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.

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. 

LongLIfe™ Technology Superior Low Maintenance UV Lamps


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.

Expert Lighting Solutions with Custom Sockets and Bases

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LightSources and its affiliated companies consists of the world’s leading experts in lamp design, manufacturing, assembly, and research and development leading to new and innovative lighting solutions for any lighting application.   Our partners are located worldwide, offering standard or custom lighting solutions including specialty ceramic bases and sockets.

With our vast capabilities, we provide the best in UV, fluorescent technology, neon signs, mini-fluorescent lights used in avionic display and backlighting, and advanced ultraviolet (UV) technology used in curing inks and coatings and purification of water and air.

Wide Network of Global Industry Leaders in Lighting Solutions

Our partner companies consist of the most advanced lighting and lamp industry leaders in the United States, Europe and China, and offer the most effective and cost-efficient solutions no matter the size or type of lamp required.

We can offer standard lamps in T2 to T10, fluorescent lamps in all sizes including specialty miniature lighting, neon signs with tubing in various lengths, widths and shapes, and customized UV germicidal lamps for critical purification and sterilization applications. LightSources produces proprietary lamps in low pressure UV, high pressure UV, and specialty amalgam lamps for several UVC germicidal purposes.

Providing custom bases and sockets for your application is critical to performance, and may be challenging without the proper resources for custom fittings.

High Quality Custom Ceramic Bases and Sockets from Cerlux

With our team of full service lighting solution experts, our capabilities include custom ceramic bases from Cerlux.  Cerlux is a leading expert on handcrafted custom solutions, matching custom ceramic sockets to your specialty designed lamps.

The LightSources group provides full in-house testing and inspection of all assembled products, ensuring optimum performance and high quality.  Cerlux provides a variety of bases in any color or size, and can custom match colors to your specification.

Cerlux practices the same strict quality policy endorsed by the LightSources group, providing superior and high-performing products with continual improvement in function and design.  Total customer satisfaction is the key to our success, with standard and custom solutions delivered in the most cost-efficient system.

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.

Ultraviolet (UV) Power Effective for Water Purification



Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a powerful catalyst for many important germicidal functions, eradicating bacteria, viruses and fungi from air and water.  UV water treatment is used for many purposes, protecting aqua life and the human inhabitants of cities and towns.  UV water treatment is gaining popularity as the UV germicidal effectiveness is gaining awareness in many industries, including drinking water, aquaculture, shipping industry, water reclamation, and waste water.

Water for Consumption

UVC germicidal technology is extremely effective at eradicating bacteria and parasites that cause illness, ensuring safety for human consumption in public water systems.  Treating drinking water with UV germicidal technology is advantageous over other methods such as chemical use by eliminating harmful pathogens without hazardous residue.

UV treatment systems provide effective results with very low-maintenance.  LightSources provides long lasting high-performance UV lamps for no hassle long life performance.

Aqua Culture

The health and well-being of marine life is vital to the continual sustainability of our planet’s oceans.  UV disinfection of fish farms and hatcheries promotes a successful endeavor of maintaining our natural fish and wildlife.  UV water treatment systems are used in aquariums, hatcheries and water preserves.

UV Water Treatment in Ships Ballast Water

With global trade continuing to increase, the United Nations recognized a need for an update to the Ballast Water Convention, which regulates ships ballast water in international waters.  Contaminated ballast water is seen as one of the greatest threats to the world’s oceans.

UV treatment in ships’ ballast water treatment systems provides effective germicidal treatment eliminating harmful marine organisms that may invade foreign waters.  LightSources provides standard and customized UV germicidal lamps for ballast water treatment systems, adhering to United States Coast Guard and the Ballast Water Convention guidelines.

Water Reclamation and Wastewater Treatment

UV germicidal treatment cleans wastewater from human use, eliminating pollutants before entering natural water sources.  UV wastewater treatment systems are effectively utilized in community systems such as well water, rural water in villages and towns, cities, ranches and farms.

UV water purification provides an effective and cost-efficient germicidal application, with no harmful chemical residue and minimal maintenance.

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.

UV Curing Creates Unbreakable Bond

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Ultraviolet light used as a curing agent with a polymer creates a bond stronger than any type of typical super glue you may be used to.  This particular polymer that reacts with UV light is usually silicon glue, or another polymer such as polyurethane or an epoxy, that will ‘cure’ or dry clear only when exposed to UV light.   The photochemical reaction happens quickly, usually drying within only three seconds.

There are many advantages of UV glue curing over other methods; the quick cure time is one clear advantage, along with the superior bonding over other methods.  UV curing of polymers creates an often unbreakable bond, stronger and superior over other methods such as air drying or use of chemicals.

Drying of glues, adhesives or polymers always incorporates evaporation which can be an inconsistent process leaving inconsistent products.  The speed at which UV light provides a dry, sealed bond eliminates evaporation leaving a consistently cured, and quality improved product.  Use of chemicals can also create an inconsistent process and product, while potentially exposing employees to harmful contaminants.

Curing glue or bonding agents with UV light provides a consistent process resulting in a consistently superior product, with an instantly hardened surface created with no exposure to harmful contaminants.

Benefits of UV Glue Curing

UV glue curing is a powerful photochemical reaction, providing several benefits over other methods.  The fact that the polymer will not harden until exposed to UV light is a huge advantage, allowing for targeted areas to experience the unbreakable bond, while not contaminating unwanted areas with glue.

A second layer may be applied, and quickly harden, to supply a stronger bond that can be sanded down, painted or stained.  This versatile process is used in several manufacturing applications, including automotive, aerospace, graphic design and printing, and various other manufacturing processes.

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.

LightSources Provides Innovative Research and Development


LightSources and our European partner, LightTech, are global leaders in the lighting industry, manufacturing several industry breakthrough items while performing continual research and development.  Employing top engineers and designers, LightSources pioneers with new product development, contributing patents and proprietary lighting solutions to the market.

No matter the lighting application, LightSources has the products, advice and availability to provide proven solutions for simple to extremely complex and demanding industry uses.

Vast Lighting Resources

One huge advantage that LightSources has over any competition is that we maintain our own glass making process in Europe, utilizing the latest in technological advancements within this large capacity, state-of-the art facility.  With modern buildings spanning over twenty acres, we develop, manufacture, test, and continually improve unique phosphor blends with variations of superior glass products.

Our proprietary product, SolGlass® is manufactured here, along with several other technologically advanced products. SolGlass is an innovative, proprietary tanning lamp combining a unique phosphor blend with our own new glass technology, giving skin a more natural looking and longer lasting sun kissed glow.

We offer the combined knowledge of our highly skilled and educated engineers, from facilities in the United States, China, and Europe.  These vast resources position us to readily serve your lighting requirements with on-time delivery of high quality products.

We take pride in our effort to leave the world a better place than we found it, always conscience of our impact on the environment, and what we can do to make it better.  We are proud to supply UV germicidal lamps for various air, water and surface applications, including the new ballast water regulations globally enforced by the United Nations Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC).

LightSources and our affiliated companies are 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 and offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  Please contact us to learn more our innovative and cost-effective line of specialty lighting.     

High Pressure UV Curing Lamp Experts

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Ultraviolet (UV) radiation causes many useful chemical reactions, with purposes far beyond giving a suntan.  UV light, emitted within a specific range of wavelength, can cure and instantly dry inks, glues, adhesives and various coatings providing a smooth and hardened finish.  The proper UV lamps must be used, manufactured with experience and knowledge of the various functions provided by the different wavelengths of UV emissions.

UV curing can be used for curing surfaces in several industrial and manufacturing processes.  High pressure lamps, also referred to as Metal Halide lamps, are used in many industries such as automotive, aerospace, advertising, medical, food and beverage, cosmetics, and many others, for curing various surfaces quickly and effectively.

UVA / UVB / UVCVarious UV Wavelengths are Used for Specific Purposes

 UV radiation is emitted at different wavelengths, measured in nanometers, which means a billionth of a meter, and is the common measurement for wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation.   Visible light is within the range of 400 to 700 nanometers.

Ultraviolet light can be broken into three different categories, UVA, UVB and UVC, ranging between 200 to 400 nm.  UVA light has a wavelength with ranges between 315 – 400 nm, while UVB falls into the mid-range of 280 – 315 nm and causes most sunburn, and UVC makes up the shorter wavelengths ranging from 200 – 280 nm.

UVB and UVC light are most commonly used for sterilization and purification purposes in medical and environmental applications, with variations available in low pressure (LP) amalgam lamps, medium pressure (MPUV), and high pressure output lamps.

LightSources is the Expert on High Pressure UV Lamps

 High pressure UV curing lamps emit shorter wavelengths peaking at 254nm, and raging all the way to 365nm.  The typical high pressure lamp emits radiation within this range, although the shorter waves at 254nm are ideal for germicidal functions, including water, air and surface sterilization.

High pressure UV lamps can also be used in higher wavelengths ranging from 385nm to 417nm, and are used in reprographics, providing superior print quality for long lasting durable results.   The engineers at LightSources are not limited to the typical manufacturing standards; we can alter the spectral output with additive compounds, harnessing additional peaks of UV radiation.  We are experienced at using gallium-iodide at 400 – 450nm, and iron-iodide for desired ranges between 350 – 400nm.   Other variations of additives are available upon request, depending on your application and desired 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 polymer curing lamps that offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  Please contact us to learn more about our large selection of specialty custom and standard lamps.

Are You Ready for New Ballast Water Treatment Rules?

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The Ballast Water Treatment Convention contains new regulations effective September 8, 2017.  With the deadline now less than six months away, many suppliers of ballast water treatment systems are scrambling to keep up with demand.

As an established global supplier in the industry and experts in UV germicidal lamp applications, LightSources is here to support the regulations for this important Global Convention.  We have the resources to meet high demand with a presence in the United States, Asia and Europe.

LightTech utilizes a massive in-house glass factory where we produce very specific UV lamps of various wavelength emissions for a wide range of applications.  Our UV germicidal bulbs are used globally in commercial and industrial applications where reliable and effective performance is critical.

UV Treatment for Ballast Water is Effective and Safe

UV germicidal lamps are proven effective at preventing the spread of harmful bacteria, viruses, and contaminated microorganisms in sea water used as ballast in ships.  When ships carry ballast water from one region to another, they often pollute a new area with foreign materials, both bacteria and viruses some naked to the human eye, harmful invading seawater microorganisms, or even poisonous algae.

When vessels are equipped with effective UV ballast water treatment systems, they will be compliant with new regulations of the Ballast Water Treatment Convention, and will experience a safe method of water purification.  With UV treatment there are no harmful chemicals contaminating the water further, or corroding your equipment, just effective UV radiation creating safe and clean water free from harmful contaminants and hitch-hiking organisms.

We have several standard sizes and can custom design specific requirements to fit your new or existing ballast water treatment system.  See our website for more information.

LightSources and our affiliated companies comprise the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  We offer standard lamps and components as well as customized products providing high-quality solutions to meet our partner’s unique needs.  Contact us today to speak to one of our expert engineers for assistance with planning and designing your approved system using the most effective ballast water treatment technologies.