Meet Industrial Air Quality Demands with UV Air Treatment

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Ultraviolet (UV) air treatment systems are used worldwide in many residential, commercial and industrial processes to clean and purify the air. Many industrial applications are mandated to purify the air after producing toxins such as in rubber, plastic or textile manufacturing.  Air purification systems are a recognized and approved treatment method to meet industrial air quality regulations. 

UV germicidal lamps are proven to eliminate airborne germs which cause serious illnesses such as viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew and various microorganisms. UV ozone lamps also eliminate foul odors from the air and UV oxidation is proven to remove pesticides, insecticides, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Many businesses have converted from chemical treatment systems to UV air treatment systems which offer many advantages.

Advantages of Industrial UV Air Purification

UV air purification systems are recognized as highly effective and are replacing chemical treatment methods in air purification and water sterilization processes worldwide.  UV air purification offers many benefits over chemical treatment methods such as effectiveness, environmental safety and affordability. 

UV air treatment systems do not release any harmful byproducts into the environment as chemicals do and are much simpler to maintain with no need to purchase, store or dispose of harmful chemicals. UV disinfection lamps provide affordable and effective air purification methods to many commercial, manufacturing and industrial processes.

LightSources Offers Industrial UV Air Purification Solutions

The LightSources Group is recognized as a world leading supplier and authority on UVC germicidal lamp solutions. LightSources in the United States and LightTech in Europe together offer vast resources, decades of experience, and a commitment to delivering first to market, innovative and improved germicidal products. We are dedicated to research and development where we continually develop proprietary technology which provides significant advantages to the UV germicidal industry.

Our UVC germicidal lamp solutions include low-pressure Mercury lamps, medium pressure and low pressure Amalgam lamps including proprietary Amalgam technology. Our lamps are proven to provide longer lasting performance, even in compact spaces and in applications with varying temperatures. We offer custom designed lamps to meet specific application requirements as well as assist customers in developing prototype products. 

We support OEMs globally with prototype support and production fulfillment with just in time delivery.  Our commitment to quality and improvement is evidenced in our high-quality, high-tech germicidal lamps.  

The LightSources Group is recognized as a leading global supplier and authority on UVC germicidal solutions. We design, engineer and manufacture high quality lamps proven to outlast and outperform comparable lamps. Contact us to learn how to improve your air purification systems with UVC germicidal lamps designed for your application requirements. 

UV Disinfection Lamp Industry Trends

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All market research reports reviewed by the top market research companies show an increasing compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of anywhere from 15 to 23% for the UV disinfection lamp industry through 2026. Ultraviolet disinfection systems are big business and gaining momentum around the world with an increased awareness of the effectiveness and benefits provided. UV disinfection lamps are proven to eliminate harmful viruses, bacteria, microorganisms and a wide range of contaminants and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). 

Rapid Industrialization Drives Industry Growth

Ultraviolet disinfection lamps are used to sterilize surfaces, food and beverage processes, air and water. Air purification systems use UV lamps and technology to remove germs causing airborne illnesses, dust, mold, mildew and other irritants. UV air sterilization systems improve air quality, health and wellness in many environments including residential, commercial and industrial applications.  

UV water sterilization systems are also proven effective at removing harmful germs and aquatic microorganisms even in high-volume applications, such as wastewater treatment plants and municipal drinking water treatment systems.

The rapid industrialization in Asia, specifically China and India, has contributed significantly to pollution which leads to polluted air and water sources. Governments in these areas are pushing for clean water supplies to all residents which is also driving industry growth.

UV Disinfection Lamp Suppliers

UV disinfection lamp suppliers must continue to provide new and innovative products for the germicidal industry to remain competitive.  LightSources is a leading supplier to the germicidal industry, providing first to market, innovative germicidal products which deliver longer lasting performance and energy efficiency. 

The LightSources Group is committed to high-quality through a strict quality policy, ISO9001:2015 registration and continual improvement initiatives.  Our lamps are proven to outlast and outperform comparable lamps in germicidal effectiveness and energy efficiency. 

LightSources supports OEMs large and small worldwide with high-quality germicidal lamps and custom designed solutions for any application. We are committed to research and development and continual improvement offering innovative, high-tech lamps and lighting solutions. Contact us to speak with an engineer and learn how the LightSources Group will add value to your supply chain to meet all your industry requirements.

High Quality MPUV and MPHO Lamps for Disinfection

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Medium pressure ultraviolet (MPUV) germicidal lamps and medium pressure high output (MPHO) lamps provide disinfection solutions to many surface disinfection, air purification and water sterilization applications.  MPUV lamps provide many benefits to high volume water treatment processes such as in waste water treatment plants  and ships’ ballast water treatment systems. 

Advantages of MPUV Disinfection Lamps

MPUV germicidal lamps produce significantly more UVC energy over low pressure ultraviolet (LPUV) lamps.  This allows for increased flow rate even in compact spaces. MPUV germicidal lamps provide another advantage by emitting polychromatic wavelengths, which means emissions of multiple wavelengths. Polychromatic UVC germicidal lamps are used in advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) which are proven to effectively reduce and remove micro-pollutants such as insecticides, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals from wastewater.

LightSources Offers High Quality Disinfection Lamps

LightSources offers high quality UVC germicidal lamps including MUPV and MPHO lamps designed for specific applications. Our skilled engineers custom design and engineer germicidal lamps to meet your specific application needs. We offer lamps from 100 W per inch to more than 700 W per inch and varying arc lengths anywhere from 2 inches to 85 inches long.  

We understand the technology behind ultraviolet lamp design to harness the optimum UV radiation level to meet your application requirements. We offer custom lamp design, specialty phosphor blends, prototype development and full OEM support with just-in-time delivery.  Our MPUV lamps are designed with high-quality components and advanced, proprietary technologies including:

  • Engineered with a molybdenum foil within a hard quartz capillary, providing a hermetic seal
  • Pin electrodes in pure tungsten with an over-wind of throated tungsten
  • Fused quartz with an ultra-low water content
  • Ceramic or metal with suitable electrical termination to provide effective and safe electrical conductivity
  • Each lamp is filled with an inert Argon gas during an exacting process which ensures accurate mercury content and fill pressure 
  • Full traceability with a unique serial number from start to finish in the production and measurement process

LightSources offers one of the widest selections of germicidal lamps available, designed and engineered with high quality materials and components. We offer custom designed solutions and MPUV lamps backed by a limited warranty.  Contact us to learn how to improve your germicidal application with high-quality MPUV and MPHO germicidal lamps.


Where Can I Find High Quality Ozone Lamps?

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Ozone occurs naturally from ultraviolet light although the ozone layer filters most of the UV light emitted by the sun.  Ultraviolet (UV) light refers to wavelengths emitted at frequencies higher than visible light. Ultraviolet, or beyond violet, refers to light frequencies in the range of 100 to 315 nm, whereas visible light is in the range of 400 to 700 nm.

UVC germicidal lamps deliver powerful UV radiation at an effective 254 nm, proven to sterilize and disinfect against many germs and viruses. When UV light is emitted in shorter wavelengths in the range between 160 to 240 nm, ozone will be produced.  Photolysis of oxygen, O2, is the process which disrupts the oxygen molecule, creating valent oxygen atoms which attach to individual oxygen molecules, creating ozone, O3.  

Quartz glass ozone lamps emit UV rays in the range of 185 nm to effectively decompress the oxygen in the air and create ozone.  Ozone disinfectant lamps are used worldwide in a number of water and air sterilization systems, eliminating harmful germs and foul odors.  UVC ozone lamps improve air quality by eliminating harmful contaminants, microorganisms, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including ammonia, sulfides and mercaptans. 

High-Quality Quartz Glass Ozone Lamps

LightSources is a leading global supplier of UV lamps and lighting solutions including UVC germicidal solutions. We offer a wide selection of UVC germicidal lamps including ozone lamps and custom designed solutions. Our UV germicidal lamps are found worldwide in air purification systems and water sterilization applications, meeting high-volume commercial and industrial demands.

We offer high-tech, custom lamp design to meet compact requirements, and specialty phosphor blends to maximize performance for your application. Our skilled engineers assist you with the rapid prototype program, reduced lead times and just-in-time manufacturing. We support OEMs worldwide with soft glass and quartz glass lamp requirements and on time delivery.

The LightSources Group is recognized as a world leader and authority in quartz germicidal lamps. We continually develop new and innovative solutions for the UVC germicidal industry which include public safety and environmentally friendly practices. Contact us to speak with an engineer about improving your UVC germicidal application with proven, high-quality UVC germicidal and ozone lamps.


Light Therapy for Mood and Sleep Disorders

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Light therapy, also called phototherapy, is a way to treat various mood disorders and depression, specifically seasonal affective disorder (SAD).  SAD commonly occurs to people that live in the northern hemisphere during fall and winter months when sunlight is significantly reduced. People that use light therapy to ease symptoms of SAD sit next to a bright light that mimics natural outdoor sunlight.

According to the Mayo Clinic, light therapy can be quite successful in treating a number of mood and sleep disorders including:

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD
  • Nonseasonal types of depression
  • Sleep disorders
  • Dementia
  • Adjustment to night work schedules

Phototherapy is thought to successfully treat these disorders by affecting chemicals in the brain which are linked to mood and sleep.  Light therapy is also used to treat many different skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis although those UV phototherapy lamps are different from light therapy lamps for SAD. 

Light therapy lamps for mood and depression should filter out UV wavelengths which can damage your skin and eyes. Some people may think that using a tanning bed is good enough to treat seasonal and nonseasonal depression, although this is a myth.  Tanning beds are not an alternative to phototherapy lamps and will increase your chances of developing skin cancer.

Reasons You May Want to Try Phototherapy

Phototherapy can provide many benefits to improve symptoms of SAD, depression and sleep problems. It is a good idea to talk with your doctor about light therapy and the reasons why you’d like to try it. Be sure to purchase a quality phototherapy lamp designed to treat the symptoms you desire and be aware of any risks involved.

You may want to try light therapy for many reasons such as:

  • Your doctor recommends light therapy for seasonal depression
  • Your doctor recommends combining light therapy with antidepressants
  • You need to avoid taking antidepressants During pregnancy or breast-feeding
  • Light therapy is safe with few side effects

Phototherapy can provide many benefits when used in combination with antidepressants and or psychological counseling.  If you experience side effects they usually do not last long and may include mild symptoms such as:

  • Headache
  • Eyestrain
  • Agitation or irritability
  • Nausea
  • Manic or euphoric state associated with bipolar disorder

Talk with your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms or have concerns about light therapy affecting your thoughts or mood such as experiencing mania or hyperactivity. It is important to talk with your doctor about using light therapy for mood and sleep disorders, especially if you have any conditions that make your skin or eyes sensitive to light. Some anti-inflammatory medications and antibiotics can increase sensitivity to sunlight along with some herbal supplements like St. John’s Wort.  

LightSources offers high quality phototherapy lamps which are designed to treat specific medical conditions. Our high-tech lighting engineers design custom light therapy lamps and specialty phosphor blends to treat various mood and sleep disorders as well as various skin and medical conditions. Contact us to learn more about light therapy lamps designed to treat mood and sleep disorders.

UV Sterilization for Water Treatment

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Ultraviolet (UV) sterilization is quick, effective, cost-efficient and offers many benefits over other disinfection methods. UV radiation emitted in short, UVC wavelengths, is proven effective at killing many harmful germs such as bacteria, viruses, volatile organic compounds and even harmful disease causing germs which are resistant to chlorine. UV sterilization is used worldwide with usage expected to continually increase in all UV disinfection applications.

UV disinfection lamps and treatment systems are used in many industries to kill germs on surfaces, in the air and in water.  UV sterilization systems are found in food and beverage processing plants, in air treatment systems including HVAC in-duct UV systems and many types of water sterilization applications worldwide.

UV Water Sterilization Applications

Ultraviolet sterilization systems are used to treat water in many different applications. Great strides have been made by UV lamp manufacturers to improve effectiveness even in large, high volume water processing applications.  UV lamp disinfection for water is replacing chemical treatment methods in many municipalities, drinking water treatment and wastewater treatment systems.

UV sterilization for water treatment processes can be found in a host of applications such as:

  • Wastewater treatment
  • Municipalities drinking water treatment
  • Ballast water treatment systems used in the shipping industry
  • Aquatic life sciences
  • Aquariums and fish hatcheries
  • Pools and spas

UV water disinfection treatment systems are found in these water applications and many others, offering many benefits when compared to chemical treatment processes.

Benefits of UV Water Sterilization Systems

UV water sterilization offers many benefits over chemical treatment methods. One of the biggest advantages of UV sterilization is that it is environmentally friendly and does not release the harmful by products into the environment like chemical treatment does.  Another advantage is that ultraviolet radiation kills cryptosporidium and giardia bacterium, harmful parasites which cause intestinal illness and are resistant to chlorine.

UV water disinfection provides many advantages over other methods which include:

  • Proven effectiveness at killing germs
  • No harmful byproducts such as with chemical disinfection use
  • Cost-saving efficiencies with little to no maintenance and no need to purchase, store or dispose of chemicals

UV water sterilization offers these benefits and many others, with powerful and reliable UV germicidal lamps.  

The LightSources Group offers high-tech, UV germicidal lamps with custom designed options available to meet specific requirements.  We deliver new and innovative UV lamps engineered with proprietary technology which outperform and outlast comparable lamps. Contact us to learn how to improve your germicidal applications with custom designed UV sterilization lamps.