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. 

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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

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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.

Customizable Wiring Devices and Lampholders

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The LightSources Group includes the world’s most advanced designers and manufacturers of specialty fluorescent lamps and UV technology, spread among three continents and supplying the largest OEMs in the world on six continents.  LightTech’s state-of-the-art glass factory in Hungary, combined with the best research and development team available provide cutting edge technology designed to perform better than any other lamps available, at a lower cost, and in an eco-friendly manner.

The Kulka brand name adds to our stellar reputation and provides more than 150 years of combined experience in sockets, outlets, wiring devices, high intensity discharge, and quality fluorescent and incandescent lampholders.  Our valued partner, Voltarc, is an industry leader in the lighted sign industry, with a wide selection of standard lamp components, and knowledgeable engineers ready to assist with custom designed products.

Lampholders by Kulka are known for reliability and high performance, providing long lasting high-quality lamp components.  Kulka lampholders and components are compatible with Voltarc’s TriLight Max series, made with recessed double contact end caps that are easily retrofitted with Kulka lampholders.  Voltarc’s innovative designs with lamp bases and mating sockets are proven to provide cost savings, high performance, and long-lasting durability when compared to other brand names.  Voltarc shares the LightSources Group’s philosophy of forward thinking innovation with a commitment to continual improvement and high-quality lamp components.

The Kulka product line includes the following high-quality lamp products:

  • Slim Line Lampholders
  • Recessed Double Contact (RDC) lampholders
  • Medium and miniature bi-pin lampholders
  • Various miscellaneous components and accessories.

Custom Bases Provided by Cerlux

For the highest in quality ceramic bases with custom colors available, there is no comparison to our valued partner, Cerlux.  Cerlux offers decades of experience and shares the LightSources Group’s commitment to high quality, low cost, and eco-friendly operations.

For the latest in technological advancements designed to provide higher performance at a lower cost, contact the LightSources Group today.

LightSources and its affiliated companies – LCD Lighting, Voltarc, LightTech, and Cerlux represent the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  Our products are used worldwide and are found in a multitude of applications and industries such as our UV germicidal lamps that offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions. 

UVC Germicidal Lamps Sterilize Air, Water and Surfaces

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UVC Germicidal technology is one of the most widely used methods of sterilizing air, water and surfaces in various applications around the globe.  UVC technology provides safe and effective methods of eradicating bacteria, viruses, and contaminants upon contact in air purification systems, water disinfection systems and surfaces where killing bacteria is vital such as food processing plants, restaurants and grocery stores.

UVC Germicidal lamps are used to purify the air we breathe in many applications and environments, eliminating contaminants and bacteria to keep occupants safe and prevent the spread of disease.  UVC technology is used in HVAC systems and air purification systems in several industries to eradicate microorganisms in the air that cause illness and odor.  UVC air sterilization is used in the following environments:

  • Printing – to clear the air in factories producing volatile organic compounds to keep employees safe
  • Healthcare – to keep ill patients, the elderly and those suffering from breathing difficulties from exposure to harmful contaminants. UV air purification is vital in hospitals and doctor offices
  • HVAC systems – air purification is used in residential, commercial, industrial and government applications to purify the air we breathe
  • Agriculture – eradicating harmful contaminants is beneficial for animals as well as humans in maintaining healthy livestock and living environments
  • Industrial – various industrial settings utilizing the power of UVC technology to provide a healthier workplace

UV technology has long been used to disinfect water in various applications, providing safe drinking water to consumers as well as treating water in various other environments worldwide.  Some examples of the benefits of UVC water treatment include:

  • Aqua Culture – treating the water in a controlled environment allows for healthy farming in fish hatcheries and harvesting of aqua plants and animals free from disease and destructive microorganisms.
  • Pools and Spas – UVC technology helps to keep swimmers safe in public pools and spas, providing a highly effective and cost-efficient method of treating water over harmful chemical use such as chlorine.
  • Wastewater Treatment – treating water with UVC germicidal technology is highly effective in residential, commercial and municipalities providing safe water for drinking free from harmful contaminants.
  • Ballast Water in Ships – with the new Ballast Water Treatment convention going into full force recently in September of 2017, ships are required to treat their ballast water to remove microorganisms that can destroy foreign waters with invasive species. UVC germicidal technology is ideal for treating ships ballast water with effectiveness, a small footprint on small vessels with pellet amalgam technology, and very low maintenance.

UVC germicidal lamps are highly effective at killing bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeast immediately upon exposure, providing safe alternatives to chemical use that may pose more harm than good.  Examples of surface disinfection with UVC technology include:

  • Food Industry – UVC technology is used in restaurants, food buffets, produce departments, bakeries, meat cases and processing plants to keep food free from disease and contaminants
  • Biotech Applications – Sterilization of laboratory equipment is easy and effective with UVC germicidal lamps
  • Schools – UVC lamps help to keep students and faculty healthy all year with sterilization of cafeteria surfaces and equipment, and school laboratory settings.

LightSources and our valued partner companies, LightTech, LCD Lighting, Cerlux and Voltarc are recognized as industry leaders in fluorescent and ultraviolet technology including the highest performing UVC germicidal lamps available today.  Contact us to learn more about our UV solutions for all germicidal applications. 

UV Curing Now Possible with Low Pressure Lamp Technology

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Ultraviolet (UV) lamps are used worldwide in various applications to cure, bond or instantly dry various materials including inks, resins and adhesives.  When UV waves come into contact with specialty polymers, it causes a photochemical reaction, altering the molecular structure of the polymer.  High-pressure UV lamps have been used for decades to create this chemical reaction, producing the UVA wavelength as the ideal catalyst for the curing function.  In recent years, however, new technology utilizing low-pressure UV lamps with a wavelength of 254 nanometer (nm), has been highly effective in curing various materials.

Low-pressure lamps operate with less energy output required, providing energy savings over heat-based curing system.  UV curing also produces a higher quality product over heat based curing or drying, as the molecular change occurs instantly, in a matter of seconds, preventing evaporation or dust particles to contaminate your product surface.  UV curing systems also produce no hazardous byproducts, and pose no risk of chemical interaction with your employees or other materials.

UV lamps purchased from an experienced Ultraviolet and lighting expert gives you assurances that your lamps are manufactured with the proper wavelength output for your application, and that they will provide a long lasting useful life which saves a considerable amount of money over purchasing and storing chemicals or other drying agents.

Low pressure UV lamps are ideal for applications that require dimming, as compared to medium and high-pressure lamps.  Low pressure mercury lamps along with amalgam lamps are increasingly used for UV curing applications and the effective drying of adhesives that have a cationic base.

LightSources Provides Proprietary UV Curing Technology

With UV lamps purchased from the LightSources Group, you can be confident in the quality output of your UV curing system, and enjoy maximum useful life saving you money with minimal maintenance and replacement costs.  LightSources is a global leader in UV research and development, producing several patented products and proprietary technologies.  Our use of amalgam lamps for UV curing is expanding with our proprietary pellet amalgam technology.

Low-pressure UV lamps typically produce 150 watts of output, as any more would overheat the lamp causing UV output to decrease.  Amalgam lamps can produce 300 to 1000 watts output, with one-third of that usable as UVC energy.  Amalgam lamps provide options when a smaller footprint is required or gives options to downsize systems without jeopardizing UV curing effectiveness.

Benefits of Pellet Amalgam Technology by LightSources

LightSources proprietary pellet amalgam technology provides several benefits over other methods including a higher UVC intensity even at 60% or 80% dimming, allowing for increased output while reducing expenses.

Versatility in mounting options are another benefit as our pellet amalgam technology is available to mount either horizontal, vertical or diagonal providing options when operating in low profile environment without losing UV effectiveness.

The LightSources Group is recognized for innovation and pioneering new lamp technologies.  We are a global supplier to OEMs around the world, supplying high-tech operations on six continents.  We have what it takes to solve your UV problem with fast, efficient and high-quality lamp products for any application.  Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable engineer to learn more about our UV curing solutions and our amalgam technology.

Valuable Specialty Lamp Supplier to OEMs Worldwide

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The largest corporations in the world rely upon their carefully chosen supply chain to keep business going; a weak link in this chain can seriously disrupt their productivity, and profitability.  As a valued supplier to some of the largest OEMs in the world, the LightSources Group delivers high quality lamps on time, with vast resources on three continents.

LightSources and our valued partners, LightTech in Europe, LCD Lighting, Voltarc and Cerlux understand the need for just in time delivery of specialty lamps and lighting solutions.   LightSources leads the industry in high-tech design and manufacturing of patented specialty lamps and fluorescent technologies, supplying some of the largest corporations worldwide.  We understand the needs of our customers, which is why we offer the largest selection of fluorescent and ultraviolet technologies including UVC germicidal lamps.

With our vast resources and modern, state-of-the-art glass factory in Hungary, we conduct continual research and development providing the most innovative lighting solutions for any application.

Benefits of Partnering with the LightSources Group

LightSources and LightTech partner with our customers to provide several benefits including:

On-Time Delivery – LightSources and LightTech maintain KanBan systems to facility fast and efficient material flow through planning, analysis and automatic inventory control.

Reduced Shipping Costs – The LightSources Group provides your products on time through a wide range of shipping services in more than 60 countries over 6 continents.  We provide accurate shipping documentation and customs paperwork for exporting and importing.

ISO9001:2008 Registration – Adherence to our Quality Policy and ISO registration provides assurances to our customers that we provide high quality lamps and components, meeting all customer specifications.

LightSources is more than a valued supplier; we are a strategic partner in your supply chain, adding value through these benefits and many others.  With LightSources, you will always be abreast of new technological developments, and ahead of your competition with the latest in technological advancements in the lamp and lighting industry.

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.

Fluorescent Lamps Provide Backlighting Solutions

 

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Fluorescent lamps provide proven solutions to a multitude of applications for many industries, including consumer electronics, LCD displays, active matrix liquid crystal displays (AMLCDs), and backlighting displays in computers and avionics.

Experienced Fluorescent Light Manufacturer for Avionic Displays

The LightSources Group along with our valued partner, LCD Lighting (LCDL), lead the industry with innovative fluorescent lighting technology utilized in a wide variety of applications worldwide.  Our avionic lighting solutions can be found in private, commercial, aerospace and government aircraft.  We are proud suppliers to manufacturers of the Boeing 777 passenger jet, and the United States Space Program.

Fluorescent lamps manufactured by The LightSources Group can be found in the interior cabins of private jets, instrument displays in the cockpits of commercial aircraft, and in the NASA Space Shuttle.

LCDL and The LightSources Group have more than thirty years of experience in providing high performing patented products, offering the widest selection of standard products and components and the resources to customize solutions for each unique application.  We are set apart from other lamp manufacturers with vast international resources, providing quick turn- around time on prototypes and production.

Our ISO9001:2008 Certification ensures high quality manufactured components no matter the application.  We are your one stop shop for high quality, long lasting fluorescent lamps in any size or shape including fully customizable compact fluorescent lamps, CCFL Sub mini lamps and HCFL solutions.  Lamps from The LightSources Group save you money in minimal maintenance and long life.

Avionics Display Solutions

LCDL is committed to continual research and development, providing cutting edge technology in fluorescent lighting avionic display solutions.  Our standard cold-cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL), are available from 2mm to 20mm in diameter, and hot-cathode fluorescent lamps (HCFL) in sizes from 6mm to 20mm in diameter.   LCDL also provides lamps for any shape imaginable with precision glass craftsmanship providing straight, curved, circular, serpentine and even interlocking lamp designs.

LightSources and its affiliated companies – LCD Lighting, Voltarc, LightTech, and Cerlux 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 avionic display backlighting that is part of the National Defense and US Space Program.

Innovative Tanning Technology Developments by LightSources

 

 

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Tanning lamp technology has made great advances, with the LightSources Group leading the way providing the most innovative tanning lamp technology in the industry. LightSources and our European partner, LightTech, were one of the very first lamp manufacturers to offer tanning lamps in varying strengths (2.6 UVB – 9.5 UVB).  This variety of lamp strength provides tanning customers the right lamp for their preference and skin type.  LightSources is a responsive designer and manufacturer of tanning lamps, listening to our salon professional customers, and developing the right lamps for their customers.

We are committed to research and development of UV technology, bringing patented products and proprietary technology to the forefront of the tanning industry.  Some of the cutting-edge technology we have developed for tanning lamps include:

A-Power™ – Provides high pressure effects of a longer lasting dark tan in a low-pressure lamp.  Our A-Power line up utilizes superior UVA combined with a strong UVB peak, producing a long-lasting tan.

SolGlass® – Utilizes high-tech design and development with a combination of our proprietary phosphor blend, and new glass technology.  The narrow band UVA provides immediate coloring for instant results, and short-wave UVB provides long lasting pigmentation.  SolGlass is the most significant innovation in tanning lamps, with open glass technology allowing for more efficient and effective UV transmission at the precise wavelengths to promote a greater tanning effects.

Peak2 Technology® – Provides high UVA and UVB output balanced within one phosphor, providing dual spectral peaks for the maximum pigmentation effect.

Multitone™ –   Since not all parts of the body tan at the same rate, LightSources has developed Multitone™ technology to provide tanning customers with natural and even tanning effects from head to toe, without the harshness of high-pressure facial units.

LightSources and LightTech place a high focus on innovation and improvements in technology through continual research and development, allowing us to provide cutting edge technologies that provide improved performance, lower costs, and eco-friendly solutions.

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 specializing in tanning lamps that offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  Please contact us to learn more about our vast selection of specialty custom and standard lamps.

Ultraviolet Light Technology Used in Many Applications

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Ultraviolet light technology is utilized in a vast array of applications, providing solutions to many industrial, commercial and government applications worldwide.  UV technology enhances a multitude of processes with cost efficient solutions, including:

UVC Germicidal Processes– Ultraviolet light delivered in short wavelengths provides powerful sterilization characteristics, killing viruses, bacteria and microorganisms seconds upon contact.  UVC technology is used around the globe in water purification processes such as wastewater treatment plants of local municipalities and in the shipping trades providing disinfection of ballast water treatment systems in ships traveling in international waters.

UVC technology provides effective sterilization in air and food purification systems, utilized in public areas, restaurants and grocery stores.

Medical Applications – UV technology is effective for improving the health of those in public buildings, hospitals and doctor offices with powerful air purification systems.  UVC germicidal lamps are also used by manufacturers of sterile supplies to produce products free from contaminants.

Tanning industry – High quality UV lamps are the key to success of any tanning salon owner, as quality results from tanning beds is entirely dependent upon high quality UV lamps.  Tanning salon professionals gain from learning about the technology available for long lasting, high performing and cost effective tanning lamp solutions.

Phototherapy – UV Technology is proven to provide effective phototherapy to patients with skin disorders such as psoriasis, and to elevate the mood in those coping with seasonal affective disorders.

UV Curing – UV Curing is a valuable technology utilized by OEMs worldwide to instantly dry adhesives, coatings and inks to various substrates within seconds of exposure, as compared to minutes with air drying which allows for contamination and evaporation.  UV Curing provides a clean, fast and effective secondary process utilized in a multitude of industries including:

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Screen Printing
  • Marketing
  • Plastic and Glassware
  • Many other applications requiring fast bonding, adhesion or drying of specialty inks and coatings

UV curing is proven cost effective in a multitude of industrial and commercial processes worldwide, increasing output, quality and profitability.

For more information on the vast uses of Ultraviolet technology, contact the lighting specialists at The LightSources Group.  We are global leaders of designing and manufacturing UV lighting solutions with standard or customizable lighting solutions.

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.