Advantages of LightSources’ European Glass Factory

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The LightSources Group includes LightTech in Europe which utilizes a large modern specialty glass and lamp manufacturing facility.  LightTech’s glassworks factory in Dunakeszi, Hungary is set on an impressive 20 acres, housing manufacturing facilities and all major operations including sales, warehousing and distribution. With room for expansion, a second furnace and manufacturing line was recently added.

These state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities employ a skilled team of engineers and designers, performing design function for our own proprietary products and assisting our customers with custom design engineering services to optimize their process.  OEM’s large and small rely upon LightSources and LightTech to provide quick turn-around on prototypes or mass production requirements.

With our vast experience in applications for UV lighting, we stand ready to assist you with your project to improve your process effectiveness while reducing costs.  We can help you design a UV treatment system for polymer curing, bonding adhesives, or sterilization functions with water and air purification systems.

Our knowledgeable staff knows exactly what kind of bulb will emit the most effective wavelength in nanometers (nm) to best serve your function.  UV lighting systems are proven to be extremely effective in germicidal and curing applications, providing instant effectiveness – with a very low maintenance cost compared to other systems.

LightTech’s glass factory opened in 2001, and manufactures germicidal soft glass as well as all variations of fluorescent lighting including T4, T5, T6, T8, T10 and T12 lamps.  We have a wide selection including high pressure UV lamps (HPUV), low pressure UV lamps (LPUV), and amalgam lamps with proprietary technology for long-lasting effectiveness.

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 variety of applications and industries such as our UVC air purification systems that offer a safe solution for sterilization, odor control, and the removal of toxic chemicals. Please contact us to learn more about our extensive selection of lamps

UV Adhesive Curing Used in Many Industrial Processes

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Ultraviolet light has several benefits in manufacturing processes as a catalyst for polymer and adhesive curing.  UV radiation is used in various effective wavelengths between 10 and 400 nanometers, producing UVA, UVB, or UVC radiation.  UV radiation is useful by causing a reaction in polymers to alter the structure causing an instant hardened and strengthen surface, instantly drying ink and varnishes and bonding glues and fillers.

This is useful in several product manufacturing processes and assemblies of items where strength and durability are critical such as military, defense and avionics, to name just a few.  If you are searching for a better solution for your critical assembled product, consider UV adhesive curing for a tight seal, with long-lasting durability.

Some examples of processes that benefit from UV adhesive curing are as follows:

  • Aerospace
    • UV radiation supplies clear optical clarity combined with strength and durability in extreme temperature conditions
  • Government and Military
    • Critical components require long lasting strength and durability with dependability in extreme conditions
  • Medical and Dental Devices
    • UV radiation sterilizes medical devices and components such as syringes
  • Electronics
    • Protective films and fillers used in various electrical components
    • Can permanently bond and seal glue and fillers with glass, plastic or metal products.
  • Fiber Optics
    • UV radiation provides an air-tight seal protecting fiber optic cables with glass tubing
    • Tight seals promotes maximum LED or LCD lighting
  • Ink-Jet Printing
    • UV curing instantly dries inks in various printing processes drying inks on paper, card-stock and other materials
  • Labeling on Products
    • Enhances company logos with vibrant finishes on various products.

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 polymer curing lamps that offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  We invite you to contact us to learn more about our wide selection of lamps.

Voltarc Supplies Custom Fluorescent Signs

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Voltarc, an expert in the fluorescent sign industry for over 75 years, has been a valuable partner of LightSources since 2009.  Voltarc is a recognized global leader providing a variety of lighted signs in all shapes and sizes.

When you need a new vibrant lighted sign to display your brand, you want only the best in performance with vibrant colors and long lasting life.   Voltarc employs a highly skilled experienced staff ready to assist you with your perfect custom sign solution.

Voltarc’s specialties include:

  • Fluorescent sign lamps
  • Neon tubing
  • Long lamps
  • U-lamps
  • Cup-cathode construction

Voltarc continues to improve their signage lamps and products with continual research and development.  This has resulted in several patented and proprietary products, providing the most robust color signs with superior long-lasting life.  They have developed patented technology MaxLight™, offering exceptional color and superior lumen output.  Voltarc’s T8 and T12 TriLight™ series offer 18,000 hours and 12,000 hour output respectively, with standard lengths for easy retrofitting into current systems.  These long-lasting bulbs provide optimum performance with low maintenance.

Our exceptional line up of superior products include our TriLight and TriLightMax™ Fluorescent Lamps, TruBend U-Lamps, TufStraight Lamps, Xtra Long Lamps, Neon Tubing, Masonite Electrodes, Hyde Neon Fabrication Equipment, Kulka Lampholders and Wiring Devices, Accessories.

Voltarc provides customers with an exceptional experience, we make designing your new sign fun, as it should be.  You can enjoy the experience of displaying your brand with pride and let the fluorescent lighting and sign experts worry about providing you a quality product.

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.

SolGlass Technology for Tanning

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As global suppliers of UV lamps, LightSources specializes in top quality tanning bed lamps made with proprietary technology for long lasting effectiveness. LightSources and our European partner, LightTech, also a leader in innovative lighting technology, collaborated to develop SolGlass®, an innovative and proprietary glass technology.

SolGlass is the most significant innovation in tanning since natural sunlight.  SolGlass is an invention combining narrow banded UVA rays for quick color and immediate gratification with shorter wavelength UVB rays for long lasting pigmentation.

SolGlass is the only lamp on the market allowing over 75% of UVB energy emission (compared to typical 36% from most US tanning lamps) along with the highest UVA readings at 300 nanometer (nm).   The proprietary open glass allows for more effective UV emission resulting in satisfied customers.  The bulbs emit the most effective balance of UV radiation while meeting all US and European regulations, including the 0.3W/m2 Sunbed Regulations and Class 3 Sunbed Regulations.

LightSources and LightTech combine forces to produce and distribute the most effective tanning lamps on the market, ensuring happy customers and business success.  Our efficient bulbs produce effective tanning throughout the long-lasting life of our specialty glass.  As world leaders in specialty glass with proprietary phosphor blends, our lamps are a proven cost effective solution for your tanning bed lighting solution.  Please see our website to learn more about how this innovative technology may be helpful to your business.

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 large selection of specialty custom and standard lamps.

LongLife™ Technology Expands Lamps Life Span

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LightSources and our European partner LightTech have developed patented LongLife™ technology, enhancing performance and expanding the life span of our UV bulbs.  LongLife™ proprietary coating is applied to all UV germicidal lamp products, extending average life span to 16,000 hours, compared with 9,000 hours for the average comparable lamp.

Not only does our LongLife™ technology extend the life span of our lamps, it provides for consistent performance exhibiting superior effectiveness throughout the extended life span of the bulbs.  This specialty designed coating not only extends the life span, it aids the bulbs in burning more efficiently.

Another benefit of LightSources and LightTech’s technology is that it is environmentally friendly, which is an important part of our company’s philosophy. LightSources and our affiliate companies around the globe promote green operations, adhering to all regulatory mandates and leading the way with new and improved green technologies.

Since LongLife™ lamps last longer they help to reduce the number of bulbs sent to recycling facilities.   In addition, our patented technology allows us to use low mercury levels, less than 5 mg of mercury (Hg), and less than 10 mg Hg on our patented amalgam lamps. To compare, an average competitor’s amalgam lamps contain 30+ mg Hg.

LightSources partners with OEMs large and small to provide innovative, energy efficient lighting solutions.  We provide standard lamp sizes or custom designed solutions built to your specifications. We encourage you to contact us for more information about our cutting-edge technology.  Your company can save both time and money with our LongLife™ lamps that require less frequent replacements and improved end-of-life performance.

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.

Leaders in Tanning Lamp Technology

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Welcome to 2017! LightSources, LightTech and all of our affiliates wish you a very Happy New Year! We have survived the Holidays and many of us are planning our spring vacations. If you are preparing your tanning salon for the spring influx, partnering with LightSources will give you a leading edge over your competition.

As leaders in the tanning industry, we take pride in providing the most innovative designs with cutting edge technology in developing proprietary phosphorous blends for optimum UVA and UVB output. Extensive research and development has resulted in several products with patented technology. See our website for more information on our developing technology for tanning lamps.

Wide Selection of State-of-the-Art Tanning Lamps

LightSources offers the widest variety of tanning lamps in the industry, with standard and custom designed solutions to fit any tanning equipment. Some of our trademarked and proprietary products include the following in standard and custom designs:

A-Power   Our A-Power™ family of tanning lamps use patented superior UVA output technology that also emits powerful UVB rays that peak at the optimal wavelength output, providing a long lasting tan.

MulltiTone technology employs dual coating for varying degrees of exposure that alter from the face, body and extremities. These proprietary lamps are the combined effort of research and development from both our domestic and European partners, resulting in lamps that provide the optimum UVA and UVB wavelength output to deliver an even tan on different parts of the body.   It’s like two or three tanning lamps in one!

Peak2® is our proprietary technology with a balanced phosphor mix that emits both high UVA and UVB output with just one phosphor. This patented technology delivers dual spectral peaks in the maximum pigmentation range.

SolGlass™ lamps are the only in the industry emitting optimal wavelengths at 300nm combined with our proprietary technology allowing for over 75% of UVB energy to pass through, compared to 36% for typical tanning lamps. This narrow-band UVA provides immediate coloring.

Twist Swirl is a uniquely shaped lamp with wattages available between 100W through 225W, and is available in all standard lengths. This custom designed glass comes with or without a 180° reflector, and either a dual or tri-coat.

Proprietary Bases

When you partner with the LightSources group you will realize many benefits of our addition to your supply chain. Our state-of-the-art lamps will add value to your tanning beds, regardless of the style of equipment or fittings and socket placement. Our expert engineers can assist with custom designing a system using our standard or patented bases and sockets, to give your beds a unique advantage over the competition.

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

Specialty Fluorescent Lamps from the Expert

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At LCD Lighting, Inc., we are the world’s leading manufacturer of T2, T4, T5, T8 and T12 fluorescent lamps.  Our cutting-edge products provide cost-effective solutions for almost any type of application and are used in a multitude of industries.

Our standard and customized specialty lamps are found in everything from backlighting for LCD and AMLCD displays, military and civilian aircrafts, shipboards, and vehicles as well as in vetronics and computers.  LCD Lighting products are also used for medical light therapies to treat patients with a variety of health conditions including neo-natal jaundice, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Parkinson’s disease, wound healing, and a range of skin disorders.

We also bring our expertise to produce specialty lighting for sign displays, architectural, museums and stage, screen, and film.  In addition we offer special task lighting for copiers, scanners, and fax machines and much, much more.

To understand why our lamps are superior to those of many of our competitors it helps to know something about the technology that goes into our advanced lamps.  For one thing, our lamps offer a high CRI, which stands for color rendering index.  CRI is used to quantitatively measure a light source’s ability to render color on a scale of 0 to 100 percent and is independent of color temperature.  When the light has a CRI of 85 to 90 percent, it is considered good at color rendering.  A rating of 90 percent and above provides the most accurate color discrimination.

Another technology that goes into making our lamps so special is our proprietary Ultra-Bright™, which offers our lamps with double the efficacy (lm/watts), 50% improvement in lumen maintenance, and maximized lighting uniformity.  Furthermore, our unique Robo-Bend technology allows serpentine hot-cathode lamps to be manufactured with automated bending processes.  Finally LCD Lighting is proud of our Long Life technology that will provide your lamps with an extra-long operating life of up to 60,000 hours for T8s and up to 50,000 hours for T12s.

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 industrial air purification systems that offer a safe solution for sterilization, odor control, and the removal of toxic chemicals. Please contact us to learn more about our extensive selection of lamps.

 

Health Problems Caused by Air Pollution

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Most air pollution is caused by industries and puts the people who live in and around those areas at an increased risk for many different diseases.  Air pollution impacts the youngest, oldest and poorest and contributes to diseases such as lung cancer, heart disease, stroke, and asthma and other chronic respiratory diseases such as emphysema and bronchitis.  Other problems affecting people who live in areas with high levels of air pollution include increased fatigue, headaches, nausea and wheezing.

Air pollution is measured by the levels of particulate matter or PM in the air, and the more elevated the PM levels are, the more dangerous it is to the health of the people living in the area.  Scientists define PM2.5 as fine, tiny particles or droplets in the air that are two and one half microns (there are approximately 25,000 microns in an inch) or less in width.  On days when the levels of daily PM2.5 are elevated, it can reduce visibility and cause the air to appear hazy.  Many cities post warnings when air pollution levels are elevated as it can be especially unhealthy for people with certain health conditions.  Higher levels of PM2.5 often occur when there is little or no wind.

PM10 (particulate matter 10 micrometers or less in diameter) and PM2.5 include pollutants such as sulfate, nitrates and black carbon, which can be responsible for many diseases.  There is a fairly recent study that explains why PM2.5 may be more harmful than PM10. “Physically, this makes sense – smaller the particle, more of a probability that it will go deeper into the lungs and harm us.”

One of the worst places for industrial air pollution is in China.  In a recent study reported on by the BBC, the U.S. embassy in Beijing recorded the daily average air quality index (AQI) from 2008 to 2015.  Based on PM2.5, they reported readings that indicated 49% of the time the air quality was “very unhealthy,” and 4% of the time it was “hazardous.”  The study also indicated that the air quality was “good” 2% of the time.

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 and offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  Please contact us to learn more our innovative and cost-effective industrial UV air systems.   

The Most Unique Phosphor-mix Tanning Lamps in the Industry

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LightTech in Europe and LightSources in the United States are leading manufacturers of a number of innovative, exclusive products including producing some of the best tanning lamps on the market.   Both companies are committed to innovation and quality along with research and development in order to bring our customers a broad range of exceptional standard and customized lamps.

One example of proprietary products from our R & D team is the exclusive MultiTone™ phosphor-mix tanning lamps.  We are proud to offer our customers the most unique phosphor-mix lamps in the indoor tanning industry – our dual and triple-phosphor lamps called the DualSun™ and SmartLamp.

You may be wondering how they differ from other lamps already on the market.  From the users’ standpoint, they are designed to give your customers the most even head-to-toe tan.    In terms of production, our MultiTone SmartLamp and DualSun contain technologically advanced phosphors as well as a proprietary one-of-a-kind coating.

Furthermore, to help our clients succeed in their respective businesses, our exclusive line of MultiTone™ lamps are also available for private branding.  This can give you an edge over your competition by giving you the opportunity for a more personal touch with the products.

Remember when you decide to partner with LightSources and LightTech, your company will benefit from our strong research and development divisions as well as from our state-of-the-art equipment and supply chain activities.  Our in-house glass factory in Hungary allows us to control the entire process, which means we do short runs, quick turnaround, and quality control to ensure you meet your deadlines.  Compared to other tanning manufacturers, we beat out our competitors time and time again with incomparable flexible, broad production capabilities and exceptional customer service.

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 purification systems that offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  Please contact us to learn more about our exceptional selection of lamps including tanning lamps.

 

WHO Reports Air Pollution Levels Rising in Poor Cities

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Dr. Carlos Dora of the World Health Organization (WHO) states that, “It is crucial for city and national governments to make urban air quality a health and development priority.” She adds, “When air quality improves, health costs from air pollution-related diseases shrink, worker productivity expands and life expectancy grows. Reducing air pollution also brings an added climate bonus, which can become a part of countries’ commitments to the climate treaty.”  However in the same report they explain that air pollution levels are rising in many of the world’s poorest cities.

In the large study from 2008-2013, the WHO compared a total of 795 cities in 67 countries for levels of small and fine particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5).  PM10 and PM2.5 include pollutants such as sulfate, nitrates and black carbon that can increase the risk of disease.

The organization says that despite improvements around the globe that urban air pollution levels have increased by 8%.  They also report that 80% of people living in urban areas with air quality monitored are exposed to air quality levels that exceed WHO limits, and low-income cities are the worst.   In fact 98% of low and middle income cities with over 100,000 inhabitants do not meet WHO air quality guidelines and generally include cities in the Eastern Mediterranean and South-East Asia Regions.  Many of those cities exceed WHO limits by 5 to 10 times.  For high-income cities, only 56% of them do not meet the guidelines and include cities in Europe, the U.S., and the Western Pacific Region.

Some of the ways that air quality can be improved are to reduce industrial smokestack emissions and to increase the use of renewable power sources.  Other things that can be done is to increase and support public transportation as well as to encourage industries and businesses to recycle and adopt more sustainable “green” practices.

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 extensive selection of lamps.

 

Source:who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2016/air-pollution-rising/en/