UV Phototherapy Lamps Help Treat Eczema

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Many people suffering from eczema are seeking relief from dry itchy patches of skin.  Eczema is a skin condition with no known cure, although many treatments are available to control bothersome symptoms.  Ointments, corticosteroids, and UV phototherapy lamps are all treatments which improve symptoms and control outbreaks.

A specialty phototherapy lamp delivers ultraviolet (UV) radiation at just the right wavelength for effective light therapy treatment.  Phototherapy should be delivered only the advice of a physician in a controlled setting. Some people may be prescribed a phototherapy lamp to take home and use under specific directions.  Light therapy is often helpful in controlling symptoms of people who live in the northern hemisphere that experience increased outbreaks during the winter months.

How Does Light Therapy Treat Eczema?

Light is emitted in wavelengths, divided by colors and measured with nanometers (nm).  Ultraviolet is broken into UVA, UVB and UVC wavelengths with UVA measuring between 315nm to 400nm and UVB measuring from 280nm to 315nm.  The narrow band of UVB light in the range of 310nm is specifically successful at treating eczema symptoms.  Narrow band UVB is effective by suppressing the overactive immune system to reduce inflammation and is the most common form of UV light therapy used to treat eczema.

UVA light is also used in conjunction with a medication to improve the skin’s ability to absorb the UVA rays.  Psoralen is often prescribed with UVA treatment to reach optimum absorption to improve eczema symptoms.

LightSources Offers UV Light Therapy Lamps

LightSources is a leading manufacturer of UV lamps used in phototherapy lamps to treat a host of medical conditions.  Phototherapy is proven effective at relieving symptoms of eczema, acne, vitiligo, psoriasis and other conditions such as depression.  Be sure to work with a reputable phototherapy lamp supplier to ensure the right amount of UVA, UVB or UVC exposure.

Using fluorescent lamps which are not designed to treat specific medications can make conditions worse and not produce the desired effect.  LightSources offers phototherapy lamps designed by skilled lamp engineers who understand the technology behind UV lamp radiation. We provide specialty lamps with custom phosphor blends to reach the maximum UV output for your specifications.  

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.


Customized Lampholders and Wiring Devices

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Customizing lampholder components and wiring devices with high quality components provides long lasting benefits to companies both large and small.  Lighting and energy costs are a significant expense for any business, with cost-efficient energy solutions a concern for all business owners. Utilizing quality, customized lamp components in all lighting applications provides longer lasting performance with cost saving benefits.

Quality lighting products improve brand awareness, market share and revenue. OEMs who rely on lamp components as part of their supply base want quality products which are customizable and easily retrofitted.  The Kulka brand is known for high performance, reliable and long lasting lamp components, including:

  • Recessed Double Contact (RDC) lampholders
  • Miniature Bi-pin, Medium Bi-Pin Lampholders
  • Slim Line Lampholders
  • Various accessories and miscellaneous components

LightSources and Voltarc Offer Kulka Lamp Components

Voltarc is a valued partner of LightSources, bringing valuable expertise with quality lamp design and products including the Kulka product line.  Voltarc shares the same commitment to quality and delivering first to market high-quality lamp components through innovation and continual improvement.  This dedication to quality results in lamp bases and mating sockets which are proven to provide longer lasting high performance with cost savings over comparable brand names.

The TriLight Max™ series by Voltarc is designed with LongLife™ cup-cathode technology for high performance T8 through T12 fluorescent lamps and are compatible with the Kulka line of lampholders.  TriLight Max includes recessed double contact end caps for simple retrofitting with the lampholders by Kulka. Voltarc offers exceptional customer service, assisting with application analysis and design of current or new product developments.

The LightSources Group is recognized for delivering the latest in technologically advanced lamp components used across a broad range of applications worldwide.  Our lamps can be found in many applications including:

  • UV germicidal solutions for surface, water and air sterilization
  • All lighting solutions including fluorescent lamps and signs
  • Automotive lighting products
  • Aerospace lighting products
  • Electronics
  • Phototherapy lamp solutions

Our vast resources combined with specialized, exceptional customer service allow us to provide higher quality lamp products with quick turn around time, customized to your application.  Our proprietary technology and patented products are proven to provide long lasting, higher performance over comparable lamps. Lighting solutions by LightSources are proven to deliver improved performance combined with lower costs.  

LightSources and our valued partners, Cerlux, LCD Lighting, Voltarc and our European partner, LightTech, are recognized as the leading manufacturer of high quality lamps and components. We offer high quality, patented lighting solutions with customized lamp design and manufacturing available.  Contact us today to speak with an engineer and learn more about our wide product selection with custom lamp options.

Custom Designed Lampholders and Components


The LightSources Group includes LightSources in the United States and China, LightTech in Europe and valuable partner companies including LCD Lighting, Voltarc and Cerlux.  LightTech boasts a large, modern glass factory where custom designed products are developed and manufactured, Cerlux offers custom ceramic bases, LCDL offers any type of lighted sign available including indoor or outdoor illuminations while Voltarc is a leading supplier of custom designed lampholders engineered with proprietary technology for long lasting, high performance.

Voltarc provides custom lampholders for any lighting application engineered for high performance and maximum energy efficiency.  Voltarc offers cutting edge lampholder technology for long lasting cost saving efficiencies. With a wide selection of lamp sockets and matching bases, Voltarc is a valuable addition to the LightSources Group providing lamp and lighting solutions for any application to OEMs large and small worldwide.

Voltarc offers TriLight Max™, a specialty designed fluorescent lamp series providing high quality tri-band phosphors which are proven to yield maximum lumen output with exceptional color rendering.  The TriLightMax series provides simple retrofitting of Kulka Recessed Double Contact Lampholders with double contacts and recessed end caps. Voltarc provides lamp bases designed for reliability and safety and in many retrofitting processes.

Kulka Lampholders and Wiring Devices

Voltarc offers a wide selection of high performance lampholders designed in many styles within the Kulka product line.  Kulka is recognized for high quality combined with long lasting, high-performance. Voltarc offers the Kulka product line which includes the following:

    • Recessed Double Contacts (RDC) lampholders
    • Miniature bi-pin lampholders  
    • Slim line lampholders   
    • Medium bi-pin lampholders
    • Miscellaneous accessories and wiring devices

Voltarc provides high quality products following a strict quality policy focused on continual improvement through research and development.  Voltarc offers a multitude of lamp components and products with custom designed lamp solutions available from skilled engineers. The LightSources Group provides high quality lamps, lampholders and components used in virtually any lighting application including powerful UVC germicidal solutions used in surface, water and air sterilization systems worldwide.

The LightSources Group offers high performance lighting solutions for virtually any lighting application in any industry, including customized fluorescent and UVC germicidal lamps. We employ skilled design engineers with in-depth knowledge of UV radiation and lamp design. Contact us today to speak with an engineer to learn more about our high performance lamps and lamp components.

Custom Designed Lamp Bases and Sockets


The LightSources group includes the top leading manufacturers in the lamp and lighting industry in the world.  Our valued partners strive for total customer satisfaction with custom designed solutions engineered for your unique process.  Cerlux is a world leading manufacturer of ceramic bases and sockets, and a valuable addition to the LightSources group.

LightSources and our affiliated companies use only the highest quality components and follow a strict quality policy.  All parts are inspected prior to shipping to ensure customer satisfaction.

Experienced Manufacturer of Lamp Sockets and Bases 

Cerlux manufactures tips, washers, electric insulators, resistant grinding cylinders and many more lamp components.  Cerlux manufactures ceramic products with a high temperature kiln reaching 1,000°, using the heat from the kiln to heat the building and water supply.   As with all LightSources partners, Cerlux places high value on green operations, manufacturing with energy efficient operations.

The glazing process of ceramics production is typically with a white glaze, although Cerlux offers endless color choices with custom color options for your lamp bases, even matching your own logo color.  Raise your own brand awareness and increase your market share with lamp products designed for proprietary distribution.  Cerlux produces custom bases with either fully automated processes or a hand-press when required to produce high quality parts that meet your specifications.

Contact LightSources today to find out how you can gain your competitive advantage with custom designed and manufactured lamps bases, sockets and components. If you need special design or engineering, LightSources will work with you to develop a custom solution that will fit your needs.  We can create custom phosphor blends with additives to achieve the exact wavelength of UV output you require and match that lamp with Cerlux custom color bases for a truly unique product.

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.

Learn the Benefits of Shatter Protech Lamp Protection

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LightSources in the United States and LightTech in Europe are recognized as the leading suppliers of lighting solutions, providing ultraviolet and fluorescent technology for a multitude of applications.  Dedicated to continual research and development, the LightSources group has developed several patented products and proprietary technologies to enhance lamp performance, customer satisfaction, safety and energy saving green processes.

Our patented shatterproof technology is engineered to contain any broken glass or hazardous mercury that may pose a health hazard in the case of breakage.  Our shatterproof technology is available in virtually any of our lamps in any shape or size including compact PL’s, U-Shaped, linear, circular and many other types and styles.

Shatter Protech Adds Value in Food and Beverage Industry 

Shatter Protech provides many benefits including:

Energy Efficient Design

Our Shatter Protech technology is designed to not inhibit any UV emissions while providing maximum energy efficiency and UV transmission.  Shatter Protech is desirable in restaurants and food buffets to protect consumable food and consumers in the event of a broken bulb.

Employee Protection

Shatter Protech also protects employees when UV lights are used in commercial and industrial settings such as warehouses, manufacturing facilities, hospitals and schools, ensuring the safety of your workforce.

Water Protection

Shatter Protech protects aqua life in aquariums and fish hatcheries, promoting healthy wildlife and keeps water safe in water and air purification systems.

FDA Approved 

Shatter Protech is compliant with all food safety regulations and is FDA approved, providing added assurances that your lighting system with Protech protection still meets all code requirements.

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.

Proven Lamp and Lighting Prototype Solutions


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The LightSources group offers in-depth knowledge of ultraviolet (UV) energy and fluorescent lighting to provide advanced technology to OEMs around the globe.  We work with manufacturers large and small to assist in design and engineering of new projects or renovations of current lighting processes.  Our vast resources include LightSources in the U.S. and China, LightTech which boasts a state-of-the-art glass factory in Europe, and several valued partners such as Cerlux which manufactures custom components, LCD Lighting which specializes in miniature fluorescent lamps, and Voltarc, the leader in lighted sign applications.

Our team of experienced engineers provide expertise in developing your project with optimum lighting solutions at the proper wavelength, or nanometer (nm) in either ozone free or ozone generating designs.

Prototype Solutions Developed for Your Patented Property

LightSources partners with you early in your project to develop the most beneficial design for your application.  We provide extensive research and development to assist OEMs worldwide in developing your own patented products to enhance brand awareness and gain market share.  We provide custom lamps and lighting solutions to virtually any lighting application including:

  • Proprietary tanning lamps
  • UV lamps for curing polymers, inks and coatings
  • UVC germicidal lamps for sterilization and purification
  • Specialty fluorescent lamps for neon signs
  • Mini-fluorescent lamps used in avionic display and backlighting
  • UV lamps for screen printing applications

With our global resources including experienced engineers and designers, we offer superior lighting solutions and lamp products at the most affordable cost available.   Our knowledgeable engineers provide reverse engineering, custom designed lamps, and sockets and bases in any color combination.

LightSources and our experienced, valued partners are recognized as leaders among high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  Contact us today to learn more about our wide selection of standard lamps, or speak to our skilled engineers for custom designed lighting solutions. 

Custom and Unique Lamp Bases Designed Your Way



LightSources and our valued partner, Cerlux, offer the most customizable lighting solutions available in the industry today.  Cerlux provides matching sockets and lamp components specific to your unique lamp products including tanning, germicidal and fluorescent lamps.  No matter the lamp application, Cerlux has the right solution for you.

Cerlux is a leading manufacturer of custom bases, with matching lamp components and sockets designed with your unique logo.  By designing your lamp bases and sockets with your own logo, we help you to set yourself apart from the competition and increase your brand awareness.  Cerlux offers a wide array of color choices, with the option to custom create your own color to match your logo perfectly.

Cerlux Manufacturers High Quality Lamp Sockets and Bases

Cerlux manufacturers tips, washers, electric insulators, resistant grinding cylinders, and many more products with a unique stamping process.  Utilizing either a fully automated process or operating a manual hand-press, Cerlux leads the industry with high quality manufacturing of lamp fittings and sockets.  Cerlux adheres to strict quality processes to ensure high performing, long lasting products.

Cerlux has vast experience with specialty ceramic processes, firing at temperatures exceeding 1,000°C.  Cerlux operates with energy efficient, green practices, using the heat from our kiln to heat our water and buildings.  Our glazing process protects the lamp components, and is available in any color of your choice.

Cerlux is a valuable addition to the LightSources group, adding value to our extensive lineup of high quality lamp components.   Skilled engineers are ready to take your call to assist with any lighting solution, including specialty fluorescent lamps, miniature lighting solutions, UVC germicidal lamps, tanning lamps, and virtually any lighting application.

Our vast resources allow for fast turnaround on prototype and production runs.  Contact the LightSources group today to more about our custom designed and manufactured lamp components, bases and sockets.

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.

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.

Customizable Wiring Devices and Lampholders


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


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.