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.

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


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.