Benefits of UV Curing for Improved Adhesion


Ultraviolet (UV) curing is used in a multitude of applications worldwide to improve adhesion of various polymers in commercial and industrial processes.  UV radiation is proven to alter the molecular structure of certain polymers such as polyurethane coatings, silicone glue and epoxies.  When these materials are exposed to UV light, a photochemical reaction occurs in seconds to provide an instant bonding or drying of the surface, curing the polymer for improved strength, durability and adhesion.

UV Curing Provides Many Benefits

UV curing is instant and effective, offering many benefits to commercial and industrial processes.  Improving the drying and curing time of various parts and products improves process cycle times and throughput.  A significant improvement in productivity provides maximum profitability.

UV curing also provides a low cost drying process as the right UV curing lamps will provide long lasting, high-performance requiring very little maintenance.  UV curing provides many cost benefits over other methods such as air drying or chemical use. The improvement in cure time over air drying improves profitability.  UV curing is also more cost efficient than chemical use as there is no need to purchase, store or dispose of harmful chemicals.

Improvements in safety are another benefit of UV curing over chemical use of drying and treating products.  UV lamps are harmless to employees, improving safety records of companies.  

Quality is enhanced with UV curing over air drying as the instant curing does not allow time for evaporation, thus resulting in an even coating without blemishes, dust or debris.

With all these benefits, it is easy to see why companies are moving to UV curing lamps to treat products, providing safe and effective curing which improves quality, at a very low cost.  Selecting the right UV curing lamps will provide longer lasting benefits for maximum cost savings.

The LightSources Group consists of the industry’s most advanced lighting engineers, recognized as leaders among high-tech lamp designers and manufacturers.  We provide a wide range of solutions utilizing UV technology, including UV lamps for curing and germicidal applications. Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable engineer and to learn more about our effective and cost-efficient UV lamps for curing.

Improve Eczema Symptoms with UV Phototherapy Lamps

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UV phototherapy lamps are proven to treat a host of medical conditions, especially skin disorders such as eczema.  Eczema is in irritating dermatitis condition which causes patches of dry, itchy skin in varying degrees of severity.  Topical treatments include ointments and creams with corticosteroids and UV lamp therapy, which provide relief to symptoms although there is no known cure for eczema.

Phototherapy, also called light therapy, is delivered through specialty lamps prescribed by your physician.  Phototherapy may be conducted in a controlled environment such as your doctor’s office, or lamps may be prescribed to take home for home treatment.  UV phototherapy lamps are proven to improve symptoms of eczema, especially for patients in the northern hemisphere who experience outbreaks in the winter months when sunlight is minimal.  

How Do UV Phototherapy Lamps Work?

UV phototherapy lamps for eczema are designed with the most effective UV wavelength emission proven to reduce symptoms.  Light is measured by nanometers (nm) when emitted in wavelengths, with UV emissions divided into UVA, UVB and UVC. UVA light is measured at 315nm to 400nm and UVB between 280nm to 315nm and the narrow band of UVB specifically at 310nm proven to provide relief to eczema patients.  

UV light in the right wavelength will reduce inflammation and suppress the immune system from overactive developing reducing the instance of patches of dry skin.  When UVA light is recommended, a medication called Psoralen is used to increase the absorption of the light in the skin to obtain optimum relief.

LightSources Offers Phototherapy Lamps for Eczema

LightSources is a leading supplier of UV lamps and lighting solutions, offering phototherapy lamps, UV germicidal lamps, tanning lamps and specialty fluorescent lamps used in a multitude of applications.  We offer a wide selection of UV lamps with custom developed solutions available to meet your specifications. We offer phototherapy lamps for all skin conditions such as eczema, acne, vitiligo and mood disorders such as seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and depression.  

It is important to use the right type of lamp for your condition, with the specific wavelength of UV light for proper treatment.  Working with a UV lamp specialist will ensure the maximum health benefits.

LightSources is recognized as the leading authority on UV lamp technology, with skilled engineers offering custom designed solutions.  We provide UV phototherapy lamps, UVC germicidal lamps and tanning solutions to OEMs worldwide. Contact us today to speak with an engineer about our proven UV phototherapy solutions.

UV Lamp Providers Which Improve Your Supply Chain


Companies across many industries require UV lamps in their processes such as developing UVC germicidal systems, tanning bed salons and specialty fluorescent lamp applications.  These industries count on their UV lamp supplier to provide high quality, quick turn-around and custom prototype solutions. You need a lamp and lighting solutions provider who offers skilled engineering with in-depth knowledge of UV technology.  

LightSources is a Valuable UV Lamp Supplier  

The LightSources Group is a valued supplier to OEMs worldwide, providing a competitive edge with UV lamp and specialty fluorescent lamp solutions.  We offer vast resources including a modern glass factory in Europe and valuable partner companies such as LCD Lighting, Voltarc and Cerlux for custom designed lamps and components. We provide custom engineering to develop lamps which tout your trademark or logo with ceramic bases to match your colors.

LightSources adheres to the strictest of quality standards, following a strict quality policy as part of our ISO9001:2015 registration.  We provide quick turn around with prototype solutions and custom developed lamps to meet your specifications. Our UV lamps are proven to outperform comparable products, giving you the competitive edge to gain market share.  LightSources is committed to the success of all clients, providing exceptional customer service and support.

The LightSources Group consist of the most advanced, high-tech lamp designers in the world.  We possess in-depth knowledge of UVC germicidal technology to provide maximum sterilization to water, surface and air purification applications.  Our UVC germicidal lamps are utilized in a multitude of industries worldwide including:

  • Medical industry
  • Food and beverage industry
  • Restaurants and grocery stores
  • Air purification for health benefits
  • Commercial air purification to meet emission regulations
  • Water sterilization in municipalities
  • Aqua culture applications

LightSources provides UV lamp solutions to these and many other industries, with innovative, patented products.  We conduct continual research and development to provide first to market lamp solutions which deliver long lasting, high-performance with improved energy efficiency.  Contact us today to learn how to reduce your lamp component cost while improving lamp performance.

UVC Lamps for In-Duct Air Purification Systems


UVC air purification systems are becoming increasingly popular as people are realizing the many health benefits of purifying the air we breathe.  UVC lamps quickly and effectively eliminate harmful bacteria in the air such as viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew and microscopic organisms. In-duct air purifiers are efficient and effective by sterilizing the air in HVAC and AC units for a hassle-free air cleansing system.

Providing clean air to breathe is critical in environments such as hospitals and nursing homes where people already have a compromised immune system.  Schools and daycares realize many benefits by preventing the spread of airborne illnesses among students and staff. In-duct air purifiers are used in many commercial settings to protect the public as well as becoming more and more popular in residential homes.

UVC germicidal lamps are a highly effective, proven method of sterilizing air, water and surfaces.  Ozone emitting germicidal lamps eradicate foul odors from the air while eliminating harmful contaminants, although may contribute to eroding copper lines in certain AC systems so speaking with a UV air purifying specialist is recommended.  Selecting the right germicidal lamps for your application is critical in achieving maximum sterilization and cost savings.

LightSources Offers UVC Germicidal Lamps for Air Purifiers

LightSources is recognized as a leading specialist in UVC germicidal lamps with decades of experience in developing high performance, energy efficient lighting solutions. We offer the widest selection of UVC germicidal lamps for use in air purification systems, water sterilization applications and virtually any UVC germicidal application.  Our engineers understand UV technology and harness the power of UVC radiation with specially designed lamps, phosphor blends and lamp components.

The LightSources Group consists of the leading designers, engineers and manufacturers of UV lamps worldwide, offering vast resources to deliver prototypes and custom designed solutions to fit your application and budget.  UV sterilization is a cost effective method of meeting air emission regulations for corporations, providing long lasting performance with little to no maintenance required.  We design, engineer and manufacture UVC germicidal lamps with the most effective 254 nanometer (nm) emissions proven to instantly kill viruses and bacteria.

LightSources offers the widest selection of UVC germicidal lamps for use in virtually any sterilization and purification system.  Our lamps provide longer lasting, high-performance and energy efficient cost savings over comparable products. Contact us today to speak with an engineer about which UVC lamps are right for your UV air purification system.

USCG Approved Ballast Water Treatment System

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Does your ballast water treatment system meet USCG standards?  According to the Ballast Water Treatment Convention, BWTC, ships are not allowed to dump ballast water from one port into another without utilizing a USCG approved ballast water treatment system.  Treating the ballast water of ships is considered one of the most important things we can do to protect the sustainability of our world’s oceans, which is why the BWTC is enforced by the International Maritime Organization, IMO, and the Marine Environmental Protection Committee, MEPC.

The advantages of UV water sterilization are considerable and meet with USCG approval of ballast water treatment methods.

UV Sterilization of Ballast Water

UV technology is proven to be highly effective at sterilizing water, air and surfaces, eradicating harmful viruses, bacteria, and aquamarine microorganisms naked to the human eye.  UVC radiation is an effective and cost efficient water treatment method to eliminate these dangerous invaders. UVC germicidal lamps developed with effective 254 nanometer (nm) output provide long lasting sterilization effectiveness with little to no maintenance require and no harmful chemicals to store or dispose of.

LightSources Offers UVC Germicidal Lamps

The LightSources Group is a leading global supplier of proven UVC germicidal solutions, offering UVC lamps for a wide range of sterilization applications. We are recognized for delivering first to market patented products developed with proprietary technology, to offer maximum effectiveness and energy efficiency.  Our engineers understand the technology behind all UV radiation applications, with in-depth experience in developing custom solutions for UVC germicidal applications.

We provide UVC lamps for ballast water treatment systems which provide optimum effectiveness with a small footprint.  We offer a wide range of UVC germicidal lamps including:

  • Low Pressure (LP) Amalgam lamps
  • Medium Pressure UV (MPUV) lamps
  • Ozone producing UV germicidal lamps

The LightSources Group is dedicated to delivering UV solutions with maximum effectiveness, long life and energy efficiency.  We design, engineer and manufacture UV lamps utilized across a broad range of applications worldwide. Contact us to speak with an engineer and learn more about our water sterilization solutions including USCG approved ballast water treatment systems.

Where to Find UV Sterilization Lamps

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UV sterilization is a proven highly effective germicidal solution utilized worldwide to sterilize water, air and surfaces.  UV sterilization lamps effectively eliminate harmful bacteria, viruses, mold and microscopic organisms within seconds of exposure.  Ultraviolet (UV) technology is available with specialized UVC germicidal lamps, designed to harness the power of UVC radiation.

UVC germicidal lamps are utilized in water applications such as:

  • Municipalities water treatment plants
  • Aqua culture
  • Ballast water treatment in ships
  • Water reclamation
  • Food processing plants

UVC technology is also used in air purification systems to treat various environments such as:

Selecting the right UV sterilization lamps is crucial to achieve maximum effectiveness and cost efficiency.  There are various UV germicidal lamps on the market such as mercury lamps, amalgam lamps, ozone producing lamps and components.  Speaking with an experienced UV lamp manufacturer will help to achieve the right germicidal effectiveness at the lowest possible cost.

LightSources Offers Specialty UVC Germicidal Lamps

The LightSources Group is recognized worldwide as an authority on UV technology, with specialized lamps developed for a host of UV applications.  UVC germicidal lamps by LightSources are proven effective and cost efficient, with first to market patented products developed with high-tech, proprietary technology. We offer:

Low Pressure Mercury Lamps – available in many lamp types such as high-output or standard quartz, GU or compact quartz and soft glass with effective radiation at 254 nanometer (nm). Proven to outperform comparable lamps with up to 13,000 hours of effective performance.  

Low Pressure Amalgam – LightSources amalgam technology provides up to 3 times the UVC radiation as comparable lamps with consistent effectiveness in temperature fluctuations. Designed to provide even output at 4° to 40°C these lamps operate well in high temperature applications.

Medium Pressure Ultraviolet Lamps (MPUV) – LightSources offers a wide selection of MPUV lamps with 100 watts per inch (WPI) to 700 WPI designed with custom phosphor blends to meet your specifications.

UVC Germicidal Lamp Ballasts, Components and Sleeves – Our lamp components are manufactured with quality materials to provide protection in temperature fluctuations and breakage while allowing maximum UV radiation pass through.  We offer custom designed colors and logos to promote your own brand awareness.

The LightSources Group offers proven UVC germicidal solutions with a wide range of specially designed UVC lamps and components.  We provide custom engineering and prototype solutions from skilled engineers who understand UV technology. Contact us to speak with an engineer and learn more about our high performance UV sterilization lamps.