UV Disinfection Lamp Industry Trends

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All market research reports reviewed by the top market research companies show an increasing compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of anywhere from 15 to 23% for the UV disinfection lamp industry through 2026. Ultraviolet disinfection systems are big business and gaining momentum around the world with an increased awareness of the effectiveness and benefits provided. UV disinfection lamps are proven to eliminate harmful viruses, bacteria, microorganisms and a wide range of contaminants and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). 

Rapid Industrialization Drives Industry Growth

Ultraviolet disinfection lamps are used to sterilize surfaces, food and beverage processes, air and water. Air purification systems use UV lamps and technology to remove germs causing airborne illnesses, dust, mold, mildew and other irritants. UV air sterilization systems improve air quality, health and wellness in many environments including residential, commercial and industrial applications.  

UV water sterilization systems are also proven effective at removing harmful germs and aquatic microorganisms even in high-volume applications, such as wastewater treatment plants and municipal drinking water treatment systems.

The rapid industrialization in Asia, specifically China and India, has contributed significantly to pollution which leads to polluted air and water sources. Governments in these areas are pushing for clean water supplies to all residents which is also driving industry growth.

UV Disinfection Lamp Suppliers

UV disinfection lamp suppliers must continue to provide new and innovative products for the germicidal industry to remain competitive.  LightSources is a leading supplier to the germicidal industry, providing first to market, innovative germicidal products which deliver longer lasting performance and energy efficiency. 

The LightSources Group is committed to high-quality through a strict quality policy, ISO9001:2015 registration and continual improvement initiatives.  Our lamps are proven to outlast and outperform comparable lamps in germicidal effectiveness and energy efficiency. 

LightSources supports OEMs large and small worldwide with high-quality germicidal lamps and custom designed solutions for any application. We are committed to research and development and continual improvement offering innovative, high-tech lamps and lighting solutions. Contact us to speak with an engineer and learn how the LightSources Group will add value to your supply chain to meet all your industry requirements.

Where Can I Find High Quality Ozone Lamps?

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Ozone occurs naturally from ultraviolet light although the ozone layer filters most of the UV light emitted by the sun.  Ultraviolet (UV) light refers to wavelengths emitted at frequencies higher than visible light. Ultraviolet, or beyond violet, refers to light frequencies in the range of 100 to 315 nm, whereas visible light is in the range of 400 to 700 nm.

UVC germicidal lamps deliver powerful UV radiation at an effective 254 nm, proven to sterilize and disinfect against many germs and viruses. When UV light is emitted in shorter wavelengths in the range between 160 to 240 nm, ozone will be produced.  Photolysis of oxygen, O2, is the process which disrupts the oxygen molecule, creating valent oxygen atoms which attach to individual oxygen molecules, creating ozone, O3.  

Quartz glass ozone lamps emit UV rays in the range of 185 nm to effectively decompress the oxygen in the air and create ozone.  Ozone disinfectant lamps are used worldwide in a number of water and air sterilization systems, eliminating harmful germs and foul odors.  UVC ozone lamps improve air quality by eliminating harmful contaminants, microorganisms, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including ammonia, sulfides and mercaptans. 

High-Quality Quartz Glass Ozone Lamps

LightSources is a leading global supplier of UV lamps and lighting solutions including UVC germicidal solutions. We offer a wide selection of UVC germicidal lamps including ozone lamps and custom designed solutions. Our UV germicidal lamps are found worldwide in air purification systems and water sterilization applications, meeting high-volume commercial and industrial demands.

We offer high-tech, custom lamp design to meet compact requirements, and specialty phosphor blends to maximize performance for your application. Our skilled engineers assist you with the rapid prototype program, reduced lead times and just-in-time manufacturing. We support OEMs worldwide with soft glass and quartz glass lamp requirements and on time delivery.

The LightSources Group is recognized as a world leader and authority in quartz germicidal lamps. We continually develop new and innovative solutions for the UVC germicidal industry which include public safety and environmentally friendly practices. Contact us to speak with an engineer about improving your UVC germicidal application with proven, high-quality UVC germicidal and ozone lamps.


High Tech Specialty Fluorescent Lamp Technology


High Tech Specialty Fluorescent Lamp Technology

Specialty fluorescent lamp technology is required in many applications around the globe. Miniature fluorescent lamps are used in a wide range of industries such as:

  • Interior lighting for automobiles
  • Avionic display lighting
  • Aerospace lighting and display
  • Computer and electronics backlighting
  • Fluorescent lamps used in architectural design
  • Lighting for businesses, warehouses and many commercial industries

LCD Lighting (LCDL) is a valued partner company to the LightSources Group, offering specialty fluorescent lamps in these applications and many others. The LightSources Group consists of the most skilled and advanced lamp designers and manufacturers available. LCDL shares the same commitment to quality and continual improvement, providing innovative lamp solutions which deliver high-performance with long-lasting effectiveness.

Innovative Lamp Solutions with Proprietary Technology

Painstaking research and development combined with in-depth expertise allows LCDL to offer patented lighting solutions developed with proprietary technology.  Innovative, proprietary products which are proven to deliver longer lasting, effective performance and cost savings include:

  • Long-Life™
  • Ultra-Bright™
  • Robo-Bend
  • High CRI (color rendering index)

Long-Life™ Fluorescent Lamp Technology

Long-Life™ lamp technology is proven to provide longer-lasting effective performance over comparable fluorescent lamps with up to 60,000 hours, or nearly 7 years, of reliable performance.  Long-Life™ technology outperforms comparable T8 and T5 lamps which significantly reduces lighting and maintenance expenses.


Ultra-Bright provides twice the amount of lumens / watts for greater visual enhancement in many manufacturing and industrial processes.  Ultra-Bright delivers brighter, uniform and longer-lasting lighting manufactured with advanced materials.


Robo-Bend is a unique, innovative lighting solution which allows bending of 8 or 9 mm serpentine cold or hot cathode lamps. This provides significant energy efficiency savings and reduces power loss.

High CRI (Color Rendering Index)

LCDL has developed innovative lamp technology with rare earth tri-phosphors which achieves more natural colors than has been achievable by other lamp manufacturers.

The LightSources Group and LCD Lighting deliver the most innovative, high-tech lamps and lighting solutions available. We deliver longer-lasting, high-performance lamps which provide significant cost savings. Contact us to speak with an engineer about our innovative lighting solutions and specialty fluorescent lamps.


Ballast Water Management Requirements and Treatment Systems

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Ballast water treatment systems which meet US Coast Guard approval are now required on all ships traveling through international water.  The Ballast Water Management Convention was adopted in 2004 in an effort to control the spread of invasive aquatic species. With the continual increase in international trade and the practice of most ships using ballast water in their hulls, contaminated ballast water is causing bio invasions with the introduction of harmful, new invasive species which devastate foreign ports.  

Contaminated ballast water is seen as one of the greatest threats to the sustainability of the planet’s oceans. The most recent global enforcement of the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) took effect September 8, 2017 and affects all ships traveling through international waters.  This is a landmark step towards halting the spread of harmful invasive species which cause substantial economic loss and affect the biodiversity of natural aquatic habitats.

The BWMC enforces standards for all vessels to maintain a ballast water treatment system with all ships required to carry a record book with an international ballast water management certificate.  Ultraviolet (UV) water treatment systems meet the BWMC requirements, US Coast Guard approval and provide many advantages.

Advantages of UV Ballast Water Treatment Methods

UV ballast water treatment systems harness the power of UVC radiation which is proven effective at eradicating harmful microorganisms yet is completely safe to humans.  UV germicidal lamps emit wavelengths at an effective 254 nm which instantly kills viruses, bacteria and harmful aquatic organisms.  There are many benefits with UV sterilization systems such as highly effective germ killing power and long-lasting effectiveness with little to no maintenance.

The LightSources Group offers UVC germicidal lamps proven in demanding water treatment applications. We provide UV germicidal solutions for water treatment and air treatment systems. Our lamps are proven to outperform comparable products with maximum energy efficiency and long-lasting effectiveness.

LightSources is a leading global supplier of UV germicidal lamps used in a wide range of sterilization applications. We offer custom designed solutions for water treatment and air treatment systems. Contact us to speak with an engineer and learn more about the most effective UV lamps for ballast water treatment systems.

Specialty Fluorescent Lighting Outperforms All Other Products


LCD Lighting is recognized as a leading provider in high performance miniature fluorescent lighting used in many critical and demanding applications.  LCDL brings a high level of expertise to The LightSources Group, with experienced engineers committed to continual improvement and delivering first to market lamp and lighting solutions.  You can find fluorescent solutions from LCDL across the globe in many applications including:

  • Electronic and computer backlighting
  • Automotive interior lighting
  • Aerospace and avionic display including the NASA space shuttle
  • Advertising displays and signs
  • Fluorescent lamps used in businesses, warehouses and architectural design

LCDL Delivers Proven Proprietary Lighting Technology

LCDL shares a commitment to quality with LightSources, conducting continual research and development to deliver innovative lighting technology.  In-depth expertise combined with painstaking research has led to the development of several patented lighting solutions which deliver longer lasting high-performance with significant cost reduction to companies worldwide. Proprietary products which are proven to outperform comparable lamp technologies include:

  • Ultra-Bright™
  • Long-Life™
  • Robo-Bend
  • High CRI (color rendering index)


Ultra-Bright lamp technology delivers double the lumens / watts (efficacy) with improved manufacturing processes and advanced materials providing long lasting, uniform lighting.


LCDL has improved many lighting applications with longer lasting, Long-Life performance set apart from all other fluorescent lamps.  Long-Life lamps are proven to deliver longer operating life over comparable T5 and T8 lamps with up to 60,000 of high performance, which equates to 6.85 years of performance.  This significantly cuts down on maintenance and bulb replacement costs, especially when installed in difficult to reach places or outdoor signs.


This advanced technology allows for unique bending during manufacturing which allows one single 8mm or 9mm serpentine hot or cold cathode lamp to replace multiple lamps in backlighting systems.  This significantly reduces power loss and can provide up to double the power savings.

High CRI (Color Rendering Index)

Innovation in lamp technology has produced proprietary methods of achieving more natural colors and rare earth tri-phosphors than any other lamp manufacturer.

LCDL and The LightSources Group represent the leading, high-tech lamp designers in the world.  We offer cutting edge technology which delivers longer lasting performance with significant cost savings.  Contact us today to learn more about our innovative solutions for fluorescent lighting.

Superior Tanning Lamps Improve Customer Satisfaction

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Tanning salons require top quality, high-performance tanning lamps to provide customer satisfaction with repeat visits.  The LightSources Group provides the high quality required to improve satisfaction and increase clientele for tanning businesses.  We offer innovative lamps developed with proprietary technology, proven to outlast and outperform the competition.

For over three decades, the LightSources in the United States and LightTech in Europe, have been recognized as leaders in the lamp manufacturing industry, bringing innovative and high-performance lamp products to market.  Our vast resources allow us to provide quick turnaround with either standard or custom designed products and accommodate just-in-time delivery to OEMs large and small worldwide.

The LightSources Group understands the technology that goes into every lamp, developing and offering a variety of lamp styles to suit various customer demands and skin tones.  Our tanning lamp technology includes:

  • A-Power™ – high pressure lamps provide a long lasting, darker tan.
  • MultiTone™ – Essentially three lamps in one, the MultiTone technology provides various skin pigmentation to different parts of the body for all over, even tanning without burning.
  • Peak2 Technology® – Like two lamps in one, the Peak2 Technology provides a dark tan with a bronzing utilizing a proprietary blend of phosphors to allow UVB and UVA output in one lamp.
  • SolGlass® – an innovative development in glass technology, SolGlass is the result of combined research and development specifically designed to filter out the right UV rays for optimum tanning results.

The LightSources Group utilizes these and other advanced lamp technologies to provide the most effective tanning lamps available today.  Our tanning lamps have helped salons to retain their customer base and increase clientele.  Add your own logo and colors for enhanced brand awareness to really showcase your unique offerings.

LightSources and LightTech represent the leading lamp manufacturers available today with innovative tanning lamp products and technology designed for maximum customer satisfaction.  Contact us today to learn more about our tanning lamp products and lamp solutions.

Get Your Tanning Beds Ready for Spring Breakers

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With spring break right around the corner, people are flocking to warm destinations with beaches and sunshine and wanting to arrive already looking sun-kissed and tan.  Get your tanning beds ready with high-performing tanning lamps that incorporate the latest innovative technology. Improve the satisfaction of your clientele and your business operating results with the best tanning lamps available on the market today

LightSources Offers High Quality Tanning Bed Lamps

LightSources is the pioneer in developing tanning lamp technology, providing high-quality, high-performing and long-lasting lamps.  LightSources, along with our European partner, LightTech, were one of the first lamp producers to provide tanning lamps with a range of UV exposure from 2.6 UVB to 9.5 UVB.  Offering tanning customers lamps with preferences to their particular skin type gives better tanning results.

LightSources and LightTech are committed to research and development to continually deliver lighting solutions that offer greater energy efficiency with longer lasing, high performing lamps.

Patented and Proprietary tanning lamp solutions offered by LightSources include:

SolGlass® – Narrow band UVA delivers immediate pigmentation for quick results while short-wave UVB provides pigmentation that lasts.  This combination of our proprietary phosphor blends incorporates high-tech design with new glass technology.  SolGlass offers dramatic improvements in tanning lamps with open glass technology that facilitates more effective UV transmission promoting improved tanning effects.

A-Power™ – Truly extraordinary tanning effects are possible when combining UVA with a strong peak of UVB for long lasting tanning results.  Our A-Power lamps deliver effects typical of a high pressure tanning lamp in a low-pressure model.

Peak2 Technology® – Dual spectral peaks with UVA and UVB output is balanced within one phosphor to provide maximum coloring effects.

Multitone™ –  Achieve even and natural tanning without harsh effects from facial units with Multitone technology.

LightSources is recognized for delivering innovative technology to the lamp and lighting industry, with customized solutions available.  We help you to develop your own patented products to raise your own brand awareness.  Our valued partner, Cerlux, offers customized bases in any color or can even match your logo color to improve your market share.

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, specializing in tanning lamps that offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  Please contact us to learn more about our vast selection of specialty custom and standard lamps.

Learn the Healing Benefits of Phototherapy

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Fluorescent lighting is used worldwide to provide healing benefits for a number of various medical ailments.   Treatment with light is called phototherapy, and is very effective to treat many conditions.

Skin Conditions Treated with Phototherapy

The use of phototherapy to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis is endorsed by the National Psoriasis Foundation when treated under a doctor’s care.  Indoor tanning beds are not the same as phototherapy for psoriasis as they do not emit the same UV light as prescribed by a doctor.

Ultraviolet light in the UVB range provides the most effective treatment for psoriasis.  Patients are often sent home with a special treatment lamp to receive the proper amount of UVB rays.  This is effective by slowing down production of new skin cells and allows the area to heal.

Ultraviolet light is also effective at treating many other skin conditions such as acne and eczema, and reduces the symptoms of inflamed and itchy skin.

UV Light Provides Phototherapy to Treat Jaundice

Jaundice is most common in newborn babies and occurs when the liver does not break down toxins as a fully functioning liver would.  UV light is effective at breaking down bilirubin and new parents can be sent home with these ‘bili’ lights to nurture their baby’s liver into a fully functioning state.

Diabetes Improved with Light Therapy

People suffering from diabetes can benefit greatly from phototherapy.  Ultraviolet light is highly effective at aiding would healing by killing bacteria and fighting infection.  UV light is also used to treat diabetic retinopathy, a serious eye condition that is the leading cause of blindness in people between the ages of 20 and 64.  Diabetic Retinopathy damages the retina in 80% of diabetics that have had diabetes for more than 20 years.

The good news is that this is preventable if treated early.  Phototherapy lessens the progression of this disease in 90% of all cases.

Depression and Mood Disorders Benefit from Phototherapy

People suffering from depression and mood disorders benefit greatly from phototherapy.  Exposure to UV light enhances the mood of those suffering from seasonal affective disorder when the daylight hours are lessened during winter months.  People often feel better within one week of treatment.  Consistency is key for phototherapy to be effective at treating mood disorders.

Find Proven Phototherapy Solutions from LightSources

The LightSources group provides proven solutions for phototherapy treatment, with decades of experience in ultraviolet radiation we know the right solution for the right application.  LightSources offers UV lamps for existing light therapy equipment and we can manufacture custom lamps designed specifically for your application.

LightSources in the U.S. and our strategic European partner, LightTech, represent the leading high-tech lamp designers and manufactures in the lamp industry today.  Our lamp and lighting products are used worldwide in a multitude of applications including phototherapy with proprietary technology and patented products.  We invite you to contact us today to learn more about our wide selection of phototherapy lamps. 

Valuable Specialty Lamp Supplier to OEMs Worldwide


The largest corporations in the world rely upon their carefully chosen supply chain to keep business going; a weak link in this chain can seriously disrupt their productivity, and profitability.  As a valued supplier to some of the largest OEMs in the world, the LightSources Group delivers high quality lamps on time, with vast resources on three continents.

LightSources and our valued partners, LightTech in Europe, LCD Lighting, Voltarc and Cerlux understand the need for just in time delivery of specialty lamps and lighting solutions.   LightSources leads the industry in high-tech design and manufacturing of patented specialty lamps and fluorescent technologies, supplying some of the largest corporations worldwide.  We understand the needs of our customers, which is why we offer the largest selection of fluorescent and ultraviolet technologies including UVC germicidal lamps.

With our vast resources and modern, state-of-the-art glass factory in Hungary, we conduct continual research and development providing the most innovative lighting solutions for any application.

Benefits of Partnering with the LightSources Group

LightSources and LightTech partner with our customers to provide several benefits including:

On-Time Delivery – LightSources and LightTech maintain KanBan systems to facility fast and efficient material flow through planning, analysis and automatic inventory control.

Reduced Shipping Costs – The LightSources Group provides your products on time through a wide range of shipping services in more than 60 countries over 6 continents.  We provide accurate shipping documentation and customs paperwork for exporting and importing.

ISO9001:2008 Registration – Adherence to our Quality Policy and ISO registration provides assurances to our customers that we provide high quality lamps and components, meeting all customer specifications.

LightSources is more than a valued supplier; we are a strategic partner in your supply chain, adding value through these benefits and many others.  With LightSources, you will always be abreast of new technological developments, and ahead of your competition with the latest in technological advancements in the lamp and lighting industry.

LightSources and our affiliated companies represent the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  Our team consists of the most highly skilled professionals that specialize in a range of innovative solutions.  Please contact us to learn more about our broad range of standard and custom lighting solutions.

Innovative Tanning Technology Developments by LightSources



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Tanning lamp technology has made great advances, with the LightSources Group leading the way providing the most innovative tanning lamp technology in the industry. LightSources and our European partner, LightTech, were one of the very first lamp manufacturers to offer tanning lamps in varying strengths (2.6 UVB – 9.5 UVB).  This variety of lamp strength provides tanning customers the right lamp for their preference and skin type.  LightSources is a responsive designer and manufacturer of tanning lamps, listening to our salon professional customers, and developing the right lamps for their customers.

We are committed to research and development of UV technology, bringing patented products and proprietary technology to the forefront of the tanning industry.  Some of the cutting-edge technology we have developed for tanning lamps include:

A-Power™ – Provides high pressure effects of a longer lasting dark tan in a low-pressure lamp.  Our A-Power line up utilizes superior UVA combined with a strong UVB peak, producing a long-lasting tan.

SolGlass® – Utilizes high-tech design and development with a combination of our proprietary phosphor blend, and new glass technology.  The narrow band UVA provides immediate coloring for instant results, and short-wave UVB provides long lasting pigmentation.  SolGlass is the most significant innovation in tanning lamps, with open glass technology allowing for more efficient and effective UV transmission at the precise wavelengths to promote a greater tanning effects.

Peak2 Technology® – Provides high UVA and UVB output balanced within one phosphor, providing dual spectral peaks for the maximum pigmentation effect.

Multitone™ –   Since not all parts of the body tan at the same rate, LightSources has developed Multitone™ technology to provide tanning customers with natural and even tanning effects from head to toe, without the harshness of high-pressure facial units.

LightSources and LightTech place a high focus on innovation and improvements in technology through continual research and development, allowing us to provide cutting edge technologies that provide improved performance, lower costs, and eco-friendly solutions.

LightSources and our affiliated companies represent the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  Our products are used world-wide in a multitude of applications and specializing in tanning lamps that offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  Please contact us to learn more about our vast selection of specialty custom and standard lamps.