Mercury Lamps are Powerful and Cost Effective

 

 

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Mercury vapor lamps produce light with an electric arc and vaporized mercury.  The outer lamp is often coated with phosphor which helps to counteract the bluish-green tint which is often created from mercury vapor as it can emit an unflattering ambient tint for the public eye.  Phosphor coatings assist with emitting white light that is much more pleasing to the eye in overhead lighting structures.

Mercury lamps are proven to be more energy efficient that incandescent and fluorescent lighting, with long lasting high-performing lamp life.  LightSources and our European Partner, LightTech, have developed proprietary technology for low-pressure mercury lamps (LP Hg lamp), providing powerful ultraviolet (UV) technology in a short efficient wavelength.

Our low-pressure mercury lamps convert 40% of electrical energy into effective UVC radiation used in several germicidal applications.

Superior High-Performance Mercury Lamp Models

LightSources and our affiliated companies are leaders in the lighting and UV technology industry, possessing in-depth knowledge of ultraviolet radiation technology.  We offer several models for a multitude of applications.  Our specialty mercury lamps include ozone generating or ozone free lamps, soft glass or quartz, standard or high-output, and low-pressure amalgam lamps.  Our various models of high-performance mercury lamps include standard models or custom designed solutions specific to your equipment and application.

LightSources employs highly skilled design engineers with extensive knowledge in ultraviolet radiation and superior lamp design, providing expert assistance to OEMs with custom designed products.   We provide assistance with developing proprietary lighting solutions specific to your mercury lamp application.

Mercury Lamp Applications

Mercury Vapor Lamps are very effective for germicidal applications providing complete sterilization and disinfection to air, water and surfaces.  UVC germicidal applications are more effective for water disinfection that chlorine, and are healthier with no use of toxic chemicals.

The LightSources Group is a leading global manufacturer of lighting solutions used in a multitude of applications in several different industries.   We assist OEMs worldwide with high performance, long lasting patented and proprietary lamps used in various UV technologies.  Contact us today to speak with one of our lighting experts for proven UV solutions in all fluorescent, UV, UVC and low-pressure mercury lamps. 

Expert Answers for Ultraviolet Radiation Technology

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The LightSources Group consists of the most advanced team of lighting experts in the industry, with a global presence from our vast resources to provide proven lighting solutions.  We employ highly skilled design engineers with in-depth knowledge of all things related to ultraviolet radiation technology, and superior lamp design.

Our partner company, LightTech in Europe utilizes a state-of-the-art glassworks factory where extensive research and development is conducted as part of our continual improvement efforts for innovative lighting technologies.  As part of our commitment to providing exemplary customer service, we offer educational resources for further education on UVC germicidal technology.

See the comprehensive education tab on our website with explanations on terminology, downloadable information, UVC germicidal technology, and answers to frequently asked questions.  The LightSources Group provides user friendly information to educate and familiarize you with common nomenclature, types and styles of lamps and components, performance expectations and factors that enhance or affect performance, methods of ower supply and the numerous areas of applications for UVC germicidal lamps.  Find more information on how UVC technology aids air, water and surface disinfection and sterilization.

The LightSources Group consists of leaders in the lighting industry with specialty lamps and in-depth knowledge of all aspects of ultraviolet (UV) technology.   Find more information on our exceptional affiliated partners from our Resources and Partners Page.   Our partner companies include: LCD Lighting, LightTech, Voltarc and Cerlux, all committed to excellence through innovative technology, research and development and continual improvement.

Downloadable .pdf documents are available with additional information and material safety data sheets for lamp components, including leaflets and drawings and guidelines for custom designed lighting solutions.   Peruse our Glossary of Terms to learn more about terms such as: spectral output, wavelength, nanometer, and specific terms such as Preheat Amalgam Horizontal High Output (PHHA).

If you want more information on UV rays and technology, characteristics of soft glass or UVC technology, let The LightSources Group further your education with our comprehensive knowledgeable education tab.

LightSources and our affiliated partner companies are recognized as leaders in the lamp and lighting industry, providing exceptional product and service with high performing ultraviolet technology.  Contact us today to speak with one of our highly skilled design engineers for more information on our proven lighting solutions.

Shatter ProTech Technology for Safe and Long Lamp Life

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Ultraviolet technology is a valuable part of many industrial processes around the globe.  OEM’s utilize UV radiation to speed up drying and curing of polymers in their manufacturing processes, improving outer coatings with strength and durability.  Municipalities and several industries such as health care and food and beverage companies utilize the power of UV technology to completely sterilize and disinfect air and water for safe consumption.  Specialty fluorescent lighting is used in signs of all sizes, automobiles, computers and avionics.

Whatever the UV or fluorescent application, your investment into your UV processes is valuable, and LightSources has developed proprietary products to protect your investment from breakage and containment of lamp components.   LightSources offers Shatter ProTech technology, a proprietary shatter resistant shield that will contain broken glass or mercury in the event of an accident.  Shatter ProTech technology protects employees in public areas, and protects equipment from damage.

Shatter ProTech shield protection is heat and corrosion resistant, providing reliability in various applications.  This innovative protective technology is extremely versatile and can be used in several lamp designs with standard or custom shapes including linear, circular, U-shaped, or compact.

Added Protection with Shatter ProTech Technology

Ultraviolet radiation is a valuable resource, providing reliable and highly effective technology to aid in a multitude of applications.   UV fluorescent and germicidal technology provides safe solutions in many industries without the use of toxic chemicals, or the need to continually purchase and store such hazardous materials.  UV radiation for water disinfection is proven more effective than chlorination with consistent results delivered with safe methods.

UV treatment systems provide cost-efficient processes, as high performing and long-lasting lamps require very little maintenance and low replacement costs compared to other methods.  Protecting your valuable investment even further with Shatter ProTech technology gives added security to your investment, while meeting all regulatory guidelines enforced by OSHA, USDA and FDA.

LightSources and our partner companies – LightTech, Voltarc, LCD Lighting, and Cerlux represent the leading high-tech lamp designers and manufacturers in the lighting industry today.  We provide high-quality solutions to meet our partner’s unique lighting needs with standard and customized lamps and components.  Contact us to learn more about our wide selection of superior lighting solutions.

Custom Prototype Lighting Solutions

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LightSources and European partner, LightTech, partner with OEMs large and small around the globe to provide custom lighting solutions.  Our design engineers possess in-depth knowledge of Ultraviolet (UV) radiation, fluorescent lighting and UVC germicidal applications.  We understand the importance of quick turn-around on prototype parts and components, providing custom solutions for your unique lighting process.

Involving our engineers early in your project is key to quick turn-around with high performing parts, providing total customer satisfaction.  The LightSources Group has vast resources, with facilities in the United States and China, LightTech in Europe with a state-of-the-art glassworks factory, and several partner companies including Cerlux for custom ceramic bases and sockets to match your custom equipment, Voltarc for specialty fluorescent signs, and LCDL for custom mini-fluorescent lamps.

We have the knowledge, the experience and the resources to provide high performing quality lamps and components, custom designed for your unique process.  Our engineers provide expert assistance to develop prototype lamp solutions catered to your ambient requirements with maximum UVC wattage, and UVC germicidal lamps with optimum wavelength and UV exposure in either ozone generating or ozone free models in standard or custom designs.

Patents and Trademarks for Proprietary Intellectual Property

By partnering with LightSources from the beginning of your project, we can assist with optimum design for a successful launch and implementation.  Our new development expertise includes experience with patents and trademarks ensuring that your custom design remains your proprietary intellectual property.  Our exclusive R&D department assists OEMs around the globe to enhance their brand awareness with high performing, quality proprietary lighting products.

Our custom lighting solutions are used in several applications including:

  • Fluorescent lamps for specialty neon signs
  • Proprietary UV lamps for tanning
  • UVC germicidal lamps used in air and water purification
  • UV lamps for polymer curing
  • UV lighting in screen printing machines
  • Mini-fluorescent lamps for backlighting used in avionic display

Whatever your lighting requirements, we have superior lamp products available at an affordable cost due to our vast resources.  We provide cost-efficient lighting solutions, with custom prototype parts available from expert lighting design engineers.

The LightSources Group is recognized as leaders among high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  Contact us to learn more about our wide selection of standard lamps, or speak to our skilled engineers for custom designed lighting solutions. 

Get Compliant to New Ballast Water Treatment Convention

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With the new requirements of the Ballast Water Treatment Convention (BWTC) nearing this September, shipping companies are scrambling to becoming compliant.  The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), a division of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), is enforcing this global effort to keep our planet’s oceans safe and sustainable.  Ballast water contamination is recognized as one of the top 5 threats to the sustainability of our global ocean water, threatening our very survival.

Ballast Water is Global Threat to Oceans

Ballast water is used in ships for balance when sailing through the oceans, taking ocean water into their ballast for balance when sailing with a light load after releasing cargo.  The problem arises when this oceanic water, from around the globe, is released in another port, thus contaminating the marine life in a completely foreign oceanic ecosystem.

Invasion of foreign marine life has wreaked havoc in shipping ports around the world, where invaders are released with no natural predators in place to control them.  Mussels have attached to dams and bridges, shutting down vital water purification systems, jellyfish have multiplied to unsafe levels, and in some cases toxic algae has caused death to native marine life and threatened the health of human inhabitants as well.

UV Treatment Compliant and Effective

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is proven safe and effective for the treatment of ships ballast water, providing compliance to the new standards set forth in the BWTC.  UV germicidal lamps are effective and cost-efficient, requiring little maintenance and replacement costs, and no requirements for purchasing or storing chemicals.  UV ballast water treatment systems provide a small footprint, saving space on already tight quarters.

LightSources Provides High Performance UV Germicidal Lamps

UV treatment for ballast water is recognized as a powerful sterilization and purification method, eradicating harmful contaminants and organisms from water including bacteria, viruses and micro-organisms.  LightSources provides highly effective UV treatment with long lasting proprietary technology utilizing in our Low-Pressure (LP) Amalgam lamps, and Medium Pressure UV (MPUV) lamps.

We have standard lamps or can customize a solution for your needs with our team of highly skilled design engineers and UV radiation experts.

Proven UV Technology Solutions to Ship Manufacturers

LightSources partners with the largest suppliers of ballast water treatment systems, providing proven solutions with cost-effective water treatment systems.  Our UVC germicidal lamps use the most effective amount of UV transmission, promoting maximum absorption and completely eradicating microbial organisms.

The LightSources Group represents 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 air and water treatment systems, providing industries a way to sterilize and improve the quality of air and water without the need for toxic chemicals.  Contact us today to learn more about our UV water treatment solutions. 

In-Duct Air Purification Systems Give Health Advantages

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There are many health advantages when using in-duct air purification systems, which are common in many settings purifying the air we breathe.   Air duct purification systems are widely used in commercial settings where public visitors may frequent, and the building owner has a responsibility to all occupants regarding the health and safety of the environment.  HVAC air sterilization is common in nursing homes, hospitals, and doctor offices, enhancing the quality of air for all visitors and patients.

UVC Technology Proven Highly Effective and Safe

Ultraviolet (UV) light is widely used in many sterilization and purification applications including air and water, as UV radiation is extremely effective at eradicating bacteria and viruses, even airborne contaminants, without any harmful chemicals or side effects.

When air is exposed to UVC light at 254nanomemter (nm), the UVC light instantly kills harmful organisms, stopping them dead in their tracks from multiplying or reproducing, eliminating any health hazard.   UV purification of air through in-duct UV purification systems can also eliminate unpleasant odors from the air, as odors are caused by contaminants in the air.

UV light is an effective sanitizer, while not contributing to the erosion of your cooling or AC system.  Some ozone emitting purification systems may contribute to the corrosion of equipment, but UVC light will not pose such risks, and provides safe purification with no harmful side effects or drawbacks.

Experts in UV Air Purification

LightSources and our affiliated companies are experts with all functions of ultraviolet radiation, providing the highest in quality of UV lamps for all UVC germicidal applications.  Our low-pressure amalgam lamps are highly effective with water sterilization, and our medium pressure lamps are widely used in various UVC purification and sterilization systems.  We provide high performing and long-lasting UV lamps in standard or custom sizes, with quality quartz sleeves, electronic ballasts and custom ceramic bases.

Our UVC lamps are used in a multitude of applications worldwide, offering safe and effective germ-killing solutions.  You can trust that your lamps will perform as required, with the proper balance of UV radiation in the proper wavelength for your application, in all sterilization and purification processes.

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 germicidal lamps used in duct air purification systems, which offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  Please contact us to learn more about our large selection of specialty custom and standard lamps.

UV Drying Lamps are Fast and Cost Effective

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OEM’s around the globe are harnessing the power of UV drying lamps, and are realizing an improvement in process with quality and cycle time, in addition to valuable cost savings with improved efficiency.  There are many industries using UV drying lamps in various industrial production processes worldwide.

UV drying lamps are effective with a very quick drying time when compared to heat drying systems, for curing polymers, inks, varnishes and coatings.  Because UV lamps have such a quick drying time, they produce a more consistent hardened finish with much less shrinkage over heat systems.

This results in a higher level of quality for your products, providing countless benefits with satisfied customers, improved sales and increased customers.

In addition to an improved quality standard, UV drying lamps also provide a significant cost savings over heat or chemical drying methods.  The quick cycle time means more efficient production and higher capacity levels.   Less maintenance, less replacement costs, and a faster cycle time all equate to higher profits for you.

UV Drying Lamps Aid Automotive Industry

Many industrial processes are realizing the benefits of harnessing UV power for quick and effective curing of their parts.  The automotive industry sees a quick return on investment when using UV drying lamps to quickly dry outer coatings of polymers or inks, varnishes, and lacquers on either exterior or interior parts.

Faster Cycle Times

UV curing is a huge timesaver, as several parts can be cured at once, speeding up assembly lines.  With a quick drying time of seconds, they can be touched, handled and packaged in a faster amount of time. Faster cycle times equal more profitable production runs.

Strengthened Parts

This hardened surface not only dries quickly, it is also stronger and more resistant to breaking, warping or chipping.   This is important for parts in critical applications such as braking or air-bag systems.

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 standard lamps and components as well as customized products offer high-quality solutions to meet our partner’s unique needs.  We invite you to contact us to learn more about our wide selection of lamps.

UV Light Sterilizes Food and Water Safe for Consumption

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Ultraviolet (UV) technology is proven highly effective at disinfecting food and water, eradicating all harmful contaminants for safe consumption.  UV light is an approved sterilization method by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), utilized widely in the food and restaurant industry.  UV exposure at the proper wavelength is highly effective and proven safe for removing all bacteria and viruses.

UVC light in the range of 200 nanometer (nm) to 280nm is highly effective at inactivating viruses, while UV radiation at 254nm is the most effective for removing microbial organisms in food and water.   UV germicidal lamps are commonly used to ensure the health of patrons visiting dinner buffets or delis, where you will see UV lights protecting the food below.

UVC germicidal lamps are used to protect food and water, ensuring that the vegetables washed in or coming in contact with water is also clean and safe.  UVC light is approved by the FDA to be effective with all food products, including sea foods, meats and all cooking surfaces.

Consumers realize a great benefit in the confidence that the food they are consuming is safe, and the food and beverage industry realizes a great benefit with cost-efficient germ-killing methods.  Not only are UVC germicidal lamps effective, and cost-efficient as long-lasting bulbs from LightSources provide long life with low maintenance, it is also a very safe method as there is no residual chemical products contaminating your food supply.

LightSources is a world leading expert in manufacturing UVC lamps for several UV germicidal applications. Our low and medium pressure lamps provide short wave UVC radiation, utilizing patented technology for proven highly effective results.

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

LongLIfe™ Technology Superior Low Maintenance UV Lamps

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LightSources and our valuable partner LightTech are world leaders in the lighting industry, providing innovative technology resulting from continual research and development.  LightSources has facilities in the Unites States and China, and our valuable partner LightTech is located in Europe with a state-of-the art glassworks factory.

Dedicated to providing the most superior lighting solutions worldwide, our vast resources allow us to contribute to the success of OEMs worldwide, continually improving products for long lasting life with high performance.

Patented Lighting Technology

LongLife™ technology contributes to preserving and maintaining our planet and natural resources by enhancing the performance and life span of these patented ultraviolet (UV) bulbs.  With long life and low maintenance, you need to replace your bulbs less often, resulting in lower maintenance and bulb replacement costs, and less bulbs thrown into the landfill.

This patented technology involves a proprietary coating applied to all of our UV germicidal lamp products, which extends their average product life span by up to 16,000 hours.  This is more than 50% greater output compared to the 9,000 hours of the average standard UV lamp.

LongLIfe technology provides long lasting product life along with high performance throughout the entire extended life span.  Consistently high performance is achieved with bulbs that burn more efficiently than standard UV bulbs.

Environmentally Friendly Products and Processes

LightSources and LightTech’s proprietary technology is a result of our commitment to sustaining our environment with green friendly operations and producing environmentally friendly products.

Custom Designed Lighting Solutions

The LightSources group and all of our partner companies provide custom designed lighting solutions in addition to a wide selection of standard lighting products.  If you need a custom design for your unique application, our highly skilled design engineers will assist you from start to finish with a design to fit your needs and superior products for long lasting high performance.

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.

LCDL Provides Custom Miniature Lighting Solution

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LightSources partner companies are the leaders in the lighting industry, offering lighting solutions and components for virtually any lighted application.  LCD Lighting (LCDL) is a valuable addition to the LightSources group, offering expert and proven solutions for miniature fluorescent lighting used in a multitude of applications.   LCDL works with OEMs of all sizes, providing custom solutions for virtually any lighting application requiring small miniature lighting.

Hot-Cathode Fluorescent Lamps

LCDL manufactures hot-cathode fluorescent lamps (HCFL) that utilize a filament, these HCFL lamps are used in copiers, scanners, and vision systems.   LCDL’s lineup of HCFL lamps provide a variety of sizes including T2 to T12, the letter T represents a tubular lamp and the number represents one eighth of an inch, making a T8 a tubular lamp in exactly one inch diameter whereas the T12 would be 1 ½ inches in diameter.  HCFL lamps are used in graphic art applications, outdoor signs and medical devices.

Cold-Cathode Fluorescent Lamps

LCDL produces cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) as well, which are bendable and common in neon signs.  These miniature lamps range in size with a 2mm to 10mm diameter, and up to 3050mm in length.  These miniature lamps are used as accent lighting, and smaller sizes of up to 15mm are used for back lighting in commercial and military applications in avionic displays, computers, vehicles and even space shuttles used in the NASA program.

LCD Lighting is an expert at manufacturing the perfect blend of mercury vapor to enhance the phosphor coating for vibrant long-lasting color.  LCDL can customize a specialty lamp to match the perfect fluorescent lighting solution for you, in virtually any size, wattage, color or shape.

LCD is the perfect addition to the LightSources group of industry leading lighting experts, providing mini fluorescent lighting solutions to your unique specifications.

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.  Please contact us to learn more about our broad range of standard and custom lighting solutions.