What is CRI and How It Can Benefit You?

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CRI is a term used in the lighting industry and stands for Color Rendering Index, which is a rating scale used to measure the effectiveness of a light source to render colors when compared to natural daylight.  Natural Daylight has a CRI of 100, which is the highest score available.  A lower CRI of 50 or less indicates that the source of light is not conducive to rendering colors very well.  In fluorescent lighting, a CRI rating of 80 to 95 is an excellent rating of color rendering ability.

Industry Uses of Excellent CRI

Using the right lighting in your business can render great rewards, in terms displaying your products in a better and more appealing light.  Knowing the CRI of your light source will benefit your business, and your customer satisfaction.

If you own a jewelry store, you would want your jewels, diamonds, gold and silver displayed with lighting that provides a high quality of color rendering, and registers high on the CRI scale.  A high-quality light with an elevated CRI rating will really bounce light off of your diamonds and allow the flashy colors to show through, pleasing your customers and enticing a purchase.

A favorable CRI index rating is also quite desirable in the clothing industry, improving the appearance of displays allowing vibrant colors to show through.   The restaurant and food industries also benefit from a high CRI index, as showcasing healthy red meats or desirable desserts influences a consumer’s choice when ordering their meal.

As you can see, the effectiveness of your lighting plays a big role in the success of your business.

LCD Lighting Provides Enhanced CRI Index Lighting

LCD Lighting, (LCDL), is a leading specialty lamp designer and a valued partner to the LightSources group.   LCDL conducts continual research and development, with proprietary color rendering index technology that contains additional rare-Earth phosphors that let the natural light through to reveal true colors.

LCDL and LightSources can help you to choose an existing phosphor blend or we can develop a custom blend specific to your needs.

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.

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Customizable Wiring Devices and Lampholders

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The LightSources Group includes the world’s most advanced designers and manufacturers of specialty fluorescent lamps and UV technology, spread among three continents and supplying the largest OEMs in the world on six continents.  LightTech’s state-of-the-art glass factory in Hungary, combined with the best research and development team available provide cutting edge technology designed to perform better than any other lamps available, at a lower cost, and in an eco-friendly manner.

The Kulka brand name adds to our stellar reputation and provides more than 150 years of combined experience in sockets, outlets, wiring devices, high intensity discharge, and quality fluorescent and incandescent lampholders.  Our valued partner, Voltarc, is an industry leader in the lighted sign industry, with a wide selection of standard lamp components, and knowledgeable engineers ready to assist with custom designed products.

Lampholders by Kulka are known for reliability and high performance, providing long lasting high-quality lamp components.  Kulka lampholders and components are compatible with Voltarc’s TriLight Max series, made with recessed double contact end caps that are easily retrofitted with Kulka lampholders.  Voltarc’s innovative designs with lamp bases and mating sockets are proven to provide cost savings, high performance, and long-lasting durability when compared to other brand names.  Voltarc shares the LightSources Group’s philosophy of forward thinking innovation with a commitment to continual improvement and high-quality lamp components.

The Kulka product line includes the following high-quality lamp products:

  • Slim Line Lampholders
  • Recessed Double Contact (RDC) lampholders
  • Medium and miniature bi-pin lampholders
  • Various miscellaneous components and accessories.

Custom Bases Provided by Cerlux

For the highest in quality ceramic bases with custom colors available, there is no comparison to our valued partner, Cerlux.  Cerlux offers decades of experience and shares the LightSources Group’s commitment to high quality, low cost, and eco-friendly operations.

For the latest in technological advancements designed to provide higher performance at a lower cost, contact the LightSources Group today.

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 worldwide and are found in a multitude of applications and industries such as our UV germicidal lamps that offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions. 

Valuable Specialty Lamp Supplier to OEMs Worldwide

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The largest corporations in the world rely upon their carefully chosen supply chain to keep business going; a weak link in this chain can seriously disrupt their productivity, and profitability.  As a valued supplier to some of the largest OEMs in the world, the LightSources Group delivers high quality lamps on time, with vast resources on three continents.

LightSources and our valued partners, LightTech in Europe, LCD Lighting, Voltarc and Cerlux understand the need for just in time delivery of specialty lamps and lighting solutions.   LightSources leads the industry in high-tech design and manufacturing of patented specialty lamps and fluorescent technologies, supplying some of the largest corporations worldwide.  We understand the needs of our customers, which is why we offer the largest selection of fluorescent and ultraviolet technologies including UVC germicidal lamps.

With our vast resources and modern, state-of-the-art glass factory in Hungary, we conduct continual research and development providing the most innovative lighting solutions for any application.

Benefits of Partnering with the LightSources Group

LightSources and LightTech partner with our customers to provide several benefits including:

On-Time Delivery – LightSources and LightTech maintain KanBan systems to facility fast and efficient material flow through planning, analysis and automatic inventory control.

Reduced Shipping Costs – The LightSources Group provides your products on time through a wide range of shipping services in more than 60 countries over 6 continents.  We provide accurate shipping documentation and customs paperwork for exporting and importing.

ISO9001:2008 Registration – Adherence to our Quality Policy and ISO registration provides assurances to our customers that we provide high quality lamps and components, meeting all customer specifications.

LightSources is more than a valued supplier; we are a strategic partner in your supply chain, adding value through these benefits and many others.  With LightSources, you will always be abreast of new technological developments, and ahead of your competition with the latest in technological advancements in the lamp and lighting industry.

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.

Innovative Technology for Tanning Lamp Solutions

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With summer officially over and the beautiful colors of fall abound, many people are flocking to tanning beds to keep their golden hue.  If your tanning business is getting busier and you want to please your customers with the best tanning lamps in the industry, you need to make only one call to the LightSources group.  We offer the highest performing, longest lasting tanning lamps available, providing customer satisfaction and cost saving efficiencies.

Variety of Tanning Lamps for All Skin Types

LightSources and our European partner, LightTech, are continually conducting research and development, leading to several patented lighting solutions and proprietary technology.  We offer tanning lamps in strengths varying from 2.6 UVB to 9.5 UVB, providing tanning solutions for a variety of skin types.

LightSources offers A-Power™ technology, bringing the effects of high pressure tanning lamps in a low-pressure lamp solution for the first time.  High pressure lamps have long provided a long lasting and darker tan, but only in high-pressure lamp settings, until we introduced A-Power.

SolGlass® is patented technology developed by LightSources based on new glass technology combined with a proprietary phosphor blend.  No other tanning lamp in the industry meets the UVB spectrum and UVA readings that SolGlass delivers, allowing more than 75% of UVB energy to pass through the glass, compared to a typical tanning lamp at 36%.

Peak2 Tedchnology delivers a longer lasting bronze tan with a unique phosphor mix allowing both UVA and UVB output.  This combination is like having two lamps in one, with dual spectral peaks securing maximum range of pigmentation.

MultiTone™ Tanning Lamps

Not all body parts tan at the same rate, that’s why we developed multitone tanning lamps to give your customers an even and natural tan without subjecting more delicate skin on faces to high-pressure units.   MutliTone™ is like having two or even three lamps in one, with patented lamp coatings that create distinct zones in a single lamp.

LightSources and LightTech offer the most advanced tanning lamp solutions in the industry, assisting clients with developing their own patented products for increased brand awareness and market share.  When you are choosing your preferred suppliers for tanning lamp solutions, contact LightSources for the latest technology and affordable costs.

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 specializing in tanning lamps that offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  Please contact us to learn more about our large selection of specialty custom and standard 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.

LCDL Provides Custom Miniature Lighting Solution

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LightSources partner companies are the leaders in the lighting industry, offering lighting solutions and components for virtually any lighted application.  LCD Lighting (LCDL) is a valuable addition to the LightSources group, offering expert and proven solutions for miniature fluorescent lighting used in a multitude of applications.   LCDL works with OEMs of all sizes, providing custom solutions for virtually any lighting application requiring small miniature lighting.

Hot-Cathode Fluorescent Lamps

LCDL manufactures hot-cathode fluorescent lamps (HCFL) that utilize a filament, these HCFL lamps are used in copiers, scanners, and vision systems.   LCDL’s lineup of HCFL lamps provide a variety of sizes including T2 to T12, the letter T represents a tubular lamp and the number represents one eighth of an inch, making a T8 a tubular lamp in exactly one inch diameter whereas the T12 would be 1 ½ inches in diameter.  HCFL lamps are used in graphic art applications, outdoor signs and medical devices.

Cold-Cathode Fluorescent Lamps

LCDL produces cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) as well, which are bendable and common in neon signs.  These miniature lamps range in size with a 2mm to 10mm diameter, and up to 3050mm in length.  These miniature lamps are used as accent lighting, and smaller sizes of up to 15mm are used for back lighting in commercial and military applications in avionic displays, computers, vehicles and even space shuttles used in the NASA program.

LCD Lighting is an expert at manufacturing the perfect blend of mercury vapor to enhance the phosphor coating for vibrant long-lasting color.  LCDL can customize a specialty lamp to match the perfect fluorescent lighting solution for you, in virtually any size, wattage, color or shape.

LCD is the perfect addition to the LightSources group of industry leading lighting experts, providing mini fluorescent lighting solutions to your unique specifications.

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 worldwide and are found in a multitude of applications.  Please contact us to learn more about our broad range of standard and custom lighting solutions.

Voltarc Valuable Addition to the LightSources Group

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The LightSources group consists of world leading lighting experts, and Voltarc is a valuable partner with experience in fluorescent signs for more than 75 years!  Voltarc joined the LightSources group in 2009, and provides a wide variety of specialty lighted signs in any shape or size.

Voltarc utilizes the latest in technological advancements to provide vibrant colors, with long lasting life even in unique sizes and shapes including U-lamp designs.   Their highly skilled staff is experienced with creating the perfect solution for your custom sign design.

Voltarc’s Specialty Sign Solutions include the following:

  • U-Lamps
  • Long lamps
  • Cup-Cathode Manufacturing
  • Neon Tubing
  • Fluorescent Lamp Signs

Voltarc conducts continual research and development improving their lamps for design and function, resulting in several proprietary and patented products.  Voltarc’s MaxLight™ provides extraordinary colors with maximum lumen output.

The TriLight™ Series provides 18,000 hours for the T8 and 12,000 hours for the T12 series, and come in standard lengths for easy fitting in your current systems.   Our TriLight and TriLight Max are high-performance, long lasting lamps requiring low maintenance.

Additional products from Voltarc include TruBend U-lamps, Xtra Long lamps, U-Lamps, Neon tubing, Masonite electrodes, TufStraight Lamps, Kulka Lampholders and various accessories, and wiring devices.

Voltarc employs skilled engineers to assist with the perfect design of your sign, displaying your logo and brand with the high level of quality that you deserve.  Voltarc is a valuable addition to the LightSources group, and an expert in their field, leading the industry of specialty fluorescent sign design and manufacturing.

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.

Valued Supplier to OEMs with Superior Lighting Solutions

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The LightSources Group started as a single location in Connecticut more than three decades ago and quickly grew to include partner companies and affiliates on three continents.  The LightSources Group is a valued supplier to many companies, OEMs large and small, located in more than 60 countries on 6 continents!  We understand the importance of delivering quality products, on time.

With global resources, the LightSources Group can meet just-in-time deliveries with Kanban systems catered to our customers’ specific requirements.  Utilizing detailed material resource planning forecasting methods, we maintain the correct amount of inventory to meet your deadlines with on time delivery.  LightSources can meet the deadlines of some of the largest and most demanding companies in the world.

LightSources has two locations, one in the United States and one in China, LightTech is our European partner with a state-of-the-art glass factory located in Hungary.  Our specialized glass factory utilizes modern equipment along with highly skilled engineers knowledgeable in all aspects of lighting solutions including fluorescent lamps and UVA/UVB/UVC solutions used in various industrial and commercial applications.

Our modern glass works factory allows for extensive research and development resulting in several patented and proprietary products, leading the industry with complex, specialized solutions for virtually any fluorescent or ultraviolet lighting solution.

LightSources produces and supplies specialized UV lamps for various applications including sterilization and purification of water, air and surfaces.  Our UV germicidal lamps are designed with the most effective wavelength for your specific application.  UV radiation is extremely effective at eradicating bacteria and viruses from water or air, thus eliminating harmful contaminants providing several health benefits.

The experts at LightSources have the knowledge, the expertise, and the resources to provide even the most demanding of OEMs around the globe with precise and effective lighting solutions.

LightSources in the U.S. and our strategic partner in Europe, LightTech 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 air treatment systems that offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  We invite you to contact us to learn more about our wide selection of lamps.

Customize Your Lamps with Unique Bases

 

 

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At The LightSources Group, you can truly have it your way!  When you want to customize your specialty fluorescent lamps used for your germicidal, tanning, or fluorescent lighting application, Cerlux has the solution for you.  Cerlux, a valued member of The LightSources Group, is a unique manufacturer with the ability to offer patented bases made specifically for your equipment.

By identifying your bases, matching sockets and lamp components with your unique logo, you can gain brand awareness and set yourself apart from your competition.   You can have your choice of a wide array of colors to choose from, or create your own custom color to perfectly match your logo or equipment.

Cerlux has the capability to produce your custom ceramic bases and sockets with either a manual hand-press, or a fully automated process, whichever your process calls for.  Cerlux has vast expertise in fabricating proprietary fittings and sockets, and all parts are tested in our facility before assembling and shipping to our customers.  Strict quality policies are followed throughout the manufacturing process, assuring that you receive the best product available, made with the finest of components and verified processes.

Quality Manufacturing of Lamp Bases and Sockets

Cerlux utilizes a stamping process to manufacture electric insulators, tips, washers, resistant grinding cylinders, and much more.   Part of the ceramic process includes firing, which is performed at very high temperatures of at least 1,000°C.    The heat from our kiln is actually recycled to heat our water and buildings, not wasting the energy or heat source used in our production operations.  Cerlux places a high value on energy efficiency, recycling and re-using resources whenever possible.   One final step in manufacturing ceramic bases is glazing which protects the ceramic surface of the products.  While a white glazing is a standard common choice, your color options are endless with Cerlux’s unique ability to custom match your colors.

Contact The LightSources Group today to find out how you can gain your competitive advantage with custom designed and manufactured lamps bases, sockets and components.

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.

Peace of Mind Protection with ProTech Shatterproof Technology

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LightSources and European partner, LightTech, offers superior lighting products with advanced technology such as our patented Shatter ProTech shield.  ProTech is a result of continual research and development, resulting in superior performing products while improving the safety of all products.

Our shatterproof technology is designed to contain hazardous glass and mercury that can contaminate food supplies or leave shattered shards of glass in the case of breakage.  This technology can be applied to virtually all of our bulbs, in any size or shape including circular, linear, compact PL’s and U-Shaped, and much more.

The ProTech shatterproof sleeve does not inhibit UV transmission, and is a cost-effective shield of protection.  ProTech safely protects workers when UV lights are used in industrial settings, and protects consumers in food and beverage setting such as a grocery store or foot buffet.  ProTech can also be used in air and water purification systems such as municipal drinking water treatment facilities and freshwater marine fish applications.

Our patented technology complies with all state and local food safety regulations and is also FDA approved, providing added assurances to your process.  Peace of mind, environmentally friendly, long lasting effective protection; the benefits are clear; ProTech adds value to your lighting solution.

Added Protection Desirable in the Food Industry

By utilizing our patented ProTech technology in the food industry including restaurants and grocery stores, consumers are protected while also safeguarding consumable goods against contamination.  This shatter proof technology ensures safety whenever germicidal UVC lamps are used, preventing contamination in meat cases, salad bars, bakeries and dessert cases.

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.