy to be effective.

LightSources Provides Proven Phototherapy Solutions

The experts at LightSources have vast experience with all ranges of the UV light spectrum, providing knowledgeable assistance with the proper lamps for your application.  We have lamps for existing light therapy mechanisms, or we can manufacture custom lamps to fit your custom equipment.

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 including light therapy, offering patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  We invite you to contact us to learn more about our wide selection of lamps.

Germicidal UVC Technology from LightSources

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Germicidal UVC technology is quickly becoming the most popular choice for air, surface and water disinfection and sterilization.  Harnessing the power of UV radiation for germicidal applications has many advantages over other methods such as chemical use that can emit harmful irritants or residue, or filtration that can be ineffective.  Germicidal UVC lamps provide powerful sterilization with very simple and safe methods.

Germicidal UVC lamps are used in various settings that require clean air, water and surfaces such as hospitals, doctor’s offices, the food and restaurant industry, water filtration plants and air purification systems including HVAC applications.   UV germicidal lamps remove harmful bacterial from air and water, while also providing the powerful effect of removing odor from the air.

Innovative Technologies Provide Effective Air Sterilization

Wastewater and sewage treatment facilities utilize the power of UVC Germicidal lamps to remove bacteria from the air, thus eliminating odor as well.   LightSources provides powerful UV lamp technology using low pressure mercury lamps, and low pressure amalgam lamps for effective air sterilization and odor removal.

Ultraviolet radiation technology removes harmful contaminants in the air, eradicates odors, and purifies the air by targeting the nuclei of the cells destroying them which makes them completely unable to multiply.  This sterilization process is effective and beneficial in many healthcare settings such as hospitals where people gathering could have respiratory illnesses, asthma, or dire consequences if exposed to airborne illness that could exacerbate an already compromised health condition.  In this case, air purification is crucial for optimum health.

Removal of these harmful contaminants and odor causing organisms is also advantageous in many industrial settings such as farms, food processing plants, commercial kitchens and restaurants, and waste water treatment plants.

LightSources is a global leader supplying UVC germicidal lamp products to various OEMs world-wide, providing effective solutions for removal of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

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.

Fluorescent and Neon Sign Solutions from LightSources

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Fluorescent and neon signs are only as good as the components and the lamps providing the illumination.  When you want the best in available quality, you need an expert in the lighting industry, with experience in designing and manufacturing various types and styles of fluorescent lighting.  Voltarc Technologies is recognized as a leader in architectural lighting, fluorescent signs and neon lighted signs, known for specialty fluorescent lamps, ultraviolet lamps, and custom holders and wiring devices.

Voltarc joined the LightSources Group in 2009, and has more than 75 years of expertise developing various lighted sign options including fluorescent lighted signs, neon tube signs, U-lamps, or cup-cathode lamps providing unrivaled life expectancy with their proprietary TriLight Max™ Series.   Voltarc employs only the most highly skilled engineers and lamp designers bringing your brand image to life with the most vibrant signs in the industry.

Voltarc develops innovative lighted sign solutions with state-of-the-art components, leading the industry with several proprietary and patented products including:

Neon Tubing

TriLight™ and TriLight Max™ Fluorescent Lamps

Xtra Long Lamps

TufBend U-Lamps

TufStraight Lamps

Hyde Neon Fabrication Equipment

Masonite Electrodes

Various Standard and Custom Lamp Accessories

Voltarc offers cutting edge lighted sign solutions with innovative technology, and energy-efficient solutions delivered with exceptional customer service.  When you need exceptional lighted signs or components, Voltarc is your solution for standard or complex, intricate designs developed for your customized application.

With Voltarc you benefit from years of experience providing superior signs and lamp components, delivering cost-effective solutions in any environment.  Our products outlast and outperform the competition, time and again.  For consistent durability, low maintenance, and high performance, Voltarc can develop your customized lighted sign solution in any shape, style or design imaginable developed for your unique application.

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

Customize Your Lamps with Unique Bases

 

 

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At The LightSources Group, you can truly have it your way!  When you want to customize your specialty fluorescent lamps used for your germicidal, tanning, or fluorescent lighting application, Cerlux has the solution for you.  Cerlux, a valued member of The LightSources Group, is a unique manufacturer with the ability to offer patented bases made specifically for your equipment.

By identifying your bases, matching sockets and lamp components with your unique logo, you can gain brand awareness and set yourself apart from your competition.   You can have your choice of a wide array of colors to choose from, or create your own custom color to perfectly match your logo or equipment.

Cerlux has the capability to produce your custom ceramic bases and sockets with either a manual hand-press, or a fully automated process, whichever your process calls for.  Cerlux has vast expertise in fabricating proprietary fittings and sockets, and all parts are tested in our facility before assembling and shipping to our customers.  Strict quality policies are followed throughout the manufacturing process, assuring that you receive the best product available, made with the finest of components and verified processes.

Quality Manufacturing of Lamp Bases and Sockets

Cerlux utilizes a stamping process to manufacture electric insulators, tips, washers, resistant grinding cylinders, and much more.   Part of the ceramic process includes firing, which is performed at very high temperatures of at least 1,000°C.    The heat from our kiln is actually recycled to heat our water and buildings, not wasting the energy or heat source used in our production operations.  Cerlux places a high value on energy efficiency, recycling and re-using resources whenever possible.   One final step in manufacturing ceramic bases is glazing which protects the ceramic surface of the products.  While a white glazing is a standard common choice, your color options are endless with Cerlux’s unique ability to custom match your colors.

Contact The LightSources Group today to find out how you can gain your competitive advantage with custom designed and manufactured lamps bases, sockets and components.

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.

UV Curing Creates Unbreakable Bond

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Ultraviolet light used as a curing agent with a polymer creates a bond stronger than any type of typical super glue you may be used to.  This particular polymer that reacts with UV light is usually silicon glue, or another polymer such as polyurethane or an epoxy, that will ‘cure’ or dry clear only when exposed to UV light.   The photochemical reaction happens quickly, usually drying within only three seconds.

There are many advantages of UV glue curing over other methods; the quick cure time is one clear advantage, along with the superior bonding over other methods.  UV curing of polymers creates an often unbreakable bond, stronger and superior over other methods such as air drying or use of chemicals.

Drying of glues, adhesives or polymers always incorporates evaporation which can be an inconsistent process leaving inconsistent products.  The speed at which UV light provides a dry, sealed bond eliminates evaporation leaving a consistently cured, and quality improved product.  Use of chemicals can also create an inconsistent process and product, while potentially exposing employees to harmful contaminants.

Curing glue or bonding agents with UV light provides a consistent process resulting in a consistently superior product, with an instantly hardened surface created with no exposure to harmful contaminants.

Benefits of UV Glue Curing

UV glue curing is a powerful photochemical reaction, providing several benefits over other methods.  The fact that the polymer will not harden until exposed to UV light is a huge advantage, allowing for targeted areas to experience the unbreakable bond, while not contaminating unwanted areas with glue.

A second layer may be applied, and quickly harden, to supply a stronger bond that can be sanded down, painted or stained.  This versatile process is used in several manufacturing applications, including automotive, aerospace, graphic design and printing, and various other manufacturing processes.

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.