UV Water Sterilization Trends and Suppliers

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Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a powerful energy from the sun that emits germ killing, disinfectant wavelengths. UVC germicidal lamps replicate specific wavelengths of UV radiation to provide effective and efficient sterilization in many water, surface and air disinfection applications.  UVC water sterilization is utilized worldwide and is expected to increase in high-volume applications such as:

  • Municipal drinking water systems
  • Wastewater treatment plants
  • Ballast water treatment systems in ships
  • Many industrial water sterilization processes

Due to the continued growth and industrialization and emerging economies, specifically in the Asia-Pacific region such as China and India, there is an increasing need for clean water.  Manufacturing facilities, specifically in the oil and gas and chemical industries produce large volumes of wastewater. This wastewater must be treated to prevent significant environmental contamination into groundwater and fresh bodies of water. 

There is an increase in private and governmental organizations investing into UV water sterilization systems to provide safe drinking water for communities while protecting the environment.  

US EPA Approved UV Water Sterilization for Drinking Water

UV light is an approved method of water sterilization for municipal drinking water systems by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, providing effective inactivation of pathogens. UV sterilization can also be used in a physical process of oxidation when combined with hydrogen peroxide. This water disinfection process does not require the use of any additional chemicals and is highly effective at eliminating harmful germs and microorganisms.

The many advantages of UV water sterilization include:

  • A high rate of effectiveness
  • Environmentally friendly with no chemicals
  • Easy installation
  • Ease-of-use with little to no maintenance

Due to these many advantages with effective and efficient water sterilization, UV germicidal lamp suppliers are expected to supply a steady and increasing demand. 

UVC Germicidal Lamp Suppliers

UVC germicidal lamp suppliers must continue to invest in research and development to meet high demands with improved energy efficiency and cost effective solutions. LightSources is a recognized global authority in ultraviolet technology, providing a wide range of UVC germicidal lamps found in many industries worldwide. We continually offer innovative, first to market UV sterilization solutions to meet market demands.

The LightSources Group is a leading global supplier of UV lamps and components, offering a vast product line as well as custom designed solutions. We offer high-tech lamp design and development to meet specific requirements. Contact us to learn more and to ensure a highly effective, cost-efficient UV water sterilization process.

UV Light Disinfection Proven for Ballast Water Treatment


UV light harnesses the power of ultraviolet radiation and is proven to provide highly effective disinfection and sterilization of water, air and surfaces. UV germicidal lamps are used worldwide in air treatment systems and many water treatment applications. UV water treatment systems are used to treat drinking water in municipalities, aquifers, fish hatcheries, swimming pools and spas, industrial water treatment and ballast water treatment systems found in ships.

The Ballast Water Treatment Convention, BWTC, requires that an effective ballast water treatment system be utilized on board all vessels transporting freight through international waters. Contaminated ballast water is recognized as one of the greatest threats to the sustainability of the world’s oceans. When ships pick up ballast water in one port and release that water in a foreign port, invading microorganisms have been known to wreak havoc and destroy ecosystems and entire fishing industries.


Ballast Water Treatment Technologies

Various technologies used to treat ballast water include filtration, chlorination and UV treatment. Chlorination requires using chemicals which can also release harmful byproducts into the ocean.  UV ballast water treatment systems are effective without releasing harmful byproducts and are often used in conjunction with filtration methods.  UV germicidal lamps instantly eliminate harmful bacteria, viruses, protozoa and even microorganisms that chlorine will not kill.

UV ballast water treatment technology is approved by the US Coast Guard and is easy to maintain on ships, even smaller vessels with a compact footprint.  


LightSources Offers UV Germicidal Lamps

LightSources is recognized worldwide as a leading global supplier of high-tech lamps and lighting solutions. The LightSources group is committed to research and development, offering first to market patented lamp technology from skilled and experienced lighting engineers. We offer vast resources with a state-of-the-art glass factory in Europe and several partner companies committed to the same level of quality and exceptional customer service.

The LightSources Group offers vast resources, a wide selection of standard products and custom designed lamp solutions available. We provide UVC germicidal lamps which outlast and outperform comparable lamps. Contact us to learn more about our UVC germicidal solutions including UV lamps for ballast water treatment systems.

ISO Certified UV Lamp Supplier for Any Industry

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UV lamp suppliers are an integral part to the supply chain of many industries worldwide, delivering high-tech lamps with quick turnaround time. UV lamp suppliers must deliver lamps with high-performance and energy efficiency as well as prototype and custom designed solutions. One lamp supplier stands out as delivering first to market, patented lamp solutions proven to outlast and outperform comparable products.

The LightSources Group consists of LightSources in the United States and LightTech in Europe, as well several partner companies who share in the same dedication to high-quality in customer satisfaction. LightSources is certified to ISO9001:2015 and is committed to research and development to offer lamps with improved performance and energy efficiency.


LightSources Offers Proven UVC Germicidal Lamps

The LightSources Group delivers high tech, proven UV and fluorescent lamps with custom designed solution to a wide range of industries.  Our skilled engineers have developed proprietary phosphor blends to emit specific wavelengths of UV radiation which meet custom UV requirements.  Our UV lamps are found in a multitude of industrial applications such as: 

    • Air purification systems
      • Commercial
      • Industrial
      • Residential
    • Water treatment systems
      • Ballast water treatment
      • Municipalities
      • Aqua culture
    • Surface sterilization systems
      • Medical industry
      • Food and beverage industry

LightSources offers UVC germicidal solutions to these industrial applications and many others. Our UVC germicidal lamps can be found worldwide protecting people and the planet with eco-friendly, sterilization and purification methods. We partner with our customers to provide custom design solutions and meet specific requirements.

LightSources is a leading global supplier of fluorescent and UV lamps and is a valuable addition to any supply chain.  We are dedicated to continual improvement, customer satisfaction and on-time delivery with production proven connect solutions. Contact us to learn more about improving your UV lamp applications with the most effective and cost-efficient lamp solutions available.

Improve Your Supply Chain with Proven UV Lamp Supplier

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UV lamps are used in a wide range of processes and applications across many industries.  UV lamps are found in UVC germicidal systems such as water and air purification and sterilization systems. UV lamps are also effective at eliminating bacteria and viruses on surfaces and can be found in the food and beverage industry, restaurants and many commercial buildings.

UV lamps are also found in phototherapy lamps which treat a host of medical conditions such as many skin conditions, mood and depression disorders.  UV curing lamps are used in manufacturing and industrial applications worldwide to instantly seal varnishes, coatings and inks. The list is truly endless and a quality UV lamp supplier will have knowledge of designing and engineering the right type of lamps for each specific application.

LightSources Supports OEMs Worldwide

The LightSources Group consists of the LightSources in the United States and China, LightTech in Europe which boasts a state-of-the-art glass factory and several partner companies who share our vision and quality policies. We support OEMs worldwide with a wide range of UV lamp products and a skilled engineering team providing custom designed and prototype solutions.  Our resources and commitment to providing quality lamp products and lighting solutions allow us to meet the most demanding requirements.

We are committed to continual improvement and offer lamps which consistently outperform comparable products across many industries. We assist our customers with developing custom, proprietary products which promote your brand and logo. Our partner companies include Cerlux and Voltarc who offer custom designed lamps and components, even matching your custom logo colors and trademark. LCD Lighting specializes in miniature lamp solutions, often found in avionic in aerospace applications.

The LightSources Group offers a wide selection of high performance, quality lamps, quick turnaround for on-time delivery of prototype and production requirements and custom designed solutions. Our design and engineering team is the best in the business with in-depth knowledge of UV radiation and high-tech lamp solutions. Contact us to speak with an engineer and learn how to improve your supply chain with an innovative, quality minded lamp supplier.

High Quality Lamps with Custom Lampholders

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Custom-designed lamps and lampholders improve brand awareness and increase market share when designed with your logo and custom colors. The LightSources Group consists of the most knowledgeable lamp and lighting engineers in the world, providing OEM oriented solutions to companies large and small. LightSources is in the United States and China, partnered with LightTech in Europe where a state-of-the-art glass factory provide vast resources for high-tech manufacturing, research and development.

Additional valuable partner companies include LCD Lighting, who offers specialty fluorescent lamps, miniature fluorescent lamps and back lighting solutions. Voltarc offers 75 years of experience in developing high-tech fluorescent lamps for neon signs and Cerlux, who provides custom ceramic bases and lamp components.  

Voltarc Offers Patented Energy Efficient Lamps

Voltarc offers high-tech and innovative lamp engineering and manufacturing with proprietary technology and patented lamp products. Voltarc’s state-of-the-art lamp solutions include:

  • TriLight™ and Trilight Max™ fluorescent lamps
  • TufStraight Lamps
  • TruBend U-Lamps
  • Masonlite Electrodes
  • Neon tubing
  • Xtra Long Lamps
  • Kulka lampholders and wiring devices
  • Hyde neon fabrication equipment
  • Lamp components and accessories

Voltarc follows a strict quality policy, conducting continual research and development for product and process improvement.  Voltarc delivers energy efficient, high performance lamps developed with cutting edge technology. TriLight Max™ provides easy retrofitting with the Kulka recessed double contact lampholders and lamp bases which offer reliability and safety when retrofitting.

Kulka Lampholders and Wiring Devices

Voltarc offers the Kulka product line of high quality lamp holders and wiring devices which includes:

  • Recessed Double Contacts (RDC) lampholders
  • Medium bi-pin lampholders
  • Miniature bi-pin lampholders
  • Slim line lampholders
  • Miscellaneous wiring devices and accessories

Voltarc is a valuable addition to the LightSources Group, where you can find innovative lamp products which outperform comparable lamps with long lasting high-performance.

The LightSources Group designs, engineers and manufacturers innovative fluorescent and UV lamp products and custom designed solutions. Our experienced lighting engineers possess in-depth knowledge of UV radiation in lamp technology. Contact us to speak with an engineer about our quality products, lamp components and wiring devices.



Light Therapy Treats Diabetes and Depression

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Phototherapy is used to treat a host of medical conditions, including many skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne, along with many other medical ailments such as diabetes and depression.  UV light at the proper wavelength is proven to kill bacteria which improves wound healing and is very effective at preventing a serious eye condition which causes blindness in diabetics.

Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy with UV Light Therapy

Diabetic Retinopathy is a serious eye condition which affects 80% of all diabetics that have had the disease for 20 years or more and is the leading cause of blindness in people ages 20 to 64.  This serious eye condition can be prevented with UV light treatment, especially when administered early.

Phototherapy with UV light helps to prevent damage to the retina in 90% of all cases.  If you or someone you know is living with diabetes, be sure to talk with a doctor about UV light treatment to prevent Diabetic Retinopathy.

Light Therapy Helps Treat Depression

Light therapy is proven to alleviate symptoms in people suffering from depression and is key in helping people with Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD.  Consistency is the key for successful results when treating mood disorders with light therapy, which is proven effective when administered with the right type of lamp under a doctor’s care.

LightSources Offers Proven Phototherapy Solutions

LightSources is a leader in UV lamp design, engineering and manufacturing, providing the most effective UV lamps available.  We offer light therapy lamps manufactured to your specifications to treat a host of medical conditions, with custom lamp development available from our skilled engineering team.  We are a leading global supplier of fluorescent and UV solutions which deliver high performance and energy efficient cost savings.

LightSources and our valued partners represent the leading high-tech lamp designers and manufacturers available in the lamp industry today.  We provide lamp and lighting solutions to a multitude of applications including patented products for light therapy treatment.  Contact us today to learn more about our proven solutions with phototherapy lamps.


High-Performing Cost-Efficient Lamps and Lampholders


Voltarc is a world leading designer and manufacturer of high-performing lampholders offering cost-efficient lighting solutions. Voltarc is a valued partner company of The LightSources Group, offering lampholders and electrical wiring devices for fluorescent and incandescent lighting applications worldwide.

Voltarc shares the same quality philosophy as the LightSources group, with the commitment to continual improvement, research and development to provide high-performing, cutting-edge lamp technology with improved energy efficiency.  The TriLight Max™ series of fluorescent lamps by Voltarc are designed with proprietary tri-band phosphors to yield maximum color rendering and lumen output.

Featuring recessed end caps with double contacts, the TriLight Max series offers simple retrofitting to provide safety and reliability for retrofitting.

Voltarc offers the Kulka Recessed Double Contact lamp holders, along with a vast selection of lamp bases and matching sockets to assist OEMs worldwide with lighting applications.

Kulka Lampholders for High Performance

Kulka is synonymous with high quality in the lamp industry, recognized for state of the art lamp components offering long-lasting high performance with cost saving energy efficiencies.  Voltarc offers a vast selection of Kulka lamp components including:

Slim Line Lampholders

Miscellaneous wiring devices & accessories

Medium Bi-pin, Miniature Bi-Pin Lampholders

RDC (Recessed Double Contacts) Lampholders

The LightSources Group consists of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of lamps and lighting solutions, offering vast resources for quick delivery at a low cost.  We provide customized solutions from our skilled designers experienced in providing solutions to any lighting situation.  For customized ceramic bases and matching sockets, ask about Cerlux custom lamp components available in any color, even matching to your logo for increased brand awareness.

The LightSources Group consists of the leading hi-tech lamp manufactures available today, offering skilled and experienced lighting solutions to OEMs large and small.  Contact us today to learn more about our valued partner company, Voltarc, and the high quality of Kulka lamp components. 

Small Business is Vital to the US Economy


When you hear the term OEM, you may know that it stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer, but do you realize the number of items we use in a day that were produced by OEMs around the globe?  From your cellphone, to your computer, tablets or your automobile – manufacturing makes the world go around providing finished products for consumer use.

Manufacturing firms of all sizes contribute to the final product, with some smaller companies providing components to larger OEMs on a tiered level.  The contribution of these small to mid-sized companies is just as important as the large manufacturers, as all components of a supply chain must meet their requirements for success.  Small business, which is defined as companies having less than 500 employees, is the lifeblood of the US economy representing 99% of all US employer firms.  While many smaller companies strive to gain more market share, they must also have the support of their suppliers in order to stay competitive and successful.

LightSources Support OEMs of All Sizes

LightSources realizes the challenges that smaller to mid-sized OEMs face to acquire the same advantages that their larger counterparts enjoy.  We excel in partnering with small to medium sized companies to design and manufacture standard and customized specialty lighting solutions to a multitude of industries.

Our vast resources include multi-national corporations with LightSources in the United States and China, LightTech in Europe with a state-of-the-art glass factory, and our partners LCD Lighting, Voltarc and Cerlux for custom designed ceramic bases.  LightSources specializes in providing comprehensive solutions including design, engineering, and manufacturing.

LightSources offers a broad range of lighting including:

  • medium pressure UV lamps (MPUV)
  • high pressure UV lamps (HPUV)
  • low pressure amalgam lamps
  • specialty fluorescent UVA and UVB lamps
  • mini-fluorescent lamps including backlighting solutions for avionic displays and computers
  • tanning lamps with several patented lamps for salon professionals
  • UVC germicidal lamps for purification and sterilization
  • UVC lamps used for curing polymers
  • neon signs of any size or shape for indoor or outdoor use

LightSources and our affiliated companies are recognized as leaders in designing and manufacturing lamps and lighting solutions.  We partner with OEMs to design, engineer and meet production requirements with proven lamp solutions.  Contact us to speak with an engineer about our large selection of standard and custom lamps.

Innovative Technology Aids the Tanning Industry

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LightSources and our valued partner, LightTech in Europe, lead the way with innovative tanning lamp technology, providing several proprietary products for long-lasting, high performance.  The LightSources group was one of the first manufacturers to provide tanning lamps in differing strengths from 2.6 UVB to 9.5 UVB.  The fluctuation in lamp strength provides customers with the right tanning lamp for their skin type and tanning preference.

LightSources partners with our salon professional clients, listening to your needs to develop customized tanning lamps and assisting with patent developments to increase your own brand awareness and market share.  The LightSources group is dedicated to research and development of superior ultraviolet technologies, delivering high-performing products to the forefront of the tanning lamp industry.

Cutting edge tanning lamp technology available from LightSources includes:

SolGlass® technology utilizes a proprietary phosphor blend combined with high-tech engineering to deliver the most advanced tanning lamp technology.  SolGlass provides a narrow UVA band for immediate pigmentation and short-wave UVB for long lasting color with the greatest tanning effects available.

Peak2 Technology® delivers high UVA and UVB emissions balanced in one phosphor to provide dual spectral peaks and maximum pigmentation effect.

Multitone™ provides tanning customers with an even and natural tan from head to toes, without harsh high-pressure facial units.

A-Power™ delivers the effects of a longer lasting dark tan typically achieved with a high- pressure lamp, in a low-pressure lamp with advanced technology.  A-Power utilizes UA and UVB rays peaking at the perfect nanometer for long lasting pigmentation.

LightSources is dedicated to research and development to continually deliver innovative lighting solutions, cutting edge technology, with energy efficient and eco-friendly solutions.  We strive to provide greater performance at the lowest cost available in all aspects of UV and fluorescent lamp applications.

LightSources and our valued partner companies are recognized as the leading designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today. We provide high performing lamps with long lasting operation for a multitude of OEM oriented solutions.  Contact us today to learn more about or broad range of specialty tanning lamps.


Superior Lighting Solutions for OEMs Worldwide


LightSources and our affiliated companies are recognized as leaders of the lighting industry, supplying OEMs large and small in over 60 countries on six continents!   Growing from a small company that started as a single location in Connecticut, The LightSources group has grown to include partners and affiliates on three different continents.  With LightTech and a state-of-the-art modern glass factory in Europe, and a LightSources location in China, we are well positioned to meet global requirements with quality lamp products and components delivered on time, no matter your location or delivery needs.

We understand how important it is to meet demanding requirements with quick turn-around.  Our global partners utilize the latest in technological advancements, working with customer Kanban delivery systems to meet tight deadlines with just in time delivery.  Our advanced material resource planning requirements allow us to maintain the necessary amount of inventory to meet our customer requirements.

Technological Advancements with our In-House Glass Factory

 LightTech’s modern glass factory in Europe is home to technological advancements, setting the industry standard with long lasting, high-performing lighting solutions.  Our proprietary UVA/UVB and UVC lighting products are used in commercial and industrial applications worldwide.   Due to our extensive research and development, we provide specialized lamp solutions for any ultraviolet (UV) or fluorescent lighting solution.  Our UVC germicidal lamps provide the specific wavelength required for your application, with 253.7 nanometer (nm) most effective at eradicating bacteria and viruses to eliminate harmful contaminants in water, air and surface purification systems.

Our vast resources and knowledgeable lighting engineers allow us to provide the most effective lighting solution for your needs, with standard or custom designed lamps delivered on time.  We adhere to strict quality standards, providing lamps manufactured with quality components and proven procedures.

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.