Phototherapy Lamps Deliver Proven Healing Benefits

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Phototherapy, also called light therapy, is using specialty UV lamps to treat various health conditions. Phototherapy is proven to be a very effective treatment of several medical ailments such as various skin conditions, mood disorders and even diabetes.  Skin conditions which benefit from phototherapy lamps included acne, psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo and jaundice.

Light Therapy Lamps Help Skin Disorders

Phototherapy lamps are endorsed by the National Psoriasis Foundation when use under the care of a physician. UV light emissions in the UVB range deliver effective psoriasis treatment by reducing inflammation and slowing down the production of new skin cells which promotes healing.  UV lamps kill bacteria and reduce itchy and inflamed skin for patients suffering with acne and eczema.

Phototherapy Lamps Effectively Treat Jaundice

Jaundice occurs when the liver cannot effectively break down toxins in the body and is most common in newborn babies. Phototherapy lamps for jaundice are sometimes referred to as bili lights as they help the liver to break down bilirubin which nurtures the liver into a functioning state.  

Light Therapy Improves Diabetes

Light therapy helps people suffering with diabetes by promoting healing of wounds and killing bacteria to fight infection. UV light is also proven to treat diabetic retinopathy which is a serious eye condition that can lead to blindness.  Patients that have had diabetes for over 20 years are more susceptible to diabetic retinopathy which damages the retina in 80% of these long-term patients. If treated early, light therapy can lessen the progression of diabetic retinopathy in 90% of all cases.

Phototherapy Improves Mood Disorders

Phototherapy is proven to improve mood disorders and depression such as seasonal affective disorder (SAD).  SAD affects many people in the northern hemisphere when daylight hours are reduced during the winter months. Light therapy is proven to help treat this condition with patients feeling better typically within one week of consistent treatment.

LightSources Offers Phototherapy Lamp Solutions

LightSources offers skilled engineers with in-depth knowledge of UV lamps and UVC germicidal solutions. We design, engineer and manufacture UV lamps used in phototherapy applications as well as germicidal solutions such as UV air purification and water sterilization. We understand how to harness the power of UV radiation with specialty phosphor blends and lamp components designed to emit precisely the right wavelength for any UV application.

The LightSources Group is a leading global supplier of high-tech fluorescent and UV lamps found in a multitude of applications worldwide. We offer the widest selection of standard lamps as well as custom designed solutions to meet your specific requirements. Contact us to speak with an engineer about our proven UV phototherapy lamp solutions.

Miniature Fluorescent Lighting Suppliers

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The LightSources Group consists of the most forward thinking and innovative lighting and lamp suppliers in the world.  LCD Lighting is a valued partner of The LightSources Group, offering high performance miniature lamps solutions to manufacturers and OEMs around the globe.  LCDL manufactures miniature lighting for precision and high performance applications such as:

  • Avionic displays
  • NASA space shuttle
  • Computer backlighting
  • Signs
  • Fluorescent lighting applications

Hot Cathode Fluorescent Lamps

LCDL designs, engineers and manufactures hot cathode fluorescent lamps (HCFL) in  varying lengths and diameters ranging from T2 to T12.  The letter T signifies a tubular design while the number represents an 1/8 of an inch. This means that a T8 is a tubular fluorescent lamp that is exactly one inch in diameter.  LCDL manufactures HCFL lamps which range in size from ¼” to 1 ½” in diameter.

HCFL lamps are found in many applications such as automotive, aerospace, computers, graphic arts, signs, displays, medical devices and many others.

Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps

Cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) are ideal in applications such as neon signs where bendable lighting is required.  CCFL lamps are designed with an electrode rather than a filament as in HCFL lamps. CCFL miniature lamps are common in automotive and avionic displays, military applications, backlighting in computers and many others miniature lighting applications.  LCDL miniature lamps can be found in these lighting applications and many more which require long lasting, high performance and energy efficient lighting solutions.

Both HCFL and CCFL lamps feature a mercury vapor designed to enhance the phosphor blend and emit a pleasing light.  LCDL and The LightSources Group offer a wide selection of reliable, high performance miniature lamps with customized solutions available. Our engineers will design, engineer and manufacture the right lighting solution for your application to meet your exact specifications.

The LightSources Group is a leading provider of specialty fluorescent lighting solutions, meeting the demands of OEMs and manufacturers worldwide.  We provide high quality, high performance and low-cost lighting solutions. Contact us today to learn more about our high-tech lamp solutions.

Leading Provider of Miniature Fluorescent Lighting



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The LightSources Group is comprised of the most innovative and forward-thinking lighting companies worldwide, offering cutting edge lamp technology and lighting solutions to a multitude of industries around the globe. LCD Lighting (LCDL) is a valued partner of The LightSources Group, providing miniature lamps to OEMs and manufactures for a variety of specialized applications requiring high performance miniature fluorescent lamps.

Hot and Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps

LCDL is a valued supplier of hot cathode fluorescent (HCFL) and cold cathode fluorescent (CCFL) lamps to many companies worldwide.  LCDL offers a wide selection of HCFL lamps in varying diameters and lengths, ranging in size from T2 to T12.  The letter T signifies a tubular design with the number representing an eighth of an inch, therefore a T8 lamp is one inch in diameter.  LCDL offers HCFL lamps ranging in size from ¼” up to 1 ½” in diameter.

HCFL miniature lamps are found in many products and processes such as medical devices, signs, graphic art displays, backlighting in computers, automotive, aerospace processes and many more.

Cold cathode fluorescent lamps are typically found in bendable applications such as neon signs and displays.  CCFL lamps by LCDL utilize an electrode instead of the filament found in HCFL lamps.  CCFL miniature fluorescent lighting is often found as backlighting in computers, vehicle and avionic displays and military applications.  LCDL is a proud supplier to NASA’s aerospace program with miniature CCFL lamps.

Both the HCFL and CCFL lamp types contain a mercury vapor which enhances the phosphor coating to produce a light pleasing to the eye.  The LightSources Group and LCDL offer one of the widest selections of high performance, energy efficient mini-lamps available today. We provide customized solutions to meet your specifications, providing ongoing exceptional customer service and support.

The LightSources Group is a leading provider of specialty fluorescent lighting solutions, meeting the demands of OEMs and manufacturers worldwide.  We provide high quality, high performance and low-cost lighting solutions.  Contact us today to learn more about our high-tech lamp solutions. 


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.