Ultraviolet (UV) light is utilized in many industrial and commercial applications to instantly cure, harden and strengthen polymers quickly and effectively. UV light instantly causes a photochemical reaction when exposed to polymers such as epoxies, lacquers, glues, polyurethane and various polymers. UV curing offers many benefits over other drying methods such as air drying or the use of chemicals.
Benefits of UV Curing
UV curing offers many benefits due to the instant drying time which does not allow for evaporation as can occur with air drying. The instant curing provides a more consistent surface with no chance of dust or particles drying in the coating and is smooth compared to air dried surfaces, which produces a higher quality of product.
With instant curing, cycle times are increased and productivity is maximized for increased production. UV curing is instant, quicker than air drying or the use of chemicals, which pose additional challenges for companies.
Safe for Employees
UV curing is completely safe, with no need to purchase, store or dispose of harmful chemicals. Parts can pass under UV light while on a conveyor or other automated system without the need for employees to apply chemicals which may be hazardous to health.
All of these benefits equate to increased profitability with a higher level of quality product produced in quicker cycles. Improved quality results in increased customer satisfaction with new and repeat business opportunities.
LightSources Delivers Quality UV Curing Lamps
The LightSources Group designs, engineers and manufactures high quality lamps used in UV curing systems worldwide. LightSources in the U.S. and LightTech in Europe offer skilled engineers with in-depth knowledge of Ultraviolet radiation combined with decades of experience and vast resources. We support OEMs large and small with high quality lamps which outperform comparable products for long lasting performance.
LightSources and our valued partner companies are the leading global high-tech lamp designers, providing the most advanced warehouse and lighting solutions available today. We have decades of expertise and in-depth knowledge of the technology behind UV radiation to provide the optimum lamp style for your process. Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable engineer about the UV curing solution that meets your specifications.
Advancements in ultraviolet (UV) technology provide powerful sterilization to air, surface and water treatment applications. UV radiation is proven to effectively eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and microorganisms from water with safe treatment methods. UV water sterilization is used in a number of water treatment processes such as:
- Water reclamation
- Water treatment plants
- Ballast water in ships
- Municipalities water treatment
- Drinking water
- Food and beverage
UV radiation is used to eliminate harmful contaminants in these applications and many others.
UV Technology for Water Reclamation
Waste water treatment plants and water reclamation facilities benefit from UV radiation from UV germicidal lamps. UV germicidal lamps are used to sterilize water to kill germs and prevent illness.
Marine Hatcheries and Aquaculture
Marine hatcheries and fish farms utilize the power of UV water sterilization to keep their fish and marine life healthy and free from viruses. Water preserves and aquariums realize many benefits from UV germicidal lamps which eliminate harmful marine microorganisms.
UV Lamps Treat Ballast Water in Ships
The shipping industry is required to treat ballast water in ships traveling to foreign ports to eliminate the spread of disease through contaminated water. Eliminating the threat of transporting harmful marine organisms such as poisonous jellyfish or invading mussels is one of the most important things we can do to provide sustainability to the world’s oceans. UV ballast water treatment systems are approved by the U.S. Coast Guard and proven to be safe and effective.
LightSources Provides UVC Germicidal Lamps for Water Sterilization
UVC germicidal lamps by LightSources are proven in a multitude of applications worldwide. The LightSources Group is recognized as the leading, high-tech lamp manufacturer offering custom designed lamp solutions which meet your specifications.
The LightSources Group consists of the world’s leading high-tech lamp designers and engineers available. We are dedicated to continual improvement through research and development to deliver cutting edge, innovative lamp products that outperform the competition. Contact us today to learn more about our UV germicidal lamp solutions for water purification solutions.
Tanning salon owners and managers are continually searching for the best tanning lamps which provide maximum results for happy customers. Powerful, noticeable tanning results promote increased clientele with repeat and new customers. Successful tanning salons know that The LightSources Group is the lamp supplier with quality lamps for improved performance and increased customer satisfaction.
For more than thirty years, The LightSources Group has been recognized as a leading lamp manufacturer, delivering innovative lamps solutions. LightSources in the United States and LightTech in Europe offer vast resources combined with skilled lamp designers who possess in-depth knowledge of ultraviolet (UV) technology.
LightSources Offers Patented UV Tanning Solutions
LightSources is committed to delivering innovative lamp and lighting solutions, with first to market, patented tanning lamp solutions. Our wide selection of tanning lamps offers many options to accommodate different types of beds and skin tones. Our proprietary tanning lamp technology includes:
- A-Power™ – achieve long lasting, darker pigmentation with high pressure lamps.
- MultiTone™ – MultiTone technology delivers the power of three lamps in one for even tanning to different parts of the body.
- SolGlass® – developed from research and development aimed at filtering out the best UV rays to deliver maximum tanning effects.
- Peak2 Technology® – designed with a proprietary blend of phosphors which allows UVA and UVB output in one lamp, it’s like two lamps in one.
LightSources is committed to providing the most advanced UV lamps and lighting solutions. We offer a wide selection of specialty tanning lamps, UVC germicidal lamps and fluorescent lamp solutions used worldwide. We support OEMs large and small with quick turnaround time on prototypes and custom designed lamp solutions.
LightSources and LightTech represent the leading lamp manufacturers available today with innovative tanning lamp products and technology designed for maximum customer satisfaction. Contact us today to learn more about our tanning lamp products and lamp solutions.
In-duct air purifiers for use in HVAC systems are gaining in popularity for use in residential and commercial systems. UV air purification is proven to be highly effective at sterilizing and purifying the air we breathe to improve health and well-being. UV air sterilizers effectively eliminate harmful viruses, bacteria, mildew, mold, dust mites and other contaminants for healthier air.
UV In-duct air purifiers are beneficial in any setting especially commercial buildings where people have compromised immune systems such as hospitals, doctors offices and nursing homes. Air purification is equally important in schools, businesses and residences to improve the health of everyone with cleaner, sterilized air. Eliminating airborne illnesses helps to keep children healthier in schools and day care centers and improves the health of patients in hospitals.
UV radiation is proven to be highly effective at sterilizing air, water and surfaces by eliminating harmful contaminants.
LightSources Offers UV Lamps for In Duct Air Purifiers
LightSources is a leading global supplier of UV lamps and lighting solutions, including UVC germicidal lamps used in air purification systems and water sterilization processes. LightSources and our European partner, LightTech, lead the industry with first to market patented lighting solutions which outperform other comparable lamps. We provide UVC germicidal lamps designed with the most effective wavelength and phosphor blends for maximum germicidal effectiveness.
UV radiation emitted at 254 nanometers, nm, the unit of measure for wavelengths of light, is proven to instantly eradicate harmful contaminants within seconds of exposure. As air passes through the UV lamp all airborne illnesses are quickly eliminated. Ozone producing lamps are available to also eliminate foul odor from the air caused by volatile organic compounds (VOCs). We offer ozone generating and ozone free germicidal solutions.
The LightSources Group consists of the world’s leading high-tech lamp designers available. We offer customized lighting solutions and ongoing customer service and support. Contact us today to speak with an engineer and learn more about our UV germicidal solutions.
The LightSources Group consists of the most forward thinking and innovative lighting and lamp suppliers in the world. LCD Lighting is a valued partner of The LightSources Group, offering high performance miniature lamps solutions to manufacturers and OEMs around the globe. LCDL manufactures miniature lighting for precision and high performance applications such as:
- Avionic displays
- NASA space shuttle
- Computer backlighting
- Fluorescent lighting applications
Hot Cathode Fluorescent Lamps
LCDL designs, engineers and manufactures hot cathode fluorescent lamps (HCFL) in varying lengths and diameters ranging from T2 to T12. The letter T signifies a tubular design while the number represents an 1/8 of an inch. This means that a T8 is a tubular fluorescent lamp that is exactly one inch in diameter. LCDL manufactures HCFL lamps which range in size from ¼” to 1 ½” in diameter.
HCFL lamps are found in many applications such as automotive, aerospace, computers, graphic arts, signs, displays, medical devices and many others.
Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps
Cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) are ideal in applications such as neon signs where bendable lighting is required. CCFL lamps are designed with an electrode rather than a filament as in HCFL lamps. CCFL miniature lamps are common in automotive and avionic displays, military applications, backlighting in computers and many others miniature lighting applications. LCDL miniature lamps can be found in these lighting applications and many more which require long lasting, high performance and energy efficient lighting solutions.
Both HCFL and CCFL lamps feature a mercury vapor designed to enhance the phosphor blend and emit a pleasing light. LCDL and The LightSources Group offer a wide selection of reliable, high performance miniature lamps with customized solutions available. Our engineers will design, engineer and manufacture the right lighting solution for your application to meet your exact specifications.
The LightSources Group is a leading provider of specialty fluorescent lighting solutions, meeting the demands of OEMs and manufacturers worldwide. We provide high quality, high performance and low-cost lighting solutions. Contact us today to learn more about our high-tech lamp solutions.
Many people suffering from eczema are seeking relief from dry itchy patches of skin. Eczema is a skin condition with no known cure, although many treatments are available to control bothersome symptoms. Ointments, corticosteroids, and UV phototherapy lamps are all treatments which improve symptoms and control outbreaks.
A specialty phototherapy lamp delivers ultraviolet (UV) radiation at just the right wavelength for effective light therapy treatment. Phototherapy should be delivered only the advice of a physician in a controlled setting. Some people may be prescribed a phototherapy lamp to take home and use under specific directions. Light therapy is often helpful in controlling symptoms of people who live in the northern hemisphere that experience increased outbreaks during the winter months.
How Does Light Therapy Treat Eczema?
Light is emitted in wavelengths, divided by colors and measured with nanometers (nm). Ultraviolet is broken into UVA, UVB and UVC wavelengths with UVA measuring between 315nm to 400nm and UVB measuring from 280nm to 315nm. The narrow band of UVB light in the range of 310nm is specifically successful at treating eczema symptoms. Narrow band UVB is effective by suppressing the overactive immune system to reduce inflammation and is the most common form of UV light therapy used to treat eczema.
UVA light is also used in conjunction with a medication to improve the skin’s ability to absorb the UVA rays. Psoralen is often prescribed with UVA treatment to reach optimum absorption to improve eczema symptoms.
LightSources Offers UV Light Therapy Lamps
LightSources is a leading manufacturer of UV lamps used in phototherapy lamps to treat a host of medical conditions. Phototherapy is proven effective at relieving symptoms of eczema, acne, vitiligo, psoriasis and other conditions such as depression. Be sure to work with a reputable phototherapy lamp supplier to ensure the right amount of UVA, UVB or UVC exposure.
Using fluorescent lamps which are not designed to treat specific medications can make conditions worse and not produce the desired effect. LightSources offers phototherapy lamps designed by skilled lamp engineers who understand the technology behind UV lamp radiation. We provide specialty lamps with custom phosphor blends to reach the maximum UV output for your specifications.
LightSources and our valued partners offer high-tech lighting solutions that meet the required specifications for successful phototherapy results. Contact us today to speak with an engineer and learn more about our UV phototherapy lamps.