How Does UV Light Kill Bacteria?

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.

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Water Sanitation Systems Rely on UV Technology

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

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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.

 

UVC Germicidal Lamps for Effective Sterilization

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UVC germicidal lamps deliver effective sterilization and purification properties for water, surface and air purification systems worldwide.  Ultraviolet (UV) radiation within the wavelength of UVC waves emit powerful disinfectant properties, instantly killing bacteria, viruses and harmful contaminants within seconds upon contact.  UVC lamps are used in many applications which require sterilization of water in municipalities, sewage and drinking water systems, food processing, air purification and odor control and water reclamation applications.

LightSources Offers Wide Selection of UVC Germicidal Lamps

LightSources is the leading authority on UVC germicidal lamps with a wide selection of standard lamps and custom options available.

Low Pressure Mercury Lamps – low pressure germicidal lamps are available in either standard and high-output quartz lamps, soft or compact glass lamps, compact GU quartz lamps and custom engineered UVC lamps.  Standard lamps provide maximum sterilization effects at 254 nm, with 40% conversion of energy into powerful UVC radiation. Softglass lamps convert up to 30% energy to reach ozone producing 180 nm which effectively eradicates odors.  

Low Pressure Amalgam Lamps – Amalgam technology provides the same effective sterilization with more consistent output in temperature changes with custom designed amalgam lamps available for higher temperature processes.

Medium Pressure Ultraviolet Lamps (MPUV) – MPUV lamps are ideal in water and air sterilization processes providing powerful disinfection.  LightSources offers a wide selection of MPUV germicidal lamps ranging from 100 wpi to 700 wpi with unique, custom designed phosphor blends designed specifically for your application.

UVC Components, Sleeves and Ballasts – The LightSources Group offers high performance lamp components, custom designed to match your logo and colors to improve your brand awareness.  Our quartz sleeves offer maximum protection against temperature fluctuations and breakage.

LightSources and LightTech offer OEM oriented solutions with high performing UVC germicidal lamps and accessories for virtually any application.  Our germicidal lamps are developed with proprietary technology designed to outlast and outperform the competition.  Contact us today to learn more about our UVC germicidal solutions for any water, air or surface sterilization system. 

Phototherapy Lamps Provide Healing Benefits

post 95Light therapy is also referred to as phototherapy, as ultraviolet (UV) technology provides healing benefits to many medical ailments.  UV light is broken down into wavelengths and measured as nanometers (nm). Each wavelength and nanometer of the UV radiation spectrum provides various properties and benefits, with UVA, UVB and UVC light prescribed for various medical treatments.  Light therapy should be conducted only under the care of a physician with the proper prescription for the right type of UV exposure. Work with a reliable phototherapy lamp manufacturer to be sure that your light therapy lamp meets all prescribed specifications.

Phototherapy Lamps Treat Many Health Conditions

Phototherapy lamps successfully treat many medical conditions including skin conditions such as eczema, acne and psoriasis.  Light therapy lamps help to slow down the growth of skin cells which promotes healing of these conditions. UV phototherapy lamps relieve red, itchy skin and treat acne by killing bacteria instantly with UVC germicidal effectiveness.

Light therapy is also used to treat babies born with jaundice with lamps called Bili-lights.  These lamps break down excessive bilirubin which promotes healthy liver development. Babies lay under the lights in their bed like a sunlamp in a hospital and are sometimes given the lights to take home for home phototherapy.

LightSources Manufactures Light Therapy Lamps

LightSources is a leading manufacturer of fluorescent and UV lamps used in a multitude of industrial applications worldwide.  We offer a wide selection of standard lamps with custom designed options available from skilled engineers.  We design, engineer and manufacture high performance lamps which deliver long lasting performance.

Our UVC germicidal lamps are found in surface, water and air purification systems worldwide. Our phototherapy lamps are used to effectively treat a host of medical conditions including skin conditions, newborn jaundice, depression and mood disorders.

The LightSources Group consists of the leading high-tech lamp designers available today.  We offer in-depth expertise in all aspects of UV lamp technology along with vast resources for quick turnaround and custom solutions.  Contact us today to learn more about our high-performance phototherapy lamps.

Sterilize the Air with UV Air Purification Systems

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Sterilizing the air is easier than ever with ultraviolet (UV) technology which is proven to be highly effective and very cost-efficient.  HVAC UV air in-duct purification systems are popular in many commercial and residential buildings to provide clean and healthy air to visitors and residents.  Clean and sterile air is critically important in many commercial buildings to prevent the spread of disease and promote a healthy environment.

Clean air is critically important to people with compromised immune systems such as patients in hospitals and nursing homes.  People who suffer with respiratory diseases like asthma or pneumonia rely on air purification systems to provide air free from bacteria and disease.  UVC germicidal lamps deliver instant and effective sterilization properties, instantly killing airborne bacteria and viruses to provide air free from disease to promote overall health and wellness.

In-Duct UVC Air Sterilization and Purification Systems

Ultraviolet radiation has long been recognized for its germicidal effectiveness, used widely in many sterilization and purification systems.  UVC wavelengths specifically are quite effective with UVC germicidal lamps utilized in water, air and surface sterilization systems. Ultraviolet light is broken down by color which is measured in wavelengths, referred to as nanometers (nm).  UVC light measured at 254 nm is most effective at killing viruses and bacteria.

Whether utilizing ozone generating or ozone free germicidal lamps, be sure to work with an experienced lamp manufacturer with an understanding of UVC germicidal technology.

LightSources Offers UVC Germicidal Lamp Solutions

The LightSources Group is a leading global supplier of high-tech lamps and lighting solutions, offering a of fluorescent and UV lamp solutions to wide range of industries.  We offer experienced engineers with an understanding of ultraviolet radiation technology, a dedication to research and development and a commitment to continual improvement.  LightSources is considered the leading expert on all lamp technologies, offering custom designed solutions from the leading high-tech lamp designers in the industry.

The LightSources Group represents the leading high-tech lamp designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry.  Our products are found worldwide in a multitude of applications including UV germicidal lamps used in purification systems.  Please contact us to learn more about our large selection of standard and custom UVC germicidal lamps.

Improve Tanning Results with Innovative Lamp Technology

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The LightSources Group is recognized worldwide for providing innovative lamp technology, offering many proprietary tanning lamp products which deliver long lasting, high performance.  LightSources and our valued European partner, LightTech, deliver first to market cutting edge lamp technology. We were one of the first to introduce varying strengths in tanning lamp technology ranging from 2.6 UVB to 9.5 UVB, providing the right strength for tanning different skin tones.

LightSources provides salon professionals with the opportunity to increase market share with customized tanning lamps featuring your own logo and customized bases and sockets.  Increase brand awareness with specially developed UV lamps from lighting engineers with an in-depth knowledge of UV technology.

We offer the following tanning lamp technology developed for long lasting, high performance:

        A-Power™ – this innovative lamp technology harnesses the power of UVA and UVB rays at just the right wavelength (measured in nanometers) to deliver a darker tan.  This innovative low-pressure lamp technology delivers the effects of a high-pressure lamp providing longer lasting tanning effects.

        Peak2 Technology® – this cutting edge, proprietary technology delivers a natural and even tan all over by balancing UVA and UVB emissions into one specially designed phosphor blend.  Peak2Technolgy delivers dual spectral peaks with maximum tanning effects.

        SolGlass® – this unique phosphor blend combines narrowband UVA emissions with short wave UVB wavelengths which provides maximum pigmentation available.  Our proprietary phosphor blend is developed with high-tech engineering and vast knowledge of UV technology.

        Multitone™ – developed to provide a natural and even tan without the high-pressure facial units which can be harsh on some skin types.

The LightSources Group continually provides innovative, cutting edge lamp and lighting solutions developed from a commitment to continual improvement.  Our research and development sets the industry standard for high performance lamps with energy saving emissions. We provide the widest selection available of fluorescent and UV lamps with custom designed options available from our experienced engineers.  We deliver high performing UVC germicidal lamps used in surface, air and water treatment applications worldwide.   

The LightSources Group sets the industry standard among high-tech lamp manufacturers.  We provide a wide range of lamp and lighting solutions including specialized tanning lamps with OEM oriented solutions.  Contact us today to learn more about our wide selection and custom options of specialty tanning lamps.

How Does a UVC Light Bulb Work

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UVC Light bulbs generate ultraviolet, UV, radiation within the UVC spectrum for the most powerful germicidal effectiveness.  UVC lamps eliminate bacteria, viruses, mold spores, fungi and harmful contaminants by penetrating the DNA of their cells. UVC radiation destroys the cells of microorganisms making them unable to reproduce, instantly rendering them harmless.

A specially designed UVC light bulb emits UV radiation at precisely 254 nanometer (nm), which delivers the most germicidal effectiveness.  UVC lamps designed to emit energy at 185 nm are used in ozone air purification lamps to effectively eliminate odors from the air including volatile organic compounds (VOCs).  UVC light bulbs provide fresh, clean and odor free air for improved health in many residential and commercial settings.

UVC Light Bulb Specifications

UVC light bulbs are typically low pressure, mercury lamps which provide the optimum amount of UV radiation at the right wavelength. When mercury atoms reach a high energy level, low pressure produces a mercury arc with radiates at exactly 254 nm. UVC lamps usually contain Argon gas or a mixture of Argon, Neon and other gases required in certain applications.  

UVC light bulbs are manufactured similarly to fluorescent lamps, operating with a comparable discharge device.  The body of a UVC lamp is typically made of either:

L Glass – quartz and Titanium which blocks out 185nm

L Glass – soft glass designed to emit 254nm

VH Glass – pure fused quartz that transmits both 185nm and 254nm

UVC lamps do not have the inner phosphor coating which allows for maximum pass through of UV radiation.  UVC bulbs are not designated by voltage as incandescent bulbs are, but rather by operating voltage. The lamp ballasts determine and deliver the operating voltage required to break down rare gases.  

LightSources Offers UVC Lamps and Ballasts

LightSources offers a wide selection of UVC lamps and ballasts with custom designed solutions available to meet your unique specifications.  We are committed to continual improvement with research and development, delivering first to market UV solutions to many industrial applications.  Our UVC lamps are utilized in water, surface and air purification systems worldwide to improve the health and well being of people everywhere.

LightSources and our valued partners provide proven UVC germicidal solutions to virtually any application with custom designed solutions from our skilled and experienced engineers.  We design, develop and manufacture UV lamps used in sterilization and purification systems worldwide. Contact us today to learn more about our germicidal solutions with specially designed UVC light bulbs.  

UV Lamp Prototypes Developed with Your Patented Property

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The LightSources Group provides assistance to OEMs large and small in developing patented lighting solutions with quick turn around on prototype products.  The LightSources Group offers vast resources which include LightSources in the U.S. and China, our European partner, LightTech which maintains a state-of-the-art, modern glass factory in Hungary, and our valued partners LCD Lighting, Cerlux, and Voltarc.  LCD Lighting specializes in miniature fluorescent lamps, Cerlux offers custom designed components and ceramic bases, and Voltarc is a leading global supplier of lighted signs in any application.

Together, The LightSources Group delivers expertise with all lighting solutions, partnering with you to develop your project with optimum performance at the specific wavelength required for your application.  We provide custom solutions with phosphor blends to reach your specific nanometer, nm, in either ozone generating or ozone free specifications.

LightSources Offers Prototype Solutions

LightSources provides in-depth knowledge and expertise to assist OEMs worldwide with project development to reach your goals.  We assist with development of your own patented products which enhance your brand awareness and increase your market share.  Our lighting solutions and custom lamps are found in virtually any lighting application including:

  • UV lamps used in screen printing applications
  • Tanning lamps with patented technology for a better, longer lasting tan
  • UV lamps utilized in processes to cure polymers, coatings and inks
  • High performance UVC germicidal lamps for instant sterilization and purification of air, water and surfaces
  • Specialty neon sign fluorescent lamps
  • Mini-fluorescent lamps for reliable avionic display and backlighting applications

LightSources offers proven lighting solutions with exceptional customer service.  Our engineers understand the technology behind all UV applications, providing the most effective lamp for your application.  We assist you in designing energy efficient applications with long lasting bulb performance to decrease costs while improving the quality of your process.

With our vast resources, we provide experienced engineering services for effective prototype solutions which improve your process and lower your costs. Learn how to enhance your brand awareness with customized lamp components, bases and sockets in any color combination or designed to match your logo.

LightSources and our valued partners represent the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  We offer custom OEM oriented solutions which enhance your brand awareness and increase market share. Contact us today to learn more about developing your own patented products with our energy efficient, high performance fluorescent and UV lamps.

UV Technology Delivers Powerful Water Sterilization

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Ultraviolet (UV) technology delivers powerful water sterilization and purification to a multitude of applications worldwide.  UV radiation effective eliminates bacteria, viruses, fungi, harmful contaminants and microorganisms from water to provide safe water in many industries and processes which include water reclamation, waste water treatment plants, aquaculture and marine hatcheries, shipping industry and ballast water treatment systems, drinking water and municipalities water services.

UV Water Purification Aids Water Reclamation

Water reclamation and waste water treatment plants realize the benefits of UV technology in water purification systems.  Municipalities in cities, towns and rural areas are utilizing the benefits of instant water sterilization with UV germicidal lamps used in effective water treatment systems.

UV water treatment provides safe drinking water in water treatment systems to prevent illness from harmful water contaminants.

Aquaculture and Marine Hatcheries

UV technology is proven to be highly effective at the disinfection of water in fish farms and hatcheries, promoting the health of marine life and the sustainability of our natural water supplies.  Aquariums and water preserves benefit from the effectiveness of UV radiation in eliminating harmful contaminants for healthy marine life.

Ballast Water Treatment Systems

The shipping industry is required to provide effective ballast water treatment systems on board their vessel beginning September of 2017.  UV lamps provide an effective and cost-efficient method of ballast water treatment, proven to eliminate harmful ocean marine life, viruses and bacteria to prevent the spread of disease throughout foreign waters. Maintaining effective ballast water treatment methods is recognized as one of the most important steps to take to preserve our planet’s oceans.

UV technology provides effective water sterilization which is approved by the U.S. Coast Guard for meeting the requirements of the Ballast Water Treatment Convention (BWTC).

LightSources Offers UVC Germicidal Lamps for Water Sterilization

LightSources and our valued European partner, LightTech, provide leading UVC lighting solutions to water purification systems utilized around the globe.

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.