Ultraviolet (UV) Power Effective for Water Purification



Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a powerful catalyst for many important germicidal functions, eradicating bacteria, viruses and fungi from air and water.  UV water treatment is used for many purposes, protecting aqua life and the human inhabitants of cities and towns.  UV water treatment is gaining popularity as the UV germicidal effectiveness is gaining awareness in many industries, including drinking water, aquaculture, shipping industry, water reclamation, and waste water.

Water for Consumption

UVC germicidal technology is extremely effective at eradicating bacteria and parasites that cause illness, ensuring safety for human consumption in public water systems.  Treating drinking water with UV germicidal technology is advantageous over other methods such as chemical use by eliminating harmful pathogens without hazardous residue.

UV treatment systems provide effective results with very low-maintenance.  LightSources provides long lasting high-performance UV lamps for no hassle long life performance.

Aqua Culture

The health and well-being of marine life is vital to the continual sustainability of our planet’s oceans.  UV disinfection of fish farms and hatcheries promotes a successful endeavor of maintaining our natural fish and wildlife.  UV water treatment systems are used in aquariums, hatcheries and water preserves.

UV Water Treatment in Ships Ballast Water

With global trade continuing to increase, the United Nations recognized a need for an update to the Ballast Water Convention, which regulates ships ballast water in international waters.  Contaminated ballast water is seen as one of the greatest threats to the world’s oceans.

UV treatment in ships’ ballast water treatment systems provides effective germicidal treatment eliminating harmful marine organisms that may invade foreign waters.  LightSources provides standard and customized UV germicidal lamps for ballast water treatment systems, adhering to United States Coast Guard and the Ballast Water Convention guidelines.

Water Reclamation and Wastewater Treatment

UV germicidal treatment cleans wastewater from human use, eliminating pollutants before entering natural water sources.  UV wastewater treatment systems are effectively utilized in community systems such as well water, rural water in villages and towns, cities, ranches and farms.

UV water purification provides an effective and cost-efficient germicidal application, with no harmful chemical residue and minimal maintenance.

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.

Combined Resources Advance Fluorescent Light Technology


LightSources and our valuable affiliate company, LCD Lighting, give our customers advantages with innovative technology.  Through continual research and development, LCDL and LightSources have developed patented technology utilized in high performing fluorescent lamps.  Our proprietary products include Ultra-Bright™, Robo-Bend, Long-Life™, and High CRI (color rendering index).

These state-of-the-art solutions are utilized by OEMs large and small around the globe, as this partnership is recognized as one of the best in the world for fluorescent lighting excellence.

Innovative Technology in Fluorescent Lighting

LCDL and LightSources provide high-performing fluorescent lighting to OEMs worldwide in the following industries:

  • avionic display, including NASA space shuttle
  • automotive interior lighting
  • computer and electronic backlighting
  • fluorescent lamps used in architectural, buildings and warehouses
  • advertising signs and displays

Proprietary technologies developed from these combined resources have set the industry standard for specialty fluorescent lighting, used in these and many more commercial and industrial applications.


Ultra-Bright technology was developed with a combination of advanced materials and manufacturing processes, resulting in lamps that offer double the efficacy (lumens / watts), with maximum uniform lighting.


Our cutting-edge Robo-Bend proprietary technology allows engineers to replace multiple lamp systems in backlighting technology applications with one single 8mm or 9mm LCDL serpentine hot and cold cathode lamp.  Our advanced technology allows manufacturing of serpentine hot and cold cathode lamps incorporated with a bending process.

Long Life

Long Life technology improves many fluorescent lighting applications with less maintenance and bulb replacement, thus resulting in a quick return on investment.  Our Long Life lamps provide exceptionally long operating life of up to 60,000 hours with our T5 and T8 lamps, and up to 50,000 on T12.  (60,000 hours equals 2,500 days, or 6.85 years!)  Replacing your specialty fluorescent lamps every six to seven years makes good sense in outdoor signs, warehouses or difficult to reach places.

High CRI (Color Rendering Index)

Proprietary innovative technology produces true and natural colors with more earth tri-phosphors than other fluorescent lamp manufacturers.  Our high-tech engineers and designers continue to research cutting-edge advancements in fluorescent lighting technology.

LightSources, with our affiliated companies including LCD Lighting, represent the foremost high-tech designers and manufacturers in the fluorescent lamp industry today.  LCD Lighting has designed and manufactured custom fluorescent lamps for virtually any type of OEM lighting application.  Contact us today to learn more about our exclusive fluorescent light technology.

UV Ink Curing Systems Provide Cost-Efficient Savings


UV ink curing systems are utilized in several commercial and industrial applications, providing cost-efficient savings to OEMs around the globe.  UV curing is a very fast and effective method of curing inks, adhesives and coatings on a variety of substrates for many industrial purposes.

Several manufacturing processes are harnessing the power of UV radiation to cure and instantly dry inks and coatings on their products, giving a quick return on investment with cost-efficient savings.   The speed at which UV curing occurs greatly improves efficiency in several manufacturing processes.

How Does UV Radiation Cure Inks

Ultraviolet (UV) light can cause a photochemical reaction to occur to quickly dry specialty inks or coatings, creating a strengthened finish on products.  Medium pressure UV (MPUV) lamps are very effective at curing coatings and inks when harnessed at 367 nanometer (nm) to 400 nm.

UV ink curing is a process that is used in several industries and manufacturing processes, adding cost saving efficiencies to OEMs around the globe.  Some examples of manufacturing processes benefitting from UV curing include:

  • utomotive –Provides quick curing and drying of interior automotive components such as buttons and knobs
  • Aerospace – Fast and effective drying of inks and curing of adhesives create strong and durable components
  • Medical – Provides curing and disinfection purposes in medical and pharmaceutical applications
  • Packaging – Fast drying of printed labels on various packaging articles including, plastic, glass, and corrugated.
  • Marketing – A wide array of printing applications on either flat or cylindrical products for target marketing and brand awareness
  • Consumer Electronics – Curing and drying of adhesives and inks on electronic parts and circuit boards
  • Bonding Adhesives – Useful in several industrial applications
  • Instant drying of coatings such as glazes, varnishes, lacquers and inks

The LightSources Group has in-depth knowledge providing superior lamps for all UV ink curing systems utilized in virtually any commercial or industrial application.  With vast experience of low pressure, medium pressure and high pressure UV radiation, our skilled engineers are sure to find the proper UV lamps for your specialized application.

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

Expert Fluorescent and UV Lamp Manufacturer

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LightSources in the United States, and partner LightTech in Europe, are recognized leaders among UV lamp manufacturers, providing high-performing and long-lasting UV lamps to OEMs around the globe.   These vast resources combined with LightTech’s modern glass making factory in Europe benefit OEMs worldwide with proven solutions.  LightSources and LightTech are world leading lamp manufacturers producing superior UV and fluorescent lighting solutions, including:

  • High pressure facial tanning lamps
  • Low pressure tanning lamps
  • UVC germicidal lamps
  • UV curing lamps
  • Amalgam lamps
  • Specialty UV lamps
  • Specialty fluorescent lamps
  • Twist, dual and triple phosphor tanning lamps
  • Collagen fluorescent lamps
  • Custom backlighting for avionic display
  • Eco-friendly lighting solutions

The LightSources group manufactures these specialty lamps and many more for virtually any application.

Expert UV Lamp Manufacturers

Operating state-of-the-art production facilities on three continents including our China location, allows the LightSources Group to provide superior performing lamps for commercial and industrial applications worldwide.  Our continual research and development has resulted in several patented and proprietary products utilizing cutting edge technology.

LightSources is a world leading UV lamp manufacturer, committed to the highest quality products, meeting even the most demanding customer specification.  With vast resources, we are a valuable addition to any supply chain, providing flexibility and quick turnaround.   As a key strategic supplier to OEMs both large and small, LightSources provides high performing product, on schedule.

The LightSources group practices green technology in all aspects of our lamp manufacturing, taking great concern for public safety, and preserving our natural resources.

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 and water treatment systems that provide industries a way to disinfect and improve the quality of air and water without the need for toxic chemicals.  Please contact us to learn more about how we can help make your lighting vision a reality.  

Lighting Solutions with Proven Advanced Technology

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The LightSources Group in-house glass factory meets production needs of OEMs around the globe with fast turnaround time on consistent production runs and shorter lot runs, with quality lamps and lighting technology delivered on time according to schedule.

LightTech in Europe operates one of the most advanced glass factories in Europe, meeting demanding production schedules in addition to employing engineers with expertise in lighting technology.  Our large capacity, state-of-the-art glassworks factory opened in 2001, and is the only in the region manufacturing UV germicidal, open, closed, FS lamps as well as our proprietary SolGlass® lamps enhancing the tanning industry with advanced technology.

With commitment to continual research and development, LightSources and LightTech have developed several patented and proprietary products setting new standards and leading the industry with cutting-edge lighting technology.  With complete control in our glass making processes, we offer high performing best in class quality products, saving you time and money with low-maintenance and long life.  Our lamps are proven to exhibit greater performance in fluorescent and UV solutions throughout the entire life cycle when compared to other lamp manufacturers.

Types of Glass

There are basically four types of glass that produce just about every type of lamp including general light bulbs, fluorescent lamps in signs and industrial applications, UV germicidal lamps treating air, water and surfaces, lamps used to treat skin conditions in the dermatology field, and UV lamps for tanning purposes.  The uses for UV and fluorescent lighting are endless, benefiting commercial and industrial applications worldwide.

  • Open Glass – open glass designs have approximately 35% transmission, allowing for a balanced ratio of UVA and UVB waves to pass through the lamp glass. Open glass lamps are often used in the tanning industry in North America.
  • Closed Glass – closed glass lamp designs are often used in tanning in Europe, which emit more UVA energy while limiting UVB energy.
  • Germicidal Soft Glass – Germicidal soft glass allows for the highest amount of UV transmission with 91%, including maximum UVC exposure which is highly effective in sterilizing water and air. UVC germicidal lamps are used worldwide to eradicate bacteria, virus and harmful pathogens in countless applications.
  • FS Glass – FS glass offers a combination of open and closed glass, using a very narrow phosphor band resulting in pure UVB exposure, effective in dermatological applications benefiting people with various skin conditions.

LightSources and LightTech have vast knowledge in ultraviolet radiation, and in providing the most effective wavelength in nanometers (nm) for required applications.  All glass types are available in T4, T5, T6, & T8 dimensions, with cut or collared glass options.

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.

What is Color Rendering Index (CRI)?

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Color Rendering index (CRI) is a rating scale to assign the effectiveness of a light source in rendering colors, compared with natural daylight.  A CRI of 100 is equal to natural daylight referring to the highest ability of color rendering which is by the sun itself.  On the contrary, a low CRI of 50 or less means that the light source does not render colors very well.  An acceptable CRI in fluorescent lighting is 80 to 95, which equates to an excellent color rendering ability.

Where is CRI Important in Industry?

Knowing the CRI of your lighting has great benefits and will provide competitive advantages in certain industrial applications.  For example, in the jewelry store you want your lighting to reflect the full spectrum of lighting when exposed to diamonds and jewels, showcasing your items and making them more appealing and desirable.

A high CRI index used in clothing displays makes a big difference in the appearance of clothing, casting an appealing glow in the right displays to reveal vibrant color schemes.  Food displays in restaurants, showcasing primed aged meats or delectable desserts can make the difference in a consumer’s decision to appease their appetite.  Whatever your lighting application, do not underestimate the power of pleasing, high quality lighting with a high color rendering index.

LCD Lighting, a valued partner company to The LightSources Group, has developed proprietary color rendering index technology with more rare-earth tri-phosphors revealing natural true colors.  With advanced technology, LightSources and LCD Lighting can develop custom colors for specific requirements in various applications.

Fluorescent Lamp Color Specification

With more than 100 various shades of white, it is important to choose the right color coordinates for your fluorescent lighting application.  Even the slightest variation will make a difference in many different environments.  The most effective method of defining the color is with color coordinates.

We can choose an existing phosphor blend with exact color coordinates for your application, or we can develop a unique phosphor blend just for your specific needs.

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.

New Ballast Water Treatment Convention



With the new Ballast Water Treatment Convention regulations taking effect September 8, 2017, updated regulatory requirements are quickly nearing.   Ballast water treatment companies are scrambling to comply with proper treatment methods aboard their ships.

The LightSources Group is recognized as a leader in the industry of ultraviolet (UV) lighting applications including UV germicidal purposes.  UV radiation is a safe and effective method for eradicating bacteria, viruses, and harmful pathogens in air and water.

LightSources and our global partners recognize the importance of transporting water clear from disease throughout our international waters, and with locations on three continents we are positioned to be a valuable key supplier to the industry of ballast water treatment systems.

Benefits of UV Ballast Water Treatment Systems

No harmful chemical use is a huge benefit to UV water purification systems.   With long lasting high performing UV germicidal bulbs, there is very minimal maintenance required, and no need to store harmful chemicals or no chance of harmful residue remaining in the water.  With some chemical applications, a second treatment is necessary to remove any harmful residue.

UV radiation quickly and effectively removes contaminants from water, even harmful marine organisms in ocean water, with no harmful side effects.

Importance of Ballast Water Treatment

Ships carry ballast water for balance and safety, taking on ballast water when unloading cargo in one region, and releasing it when loading in another.  This transfer of ocean water from one region to another has been recognized as one of the greatest threats to the world’s oceans today.

When ships release ballast water into a new region, it may often contain foreign invaders that have no natural predator in a new environment, therefore they thrive and multiply.  Once the foreign organisms take root in their new home, they can take over quickly with nothing to stop them.   This has been the case in several shipping ports, all but eliminating once thriving fishing industries.  These invaders from the sea can be poisonous algae, mussels, jellyfish and even bacteria naked to the human eye.

UV radiation effectively cleans the water prior to releasing into new environments, thus preserving the natural environment with no threat of invasive species from a foreign land.   UV treatment systems for ballast water are safe, effective, and are compliant with US Coast Guard regulations.

LightSources is a world leading UV lighting and germicidal application supplier, providing proven solutions with high performing, long lasting lamps.  Our engineers have vast knowledge of UV germicidal lamps, and how to harness the most effective UV radiation for sterilization and purification applications.

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.