Ultraviolet Light Key in Disinfecting Hospitals

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Ultraviolet light has long been known to provide powerful disinfecting properties and is now more than ever a hot topic to sterilize hospitals, operating rooms and medical equipment.  Hospital acquired infections (HAIs) are a real concern, especially in the midst of a global pandemic where hospitals are treating highly contagious people with serious disease.  Cleaning and sterilizing hospital rooms and equipment is critical to prevent the spread of disease through airborne viruses and contaminated surfaces. 

UV Light Kills Viruses on Surfaces

UV light is proven to kill viruses, bacteria and airborne contaminants when using UVC germicidal lamps for air treatment systems, designed to emit the proper wavelength of light.  UV light from the sun is emitted in UVA, UVB or UVC wavelengths, with UVC being the most powerful form of germicidal electromagnetic radiation.  UVC light from the sun is mostly absorbed by the ozone layer, although scientists and lighting specialists have designed UVC lamps which mimic the powerful, germ-killing wavelengths.  

UVC germicidal lamps are used in UV surface sterilization equipment to treat hospital equipment, surfaces, beds and entire hospital rooms.  Scientists have even developed robots which roam through a hospital room and effectively eliminate bacteria and viruses on contact.  According to this article in Hospital News, UVC light emitted at the right wavelength can kill the MRSA bacteria in 1.2 minutes at a 5 ft. distance.  Hospitals use UVC disinfection in many types of surface sterilization equipment including portable units and UV germicidal robots. 

LightSources Offers Quality UVC Germicidal Lamps

LightSources offers a wide range of UVC germicidal lamps used in many types of disinfection equipment and applications.  The lighting engineers at LightSources design and engineer powerful, effective and cost-efficient UV lamps for a wide range of applications.  We supply OEMs worldwide with high quality germicidal lamps used in water, surface and air purification systems

LightSources is recognized as a leading supplier of UV lamps, supporting OEMs worldwide with effective and efficient UVC germicidal solutions. We offer custom designed lamp components, bases and sockets to meet your specific requirements. Contact us with any questions and to speak with an engineer about improving your UVC germicidal lamp supply base. 

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.  

Stay Healthy with Clean and Sterilized Air

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It is easy to prevent illnesses from airborne diseases by cleaning and sterilizing the air we breathe with UV air purification systems.  It is especially important to provide clean and sterile air in public places where people may have a compromised immune system. Many commercial properties such as hospitals, nursing homes and schools utilize UV sterilization to improve the health of patients and protect visitors.

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is proven to quickly eliminate harmful bacteria and viruses within seconds of exposure. UVC germicidal lamps used in air purification systems are easy to maintain, are highly effective and do not produce any harmful byproducts or side effects. UVC air purification systems can be installed in HVAC units to clean and sterilize the air with very little maintenance required.

You can rest easy and breathe clean and sterile air without even noticing the UV technology that is protecting your environment.  UV air sterilization has been used in commercial properties for quite some time and is becoming more popular in residential homes as well.  UVC ozone lamps can also be used to eliminate foul odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for clean and healthy air.

LightSources Offers UV Air Sterilization Solutions

LightSources is a leading global supplier high-tech lamps and lighting solutions. The LightSources Group includes LightSources in the United States, LightTech in Europe which boasts a large, modern glass factory, and several partner companies.  The LightSources group offers a vast product line including:

  • UVC germicidal lamps
  • Specialty fluorescent lamps
  • Tanning lamps
  • Backlighting
  • Signage lamps
  • Proprietary lamp bases and sockets

LightSources UVC germicidal lamps are found in water, surface and air sterilization systems worldwide.  We design and engineer low-pressure, medium pressure and ozone producing UVC germicidal lamps. Our skilled lighting engineers provide custom designed lamps to meet challenging configurations and compact space requirements.

The LightSources Group offers cutting-edge, innovative UV lamp products. We provide high performance and cost-efficient germicidal lamps with OEM oriented solutions.  Contact us today to learn more about our UVC germicidal lamps proven in and water and air purification systems.

Improve Tanning Results with High Performance Tanning Lamps

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Customer seeking to elevate their mood during the cold winter months flock to tanning salons for some bright light and sun kissed skin color.  Tanning salons who provide the greatest tanning effects, options for varying skin types and long lasting pigmentation will please customers with repeat business.  For the highest in quality tanning lamps which provide long lasting effects with various lamp styles for different skin tones, check out the tanning lamp product line from The LightSources Group.

The LightSources Group offers vast experience with developing superior tanning lamp solutions, pioneering lamps with varying strengths from 2.6 UVB – 9.5 UVB.  LightSources partners with tanning salon owners to provide customized lamps which deliver fluctuations in UV exposure for differing skin tones and preferences with tanning.  LightSources offers proven tanning lamp solutions which include:

Multitone™ – this cutting edge technology delivers a natural and even tan from head to toe without the need for the high-pressure facial lamps.

Peak2 Technology® – this proprietary tanning technology delivers both UVA and UVB wavelengths which are perfectly balanced in one phosphor blend, providing maximum pigmentation effects from dual spectral peaks.

SolGlass® – developed from significant research, this proven tanning technology combines a special phosphor blend with high-tech lamp engineering providing a quicker tan that lasts longer.  The narrow UVA band provides quick pigmentation with a short wave UVB emission holding pigmentation for longer lasting tanning effects.

A-Power™ – tanning technology which provides high-pressure tanning results with a low-pressure lamp, combines UVA and UVB emissions peaking at the perfect wavelength to provide a tan that lasts.

The LightSources  Group is recognized for providing high quality, high performance lamps across a multitude of lighting applications including tanning lamps, UVC germicidal lamp solutions, lighted signs, fluorescent solutions, phototherapy lamps and much more.  We offer customized lamp solutions from experienced lamp designers and engineers with in-depth expertise in UV technology.

LightSources and our valued partner companies are recognized as the leading designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today. We provide high performing lamps with long lasting operation for a multitude of OEM oriented solutions.  Contact us today to learn more about or broad range of specialty tanning lamps.

UV Treatment Offers Relief to Acne Symptoms

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Acne affects a wide percentage of the population, with the U.S. National Institute for Heath Dermatology reporting that acne affects more than 85% of the population’s adolescents.  People that suffer with acne into adulthood may face severe cases that leaves scarring. Ultraviolet (UV) light phototherapy is proven to provide relief to many people afflicted with some form of acne vulgaris.

Patients typically begin with conventional treatments for acne which include retinoid creams and antibiotics which could affect some patients with side effects.  UV light therapy provides an acne treatment methods with no harmful side effects.

LightSources Offers Quality UV Acne Lamps

The LightSources Group is an industry leading manufacturer of high quality UV lamps used across a wide range of commercial and industrial uses.  Consisting of the leading high-tech lamp designers and engineers available, LightSources delivers long lasting, high performance with advanced, proprietary technology and first to market lamp solutions.  Our phototherapy lamp product line includes UV phototherapy lamps which treat acne, psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo depression and other health issues which respond to UV therapy.

Phototherapy for acne is proven to provide successful relief with a combination of blue and red-light UV therapy with no irritating side effects.  UV light is measured in wavelengths referred to as nanometers (nm), with blue light emitted at 415 nm producing an antibacterial benefit which helps to prevent further outbreaks.  Red light in the range of 600 – 700 nm is highly affecting with promoting healing by soothing inflammation.

LightSources includes LightTech in Europe which boasts a modern glass factory with vast resources and a skilled design engineering team with in-depth knowledge of UV radiation.  We are the leading manufacturer of UVC germicidal lamps used across a wide range of surface, water and air treatment systems.  When purchasing UV phototherapy lamps, be sure they meet the specific needs of your condition as prescribed by your physician.

LightSources offers high quality UV phototherapy lamps which are proven to improve the symptoms of many health conditions.  We offer vast resources with in-depth knowledge to deliver the most effective and cost efficient UV lamp solution. Contact us today to speak with an engineer about our phototherapy lamp solutions.

In-Duct Air Purification with UVC HVAC Systems


Incorporating Ultraviolet (UV) technology with HVAC systems provides many benefits by delivering clean and sterile air free from harmful contaminants.   In duct UV HVAC systems promote health and wellness by sterilizing the air and instantly eradicating harmful viruses, bacteria and airborne germs preventing the spread of disease from airborne microorganisms.  UV air purification systems can be incorporated into newly renovated or existing HVAC systems for clean and healthy air in residential and commercial settings.

UV air purification is used worldwide to eliminate bacteria, viruses, dust mites, mold spores, mildew and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air.  UV light purification includes ozone producing or non-ozone emitting UV germicidal lamps. UVC air purification lamps which emit ozone also eliminate odors in the air to prevent and remove stale or foul odors and delivering a clean and fresh scent free from contamination.

UVC HVAC systems are widely used in commercial settings where people are expected to be safe from contamination and especially in buildings where people may be suffering from an immune deficiency or other illnesses.  Hospitals, medical facilities, doctor’s offices and nursing homes especially benefit from providing clean air to their patients and visitors to help prevent the spread of disease and keep their patients as healthy as possible.

UV air purification is proven to be completely safe with no harmful byproducts.  UV air sterilization helps industrial operations to keep clean air especially in applications such as plastics and rubber manufacturing.  UV HVAC systems also help these industrial companies to meet strict air quality guidelines with an effective system which requires little to no maintenance.   

LightSources Offers UVC Germicidal Lamps for HVAC Systems

The LightSources Group is a leading authority on UV germicidal applications including sterilization of surfaces, water and air.  Our lamps are found worldwide in many germicidal applications where critical application rely upon clean and safe air quality.  Our engineers understand the technology behind powerful UV radiation, offering custom designed germicidal solutions which fit your specifications and your budget.

LightSources and LightTech in Europe are recognized as global leaders in the UV germicidal light industry. We partner with OEMs large and small to design, engineer and manufacture proprietary lighting solutions with custom specifications. Contact us today to learn more about our high quality, cost efficient UVC germicidal lamps used in high performance air purification systems.

Effectively Treat Psoriasis with UV Phototherapy Lamps

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Psoriasis is a troubling skin condition where people suffer from mild, moderate to severe symptoms which include patches if itchy, red skin and dry, hardened lesions raised on the skin.  Many people try conventional treatments which include medication and topical ointments that provide relief to some patients with mild to moderate symptoms but may not be as effective for the more severe cases.  

UV light phototherapy is proven to be highly effective at treating and controlling symptoms of psoriasis, providing some relief to people suffering with this troubling skin condition.  Phototherapy lamps deliver Ultraviolet (UV) radiation at the optimum wavelength determined for therapy in both UVA and UVB wavelengths.

UV lamp phototherapy should be prescribed only by a physician with the right type of light therapy lamp.  Not all UV lamps are created equal and only a UV light therapy lamp designed to treat psoriasis will be effective.  Other types of lamps especially tanning beds may actually worsen symptoms.

UV Light Therapy Lamp for Psoriasis

UV light therapy lamps which effectively treat psoriasis may include both broad band and narrow band UV wavelengths.  The UVB narrow band lamps deliver a smaller range of UV exposure with either type of lamp imitating the sun’s natural healing efforts.  Both UVA and UVB technology may be combined for effective treatment, depending on your condition and your doctor’s orders.

When UVA light therapy lamps are used, a medication called psoralen is also used to enhance the effectiveness of the UVA exposure, which is why this treatment is commonly referred to as PUVA.  This is proven to be effective at slowing down the growth of excessive skin cells to provide relief from the raised, scaly patches of skin. In any light therapy treatment, consistency is key to receiving the desired results.  Some patients see relief in as little as a few weeks, while some others may take months to notice improvement.

UV therapy is also successful by killing bacteria in the skin which helps to clear skin for many patients.  Phototherapy is proven to be effective at treating acne for this reason, and many other skin conditions including vitiligo and eczema.  Light therapy is also proven treatment for different types of depression, not only seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

The LightSources Group is comprised of the leading high-tech lamp designers available today offering innovative lighting solutions with high performance UV lamp products.  We provide customized solutions with ongoing customer support.  Contact us today to speak with an engineer about our full line of phototherapy lamps and UV germicidal solutions. 

How Does UV Light Kill Bacteria?

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Ultraviolet (UV) light kills bacteria in many air, surface and water sterilization applications with proven effectiveness.  UVC radiation instantly kills bacteria, viruses and harmful contaminants within seconds of exposure with emitted at the powerful wavelength of 254 nanometer (nm).  UV light is measured in wavelengths referred to as nanometers, with 254 nm the most powerful UVC radiation to eradicate harmful contaminants. UVC radiation instantly penetrates the cells of these microorganisms, damaging the nuclei of harmful cells to render them unable to replicate and spread disease.

UV light emitted in the range of UVC wavelengths at 254 nm instantly kills bacteria, viruses, and harmful contaminants on surfaces, in water and in the air.   UV radiation effectively eradicates volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including mold spores, mildew, fungi and many other microscopic invaders even those naked to the human eye.  UVC germicidal lamps provide clean and safe air and water in many applications, including residential homes, businesses and industrial applications.

UV radiation is safe and effective, providing clean, purified and sterilized air in many commercial environments such as schools, doctor offices, hospitals, nursing homes and medical facilities.  This is especially important for people with compromised immune systems who may be at risk of contracting disease and illness through airborne contaminants and harmful germs.

LightSources Offers UVC Germicidal Lamps to Kill Bacteria

The LightSources Group is a leading authority on UVC germicidal radiation, offering proprietary technology and patented lamp products which outperform comparable lamps.  We design, engineer and manufacture high performance UV germicidal lamps used in surface, water and air purification and sterilization systems worldwide.  We offer a wide selection of standard low pressure UV lamps, medium pressure mercury discharge lamps and custom designed lamps made to your specifications.   Our engineers develop custom UV germicidal solutions to fit any application with the most effective UV technology for your application.

The LightSources Group is recognized as a leading global authority and provider of high-tech UV lamps and quality lamp products developed from experienced and skilled engineers.  We partner with OEMs large and small to design, engineer and manufacture proprietary, custom designed lamps which enhance your process. Contact us today to learn more about our wide selection of UV lights to kill bacteria and viruses for use in any UVC germicidal application.

Water Sanitation Systems Rely on UV Technology

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Ultraviolet (UV) technology provides powerful water sanitation and sterilization to a multitude of applications around the world.  UVC radiation is highly effective at eliminating viruses, bacteria, fungi, mold spores and harmful microorganisms to provide sanitized water to many industrial applications.  UVC germicidal technology is used to provide safe water to municipalities drinking water systems, water reclamation, ballast water treatment, fish hatcheries, aquaculture and many other water sterilization applications.

Municipalities Utilize UV Water Purification

Municipalities worldwide utilize the powerful germicidal action of UV technology in water purification and reclamation applications.  Towns, cities and rural areas realize the benefits of instant water purification with UVC germicidal lamps, providing safe and clean drinking water for health and wellness of residents.  UV technology provides safe drinking water by eliminating the spread of harmful contaminants including viruses and bacteria, preventing illness.

UV Ballast Water Treatment Systems

Effective ballast water treatment systems are required on all vessels traveling in international waters effective September of 2017.  UV technology is part of an effective water treatment system approved by the U.S. Coast Guard as meeting all requirements of the new Ballast Water Treatment Convention (BWTC).  UVC germicidal lamps are proven to instantly eradicate harmful marine organisms including bacteria, viruses, and live microorganisms which are naked to the human eye. UV technology provides effective water sanitization meeting all BWTC requirements and helping to maintain the sustainability of our planet’s oceans.

Fish Hatcheries and Aquaculture

UV technology promotes healthy marine life at fish hatcheries and in many aquaculture applications, promoting healthy fish and marine life and improving the sustainability of natural water supplies.  Water preserves and aquariums benefit from UV technology which eliminates harmful microorganisms and contaminants including bacteria and viruses providing safe and clean water for marine life.

UVC Germicidal Lamps for Water Purification

The LightSources Group is a leading supplier of UVC germicidal lamps used in air, surface and water sterilization and purification applications.  UVC water purification lamps promote clean, safe and healthy drinking water and water for fish and marine life around worldwide.  LightSources offers UV germicidal solutions for a multitude of applications with patented products which provide long lasting, highly effective and proven UV germicidal solutions.

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.

Phototherapy Treats Seasonal Depression


Seasonal depression often occurs during the fall and winter months for people who live in the Northern Hemisphere, when daylight hours begin to diminish.  If you experience seasonal depression, also referred to as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), you should talk to your physician about therapies including light therapy.  Light therapy is also called phototherapy and is successful in treating anywhere from 50% to 80% of patients when administered properly.

If you experience any of the following symptoms of seasonal depression, consult with your physician about light therapy for depression.  Symptoms of seasonal depression include:

    • Social withdrawal
    • Craving foods which are high in carbohydrates
    • Loss of interest in normal activities
    • Excessive fatigue
    • Weight gain

Phototherapy is recognized as effective therapy SAD, making a considerable improvement in the mood of at least 50% of patients undergoing treatment.  When light therapy is administered to an individual’s specific wake and sleep cycle, the percentage of successful treatment increases to as much as 80%.  Light therapy usually consists of 30 minutes of exposure from a white fluorescent light each morning. Most patients see a remarkable improvement within as little as one week of treatment.

LightSources Delivers UV Phototherapy Lamps for Seasonal Depression

The LightSources Group is a recognized leading global manufacturer of high-tech lamps and lighting solutions.  We offer high performance phototherapy lamps designed, engineer and manufactured with specific properties for a wide range of therapeutic purposes.  Our engineers possess in-depth knowledge of UV radiation and developing rare Earth phosphors to deliver the most effective phototherapy lamps available.  We develop UV light therapy lamps as prescribed by health care professionals to provide the most effective phototherapies.

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.