UV Air Purification Systems Provide Many Health Benefits

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People have a right to breathe clean air in public settings, especially in hospitals, nursing homes and public places.  Ultraviolet (UV) air purification systems are proven highly effective at purifying the air we breathe, eradicating bacteria, viruses and contaminants from the air.  Building owners have a responsibility to their occupants to provide clean and pure air, free from disease.   HVAC air sterilization is common in health offices and medical complexes, with UV air purification systems delivering a higher quality of air in an easy to maintain, proven purification system.

UVC Germicidal Technology Safely Cleanses Air

UVC technology is proven to be highly effective at cleansing the air we breathe, even eliminating odor and contaminants naked to the human eye.  UVC light emitted at 254 nanometer (nm) instantly eradicates viruses and bacteria without the use of harmful chemicals.  UVC light at 254 nm instantly kills harmful viruses and stopping the ability to reproduce.

UVC germicidal lamps operate without risks in HVAC systems, with no ozone emitting systems which can contribute to eroding HVAC and cooling systems.

UV Air Purification Experts at LightSources

LightSources and our valued global partners represent the leading experts in the lighting industry today, offering high quality and long-lasting UV lamps proven effective at eradicating contaminants in the air.  Our UVC germicidal lamps include proprietary amalgam lamps with patented technology providing a higher intensity in a smaller footprint, with longer lasting effectiveness.  LightSources provides UV lamps in standard or custom designs, electronic ballasts, custom ceramic bases in virtually any color, and high-quality quartz sleeves.

LightSources produces UVC lamps for a multitude of applications around the globe, providing safe and effective solutions to eradicating germs and disease.  You can have confidence in our decades of experience and expertise to develop the right balance of UV energy emitted at the optimum wavelength to produce the most effective purification and sterilization process.

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 wide selection of specialty custom and standard lamps.

Proven Lamp and Lighting Prototype Solutions


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The LightSources group offers in-depth knowledge of ultraviolet (UV) energy and fluorescent lighting to provide advanced technology to OEMs around the globe.  We work with manufacturers large and small to assist in design and engineering of new projects or renovations of current lighting processes.  Our vast resources include LightSources in the U.S. and China, LightTech which boasts a state-of-the-art glass factory in Europe, and several valued partners such as Cerlux which manufactures custom components, LCD Lighting which specializes in miniature fluorescent lamps, and Voltarc, the leader in lighted sign applications.

Our team of experienced engineers provide expertise in developing your project with optimum lighting solutions at the proper wavelength, or nanometer (nm) in either ozone free or ozone generating designs.

Prototype Solutions Developed for Your Patented Property

LightSources partners with you early in your project to develop the most beneficial design for your application.  We provide extensive research and development to assist OEMs worldwide in developing your own patented products to enhance brand awareness and gain market share.  We provide custom lamps and lighting solutions to virtually any lighting application including:

  • Proprietary tanning lamps
  • UV lamps for curing polymers, inks and coatings
  • UVC germicidal lamps for sterilization and purification
  • Specialty fluorescent lamps for neon signs
  • Mini-fluorescent lamps used in avionic display and backlighting
  • UV lamps for screen printing applications

With our global resources including experienced engineers and designers, we offer superior lighting solutions and lamp products at the most affordable cost available.   Our knowledgeable engineers provide reverse engineering, custom designed lamps, and sockets and bases in any color combination.

LightSources and our experienced, valued partners are recognized as leaders among high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  Contact us today to learn more about our wide selection of standard lamps, or speak to our skilled engineers for custom designed lighting solutions. 

Custom and Unique Lamp Bases Designed Your Way



LightSources and our valued partner, Cerlux, offer the most customizable lighting solutions available in the industry today.  Cerlux provides matching sockets and lamp components specific to your unique lamp products including tanning, germicidal and fluorescent lamps.  No matter the lamp application, Cerlux has the right solution for you.

Cerlux is a leading manufacturer of custom bases, with matching lamp components and sockets designed with your unique logo.  By designing your lamp bases and sockets with your own logo, we help you to set yourself apart from the competition and increase your brand awareness.  Cerlux offers a wide array of color choices, with the option to custom create your own color to match your logo perfectly.

Cerlux Manufacturers High Quality Lamp Sockets and Bases

Cerlux manufacturers tips, washers, electric insulators, resistant grinding cylinders, and many more products with a unique stamping process.  Utilizing either a fully automated process or operating a manual hand-press, Cerlux leads the industry with high quality manufacturing of lamp fittings and sockets.  Cerlux adheres to strict quality processes to ensure high performing, long lasting products.

Cerlux has vast experience with specialty ceramic processes, firing at temperatures exceeding 1,000°C.  Cerlux operates with energy efficient, green practices, using the heat from our kiln to heat our water and buildings.  Our glazing process protects the lamp components, and is available in any color of your choice.

Cerlux is a valuable addition to the LightSources group, adding value to our extensive lineup of high quality lamp components.   Skilled engineers are ready to take your call to assist with any lighting solution, including specialty fluorescent lamps, miniature lighting solutions, UVC germicidal lamps, tanning lamps, and virtually any lighting application.

Our vast resources allow for fast turnaround on prototype and production runs.  Contact the LightSources group today to more about our custom designed and manufactured lamp components, bases and sockets.

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 Light Provides Effective Ballast Water Treatment

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New international regulations for the treatment of ships ballast water took effect on September 8, 2017, enforced by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), a division of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).   The new regulations require that all ships traveling in international waters have an effective treatment method on board to purify the ballast water they carry in their vessel.

This is important as the spread of disease and foreign invasive species is recognized as one of the greatest threats to the sustainability of our planet’s oceans.  Untreated ballast water has wreaked havoc on shipping ports and all but ruined the economy of those dependent upon the marine life.

LightSources Provides Effective UV Ballast Water Treatment Systems

LightSources is a leading global supplier of UV germicidal lamps with vast resources to meet the demands of the International Maritime Organization’s ballast water treatment requirements.   UVC germicidal lamps prevent the spread of viruses, harmful bacteria and microorganisms that can spread disease in the ballast water of ships.   UV ballast water treatment systems are compliant to the recent Ballast Water Treatment Convention, and U.S. Coast Guard approved.  UV treatment systems use no harmful chemicals that can further contaminate water, are easy to maintain and cost effective.  UVC germicidal lamps are proven to completely eradicate harmful bacteria, viruses and organisms preventing the spread of disease and toxic marine life.  LightSources employs skilled designers and engineers with in-depth knowledge of the effectiveness of UV radiation, giving you confidence that your system will perform as required.

The LightSources group offers several standard sizes of UV treatment lamps or we can custom design a system specific to your needs.  Our patented amalgam lamp technology provides more intensity with a smaller footprint, and longer lasting life for ongoing compliance with little maintenance.

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. 

Learn the Healing Benefits of Phototherapy

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Fluorescent lighting is used worldwide to provide healing benefits for a number of various medical ailments.   Treatment with light is called phototherapy, and is very effective to treat many conditions.

Skin Conditions Treated with Phototherapy

The use of phototherapy to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis is endorsed by the National Psoriasis Foundation when treated under a doctor’s care.  Indoor tanning beds are not the same as phototherapy for psoriasis as they do not emit the same UV light as prescribed by a doctor.

Ultraviolet light in the UVB range provides the most effective treatment for psoriasis.  Patients are often sent home with a special treatment lamp to receive the proper amount of UVB rays.  This is effective by slowing down production of new skin cells and allows the area to heal.

Ultraviolet light is also effective at treating many other skin conditions such as acne and eczema, and reduces the symptoms of inflamed and itchy skin.

UV Light Provides Phototherapy to Treat Jaundice

Jaundice is most common in newborn babies and occurs when the liver does not break down toxins as a fully functioning liver would.  UV light is effective at breaking down bilirubin and new parents can be sent home with these ‘bili’ lights to nurture their baby’s liver into a fully functioning state.

Diabetes Improved with Light Therapy

People suffering from diabetes can benefit greatly from phototherapy.  Ultraviolet light is highly effective at aiding would healing by killing bacteria and fighting infection.  UV light is also used to treat diabetic retinopathy, a serious eye condition that is the leading cause of blindness in people between the ages of 20 and 64.  Diabetic Retinopathy damages the retina in 80% of diabetics that have had diabetes for more than 20 years.

The good news is that this is preventable if treated early.  Phototherapy lessens the progression of this disease in 90% of all cases.

Depression and Mood Disorders Benefit from Phototherapy

People suffering from depression and mood disorders benefit greatly from phototherapy.  Exposure to UV light enhances the mood of those suffering from seasonal affective disorder when the daylight hours are lessened during winter months.  People often feel better within one week of treatment.  Consistency is key for phototherapy to be effective at treating mood disorders.

Find Proven Phototherapy Solutions from LightSources

The LightSources group provides proven solutions for phototherapy treatment, with decades of experience in ultraviolet radiation we know the right solution for the right application.  LightSources offers UV lamps for existing light therapy equipment and we can manufacture custom lamps designed specifically for your application.

LightSources in the U.S. and our strategic European partner, LightTech, represent the leading high-tech lamp designers and manufactures in the lamp industry today.  Our lamp and lighting products are used worldwide in a multitude of applications including phototherapy with proprietary technology and patented products.  We invite you to contact us today to learn more about our wide selection of phototherapy lamps. 

What is CRI and How It Can Benefit You?

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CRI is a term used in the lighting industry and stands for Color Rendering Index, which is a rating scale used to measure the effectiveness of a light source to render colors when compared to natural daylight.  Natural Daylight has a CRI of 100, which is the highest score available.  A lower CRI of 50 or less indicates that the source of light is not conducive to rendering colors very well.  In fluorescent lighting, a CRI rating of 80 to 95 is an excellent rating of color rendering ability.

Industry Uses of Excellent CRI

Using the right lighting in your business can render great rewards, in terms displaying your products in a better and more appealing light.  Knowing the CRI of your light source will benefit your business, and your customer satisfaction.

If you own a jewelry store, you would want your jewels, diamonds, gold and silver displayed with lighting that provides a high quality of color rendering, and registers high on the CRI scale.  A high-quality light with an elevated CRI rating will really bounce light off of your diamonds and allow the flashy colors to show through, pleasing your customers and enticing a purchase.

A favorable CRI index rating is also quite desirable in the clothing industry, improving the appearance of displays allowing vibrant colors to show through.   The restaurant and food industries also benefit from a high CRI index, as showcasing healthy red meats or desirable desserts influences a consumer’s choice when ordering their meal.

As you can see, the effectiveness of your lighting plays a big role in the success of your business.

LCD Lighting Provides Enhanced CRI Index Lighting

LCD Lighting, (LCDL), is a leading specialty lamp designer and a valued partner to the LightSources group.   LCDL conducts continual research and development, with proprietary color rendering index technology that contains additional rare-Earth phosphors that let the natural light through to reveal true colors.

LCDL and LightSources can help you to choose an existing phosphor blend or we can develop a custom blend specific to your needs.

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 Ink Curing Benefits Many Industries


Ultraviolet light is powerful energy that is used in many commercial and industrial applications, with UV ink curing providing many benefits to several processes.  UV light causes a photochemical reaction when exposed at the proper wavelength, or nanometer.  At the right nanometer (nm), UV light causes the instant drying and curing of inks, coatings and adhesives.  This is used to cure ink onto various substrates including paper, plastic, wood and metal.

UV lamps emitting ultraviolet radiation at the 367 nm to 400 nm range are highly effective at curing specialty inks, varnishes, glazes, adhesives and various coatings.  UV ink curing systems provide an effective curing process to many industrial applications, including:

  • Quick and effective curing of coatings such as glazes, lacquers, varnishes and inks
  • Packaging – UV ink curing is used to quickly print onto various packaging material, including corrugated and plastic products
  • Marketing – several printing processes use UV ink curing to quickly dry inks on a variety of marketing material. UV ink curing dries fast without evaporation, creating high quality and vibrant ink colors to raise brand awareness
  • Automotive – UV ink curing is effective at instantly drying a wide variety of interior and exterior automotive parts and components
  • Consumer Electronics – UV ink curing is used for drying which improves adhesion in many electronics and components such as circuit boards, exterior and interior parts
  • Aerospace – UV curing provides fast and effective curing of coatings and adhesives to create durable components
  • Adhesive Bonding – UV light is used in several industrial applications to improve adhesion and create unbreakable bonding
  • Medical – UV energy is also used to sterilize and disinfect medical components

LightSources’ offers UV lamps in low pressure, medium pressure or high-pressure UV radiation, for use in a wide array of processes.  Our expert engineers will custom design a lighting solution to provide you with the proper UV lamps for your 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 curing lamps that offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  Please contact us to learn more about our wide selection of specialty custom and standard lamps.