High Quality MPUV and MPHO Lamps for Disinfection

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Medium pressure ultraviolet (MPUV) germicidal lamps and medium pressure high output (MPHO) lamps provide disinfection solutions to many surface disinfection, air purification and water sterilization applications.  MPUV lamps provide many benefits to high volume water treatment processes such as in waste water treatment plants  and ships’ ballast water treatment systems. 

Advantages of MPUV Disinfection Lamps

MPUV germicidal lamps produce significantly more UVC energy over low pressure ultraviolet (LPUV) lamps.  This allows for increased flow rate even in compact spaces. MPUV germicidal lamps provide another advantage by emitting polychromatic wavelengths, which means emissions of multiple wavelengths. Polychromatic UVC germicidal lamps are used in advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) which are proven to effectively reduce and remove micro-pollutants such as insecticides, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals from wastewater.

LightSources Offers High Quality Disinfection Lamps

LightSources offers high quality UVC germicidal lamps including MUPV and MPHO lamps designed for specific applications. Our skilled engineers custom design and engineer germicidal lamps to meet your specific application needs. We offer lamps from 100 W per inch to more than 700 W per inch and varying arc lengths anywhere from 2 inches to 85 inches long.  

We understand the technology behind ultraviolet lamp design to harness the optimum UV radiation level to meet your application requirements. We offer custom lamp design, specialty phosphor blends, prototype development and full OEM support with just-in-time delivery.  Our MPUV lamps are designed with high-quality components and advanced, proprietary technologies including:

  • Engineered with a molybdenum foil within a hard quartz capillary, providing a hermetic seal
  • Pin electrodes in pure tungsten with an over-wind of throated tungsten
  • Fused quartz with an ultra-low water content
  • Ceramic or metal with suitable electrical termination to provide effective and safe electrical conductivity
  • Each lamp is filled with an inert Argon gas during an exacting process which ensures accurate mercury content and fill pressure 
  • Full traceability with a unique serial number from start to finish in the production and measurement process

LightSources offers one of the widest selections of germicidal lamps available, designed and engineered with high quality materials and components. We offer custom designed solutions and MPUV lamps backed by a limited warranty.  Contact us to learn how to improve your germicidal application with high-quality MPUV and MPHO germicidal lamps.

 

Proven Proprietary UVC Germicidal Technology

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Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is emitted in various wavelengths, including UVA, UVB and UVC, with emissions in the UVC range providing highly effective germicidal properties. UVC germicidal lamps effectively eliminate threats from bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold spores and many other microorganisms by penetrating the DNA of the cells and rendering them useless and unable to replicate. The effect is instant and safe with no harmful byproducts or contaminants such as using chemical disinfection methods.  

Ozone producing germicidal lamps emit wavelengths in the range of 185 nm and are used to eliminate foul odor and airborne contaminants. Ozone germicidal lamps are effective in surface, water and air sterilization and are used in commercial, industrial and residential environments. It is always best to check with an ultraviolet radiation specialist and experienced UV lamp manufacturer to be sure that your lamps meet the specifications required for your germicidal process.

LightSources Offers Proprietary and Custom Germicidal Solutions

The LightSources Group provides germicidal solutions with a wide selection of UVC germicidal lamps, proprietary technology and custom designed solutions. We deliver first to market UV lamps which deliver improved performance and energy efficiency over comparable lamps. Our skilled lamp and lighting engineers have developed several patented products with proven proprietary technology for maximum germicidal effectiveness.

The LightSources Group provides innovative germicidal solutions with proprietary technology including:

Shatter ProTech – this proprietary technology provides safety and eliminates the risk of mercury contamination with a shatter resistant shield. The Shatter ProTech is resistant to heat and acid and provides cost efficiency over quartz sleeves.  Shatter ProTech proprietary technology protects workers from glass injuries, damaged product and damage to equipment.

LongLife+™ – this specialty proprietary coating significantly increases germicidal lamp life by up to 16,000 hours.  This proprietary technology is compliant with TCLP standard lamps, utilizes low mercury technology and is environmentally friendly. 

LightSources offers these proprietary lighting technologies and others to support OEMs large and small around the world. Our skilled technical team provides custom designed samples, prototypes, beta site testing and controlled production. We follow a strict quality policy as part of our ISO2001:2015 registration and are committed to continual improvement, research and development.

LightSources offers a wide selection of lamps designed and engineered with high quality components and patent protected, proprietary technology. Our products can be found in a multitude of applications and industries worldwide.  Contact us to speak with an engineer and learn more about our germicidal solutions and proprietary UV technology. 

 

How Do Ultraviolet Lamps Kill Bacteria?

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Ultraviolet (UV) lamps harness the power of ultraviolet radiation which is a proven disinfectant and deodorizer. Ultraviolet, or beyond violet, is electromagnetic energy which is actually invisible to the human eye.  UV light is measured in wavelengths, referred to as nanometers (nm),  and falls into three basic categories of UVA, UVB and UVC light. 

UVC radiation when emitted at precisely 254 nm is proven to be highly effective at eliminating bacteria, viruses, mold spores, fungi, mildew, harmful microorganisms and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). UVC germicidal lamps are proven to instantly eradicate these harmful contaminants in many surface, water and air purification systems.

When UVC wavelengths emitted at 254 nm are exposed to these harmful microorganisms, the UV radiation instantly penetrates the DNA of these living cells and alters the DNA so they cannot replicate. Harmful microorganisms that cannot replicate are considered to be harmless. UV radiation emitted at 185 nm produces ozone which is proven to oxidize, sanitize and deodorize foul odors.

LightSources Offers UVC Germicidal Lamp Solutions

The LightSources Group is recognized worldwide as an authority on UV lamp design and engineering for a multitude of industries including UVC germicidal applications. UVC germicidal lamps are typically low pressure, Mercury lamps which are engineered to emit precisely 254 nm of UVC radiation while producing a Mercury arc. These powerful germicidal lamps contain a blend of gases such as Neon and Argon or custom blends.

The LightSources Group is experienced in designing custom phosphor blends to reach the desired wavelength emission. Germicidal lamp bodies are typically manufactured in fused quartz designed to emit 185 nm and 254 nm, a quartz and titanium blend which blocks out 185 nm to prevent ozone production or a soft glass lamp body.

LightSources also offers surface sterilization lamps which emit 222 nm and are Mercury free. This UVC germicidal lamp warm-up instantly with 100% effectiveness without requiring the typical warm-up time of other UVC germicidal lamps.  The Excimer series is highly effective for surface sterilization and can be found in many commercial, industrial and residential applications.

The LightSources Group delivers high-tech lamp solutions with cutting-edge, UV technology. We are dedicated to delivering long-lasting high quality and cost-efficient OEM oriented solutions. Contact us to learn more about our wide selection of lamp products and with any questions on UVC germicidal lamps.

 

Ballast Water Treatment Systems with USCG Approval

post 110When ships and cargo vessels take on ballast water in one port and release in another, natural ecosystems and fishing industries can be destroyed. Untreated ballast water contains marine organisms that are foreign to the ecosystems in which they are released and is known as one of the greatest threats to the sustainability of the world’s oceans. The Ballast Water Treatment Convention (BWTC) is enforced by the Marine Environmental Protection Committee, MEPC, a division of the International Maritime Organization, IMO. 

The BWTC requires all ships traveling through international waters to maintain an approved ballast water treatment system.  The United States Coast Guard enforces the proper treatment of ballast water and requires any ships taking on or releasing ballast water to meet USCG approval.  Ballast water treatment technologies include ultraviolet (UV) lamp systems, filtration and chlorination.

 

UV Ballast Water Treatment Technology

UV germicidal lamps are used in ballast water treatment systems to emit a powerful UV radiation which is a known water sterilizer.  UV lamps designed to emit UV radiation at a specific wavelength of 254 nm are proven to instantly destroy harmful viruses, bacteria and microorganisms.  When water passes through a UV lamp water sterilization system, UV light instantly alters the DNA of these living organisms and renders them inactive and unable to replicate. 

UV light is used in many water sterilization applications worldwide and is proven to eliminate harmful bacteria naked to the human eye as well as some bacteria that chlorine does not kill.  UVC germicidal lamps deliver powerful UV radiation without the use of harmful chemicals or byproducts. Additional advantages of UV water treatment includes long lasting, germicidal effectiveness with little to no maintenance required.  

 

LightSources Is a Leading Provider of UV Germicidal Lamps

The LightSources Group is a valuable supplier of UV germicidal lamps, offering proven ballast water treatment technology. We partner with OEMs large and small to provide the right type of lamps for your system with custom designed solutions available. Our UVC lamps are proven in water sterilization applications worldwide, providing proven effectiveness in a small footprint.  Our UV germicidal lamps include:

  • Low Pressure (LP) Amalgam lamps
  • Medium Pressure UV (MPUV) lamps
  • Ozone producing UV germicidal lamps

 

The LightSources Group is recognized as a leading global supplier of high-tech UV lamps and lighting solutions with vast resources, decades of experience and knowledgeable lighting engineers.  LightSources is certified to ISO9001:2015, maintains a strict quality policy and is dedicated to continual improvement through first to market, patented lighting solutions. Contact us to learn more about our UVC germicidal lamps and lighting solutions.

UV Ballast Water Treatment Is US Coast Guard Approved

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The Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) was ratified by Finland in 2016 with the final votes of States necessary to enforce international compliance.  While the United States is not a party to the BWMC, the US follows even stricter regulations. Any ship which discharges ballast water in United States waters must maintain a ballast water treatment system approved by the US Coast Guard.

How Ships’ Ballast Water Systems Work

Ships use a ballast water system to maintain ideal buoyancy and balance when traveling through open water and one loading or unloading cargo.  A large ship will have the capacity to hold millions of gallons of water in their ballast water system. The problem occurs when ships pick up water in one port and discharge in a foreign port, also discharging microorganisms and Marine sea creatures which invade the foreign ports without natural predators. 

Exchanging untreated ballast water is recognized as one of the top four greatest threats to the sustainability of the world’s oceans.  Invading marine organisms have had catastrophic results on fishing ports, devastating natural ecosystems and economies the communities depend upon. For example, invading zebra mussels multiplied to uncontrollable levels clogging underwater equipment in Lake St. Clair when discharged into the Great Lakes from ballast water in 1988. This incident caused an estimated $7 billion in damages.

 

UV Ballast Water Systems Offer Many Advantages

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is proven to have highly effective germicidal properties, with UVC germicidal lamps used worldwide in surface, water and air sterilization systems. UV ballast water treatment systems offer many advantages over other treatment technologies such as filtration or chemical use. UV ballast water treatment technology is approved by the US Coast Guard and offers the following benefits.

  • Minimal maintenance required – UV water treatment systems are simple to install and maintain. Chemical treatment systems require purchasing, storing and disposing of harmful chemicals which can be toxic and require additional treatments. Filtration systems do not catch microscopic organisms naked to the human eye and will often get clogged up quickly.  
  • Proven effective – UV radiation is proven to be highly effective at eliminating bacteria, viruses and harmful microorganisms regardless of water temperature or salinity.
  • Safety  – UVC radiation eliminates harmful contaminants with germicidal effectiveness that is safe to humans and produces no harmful byproducts.
  • Compact  UV germicidal lamps support compact water treatment systems with a small footprint and maybe custom designed for specific requirements.

 

LightSources Offers UVC Germicidal Lamps for Water Treatment Systems

The LightSources Group is recognized worldwide for providing high quality fluorescent and ultraviolet lamps and lighting solutions.  We offer a wide selection UV lamps including Low Pressure Amalgam lamps and Medium Pressure UV lamps developed with proprietary technology. The lighting engineers at the LightSources Group represents the leading high-tech lamp designers available in the industry, offering custom-designed and solutions including custom phosphor blends to meet your disinfection requirements. 

The LightSources Group offers decades of experience, tight quality control and engineers with in-depth knowledge in developing effective germicidal solutions. Our UVC germicidal lamps are proven in air, water and surface sterilization applications worldwide. Contact us to learn how our UVC germicidal lamps benefit ballast water systems.

Is Your Ballast Water Treatment System Compliant?

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Since the most recent ratification of the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC), all ships traveling in international waters must maintain their ballast water and sediments to certain standards. A method of controlling and eliminating the transfer of harmful marine organisms and pathogens is required with a ballast water treatment system. The ballast water treatment technologies must meet US Coast Guard standards and is enforceable by the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) a division of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). 

The most recent ratification of a majority of states makes the BWMC enforceable globally with compliant ballast water management systems required on all newly constructed vessels with an implementation scale applying to existing ships. Port State authorities have the right to inspect all vessels for verification of a valid certificate, a ballast water record book and verification of an approved ballast water treatment plan. Port State control officers also have the right to sample a ship’s ballast water to verify an acceptable level of sediments and organisms.

Ballast Water Treatment Technologies

There are a few different methods used to treat ballast water such as chemical use involving chlorination, physical methods such as filtration and ultraviolet (UV) radiation technology.  Chemical use requires the purchase and storing of a large amount of chemicals as well as maintaining the system for effectiveness. Chemicals may cause additional problems with polluting the water and may require additional sanitation steps.

Filtration may catch some harmful organisms such as jellyfish or mussels which can wreak havoc when invading foreign ports although will not catch all toxins, bacteria and viruses. UV technology involves the use of specially designed UVC germicidal lamps which emit precisely the right amount of UV radiation at the proper wavelength.  UV lamps instantly eradicate harmful bacteria and viruses at 254 nm by penetrating the DNA of harmful microorganisms and rendering them unable to replicate.

UV lamps are proven effective in many water treatment systems as well as commercial and industrial air purification applications.  UV ballast water treatment systems are compliant with all regulations, are cost effective and easy to maintain. Be sure to work with an experienced UV lamp supplier for effective sterilization with maximum energy efficiency.

LightSources Offers UVC Germicidal Lamps

The LightSources Group is a leading global supplier and recognized authority on UV lamps and lighting solutions. We offer a wide selection of UV lamps designed for a multitude of applications, including UVC germicidal lamps proven in water and air sterilization applications. We deliver first to market, patented products designed from skilled engineers with an in-depth understanding of UV radiation.

LightSources offers the widest selection of UV lamps and UVC germicidal solutions with custom-designed options available. We partner with OEMs large and small including developers of ballast water treatment systems, to deliver high-performance, long-lasting UV lamp solutions. Contact us to learn more about maintaining a compliant ballast water treatment system with UV lamp technology.

US Coast Guard Approved Ballast Water Treatment System

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According to the Ballast Water Treatment Convention all ships are prohibited from discharging untreated ballast water into US waters.  The International Maritime Organization (IMO) enforces the Convention through the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) with all ships required to have approved ballast water treatment systems on board based on an international implementation schedule. The schedule depends on the construction date of the vessel and the ballast water capacity.

Untreated ballast water is recognized as one of the greatest threats to the world’s oceans when ships pick up water in one port and drop that same ballast water in foreign ports.  The contaminated ballast water contains marine organisms such as mussels or jellyfish which are known to take over when released into foreign waters without their natural predators. This has been known to threaten the functionality of dams, power plants and has completely destroyed ecosystems and fishing industries.  

UV Ballast Water Treatment Systems Meet USCG Approval

UV radiation is proven in water treatment systems to successfully eliminate viruses, bacteria and harmful contaminants. UVC germicidal lamps emit UVC radiation at the optimum wavelength to instantly penetrate the cells of these living viruses and render them unable to replicate which completely eliminates any risk of infestation. UV radiation is a very simple and safe method of effective water sterilization.  

The LightSources Group offers a wide selection of UVC germicidal lamps proven in water purification and sterilization applications such as:

  • ballast water treatment systems
  • municipalities water treatment systems
  • fish hatcheries
  • water reclamation
  • life-sciences
  • pool and spa
  • aquaculture
  • drinking water
  • many commercial and industrial water treatment applications

The LightSources Group is recognized as an authority on UV radiation with experienced engineers knowledgeable in all areas of UV technology. Our low-pressure Amalgam lamps provide highly effective germicidal solutions with up to 35% more efficiency over comparable lamps. We offer medium pressure UV germicidal lamps proven for superior germicidal effectiveness.  

The LightSources Group designs, engineers and manufacturers high-performance UV lamps and lighting solutions. We provide high tech solutions, custom designed lamps, bases components prototypes and full OEM support. Contact us to learn more about our UVC germicidal lamps solutions used in water and air treatment systems worldwide.

UVC Lamps for Ballast Water Treatment Systems

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UVC germicidal lamps are proven effective in many water sterilization applications including ballast water treatment systems.  The Ballast Water Treatment Convention is enforced by the Marine Environment Protection Committee and requires all ships to maintain an approved ballast water treatment method. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is an effective method of water sterilization approved by the US Coast Guard.

UV water treatment systems provide many benefits over other methods such as chemical use and filtration.  With a UVC water sterilization system, there is no requirement to purchase or store chemicals which continually costs money, takes up space and may leave harmful by products in the ocean or freshwater source.  UVC lamps can be specially designed to operate in confined spaces to provide an effective, approved water treatment method on smaller vessels.

LightSources Offers UVC Lamps for Water Sterilization

The LightSources Group is known for providing high-performance, high-quality UV lamps and lighting solutions. Our UVC germicidal lamps are used in water, surface and air sterilization systems worldwide. We design, engineer and manufacture UVC lamps proven to outlast and outperform comparable lamps. We offer OEM oriented solutions with custom-designed products, vast resources and exceptional customer support.

Our UV lamps for ballast water treatment systems are proven to eliminate harmful microorganisms, bacteria and aquatic viruses naked to the human eye. UV water treatment systems kill viruses and bacteria that chlorine doesn’t and prevents the spread and infestation of harmful invading aquatic species.  

Our UVC lamps for sterilization systems include low pressure Amalgam lamps designed with proprietary technology to deliver 30% – 35% improved efficiency over comparable lamps.  Our medium pressure UV lamps deliver powerful germicidal effectiveness with an even smaller footprint.

LightSources in the United States and LightTech in Europe are recognized as the leading high-tech lamp designers offering cutting-edge, innovative solutions. Our skilled engineers provide custom and prototype products designed to your specifications for any UV lamp application. Contact us to speak with an engineer about our UVC germicidal lamps for water sterilization including ballast water treatment systems.

 

 

UVC Germicidal Lamps for Ballast Water Treatment Systems

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UVC germicidal lamps are proven to be highly effective at sterilizing water, air and surfaces. The recent Ballast Water Treatment Convention, BWTC, requires all shipping companies to maintain an effective ballast water treatment system on board their vessel. When ships pick up ballast water in one port and release it in a foreign port, marine organisms are known to wreak havoc when invading foreign waters.

Marine organisms such as jellyfish and mussels are known to multiply to uncontrollable levels, ruining shipping industries and threatening human safety.  Many of these marine organisms are controlled in their natural environment but become dangerous when upsetting the natural ecosystem. Contaminated ballast water is recognized as one of the top five threats to the sustainability of our world’s oceans.

Ultraviolet (UV) technology is proven to sterilize water and eliminate harmful marine organisms such as jellyfish, mussels, viruses, bacteria and microorganisms naked to the human eye.  UVC radiation emitted at 254 nanometer (nm) is proven effective at altering the DNA of these living organisms and rendering them harmless. Using the right type of UVC germicidal lamps in your ballast water treatment system is critical to provide the right sterilization and performance.

LightSources Offers High-Performance UVC Germicidal Lamps

The LightSources Group consists of LightSources in the United States and China, LightTech in Europe and our valued partners LCD Lighting, Cerlux and Voltarc.  Our vast global resources combined with a skilled design and engineering team experienced in UVC radiation allows us to offer the most effective germicidal lamp solutions.  

We offer a wide selection of UVC germicidal products and offer custom designed solutions to meet your specifications. We provide UVC germicidal lamps in low-pressure Amalgam design developed with proprietary technology for longer lasting effectiveness.  Our medium pressure UV (MPUV) lamps deliver powerful UVC germicidal sterilization with a small footprint.

LightSources and our valued partner companies are recognized for producing superior lamps and lighting solutions, providing high-tech UV lamps and innovative products.  Contact us today to learn more about our high performance, low cost UV lamps for ballast water treatment systems.

UVC Germicidal Lamp Ballasts Make the Difference

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Selecting the right type of lamp ballasts for UVC germicidal lamps is extremely important in determining lamp performance.  Germicidal lamps are active elements in electrical circuits as opposed to passive elements such as inductors, capacitors and resistors. Germicidal lamps, in contrast are active elements because they generate harmonic and transient voltage and current.

Germicidal lamps exhibit a unique characteristic with the voltage decreasing when the current increases. This is referred to as negative AC resistance which makes gas discharge devices inherently unstable. The current would increase without limit once turned on without circuit elements maintaining and restoring operation. These circuit elements are typically called ballasts, which are critical components on UVC germicidal lamps.

LightSources and LightTech Offer High Quality and Custom Ballasts

LightSources in the United States and LightTech in Europe are recognized global leaders in the lamp and lighting industry.  The LightSources Group offers a true systems approach with electronic ballasts that match your lamps, customized to your specifications.  Our experienced UVC germicidal engineers are the best in the business, providing clients with high quality, high efficiency, maximum germicidal effectiveness.

We offer a wide selection of UVC lamp products and styles in high efficiency, lightweight, high-power variations.  We understand the technology behind each UVC germicidal application, offering effective solutions for water, air and surface sterilization systems.  Our engineers will custom design UVC germicidal lamps to meet your specifications, with specialty phosphor blend technology and skilled design experience.

All products are manufactured following strict quality policies compliant to ISO quality regulations. We are committed to your success with exceptional customer service and ongoing support.

LightSources and LightTech represent the leading global suppliers of high-tech, high performance UVC germicidal solutions. We offer a wide range of UV lamps and components with custom designed solutions to meet your specifications. Contact us to learn how to achieve maximum germicidal effectiveness with energy efficient UVC lamp solutions.