Miniature Fluorescent Lighting with Long Lasting Performance

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The LightSources group consists of the world’s leading, most forward thinking and innovative companies providing lamps and lighting solutions to companies worldwide.  LCD Lighting (LCDL) is known for high quality, high performing miniature fluorescent lamps. LCDL provides miniature lamps to a wide variety of manufacturers, OEMs, and has even supplied lamps for the U.S. space shuttle.

LCDL’s Hot-Cathode Fluorescent Lamps

LCDL produces cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) and hot cathode fluorescent lamps (HCFL) to a multitude of companies and OEMs around the globe.  LCDL offers a product line of HCFL lamps which include tubular lamps available in a wide range of lengths and diameters.

The smallest size of HCFL lamps start at T2 which means that T stands for the shape of the lamp meaning tubular, and the number 2 stands for an eighth of an inch.  A size T8 lamp would equal a tubular lamp at exactly 1 inch in diameter.  As LCDL specializes in miniature lighting, the largest size available is the T12 which would be a diameter of 1 ½”.

HCFL lamps by LCD Lighting are used in signs, medical devices, graphic arts, and backlighting displays in various applications.

LCDL’s Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps

Miniature CCFL lamps by LCD Lighting are commonly used in various neon signs and bendable shapes.  CCFL lamps contain an electrode, rather than the filament in the HCFL lamps.  Mini fluorescent lamps are used as backlighting in avionic displays, computers, vehicles, military applications and even the NASA space shuttle.

Both CCFL and HCFL lamps contain mercury vapor to enhance the phosphor coating which creates a very pleasing light.  LightSources and LCD Lighting offer a wide selection of standard mini-lamps and provide custom services to create the lighting solutions unique to your application.

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 world-wide in a multitude of applications and industries such as our avionic display backlighting that is part of the National Defense and US Space Program.


Do You Need a Lamp Supplier for Superior Lighted Signs?

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Neon signs and fluorescent lighted signs provide brand awareness and long-lasting illumination for businesses around the globe in a multitude of industries.  The LightSources group includes lighted sign expert, Voltarc, providing more than 75 years of experience in designing and manufacturing assorted styles and types of fluorescent lighting.   Voltarc Technologies provides superior lamp products for architectural lighting, neon and fluorescent signs, ultraviolet lamps, specialty lamps, wiring devices and holders.

Voltarc utilizes the latest in technological advancements, employing highly skilled lighting engineers and designers conducting continual improvement, research and development.   Some innovative proprietary technology developed by Voltarc includes:

  • Xtra Long Lamps
  • TufStraight Lamps
  • Neon Tubing
  • TufBend U-Lamps
  • TriLight Max™ and TriLight™ Fluorescent Lamps
  • Masonite Electrodes
  • Hyde Neon Fabrication Equipment
  • Cup-Cathode Lamps
  • Various Standard and Custom Lamp Accessories

Voltarc’s products provide unrivaled performance with long lasting product life expectancy in all patented products.  Voltarc produces the most vibrant signs in the industry, enhancing brand image of businesses worldwide with state-of-the-art lamp and electrical components.  The cutting edge lighted sign solutions provided by the LightSources group deliver exceptional lumens per output, reliably outperforming the competition.

Our energy efficient solutions provide long life with low maintenance, outlasting and outperforming comparable products with exceptional performance.  Voltarc provides a solution for your lighted sign specifications from simple to complex designs and shapes with lamps and components made to last.  Our skilled engineers can provide custom designed solutions with the optimum type of lamp product for your application.  Lighted signs by Voltarc provide quick return on investment with increased brand awareness delivered in a high performing and long-lasting product.

LightSources and our affiliated companies – LCD Lighting, Voltarc, LightTech, and Cerlux represent the leading high-tech designers in the lighting industry today. Our standard lamps and components as well as customized products offer high-quality solutions to meet our partner’s unique needs.  We invite you to contact us to learn more about our wide selection of lamps.

Custom Prototype Lighting Solutions

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LightSources and European partner, LightTech, partner with OEMs large and small around the globe to provide custom lighting solutions.  Our design engineers possess in-depth knowledge of Ultraviolet (UV) radiation, fluorescent lighting and UVC germicidal applications.  We understand the importance of quick turn-around on prototype parts and components, providing custom solutions for your unique lighting process.

Involving our engineers early in your project is key to quick turn-around with high performing parts, providing total customer satisfaction.  The LightSources Group has vast resources, with facilities in the United States and China, LightTech in Europe with a state-of-the-art glassworks factory, and several partner companies including Cerlux for custom ceramic bases and sockets to match your custom equipment, Voltarc for specialty fluorescent signs, and LCDL for custom mini-fluorescent lamps.

We have the knowledge, the experience and the resources to provide high performing quality lamps and components, custom designed for your unique process.  Our engineers provide expert assistance to develop prototype lamp solutions catered to your ambient requirements with maximum UVC wattage, and UVC germicidal lamps with optimum wavelength and UV exposure in either ozone generating or ozone free models in standard or custom designs.

Patents and Trademarks for Proprietary Intellectual Property

By partnering with LightSources from the beginning of your project, we can assist with optimum design for a successful launch and implementation.  Our new development expertise includes experience with patents and trademarks ensuring that your custom design remains your proprietary intellectual property.  Our exclusive R&D department assists OEMs around the globe to enhance their brand awareness with high performing, quality proprietary lighting products.

Our custom lighting solutions are used in several applications including:

  • Fluorescent lamps for specialty neon signs
  • Proprietary UV lamps for tanning
  • UVC germicidal lamps used in air and water purification
  • UV lamps for polymer curing
  • UV lighting in screen printing machines
  • Mini-fluorescent lamps for backlighting used in avionic display

Whatever your lighting requirements, we have superior lamp products available at an affordable cost due to our vast resources.  We provide cost-efficient lighting solutions, with custom prototype parts available from expert lighting design engineers.

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

Valued Supplier to OEMs with Superior Lighting Solutions


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.

Phototherapy Provides Healing Benefits

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Fluorescent lighting is used to treat many health, skin and mood disorders providing healing benefits for various medical conditions.  This light therapy is so effective, it is also known as phototherapy, and is used worldwide providing safe, fast and proven effective results for various medical conditions.  Fluorescent lighting emitted at particular wavelengths, provides treatment for various conditions at particular Nanometer (Nm).

Phototherapy Heals Skin Conditions

Many people suffer from psoriasis, an immune related disease that causes red, scaly patches to appear on the skin.  There are various forms of psoriasis, some more serious than others, with most appearing as itchy red areas with stinging and burning sensations.  The National Psoriasis Foundation supports the use of phototherapy to treat psoriasis, but only with a prescription and under a doctor’s orders.  They also warn that indoor tanning beds do not provide the same treatment as prescribed UV light.

Phototherapy in the form of UVB light provides maximum effectiveness for psoriasis, and patients can be given an at home treatment lamp with just the right amount of healing UVB rays.   Exposure to UVB rays causes the affected area to slow down the production of skin cells, allowing the area to heal.

UV light can also treat other skin conditions such as eczema and acne by suppressing an overactive immune system, and reducing the symptoms of itchy and inflamed skin.  Fluorescent wavelengths in the range of 415 nm are effective at killing bacteria, aiding in clearing skin affected with acne.

Phototherapy for Jaundice

Jaundice is a condition causing a yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes, and can be common in newborn babies.  The yellowing of the skin is caused by a build-up of toxins in the body as the liver cannot break down these toxins like a healthy fully functioning liver.   “Bili” lights are used to break down bilirubin, thus improving jaundice in newborn infants.   New parents can be sent home with the specialty lighting, while nurturing their newborns onto healthy livers with these fluorescent lights.

Light Therapy and Diabetes

Light therapy can be used in different ways to help people with diabetes.  UV light can aid in wound healing, providing safe and effective treatment to speed up healing and fight infection by killing bacteria and viruses.

UV light is also used to treat a severe eye condition called diabetic retinopathy, which damages the retina in 80% of diabetic people that have had the disease for 20 years or more.  Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in people ages 20 to 64.  Light therapy can reduce this disease from progressing in a surprising 90% of all new cases with proper treatment and monitoring.

Mood and Emotional Disorders Improved with Phototherapy

Many mood and emotional disorders are much improved with exposure to UV light.  Those suffering from depression, especially that caused by less exposure to daylight hours can be improved by UV exposure in as little as one week.

Consistency is important for any type of phototherapy to be effective.

LightSources Provides Proven Phototherapy Solutions

The experts at LightSources have vast experience with all ranges of the UV light spectrum, providing knowledgeable assistance with the proper lamps for your application.  We have lamps for existing light therapy mechanisms, or we can manufacture custom lamps to fit your custom equipment.

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 including light therapy, offering patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  We invite you to contact us to learn more about our wide selection of lamps.

What are My Options with Energy Efficient Light Bulbs?

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We all want to do our part when it comes to saving energy, being ‘green’ and contributing to a healthier planet.  But when it comes to light bulbs, how do we know which energy saving options are the best?  Which bulbs last the longest and save the most energy?

Traditional incandescent bulbs use a lot of energy to emit light, thus 90% of the energy used is given off as heat and is wasted.  This is why these traditional light bulbs are being phased out of use.  Energy saving choices for light bulbs today includes halogen incandescent, compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL), and light emitting diodes commonly known as LED lighting.   These newer choices may cost a little more to purchase, but they will save you money during their life cycle.

Compact fluorescent bulbs are more energy efficient than halogen incandescent, and will pay for themselves usually within nine months of use.  CFL bulbs have been shown to use about one fourth of the energy as traditional incandescent bulbs and can last up to ten times longer, providing a quick return on your investment not to mention the time saved in changing bulbs!  LED lighting is quickly becoming a popular choice with advancements in technology.  LEDs are Energy Star™ rated and use about 25% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs, lasting up to 25 times longer.

Experts in Energy Saving Lighting Solutions

The LightSources Group is dedicated to continuous improvement of its processes to help protect the environment. We have locations around the globe, all operating with green practices, and contributing to saving energy with superior products produced with expert research and development.  Our engineers are the best in the industry, providing patented and proprietary solutions for various lighting applications.  In addition we provide training to all employees on our environmentally friendly technologies and business practices.

LightSources and affiliated companies, which include LCD Lighting, Voltarc, LightTech, and Cerlux, make up the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today. We offer standard lamps and components, as well as customized products, with high-quality solutions to meet our partner’s unique needs.  We invite you to contact us today for energy efficient lighting solutions.

Ceramic Fittings for Custom UV Lamps



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The LightSources Group includes leaders in the UV lighting industry.  With facilities in the United States, China and Europe, and strategic partners located globally, we are positioned to provide outstanding customer service and delivery with standard or custom lighting solutions.

We offer a vast array of standard lamps in low pressure UV (LPUV), high pressure UV (HPUV), and amalgam lamps for a variety of UV applications.  LPUV lamps are commonly used for germicidal applications while HPUV lamps are beneficial for various processes including UV Polymer and Adhesive Curing.

Our partners offer standard fluorescent lamps T2 through T10, neon signs, indoor and outdoor lighting and signs of all sizes, specialty miniature lighting for electronic and avionic applications, and various other industrial applications.

While you are searching for the perfect lighting solutions to fit your needs, remember that LightSources can offer you customized solutions in addition to our standard product line.  Along with our custom lamps, we can offer you customized ceramic fittings with patented and proprietary base solutions from our partner Cerlux.

All customized ceramic bases and sockets will be assembled and tested within our factory for outstanding customer service and guaranteed performance.  Cerlux provides specialty manufacturing of custom ceramic bases and components in virtually any color and size imaginable.

Cerlux is an expert with automatic and hand crafted custom solutions providing matching sockets with your custom designed lamps.  Cerlux maintains the same high regard for superior quality as the entire LightSources Group.  Quality Assurance providing total customer satisfaction is the key to our success.

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 standard lamps and components as well as customized products offer high-quality solutions to meet our partner’s unique needs.  We invite you to contact us to learn more about our wide selection of lamps.

TriLight Max™ Lamps Provide Long Lasting High Performance


Voltarc, LightSources strategic partner, utilizes our proprietary LongLife™ technology in their TriLight Max™ T8 and T12 specialty fluorescent lamps.   TriLight Max lamps add great value in any application as they can last up to six times the life of standard bulbs, and are compatible with most current fittings, making it easy to replace and fit into your current system.

Voltarc’s TriLight Max lamps outperform the competition with an estimated useful life of 60,000 hours for the T8HO, which is six times more than standard lamps, while the T12HO lamps have a useful life of 50,000 hours, still five times the standard lamps on the market. Both our T12 and T8 lamps provide energy efficiency of 25 – 40 % respectively over comparable bulbs, and require less maintenance and replacements, providing immediate return on investment.

While the LongLife patented technology provides hassle-free maintenance, our expert blend of tri-band phosphors provides extraordinary color. Our proprietary technology delivers exceptional vibrant colors that last throughout the long life span of our bulbs.

TriLight Max LongLife™ bulbs are available in various lengths and shapes, including extra-long and the Tufbend U-Bend style. For more in-depth information, and a detailed list of TriLight Max lamp specifications and availability please see our website, or contact an expert engineer at LightSources for a solution to your lighting needs.

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 standard lamps and components as well as customized products offer high-quality solutions to meet our partner’s unique needs. We invite you to contact us to learn more about our wide selection of lamps.

Trust the Experts for the Finest Specialty Fluorescent Lighting

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At LCD Lighting, we mean it when we say we design, engineer and manufacture both standard and custom specialty fluorescent lighting solutions for virtually any type of OEM lighting application. We are proud to be the world market leaders and have sold thousands and thousands of our high-quality T-2, T-4, T-5, T8, and T-12 fluorescent lamps.

We specialize in avionic display backlighting and our portfolio includes cold and hot cathode fluorescent lamps, CCFL Sub-minis, HCFL-aperture and reflectors, aquarium lighting, compact fluorescent and more. In addition we provide innovative and proprietary solutions to ensure our customers receive the most cost-effective products at the best value.

One of the ways we provide our clients valuable solutions is with our Long Life Technology. This high-tech advancement is a result of LCDL’s on-going commitment to R & D and is available on our T8 and T12 lamps. The technology fully encloses the filament assembly with a shield, called Cup-Cathode Technology to provide longer life and greater efficiency by preventing filament emission coating sputter that leads to lumen depreciation. For example, our Long Life T8 lamps provide a life expectancy of up to six times greater than a standard T12 HO lamp. In addition one of our Long Life T12 lamps offers a five times greater efficiency from a standard T12 when used with electronic warm-start ballast.

Another value-added service LCD Lighting offers is our lamp sub-assemblies (LSA). When we produce fully assembled LSA units according to your drawings and specifications, you receive ready-to-go equipment, saving valuable time and money. In addition we offer high-quality KULKA lampholders & wiring devices.

We also offer custom colors as well as a large selection of standard colors, and provide ultraviolet and infrared phosphors. Furthermore, we will blend colors to produce the precise hue you need. Please refer to our website to learn more.

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 industries such as our UV air treatment systems that offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions. Please contact us to learn more about our extensive selection of specialty fluorescent lamps.

Trust LightSources to Make Your Specialty Lighting Vision a Reality

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Just as our slogan says, “Trust LightSources to Make Your Specialty Lighting Vision a Reality”, we mean it. The LightSources group is a specialty lamp company with an OEM-focus that knows how to build and maintain a long-term business alliance. This allows us to add value and profits to our OEM customers’ bottom-line. Our group comprised of LightSources along with our affiliated companies, LCD Lighting, Voltarc, LightTech, and Cerlux, are global leaders in designing, engineering and manufacturing high-tech standard and custom lamps.

The line of quality lamps produced by LightSources and LightTech include UVC germicidal lamps, amalgam lamps, specialty UV lamps, low pressure fluorescent and high pressure facial tanning lamps, twist, dual and triple-phosphor tanning lamps, medical lamps, collagen fluorescent lamps, and eco-friendly UV low mercury lamps. With our abundant resources and highly professional team, we are able to mass-produce new types of proprietary and specialty lamps more efficiently and cost-effectively than our competitors as well as provide shorter turnaround times.

LCD Lighting is another important arm of the LightSources group. Specializing in avionic display backlighting, an extensive portfolio includes specialty fluorescent lighting, cold and hot cathode fluorescent lamps CCFL / HCFL, backlight lamps and assemblies, aperture and reflector lamps, compact lamps, sub miniature lamps and HID‐MPUV lamps. In fact LCD Lighting is the sole manufacturer of the miniature AMLCD backlight lamps that are found in the cockpit of the Boeing 777 passenger jet.

Yet another significant member of the LightSources group is Voltarc. They represent North American’s leading manufacturer of neon tubing and specialty sign lamps. Their range of products includes neon, specialty and fluorescent sign lighting components, Masonlite electrodes and Kulka lampholders and electrical wiring devices. Please refer to our website for further information regarding our entire line of products.

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.