TriLight Max™ for Long Lasting Fluorescent Bulbs

post 74

LightSources is pleased to offer cutting edge lighting technology in fluorescent lamps from our strategic partner, Voltarc.  Voltarc is a leading supplier of fluorescent lighting solutions for use in a wide variety of lighted signs.  Voltarc creates dazzling lighted sings in any size or shape with superior lamp technology for long lasting high performance.

Voltarc continually conducts research and development to deliver innovative lighting solutions such as LongLife™ and TriLight Max™ for long lasting high-performance fluorescent lamps. TriLight Max lamps are proven to last substantially longer than standard bulbs, in T8 and T12 specialty fluorescent lamps.

TriLight Max T8 HO lamps by Voltarc last six times longer than standard lamps with 60,000 hours estimated useful life.   T12 TriLight Max lamps by Voltarc are proven to last up to five times the standard lamps with an estimated useful life of 50,000 hours.  LongLife Technology combined with TriLight Max lamps provides hassle-free maintenance as you will rarely have to change bulbs.

Exceptionally vibrant colors are a result of unique tri-band phosphors, with high-performance lumen output throughout and up to end of product life span.  TriLight Max lamps are compatible with various systems, making them easy to install and maintain.  TriLight Max lamps with LongLife Technology are available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes including Tufbend U-bend style, and extra-long lamps.

For long lasting, high-performing fluorescent lamps and lighted sign solutions, contact the LightSources group to speak with a knowledgeable engineer.  We can answer all your questions, and help custom design a lighting solution specific to your process.

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.

Advertisements

High Quality Fluorescent Backlighting Solutions

uv-curing-bulbs

Fluorescent lighting is a technology used in a multitude of lighting solutions in consumer, commercial and industrial applications.  Fluorescent lamps are also the chosen technology for critical applications such as liquid crystal displays (LCDs), active matrix liquid crystal displays (AMLCDs) and avionic displays in aircraft and space programs.

When you require long lasting, high-quality and high-performance backlighting solutions, you need to make only one call to the LightSources group.  We employ knowledgeable engineers with vast experience in developing lighting solutions for demanding applications including those used in Boeing 777 jets, military and defense aircraft systems and the US Space Program.  Our miniature backlighting solutions are found in the majority of private jet aircrafts around the world.

Our valued partner, LCD Lighting (LCDL), manufactures hot-cathode and cold-cathode lamps with proprietary engineering technology.  LCDL is a precision manufacturer of avionic lamps for critical backlighting applications, with more than 30 years of experience.  LCDL manufactures bright and vibrant lighting with long lasting high-performance and uniform lumen output.

LCDL performs precision craftsmanship and glass bending to form serpentines, circles, bent, straight or interlocking lamp pairs.  Our hot-cathode fluorescent lamps (HCFL) range in size from 6mm to 20mm, and cold-cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) range from 2mm to 20mm in diameter.

AMLCD Backlighting Technology

AMLCD lighting is used in a multitude of optical lighting solutions including filters, diffusers, reflective plates and housings.  AMLCD technology is also used in thermal management and electrical power supply systems.

LightSources is proud to be a valued supplier to our National Defense and NASA Aerospace programs.  We understand the importance of receiving quality product, on-time, and to your specification.  Be sure to contact LightSources for all your backlighting solutions, including avionic displays used in our military and national defense programs, commercial Boeing Jets, and private jets used around the world.

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 avionic display backlighting that is part of the National Defense and US Space Program.  Please contact us to learn more about our extensive selection of lamps.

Long Lasting Superior Miniature Fluorescent Lighting

uv-curing-bulbs

The LightSources group consists of the leading experts in the lighting industry, and LCD Lighting is no exception.  LCD Lighting (LCDL) manufacturers a wide variety of miniature fluorescent lamps used in several applications by OEMs worldwide, with cutting edge technology for the most advanced lamps in the industry.

Hot-Cathode Fluorescent Lamps

LCDL manufactures hot cathode fluorescent lamps (HCFL) and cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) for a wide variety of commercial and industrial processes.  HCFL lamps contain a filament and can be found in lighting applications such as copy machines, scanners and vision systems. The HCFL product line offered by LCDL includes tubular lamp products with various diameters and lengths.  The smallest size of these high performing HCFL lamps begin with T2, where T represents the shape of the lamp as tubular and the number 2 represents an eighth of an inch, therefore a T8 lamp is the same as 8/8 or exactly 1 inch in diameter.   The largest size produced by LCDL is a T12 which equates to a 1 ½ “diameter.   Our superior HCFL lamps are also used in graphic arts, signs and medical devices.

Cold-Cathode Fluorescent Lamps

LCDL’s miniature CCFL lamps are typically used in a variety of neon signs in bendable shapes, and use an electrode rather than a filament.    Mini fluorescent lamps are often used as accent lighting or back lighting in avionic displays, military applications, computers, vehicles and the NASA space shuttle.

Both the HCFL and CCFL lamps use mercury vapor that enhances the phosphor coating promoting extraordinary lighting for a pleasing visible light.  LightSources and LCDL have a wide selection of standard miniature lamps or we will customize a solution specific to our customer’s 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 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.

Combined Resources Advance Fluorescent Light Technology

uv-curing-bulbs

LightSources and our valuable affiliate company, LCD Lighting, give our customers advantages with innovative technology.  Through continual research and development, LCDL and LightSources have developed patented technology utilized in high performing fluorescent lamps.  Our proprietary products include Ultra-Bright™, Robo-Bend, Long-Life™, and High CRI (color rendering index).

These state-of-the-art solutions are utilized by OEMs large and small around the globe, as this partnership is recognized as one of the best in the world for fluorescent lighting excellence.

Innovative Technology in Fluorescent Lighting

LCDL and LightSources provide high-performing fluorescent lighting to OEMs worldwide in the following industries:

  • avionic display, including NASA space shuttle
  • automotive interior lighting
  • computer and electronic backlighting
  • fluorescent lamps used in architectural, buildings and warehouses
  • advertising signs and displays

Proprietary technologies developed from these combined resources have set the industry standard for specialty fluorescent lighting, used in these and many more commercial and industrial applications.

Ultra-Bright™  

Ultra-Bright technology was developed with a combination of advanced materials and manufacturing processes, resulting in lamps that offer double the efficacy (lumens / watts), with maximum uniform lighting.

Robo-Bend

Our cutting-edge Robo-Bend proprietary technology allows engineers to replace multiple lamp systems in backlighting technology applications with one single 8mm or 9mm LCDL serpentine hot and cold cathode lamp.  Our advanced technology allows manufacturing of serpentine hot and cold cathode lamps incorporated with a bending process.

Long Life

Long Life technology improves many fluorescent lighting applications with less maintenance and bulb replacement, thus resulting in a quick return on investment.  Our Long Life lamps provide exceptionally long operating life of up to 60,000 hours with our T5 and T8 lamps, and up to 50,000 on T12.  (60,000 hours equals 2,500 days, or 6.85 years!)  Replacing your specialty fluorescent lamps every six to seven years makes good sense in outdoor signs, warehouses or difficult to reach places.

High CRI (Color Rendering Index)

Proprietary innovative technology produces true and natural colors with more earth tri-phosphors than other fluorescent lamp manufacturers.  Our high-tech engineers and designers continue to research cutting-edge advancements in fluorescent lighting technology.

LightSources, with our affiliated companies including LCD Lighting, represent the foremost high-tech designers and manufacturers in the fluorescent lamp industry today.  LCD Lighting has designed and manufactured custom fluorescent lamps for virtually any type of OEM lighting application.  Contact us today to learn more about our exclusive fluorescent light technology.

Expert Fluorescent and UV Lamp Manufacturer

post 100

LightSources in the United States, and partner LightTech in Europe, are recognized leaders among UV lamp manufacturers, providing high-performing and long-lasting UV lamps to OEMs around the globe.   These vast resources combined with LightTech’s modern glass making factory in Europe benefit OEMs worldwide with proven solutions.  LightSources and LightTech are world leading lamp manufacturers producing superior UV and fluorescent lighting solutions, including:

  • High pressure facial tanning lamps
  • Low pressure tanning lamps
  • UVC germicidal lamps
  • UV curing lamps
  • Amalgam lamps
  • Specialty UV lamps
  • Specialty fluorescent lamps
  • Twist, dual and triple phosphor tanning lamps
  • Collagen fluorescent lamps
  • Custom backlighting for avionic display
  • Eco-friendly lighting solutions

The LightSources group manufactures these specialty lamps and many more for virtually any application.

Expert UV Lamp Manufacturers

Operating state-of-the-art production facilities on three continents including our China location, allows the LightSources Group to provide superior performing lamps for commercial and industrial applications worldwide.  Our continual research and development has resulted in several patented and proprietary products utilizing cutting edge technology.

LightSources is a world leading UV lamp manufacturer, committed to the highest quality products, meeting even the most demanding customer specification.  With vast resources, we are a valuable addition to any supply chain, providing flexibility and quick turnaround.   As a key strategic supplier to OEMs both large and small, LightSources provides high performing product, on schedule.

The LightSources group practices green technology in all aspects of our lamp manufacturing, taking great concern for public safety, and preserving our natural resources.

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 and water treatment systems that provide industries a way to disinfect and improve the quality of air and water without the need for toxic chemicals.  Please contact us to learn more about how we can help make your lighting vision a reality.  

What is Color Rendering Index (CRI)?

post 116

Color Rendering index (CRI) is a rating scale to assign the effectiveness of a light source in rendering colors, compared with natural daylight.  A CRI of 100 is equal to natural daylight referring to the highest ability of color rendering which is by the sun itself.  On the contrary, a low CRI of 50 or less means that the light source does not render colors very well.  An acceptable CRI in fluorescent lighting is 80 to 95, which equates to an excellent color rendering ability.

Where is CRI Important in Industry?

Knowing the CRI of your lighting has great benefits and will provide competitive advantages in certain industrial applications.  For example, in the jewelry store you want your lighting to reflect the full spectrum of lighting when exposed to diamonds and jewels, showcasing your items and making them more appealing and desirable.

A high CRI index used in clothing displays makes a big difference in the appearance of clothing, casting an appealing glow in the right displays to reveal vibrant color schemes.  Food displays in restaurants, showcasing primed aged meats or delectable desserts can make the difference in a consumer’s decision to appease their appetite.  Whatever your lighting application, do not underestimate the power of pleasing, high quality lighting with a high color rendering index.

LCD Lighting, a valued partner company to The LightSources Group, has developed proprietary color rendering index technology with more rare-earth tri-phosphors revealing natural true colors.  With advanced technology, LightSources and LCD Lighting can develop custom colors for specific requirements in various applications.

Fluorescent Lamp Color Specification

With more than 100 various shades of white, it is important to choose the right color coordinates for your fluorescent lighting application.  Even the slightest variation will make a difference in many different environments.  The most effective method of defining the color is with color coordinates.

We can choose an existing phosphor blend with exact color coordinates for your application, or we can develop a unique phosphor blend just for your specific 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.

Specialty Fluorescent Lamps from LCD Lighting

uv-curing-bulbs

LCD Lighting, a valued partner to LightSources, is a global leader with designing, engineering, and manufacturing either standard or custom built fluorescent lighting for virtually any lighting application.  LCD Lighting produces superior quality T2, T4, T5, T8 and T12 fluorescent lamps, utilizing proprietary and patented technology.

Along with the various sizes of fluorescent lighting mentioned above, LCD is also an expert manufacturer of hot or cold cathode fluorescent lamps, CCFL sub-minis, HCFL-aperture, and compact fluorescent lighting with exceptional expertise in avionic display backlighting.  LCD Lighting is a leading supplier of backlighting in commercial and private avionic display lighting including AMLCD lamps used in illuminating cockpit controls in Boeing aircraft and the NASA Space Shuttle.

We are dedicated to continual improvement and investment into research and development resulting in proprietary and patented technology, advancing the industry with innovative designs.  Our focus is on product and process improvement, along with efficient use of resources while minimizing our environmental footprint.  Providing high performance products with long life and durability is the mission of LCD Lighting and the LightSources Group.

LongLife+™ Technology Provides Quick Return on Investment

LCD’s patented LongLife+™ technology is available on T8 and T12 products, and provides a life cycle up to six times more than other standard T12 lamps without LongLife technology.  LongLife technology utilizes a specialty coating inside the lamp providing long lasting superior   performance even in high intensity lamp products.

This results in less maintenance and replacements, provides maximum efficiency and a quick return on investment, in addition to contributing to an environmentally friendly process by reducing waste.

Custom Phosphor Blends Available

LCD Lighting employs some of the the most knowledgeable engineers in the lighting industry, offering the capability to blend custom phosphors to match your specified hue.  We offer ultraviolet, infrared and proprietary blends designed for maximum performance in your desired application.

LCD Lighting will also provide sub-assemblies or fully assembled lamp units in either standard sizes, or custom dimensions designed to perform in your own specialized equipment.

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.

Phototherapy Provides Healing Benefits

post 95

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.

Fluorescent and Neon Sign Solutions from LightSources

tube-light-manufacturers

Fluorescent and neon signs are only as good as the components and the lamps providing the illumination.  When you want the best in available quality, you need an expert in the lighting industry, with experience in designing and manufacturing various types and styles of fluorescent lighting.  Voltarc Technologies is recognized as a leader in architectural lighting, fluorescent signs and neon lighted signs, known for specialty fluorescent lamps, ultraviolet lamps, and custom holders and wiring devices.

Voltarc joined the LightSources Group in 2009, and has more than 75 years of expertise developing various lighted sign options including fluorescent lighted signs, neon tube signs, U-lamps, or cup-cathode lamps providing unrivaled life expectancy with their proprietary TriLight Max™ Series.   Voltarc employs only the most highly skilled engineers and lamp designers bringing your brand image to life with the most vibrant signs in the industry.

Voltarc develops innovative lighted sign solutions with state-of-the-art components, leading the industry with several proprietary and patented products including:

Neon Tubing

TriLight™ and TriLight Max™ Fluorescent Lamps

Xtra Long Lamps

TufBend U-Lamps

TufStraight Lamps

Hyde Neon Fabrication Equipment

Masonite Electrodes

Various Standard and Custom Lamp Accessories

Voltarc offers cutting edge lighted sign solutions with innovative technology, and energy-efficient solutions delivered with exceptional customer service.  When you need exceptional lighted signs or components, Voltarc is your solution for standard or complex, intricate designs developed for your customized application.

With Voltarc you benefit from years of experience providing superior signs and lamp components, delivering cost-effective solutions in any environment.  Our products outlast and outperform the competition, time and again.  For consistent durability, low maintenance, and high performance, Voltarc can develop your customized lighted sign solution in any shape, style or design imaginable developed for your unique 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 standard lamps and components as well as customized products offer high-quality solutions

What are My Options with Energy Efficient Light Bulbs?

post 102

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.