Improve Adhesion with UV Curing

 

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Ultraviolet (UV) radiation causes a photochemical reaction to occur when exposed to certain polymers such as epoxies, polyurethane and silicone glue, which instantly dries and cures the polymer. This photochemical reaction occurs quickly, in a matter of seconds upon exposure to the specialty UV lamps.

Benefits of UV Curing

There are many benefits provided with UV curing when compared to other methods such as air drying and application of chemical solutions. UV curing offers the fastest cure time over these other methods, improving cycle times and product throughput.  Companies that utilize UV curing in their process experience an increase in productivity and profitability.

UV radiation also improves the quality of products with a stronger, more durable bond. With instant curing, there is no time for evaporation which occurs with air drying leaving an uneven and often contaminated surface. UV lamps drastically improve product quality while increasing productivity.

With UV lamps for curing, there is no need to purchase and store harmful chemicals, offering a safer work environment for employees.  UV curing lamps provide many cost-saving benefits with very low maintenance.

LightSources Offers UV Curing Lamps with High-Performance at a Low Cost 

The LightSources Group is a leading global supplier of specialty fluorescent and UV lamps used in a multitude of applications around the globe. Our vast resources include a sprawling modern glass factory in Europe where we conduct continual research and development to provide innovative lighting solutions. We offer patented products developed with proprietary technology from our highly skilled lighting engineers, focused on providing energy savings coupled with long-lasting high performance.

With our vast resources we are able to provide high-performing lamps, with quick turnaround at the lowest available cost.  We are a valuable addition to any supply chain, supporting industrial processes such as graphic design, screen printing, and improving product quality of critical components utilized in the automotive and aerospace industries.

The LightSources Group consists of the industry’s most advanced lighting engineers, recognized as leaders among high-tech lamp designers and manufacturers.  We provide a wide range of solutions utilizing UV technology, including UV lamps for curing and germicidal applications. Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable engineer and to learn more about our effective and cost-efficient UV lamps for curing. 

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UVC Radiation for Effective Air Purification

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UVC germicidal lamps emit UV radiation between 100 nanometer (nm) and 280 nm with specialty germicidal lamps transmitting UV wavelengths at the most effective 254 nm. UVC wavelength in the 254 nm range is extremely effective at instantly killing viruses and bacteria in air, water and on surfaces. Ozone producing UVC germicidal lamps emit UVC radiation below 220 nm which is necessary to decompose oxygen, O², which produces ozone, O³.  Ozone producing germicidal lamps are extremely effective and water purification systems and even eliminating odor in the air caused by airborne microorganisms.

UVC germicidal lamps target the DNA, or nucleic acid of the cells in the harmful bacteria and viruses, destroying them beyond the ability to reproduce which renders them dead and ineffective.

LightSources Provides UVC Germicidal Lamps for Air Purification

The LightSources Group leads the industry and specialty lamp design, engineering and manufacturing. Our Low-Pressure Mercury Discharge and Medium-Pressure Mercury Discharge lamps are used in air purification systems worldwide, providing clean and sterile air to promote health and wellness. Our Low-Pressure Mercury Discharge lamps are similar to a fluorescent lamp accept it is manufactured of soda – lime glass or quartz which allows the most effective UVC wavelength to pass in the lamp.

Our Medium-Pressure Mercury Discharge lamps are similar to a high intensity discharge (HID) lamp which emits UVC radiation in a broadband rather than a single line.  Quartz germicidal lamps produce nearly double the UVC radiation emitted was standard germicidal lamps and are configured for T5 or T6 with 15mm and 19mm OD.

The LightSources Group has developed proprietary Amalgam UVC germicidal technology which provides increased stability during long-term operation.

The LightSources group consists of the leading high-tech lamp designers, engineers and manufacturers available today. We deliver innovative lighting solutions with first to market products which provide long-lasting life and energy savings with cost-efficient products. Contact us today to learn more about our UVC germicidal lamps for purification and sterilization systems.

Make Sure Your Ballast Water Treatment System is USCG Approved

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The Ballast Water Treatment Convention is what governs the responsibility of the shipping industry, specifically how ships traveling through international waters treat their ballast water. The Ballast Water Treatment Convention (BWTC) established new standards effective September 2017 to address this issue which is considered one of the greatest threats to our planet’s oceans. The BWTC is enforced by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), a subsidiary of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

According to the most recent BWTC, all ships must be equipped with an effective ballast water treatment system that is approved by the United States Coast Guard (USCG).

The Threat of Ships’ Ballast Water

When ships sail through international waters they hold ocean water in their ballast for balance depending on the weight of their cargo.  When delivering cargo in a foreign port, they will take on ballast water to compensate for the loss of weight and provide balance when sailing to their next destination.  When picking up cargo in one port, they may release their ballast water to allow for the additional weight.

By releasing oceanic water into a foreign port, the ships’ ballast water also releases aquatic organisms which invade the foreign port, often with catastrophic consequences. Lifeforms such as mussels, clams, jellyfish, crabs, and many microorganisms including viruses and bacteria which are naked to the human eye invade foreign waters without the safeguard of their natural predators from their home environment. This allows the invading species to multiply, jeopardizing the health and wellness of fish and aquatic lifeforms and even threatens the health of human life inland.

Invading foreign mussels have nearly shut down dams and power plants when allowed to multiply uncontrollably, causing a great risk to the people living in these areas. Jellyfish have been known to destroy fishing industries when invading foreign ports and without their natural predators can be nearly impossible to eradicate.

There is no question that the terms of the new BWTC are established to protect the environment, the sustainability of our world’s oceans and the people that live near these ports that depend upon the fishing industry for their livelihood.

LightSources Provides Ballast Water Treatment Systems with USCG Approval

The LightSources Group consists of the leading high-tech designers of fluorescent and UV lamps designed to harness powerful UVC radiation which quickly and effectively purifies and sterilizes water, air and surfaces.  Our UVC germicidal lamps are utilized and water purification systems around the globe, providing clean and safe drinking water and improving the environment with healthy, clean and sterilized water. UVC radiation successfully eradicates viruses and bacteria eliminating the risk of foreign invading species taking hold in a new port.

LightSources is dedicated to bringing innovative lamps and lighting solutions to the UVC germicidal industry, with patented products and proprietary technology based on continual research and development. Our Low Pressure (LP) Amalgam lamps provide a compact footprint which is convenient in the tight spaces of the ships ballast area and provides 30 to 35% increased efficiency over comparable lamps. Our Medium Pressure (MPUV) germicidal lamps provide an even more compact footprint which is ideal on smaller ships. We utilize proprietary LongLife™ technology designed for optimum germicidal effectiveness with the most effective wavelength at 254 nanometer (nm).

The LightSources Group is recognized as a leading global supplier of UVC germicidal solutions, improving air and water quality around the globe.  Contact us today to speak with an experienced lighting engineer regarding our superior UVC germicidal lamps for ballast water treatment systems.

Get Relief from Eczema with UV Light Therapy

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For those suffering from Eczema, finding relief from the itchy patches of dry skin is at the top of their list.  While there is no known cure for eczema, there are many treatments out there in the form of corticosteroids, ointments and the UV light therapy lamp.  Ultraviolet (UV) light delivered in wavelengths of UVB, narrow band UVB and UVA is proven to be effective at controlling outbreaks and improving the bothersome symptoms of eczema.

Light therapy, also referred to as phototherapy, is delivered in a controlled environment such as a doctor’s office with a specialty light therapy lamp or may be prescribed for home use under a doctor’s care.  Some patients may notice an improvement in their eczema during the summer, these patients are more likely to respond with positive results from phototherapy.  If outbreaks are worse in the winter months for those living in the northern hemisphere, a UV phototherapy lamp can help to control symptoms for these patients.

How Does Phototherapy Help Eczema?

Light is divided into colors, emitted in wavelengths which is measured in nanometers (nm).  Ultraviolet light in the UVA spectrum of 315nm to 400nm, and UVB light in the range of 280nm to 315nm, with narrow band UVB at 310nm are proven to successfully treat eczema.  UV light therapy brings relief to patients by successfully reducing inflammation and suppressing the overactive immune system.

The narrow band UVB lamp is the most common phototherapy lamp prescribed to treat most types of eczema.  The narrow band UVB eczema lamp provides UV radiation in wavelengths which mimic the sun to aid in clearing up eczema symptoms and preventing outbreaks.

Psoralen is a medication used during UVA treatments which helps to prepare the skin to absorb the UV therapy to the optimum level.

LightSources Offers Effective and Cost-Efficient Phototherapy Lamps

LightSources and our European partner, LightTech, design, develop and manufacture some of the most effective and cost-efficient lighting solutions available today.  We invest in continual research and development, bringing cutting edge technology in advanced UV lighting solutions to market.  Our lamps are used in a multitude of applications around the globe.

Our skilled lighting engineers possess in-depth knowledge of UV lamp manufacturing to obtain the optimum wavelength desired for many germicidal applications.  All lamps are not made the same and using the wrong type of lamp could actually damage your skin or worsen conditions. You can count on our years of experience as we understand the technology that goes into manufacturing every lamp.

LightSources and our valued partners offer high-tech lighting solutions that meet the required specifications for successful phototherapy results.  Contact us today to speak with an engineer and learn more about our UV phototherapy lamps.

Light Therapy Lamps Offer Many Healing Benefits

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Therapy using light is referred to as phototherapy and offers many healing benefits bringing hope to people suffering from a number of medical conditions.  Ultraviolet (UV) light is emitted in wavelengths and measured in nanometers, with the various areas on the spectrum having very specific properties. It is critically important to use the right phototherapy lamp for your condition, with the optimum type of UV light emitted in the proper wavelength, specific for your condition.

Working with a reputable lamp manufacturer with knowledge of UV technology will ensure that you are getting exactly what you need to obtain successful results.

LightSources Is an Experienced Manufacturer of Light Therapy Lamps

The LightSources Group consists of the most advanced lamp and lamp component manufacturers today, with vast global resources and skilled design engineers with in-depth knowledge of all aspects regarding fluorescent and UV technology. We design and manufacture light therapy lamps used to treat a host of medical conditions including newborn jaundice, skin conditions and mood disorders such as depression.

Medical therapy lamps treat newborn babies born with jaundice due to the under development of their liver.  UV lights, or Bili-lights as they are called, help to break down excessive bilirubin and toxins in the body to nurture liver development. In some cases, these lights can be sent home with new parents to treat their babies at home.

UV light therapy is also a very popular form of treatment and is highly effective to treat a number of skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis and eczema. UVB rays emitted at the proper wavelength are proven an effective treatment for psoriasis as they help to slow down new skin cell production, allowing the area to heal. UV lights relieve inflamed and itchy skin to people suffering with eczema, and also treat acne with antibacterial UV germicidal effects.

LightSources and our European partner, LightTech, combined with our valued partner companies provide vast resources with in-depth knowledge of all aspects regarding fluorescent and UV technology. We design and manufacture long-lasting, high-performing light therapy lamps to provide healing and well-being to people suffering with a wide range of conditions treatable with phototherapy lamps.

Phototherapy Lamps Offer Treatment for Acne

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Phototherapy lamps have long been used for many medical purposes and are becoming more popular as a proven treatment to help people suffering from acne.  Acne is the most widely reported skin condition affecting people in the United States including nearly 85% of the adolescent population. When acne is severe and persists into adulthood, millions of people can even experience scarring.

Most people see a dermatologist and begin with conventional treatment methods such as retinoids and antibiotics, although these may present with a harsh drying of the skin from topical lotions, or the development of a resistance to antibiotics which could pose a real danger later in life. More and more people and doctors are recognizing the benefits of a light therapy acne lamp, which is proven to kill bacteria and improve skin condition without harmful or bothersome side effects.

LightSources Offers Medical Phototherapy Lamps Specific for Your Condition

LightSources is a leading designer and manufacturer of lighting solutions, utilizing vast resources with decades of experience to provide innovative lamps and components for use in a multitude of industries, including medical phototherapy. Our skilled design engineers understand the technology behind Ultraviolet radiation with the expertise to provide the optimum solution for your condition.  Blue light and red light used in combination has been proven to be an effective treatment method for acne to prevent new breakouts and alleviate current symptoms.

Light is broken down into colors and wavelengths measured in nanometers, with varying areas of the spectrum providing specific benefits. For example, blue light measured at 415 nm is proven to have an antibacterial effect which prevents further breakouts by killing bacteria, while red light measured at 600 to 700 nm is proven to soothe inflammation and stimulate healing and repair through cell regeneration.

Not all UV or fluorescent lights are made the same, as you can see it is critically important to be sure that your lamp emits the proper wavelength for healing benefits. You can do more harm than good by using the wrong type of lights in the wrong situation. Be sure to work with your doctor and purchase your lamps from a reputable manufacturer such as the LightSources Group.

Our medical phototherapy lamps are designed from skilled engineers with expertise and an in-depth understanding of the health benefits available with UV technology.

The LightSources Group is recognized as a leading global manufacturer and designer of high-performing fluorescent lamps and UV lighting solutions. We offer a wide selection of standard lamps with custom designed services available from our skilled engineers. Contact us today for more information on our lamp products and solutions including our superior light therapy lamp for acne.

Ultraviolet Technology Provides Powerful Water Purification

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Ultraviolet technology provides very powerful and effective water purification treatment to a number of industries with effective germicidal functions.  UV radiation is proven highly effective at eradicating viruses, bacteria, fungi and harmful microorganisms from water and is utilized worldwide in a multitude of water purification applications.

Some industries realizing the benefits of UV water purification include:

  • Aquaculture / Marine and Freshwater hatcheries
  • Water reclamation
  • Waste water treatment
  • Shipping industry / Ballast Water Treatment
  • Municipalities and drinking water systems

Aquaculture and Fishing Hatcheries 

Maintaining the well-being and overall health of our planet’s marine life is critical to sustaining the world’s oceans.  UV technology provides effective disinfection of fish hatcheries and farms, promoting the sustainability of marine life and oceans.  Water preserves, hatcheries and aquariums benefit from the powerful technology of UV radiation.

Wastewater Treatment and Water Reclamation 

UV germicidal technology is proven highly effective at cleansing wastewater to eradicate contaminants prior to releasing into natural water sources.  Community systems and municipalities in towns, cities and rural areas all utilize the powerful effects of UV radiation to treat their water systems.

Shipping Industry and Ballast Water Treatment Systems 

The latest edition of the Ballast Water Treatment Convention (BWTC), updated last September of 2017, requires all ships in international waters to utilize some form of an effective ballast water treatment system.  UV radiation is utilized in several ballast water treatment systems, eradicating ballast water of harmful organisms, bacteria and viruses before releasing into foreign ports.

UV germicidal treatment of ballast water is US Coast Guard approved and meets all guidelines and requirements of the BWTC.

Municipalities and Drinking Water Systems 

UV germicidal lamps are also used in local water purification and drinking water systems, safety eliminating parasites and bacteria causing illness from water to make it safe for consumption.  UV water treatment for consumption has benefits over other methods such as chemical use by eliminating exposure to hazardous chemicals.

UV water purification systems are highly effective and will reduce long term costs with low maintenance, and no need to continually purchase and store chemicals.

LightSources Provides Proven Water Purification Solutions 

LightSources in the United States and LightTech in Europe are dedicated to providing the best lighting solutions worldwide with research and development and continual improvement.  LightSources provides proven UV germicidal solutions for water purification to a multitude of industries and applications worldwide.  For the most high-performing and long-lasting UV germicidal lamps available in the market today, contact LightSources to speak with a knowledgeable engineer about our water purification 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 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.

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.

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.

Phototherapy Promotes Healing for Skin Disorders

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Light Therapy, also known as Phototherapy, is recognized world-wide for providing many health benefits for a wide variety of medical conditions.  Phototherapy is most often provided in fluorescent light, emitted at specific wavelengths to treat specific conditions.

Phototherapy for Skin Conditions

One of the most common conditions treated with phototherapy is jaundice in newborn babies.  Babies are born with a certain degree of jaundice, which occurs when toxins in the body are not broken down completely by the liver.  This causes a yellowing of the whites of the eyes and the skin, as toxins build up in the body.  Bilirubin is a yellow compound that is usually broken down by the liver, but when jaundice occurs and babies need help, shortwave UV light is used to breakdown the bilirubin.

These lights are called “bili lights”, and are highly effective when exposed to bare skin. Babies are placed under UV lights with nothing but a diaper for maximum exposure.  Specific lighting can be sent home with parents with instructions to use for a specified period of time.

Psoriasis and Skin Disorders Treated with Phototherapy

Light therapy is proven effective with healing many skin disorders and especially for people suffering from psoriasis, acne and eczema.   Exposure to UV light from UVA and UVB lamps is proven to decelerate the growth of skin cells and aid healing to those suffering with psoriasis.  UV light is also used to treat eczema which is an inflammatory condition caused from an overactive immune system.  Exposure to fluorescent lamps suppress the immune system and reduce inflamed, swollen and itchy skin.

Acne is a result of bacteria in the skin causing inflammation in the form of a pimple when the immune system attacks the bacteria.  Red and blue light therapy in wavelengths of 600 – 700 nanometer (nm) is combined to treat acne with successful results.  Red Light therapy is proven to sooth inflammation and stimulate cell growth to promote healing and regeneration.  Blue light at 415 nm is most effective at killing bacteria, preventing breakouts from acne.

For the best UV light phototherapy treatment for specific conditions, contact the LightSources group to speak with a knowledgeable engineer on the best treatment for you.

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, phototherapy lighting solutions.