Industrial Processes Benefit from UV Air Purification


Many industrial processes such as manufacturing plastics, rubber or any industrial process which releases toxic or chemical byproducts requires an air purification system.  Companies are required to provide clean air for employees to breathe and are regulated on how much pollutants and contaminants they are allowed to disburse into the air. UV air purification provides a solution to the industrial businesses, with many benefits in addition to clean air.

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation has been used for sterilization of water, surfaces and air for many years, and is becoming more popular in residential settings as well.  UV light is proven to be safe and effective at removing harmful contaminants including volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air to improve air quality for overall health and well-being.

UV Air Sterilization is Effective and Cost Efficient

UV air sterilization is proven highly effective is very cost efficient with little to no maintenance required.  UVC germicidal lamps instantly eliminate viruses and bacteria from the air within seconds of exposure.  UV light is measured in wavelengths, referred to as nanometers (nm), with UVC band of 254nm the most effective to eliminate harmful microorganisms.  UV radiation emitted at 185nm is necessary to produce ozone which is used in ozone air purification systems to also remove all odor from the air.

Use of UVC germicidal lamps in air purification systems is a safe and effective method of cleaning the air without the use of chemical byproducts.  With no need to purchase, store or dispose of chemicals, UV radiation requires less maintenance, is much safer to use and is better for the environment.  

LightSources Offers High Performance UVC Air Purification Lamps

LightSources and our European partner, LightTech, are recognized global leaders in the design, engineering and production of high performance fluorescent and UV lamps used in a multitude of applications.  We employ highly skilled engineers with in-depth knowledge of UV radiation and experience in developing first to market, proprietary products with cutting edge technology. Not all UVC lamps are made the same, with LightSources you can be sure that your desired wavelength is met with the most effectiveness in a long lasting, high performance lamp.

LightSources and our valued partners represent the leading high-tech lamp designers and manufacturers worldwide.  We provide lamps and lighting solutions for a multitude of industries including a wide selection of standard or custom designed UVC germicidal lamps.  Contact us today to learn more about our UV sterilization lamps and UV air purification systems.


Custom Lampholders for High Performance Lamps

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The LightSources group consists of the leading global suppliers of lamps and lighting solutions, which includes LightSources in the U.S. and China, LightTech in Europe boasting a large, modern glass factory and our valued partner companies including Cerlux, LCD Lighting and Voltarc.  Voltarc is recognized as a leading manufacturer of high performance lampholders engineered with patented technology.  

Lampholders by Voltarc provide high performance for safe and simple lamp operation in any lighting application. Voltarc performs continual research and development to offer cutting edge technology which delivers high performance with cost saving energy efficiency.  

TriLight Max™ is a specialty fluorescent lamp series designed by Voltarc with high quality tri-band phosphors proven to yield exceptional color rendering with maximum lumen output.  TriLightMax series offers easy retrofitting Kulka Recessed Double Contact Lampholders with recessed end caps and double contacts. Lamp bases designed by Voltarc provide safety and reliability in retrofitting processes.

Voltarc offers a wide selection of lamp bases and matching sockets which allows The LightSources Group to provide the optimum lighting solutions to OEMs of any size for virtually any lighting application.

Kulka Wiring Devices and Lampholders

Voltarc’s wide selection of quality lampholders includes many styles within the Kulka line, recognized for their high quality coupled with long lasting performance.  The Kulka product line offered by Voltarc includes the following:

        Slim line lampholders

        Miniature bi-pin lampholders

        Medium bi-pin lampholders

        Recessed Double Contacts (RDC) lampholders

        Miscellaneous accessories and wiring devices

Voltarc follows the same stringent quality policy as LightSources, conducting continual improvement operations through research and development to deliver better products with improved energy efficiency.  We offer a multitude of lamps and lamp components with custom designed options available. The LightSources Group offers a wide selection of high quality lamps and lamp components for virtually any application including UVC germicidal lamps used in water, surface and air purification systems worldwide.

The LightSources Group offers high performance lighting solutions for virtually any lighting application in any industry, including customized fluorescent and UVC germicidal lamps.  We employ skilled design engineers with in-depth knowledge of UV radiation and lamp design.  Contact us today to speak with an engineer to learn more about our high performance lamps and lamp components.

Ballast Water Treatment Convention New Rules

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The new requirements for the Ballast Water Treatment Convention (BWTC) took effect last September of 2017, with the main goal of establishing procedures for how ships treat their ballast water.  The BWTC is enforced by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), which is a subsidiary group of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Ballast water in ships has been determined to be one of the greatest threats to the sustainability of our world’s oceans.

When ships travel from one port to another and release ballast water from a completely different region, invasive marine organisms often spread to uncontrollable levels wreaking havoc on the fishing industry and even the health and livelihood of residents living in the area.  With new rules for the BWTC, all ships are to have a U.S. Coast Guard approved ballast water treatment system.

UV Germicidal Ballast Water Treatment System

Ultraviolet, UV, radiation is proven highly effective at eradicating harmful contaminants such as viruses, bacteria and microorganisms from water, air and surfaces.  The LightSources Group offers UVC germicidal lamps in various sizes and shapes to meet even compact design of smaller vessels. UV technology quickly and effectively eliminates the threat of aquatic viruses even naked to the human eye.

With UV ballast water treatment systems, UVC germicidal lamps eliminate the threat of spreading disease with no need for chemicals.  Purchasing, storing and disposing of chemicals used to treat water can result in further environmental contamination and requires additional costs, storage space and time to manage.  With long lasting UVC germicidal lamps, ballast water is treated effectively with little to no maintenance required.  

The LightSources Group Offers UVC Germicidal Lamps

The LightSources Group offers highly effective, proven UVC germicidal lamps for use in air, surface and water treatment systems.  We provide custom designed germicidal solutions with proprietary technology.  Our Low Pressure Amalgam lamps perform with improved efficiency of 30% to 35% when compared to similar lamps, with the benefit of a small footprint for ease of use in limited spaces.   We offer Medium Pressure UV germicidal lamps (MPUV) which also provide highly effective germicidal solutions in an even smaller footprint.

The LightSources Group is the leading expert on UV germicidal lamp solutions with vast resources and in-depth knowledge of UV radiation.  We offer germicidal solutions from skilled and experienced engineers, providing prototype solutions and custom designed lamps. Contact us to speak with an engineer about our highly effective, cost-efficient UVC germicidal lamp solutions.  

Air Purification in HVAC Duct Systems

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Incorporating air purification systems in HVAC duct systems provides many health benefits to people by delivering air that is free from airborne viruses and bacteria.  Ultraviolet (UV) light is highly effective at sanitizing the air we breathe and can be incorporated into existing or newly renovated HVAC systems. UV air purification is important in many commercial settings and is becoming more popular in many residential installations as well.  

UV air purifiers are proven to eliminate viruses, bacteria, mold spores, dust mites, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and many harmful contaminants from the air.  Ozone emitting UV light purifiers also eliminate odors in the air removing foul or stale odors to deliver a fresh and clean scent free from harmful contaminants. Many commercial settings such as hospitals and doctor’s offices require clean air for patients that may already have a compromised immune system.  Providing a safe and clean environment where patients and visitors can breathe clean air is vitally important to overall health and well being and is especially important in medical facilities or nursing homes where the elderly are more susceptible to illness from germs.

In duct air purification systems are also utilized in industrial settings to clean the air in manufacturing facilities processing products such as plastics and rubber.  UV light purification provides safe and clean air for employees and helps businesses to meet strict code regulations for the air quality of their environment and any contaminants disposed of as by products.

LightSources Provides UV Air Purification Lamps

The LightSources Group designs, engineers and manufactures high quality UV lamps used in air purification systems worldwide.  We employ skilled design and lighting engineers with in-depth knowledge of UV radiation and experienced in designing lamps to harness the power of UVC radiation for germicidal solutions.  We deliver first to market solutions with powerful UVC germicidal lamps used in surface, water and air purification and sterilization processes.

LightSources and LightTech in Europe are recognized as global leaders in the UV germicidal light industry.  We partner with OEMs large and small to design, engineer and manufacture proprietary lighting solutions with custom specifications.  Contact us today to learn more about our high quality, cost efficient UVC germicidal lamps used in high performance air purification systems.

Phototherapy Helps People with Eczema

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Eczema causes itchy patches of dry skin that is bothersome and painful to people suffering from this irritating skin disorder.  While there is no known cure for eczema, some treatments exist that can help to lessen the symptoms. Ointments and corticosteroids work for some people, while UV light therapy has been a promising treatment for eczema which offers many benefits to patients.

UV light as a treatment for eczema is often highly effective at improving painful symptoms and controlling future outbreaks.   UV light treatment is also called phototherapy, which is delivered in a doctor’s office or under a doctor’s care with a prescription for a specialty lamp designed specifically for eczema treatment.  Phototherapy for eczema includes UV lamps which emit wavelengths in the UVA, UVB and narrow band UVB spectrum.

How Does a UV Lamp Work to Treat Eczema?

UV light is emitted in wavelengths which are measure by nanometers (nm) with UVA light in the range of 315nm to 400nm, UVB rays in the range of 280nm to 315nm with narrow band UVB measuring at 310nm.  All are proven to successfully treat eczema by suppressing an overactive immune system and reducing inflammation, pain and itching.

The most common type of phototherapy lamp used to treat eczema is the narrow band UVB treatment which mimics rays from the sun and is helpful to clear up symptoms of eczema.  A medication called Psoralen is required to be administered with UVA treatments which makes the skin more receptive to absorbing the UVA wavelengths.

LightSources Develops Phototherapy Lamps

LightSources, along with our European partner, LightTech, design and engineer high quality phototherapy lamps which treat a host of medical conditions.  We offer effective light therapy solutions in long lasting, cost efficient UV lamps.  Our phototherapy lamps are used to treat various skin conditions including eczema, acne, vitiligo and mood disorders such as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), depression and many other ailments treatable with proven UV therapy lamps.

LightSources is recognized as a leading supplier of UVC germicidal lamps used in water, surface and air purification systems worldwide.  Our skilled and experienced design engineers posses in-depth knowledge of UV radiation and have developed first to market lamps which offer patented technology for powerful effectiveness combined with long lasting performance for maximum cost savings.

The LightSources Group consists of the leading high-tech lamp designers available today offering powerful UV lamps which deliver proven results.  We offer vast resources and in-depth knowledge to develop the most effective and cost efficient phototherapy lamps on the market. Contact us today to learn more about our proven solutions with phototherapy lamps for eczema.

How Does a UVC Light Bulb Work


UVC Light bulbs generate ultraviolet, UV, radiation within the UVC spectrum for the most powerful germicidal effectiveness.  UVC lamps eliminate bacteria, viruses, mold spores, fungi and harmful contaminants by penetrating the DNA of their cells. UVC radiation destroys the cells of microorganisms making them unable to reproduce, instantly rendering them harmless.

A specially designed UVC light bulb emits UV radiation at precisely 254 nanometer (nm), which delivers the most germicidal effectiveness.  UVC lamps designed to emit energy at 185 nm are used in ozone air purification lamps to effectively eliminate odors from the air including volatile organic compounds (VOCs).  UVC light bulbs provide fresh, clean and odor free air for improved health in many residential and commercial settings.

UVC Light Bulb Specifications

UVC light bulbs are typically low pressure, mercury lamps which provide the optimum amount of UV radiation at the right wavelength. When mercury atoms reach a high energy level, low pressure produces a mercury arc with radiates at exactly 254 nm. UVC lamps usually contain Argon gas or a mixture of Argon, Neon and other gases required in certain applications.  

UVC light bulbs are manufactured similarly to fluorescent lamps, operating with a comparable discharge device.  The body of a UVC lamp is typically made of either:

L Glass – quartz and Titanium which blocks out 185nm

L Glass – soft glass designed to emit 254nm

VH Glass – pure fused quartz that transmits both 185nm and 254nm

UVC lamps do not have the inner phosphor coating which allows for maximum pass through of UV radiation.  UVC bulbs are not designated by voltage as incandescent bulbs are, but rather by operating voltage. The lamp ballasts determine and deliver the operating voltage required to break down rare gases.  

LightSources Offers UVC Lamps and Ballasts

LightSources offers a wide selection of UVC lamps and ballasts with custom designed solutions available to meet your unique specifications.  We are committed to continual improvement with research and development, delivering first to market UV solutions to many industrial applications.  Our UVC lamps are utilized in water, surface and air purification systems worldwide to improve the health and well being of people everywhere.

LightSources and our valued partners provide proven UVC germicidal solutions to virtually any application with custom designed solutions from our skilled and experienced engineers.  We design, develop and manufacture UV lamps used in sterilization and purification systems worldwide. Contact us today to learn more about our germicidal solutions with specially designed UVC light bulbs.