Combined Resources Advance Fluorescent Light Technology

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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

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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)?

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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

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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

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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.

Fluorescent and Neon Sign Solutions from LightSources

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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?

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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.

LCD Lighting Provides Custom Fluorescent Solutions

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LCD Lighting, a LightSources strategic partner, is a global leader in specialty fluorescent lighting products. LCD Lighting (LCDL) is a leading supplier of various miniature fluorescent lamps used all over the world in a multitude of products and applications. Working with OEMs large and small, LCDL can provide custom designed expert solutions for virtually any miniature lighting requirement.

LCD Lighting provides hot-cathode (HCFL) and cold cathode (CCFL) fluorescent lamps for numerous applications. The HCFL lights utilize a filament and are used for business purposes including lighting in scanners, copiers and vision systems. LCD’s hot-cathode lineup includes tubular lamps ranging in diameter and length from the smallest size of T2 to T12, where T represents a tubular light and the number stands for an eighth of an inch, i.e. a T8 is eight eights of an inch, or exactly 1 inch. Therefore, the largest size of T12 is 1 ½ inches in diameter. HCFL lights are also used in medical devices, graphic arts and outdoor signs.

The miniature CCFL lamps use an electrode instead of a filament, and are commonly used in various neon sign products in small bendable shapes. Our CCFL lamps range in diameter from 2mm to 10mm, and in lengths from 50 to 3050mm. These small lamps are often used as accent lighting in bendable shapes, while even smaller diameter lamps of 15mm and under are used as back lighting in avionic displays in commercial and military applications, vehicles, computers and even the NASA space shuttle.

Both hot and cold cathode lamps use mercury vapor to enhance the phosphor coating, emitting the proper amount of visible light.  LCD Lighting and the experts at the LightSources Group can customize a specialty fluorescent solution just for you, in any size, shape or color and wattage. As world leaders, LCDL’s products are made with patented proprietary technology, providing high performance with long lasting life. LCDL provides value added services of assemblies, and sub-assemblies produced to customer 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 and industries such as our UV germicidal lamps that offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions. Please contact us to learn more about our broad range of standard and custom lighting solutions.

LightSources Partners with Small and Medium Sized OEMs

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The term OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. When you stop to think about the number of items that us multi-tasking humans use during any given day, you would realize that for every physical item you hold in your hand, there were probably several OEM’s contributing parts for the finished product. Whether it’s a cell phone, a laptop or tablet, or a flashlight – Manufacturing is big business.

Every industry has large corporations in their supply chain, but it’s the contribution of small businesses (defined as a business with less than 500 employees) that is the lifeblood of the US Economy. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), small businesses represent 99% of all employer firms, 44% of all US private payroll, and generate 64% of new jobs. Entrepreneurship is alive and strong, and while many small companies strive to acquire more market share, they must also receive the same level of service from their suppliers.

Here at the LightSources Group, we realize the challenges for small OEM’s to access the same advantages as their larger competitors, and we delight in partnering with small and medium sized OEMs to custom design and produce specialty lamps for various industrial applications.

We offer combined resources of multi-national corporations: LightSources in the US & China, our European Partner LightTech, our affiliated company LCD Lighting, and strategic partnerships with Voltarc and Cerlux for various lighting components in standard or custom designs. We specialize in providing you with custom designed proprietary products to match your innovative ideas.

We offer a broad product line including:

  • Specialty fluorescent UVA and UVB lamps
    • Used in backlighting applications in computers, avionics, and NASA’s Space Shuttle
  • Low and high pressure tanning lamps
  • UVC lamps used for:
    • Polymer curing
    • Germicidal applications including air and water purification systems
  • Low Pressure (LP) Amalgam lamps with patented technology

This is a short list of some of the products and their applicable uses that LightSources provides.

We are a solution based corporation, and proven leaders in research and development, manufacturing, assembly and distribution of lighting solutions large and small, standard or custom built, for small to medium sized OEM’s worldwide.

The LightSources group is a valuable addition to your supply chain, no matter the size of your business.

LightSources and its affiliated companies are global leaders in lighting solutions for multitude of applications. We partner with OEMs of any size to design, engineer and mass-produce new types of proprietary and specialty lamps cost-efficiently and with short turnaround. Please contact us to learn more about our large selection of specialty custom and standard 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.