UV Light Prevents Grease Build Up in Kitchen Exhaust

Kitchen hood exhaust systems in commercial kitchens serve a very important purpose, to pull grease particles up and away through mechanical filters.  Kitchen exhaust systems vent excess heat above kitchen stoves and extract grease particles, leaving smaller particulates that may linger in the hood exhaust system.  These kitchen exhaust systems can encounter grease build-up in the vents if they are not cleaned regularly or treated with UV light sterilization solutions. 

How Does UV Light Help Kitchen Hood Exhausts?

Ultraviolet (UV) light emits UV radiation, electromagnetic energy, and is harnessed in UV germicidal lamps used in a vast range of applications.  UV light is used to purify the air, disinfect water and sterilize surfaces.  Utilizing UV light in kitchen hood exhaust systems provides many benefits beyond sterilization.  Kitchen hood UV exhaust systems can actually prevent grease build-up in the exhaust duct work.  

UVC lamps break down grease through photolysis and ozonolysis. UV light causes a photochemical reaction, breaking down the molecular bond while ozonolysis oxidizes the grease molecules. By breaking down the grease particles, they are converted into particles that are much easier to clean and do not build-up grease in the kitchen hood.  

This brings many benefits to restaurant owners by mitigating the risk of a grease fire, which can often occur with grease build-up in the exhaust hood.  UV kitchen exhaust systems also help kitchens to meet stringent health department code regulations by helping to keep the kitchen cleaner.  This provides a better work environment for employees and helps to maintain health standards for patrons. 

UV Lamps are Key to Successful UV Sterilization Systems

Using the right UV lamps for your UV kitchen exhaust sterilization system is key to successful prevention of grease build-up and sterilization.  UV germicidal lamps designed to emit 254 nanometer (nm) are effective in sterilizing air and surfaces.  Ozone producing lamps emit UV energy at 185 nm and are commonly used in air and water disinfection applications, deodorizing the air and reaching places that standard UV radiation cannot reach. 

When searching for the best UV lamps for your sterilization application, contact an experienced UV lamp manufacturer like LightSources. 

LightSources leads the industry in UVC germicidal lamp production, with a wide range of low-pressure, amalgam and many other lamp types designed with proprietary technology.  We provide high-quality UVC lamps proven to outlast and outperform comparable lamps of the same size.  Contact us to learn more and for custom lamp requirements for your UV germicidal application.

Cost Effective UV Lamps for Air Purification Systems

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UV lamps are used in air purification systems to clean and sterilize the air we breathe. Ultraviolet radiation is proven extremely effective at eliminating harmful contaminants in the air such as bacteria, viruses, microscopic organisms, mildew and mold.  Air purification systems in HVAC and AC units provide effective and maintenance-free sterilization of the air as it circulates.

It is important to use the right type of UVC germicidal lamps to provide long-lasting effectiveness with the most energy and cost efficient solution.  Maintaining an effective in-duct air purification system provides many benefits to a wide range of commercial and industrial settings.  It is important to maintain a healthy environment and eliminate spreading airborne illnesses in many buildings such as hospitals, nursing homes, daycare centers, schools, and commercial properties.

Manufacturing and industrial applications are required to control the quality of their air emissions. UV air purification systems are proven effective in meeting air emission requirements. UV air sterilization systems are gaining popularity in residential HVAC applications as well.

LightSources is a UV Germicidal Lamp Specialist

The LightSources Group offers high-quality, cost-effective UV lamps for air purification and sterilization systems. LightSources offers vast resources, engineers with decades of experience and a commitment to providing first to market UV lamp solutions. Our UV lamps are found worldwide across a wide range of residential, commercial and industrial applications.

Our skilled engineering team understands UV radiation and has developed several patented products with proprietary technology. Our UVC germicidal lamps are developed with special phosphor blends, high-quality lamp components and custom designed solutions.  You can find our UV lamps in several germicidal applications including air, surface and water sterilization systems.

LightSources offers a wide selection of UV lamps for use in any germicidal application. We provide skilled design and engineering services and full support for OEMs large and small. Contact us to learn more about our UVC germicidal lamps solutions.

Industrial Air Purification Solutions


Industrial air purification systems are becoming more and more popular in many commercial and industrial applications which produce contaminants and pollutants in the air. Business and building owners realize the benefit of providing clean and healthy air to employees and customers while maintaining air emission regulations. Ultraviolet (UV) air purification systems are proven to be highly effective, cost-efficient with easy maintenance and safe with no hazardous byproducts.

UV radiation is found in many germicidal applications recognized for effective, instant germ killing properties. UV light is used in water sterilization applications such as waste water and sewage treatment in municipalities, aquaculture and dozens of water purification processes. UV air purification systems are proven to clean, purify and sterilized air to remove harmful contaminants produced from a wide variety of industrial and manufacturing processes.

UVC germicidal air purification technology offers industrial manufacturers affordable solutions to meet air purification requirements. UVC ozone generating lamps also remove foul odors from the air. Applications which produce toxic chemicals and byproducts such as manufacturing of rubber or plastics, surface treatment applications and printing processes rely upon UV air purification systems for effective and cost-efficient air sterilization.

LightSources Offers Industrial UV Air Purification Lamps

LightSources in the United States and LightTech in Europe offers solutions with expert, custom design and full OEM support of industrial UV lamps. We are the leading supplier of UVC germicidal lamps on worldwide in sterilization and purification processes. Our skilled engineers possess in-depth knowledge of UV radiation and how to harness the right amount and wavelength for your application.

We offer low-pressure Mercury lamps and low pressure Amalgam lamps developed with proprietary technology for longer-lasting effectiveness over comparable products. The LightSources Group delivers first to market solutions for more effective, cost-efficient UV lamps solutions. We support OEMs large and small with standard or custom designed UV lamps to meet your air purification needs and safely reduce or eliminate harmful industrial exhausts, solvents and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

LightSources and LightTech are recognized as a leading global authority on UV radiation and UV lamp design.  We offer a wide range of products, full customer support and custom designed solutions. Contact us to learn how you can improve your UV application with longer-lasting, cost-efficient UVC germicidal lamps.


UV Air Purifiers for HVAC Systems



UV air purifiers improve health and wellness by sterilizing and purifying the air we breathe. UV air purification systems can be installed in HVAC systems to quietly sterilize and clean the air with no hassle, no maintenance. UVC germicidal lamps are proven to be highly effective and air sterilization by eradicating bacteria, viruses, mold mildew and even dust from the air.

Keeping the air clean of these contaminants is important in public places such as nursing homes, hospitals, schools, doctor’s offices and many other environments. UV air purifiers are becoming more popular in residential homes as well as many people are realizing the benefits of UVC germicidal sterilization.  UV air purifiers which also produce ozone are proven to eliminate foul orders as well as harmful contaminants.

LightSources Provides Proven UVC Air Purification Lamps

LightSources Group is recognized worldwide for providing high tech fluorescent and UV lamp products. LightSources is a leading global supplier of UVC germicidal lamps used in air purification, surface and water sterilization systems worldwide. Our skilled engineers possessing in-depth knowledge of UV radiation and offer custom designed solutions to meet your application needs.

UV radiation emitted at 254 nanometer (nm) is proven to kill viruses and bacteria instantly upon contact by penetrating the cell of these living organisms and rendering them unable to replicate. This instant exposure is proven highly effective at removing harmful contaminants to provide a safer environment without any harmful side effects.

LightSources offers vast global resources with personal customized service to meet your application needs.  Our UVC germicidal lamps include low-pressure, medium pressure and proprietary Amalgam technology.

LightSources is recognized worldwide as a leading global supplier of fluorescent and UV lamps and lighting solutions. Our engineers possess in-depth knowledge of UV radiation in UVC germicidal application requirements. Contact us to learn more about UVC lamps for air purification systems and HVAC units.


High Performance Lamps for UVC Air Purification Systems


UVC germicidal lamps are used in air purification systems and many residential, industrial and commercial environments. It is important for commercial property owners to provide sterile and clean air to the public and employees. Commercial properties such as schools, nursing homes and hospitals can offer healthy air to schoolchildren and hospital residents to prevent widespread infection of airborne illnesses.

UVC air purification systems are becoming more popular in residences as people are becoming aware of the many advantages provided by sterilized air. UVC ozone lamps effectively eliminate odors and volatile organic compounds from the air.  UV germicidal lamps are used in HVAC systems to provide clean and sterile air in hassle-free, maintenance free air treatment systems.

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is in the electromagnetic spectrum of light which is invisible to the human eye.  UV light is emitted in wavelengths measured in nanometers (nm), with UV light in the wavelength of 254 nm proven to be highly effective at killing viruses and bacteria.  UV radiation in this wavelength is also proven to eliminate harmful microorganisms, airborne pathogens, mold, mildew and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

LightSources Offers UVC Air Purification Lamps

LightSources in the United States and LightTech in Europe offer cutting-edge, high performance UVC germicidal lamps used in sterilization and purification systems worldwide.  We offer UVC germicidal lamps used in air purification, water and surface sterilization applications with long lasting, proven effectiveness.

The LightSources Group offers a vast product line of UVC germicidal lamps for any application.  We design, engineer and manufacture low-pressure and medium pressure Mercury discharge germicidal lamps. We use high-quality quartz and soda lime glass with specialized phosphor blends to allow the optimum flow of UVC radiation.  

Our vast resources include a modern glass factory in Europe and several valued partner companies including LCD Lighting, Voltarc and Cerlux the share in our commitment to quality and continual improvement.

The LightSources Group consists of the leading high-tech lamp designers and engineers available today offering cutting-edge, innovative UV lamp products. We provide high performance and cost-efficient germicidal lamps with OEM oriented solutions.  Contact us today to learn more about our UVC germicidal lamps proven in and water and air purification systems.


Industrial Processes Benefit from UV Air Purification


Many industrial processes such as manufacturing plastics, rubber or any industrial process which releases toxic or chemical byproducts requires an air purification system.  Companies are required to provide clean air for employees to breathe and are regulated on how much pollutants and contaminants they are allowed to disburse into the air. UV air purification provides a solution to the industrial businesses, with many benefits in addition to clean air.

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation has been used for sterilization of water, surfaces and air for many years, and is becoming more popular in residential settings as well.  UV light is proven to be safe and effective at removing harmful contaminants including volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air to improve air quality for overall health and well-being.

UV Air Sterilization is Effective and Cost Efficient

UV air sterilization is proven highly effective is very cost efficient with little to no maintenance required.  UVC germicidal lamps instantly eliminate viruses and bacteria from the air within seconds of exposure.  UV light is measured in wavelengths, referred to as nanometers (nm), with UVC band of 254nm the most effective to eliminate harmful microorganisms.  UV radiation emitted at 185nm is necessary to produce ozone which is used in ozone air purification systems to also remove all odor from the air.

Use of UVC germicidal lamps in air purification systems is a safe and effective method of cleaning the air without the use of chemical byproducts.  With no need to purchase, store or dispose of chemicals, UV radiation requires less maintenance, is much safer to use and is better for the environment.  

LightSources Offers High Performance UVC Air Purification Lamps

LightSources and our European partner, LightTech, are recognized global leaders in the design, engineering and production of high performance fluorescent and UV lamps used in a multitude of applications.  We employ highly skilled engineers with in-depth knowledge of UV radiation and experience in developing first to market, proprietary products with cutting edge technology. Not all UVC lamps are made the same, with LightSources you can be sure that your desired wavelength is met with the most effectiveness in a long lasting, high performance lamp.

LightSources and our valued partners represent the leading high-tech lamp designers and manufacturers worldwide.  We provide lamps and lighting solutions for a multitude of industries including a wide selection of standard or custom designed UVC germicidal lamps.  Contact us today to learn more about our UV sterilization lamps and UV air purification systems.


Phototherapy Helps People with Eczema

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Eczema causes itchy patches of dry skin that is bothersome and painful to people suffering from this irritating skin disorder.  While there is no known cure for eczema, some treatments exist that can help to lessen the symptoms. Ointments and corticosteroids work for some people, while UV light therapy has been a promising treatment for eczema which offers many benefits to patients.

UV light as a treatment for eczema is often highly effective at improving painful symptoms and controlling future outbreaks.   UV light treatment is also called phototherapy, which is delivered in a doctor’s office or under a doctor’s care with a prescription for a specialty lamp designed specifically for eczema treatment.  Phototherapy for eczema includes UV lamps which emit wavelengths in the UVA, UVB and narrow band UVB spectrum.

How Does a UV Lamp Work to Treat Eczema?

UV light is emitted in wavelengths which are measure by nanometers (nm) with UVA light in the range of 315nm to 400nm, UVB rays in the range of 280nm to 315nm with narrow band UVB measuring at 310nm.  All are proven to successfully treat eczema by suppressing an overactive immune system and reducing inflammation, pain and itching.

The most common type of phototherapy lamp used to treat eczema is the narrow band UVB treatment which mimics rays from the sun and is helpful to clear up symptoms of eczema.  A medication called Psoralen is required to be administered with UVA treatments which makes the skin more receptive to absorbing the UVA wavelengths.

LightSources Develops Phototherapy Lamps

LightSources, along with our European partner, LightTech, design and engineer high quality phototherapy lamps which treat a host of medical conditions.  We offer effective light therapy solutions in long lasting, cost efficient UV lamps.  Our phototherapy lamps are used to treat various skin conditions including eczema, acne, vitiligo and mood disorders such as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), depression and many other ailments treatable with proven UV therapy lamps.

LightSources is recognized as a leading supplier of UVC germicidal lamps used in water, surface and air purification systems worldwide.  Our skilled and experienced design engineers posses in-depth knowledge of UV radiation and have developed first to market lamps which offer patented technology for powerful effectiveness combined with long lasting performance for maximum cost savings.

The LightSources Group consists of the leading high-tech lamp designers available today offering powerful UV lamps which deliver proven results.  We offer vast resources and in-depth knowledge to develop the most effective and cost efficient phototherapy lamps on the market. Contact us today to learn more about our proven solutions with phototherapy lamps for eczema.

UV Air Purification Provides Clean and Healthy Air


UV air purification and sterilization systems are proven to effectively clean the air we breathe, providing healthy air for people in residential and commercial settings.  Commercial building owners in particular owe it to their patrons and residents to provide safe air free from harmful contaminants.  UV air purification safely and effectively removes harmful contaminants including viruses, bacteria, microorganisms and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air to prevent the spread of airborne illnesses.

Air purification is especially important in settings where people with compromised immune systems frequent such as doctor’s offices, medical complexes, nursing homes and hospitals. HVAC air purification delivers a higher quality of air with proven sterilization methods to promote health and wellness.

UVC Germicidal Lamps Eliminate Bacteria

UVC germicidal lamps eliminate bacteria and viruses even naked to the human eye with powerful UVC radiation which is completely safe with no harmful side effects.  UVC light emitted at 254 nanometer, the wavelength most effective for germicidal effectiveness, kills harmful contaminants on contact within seconds.  Instant exposure alters the DNA of these viruses making them harmless and unable to reproduce.

Ozone emitting systems also remove odors from the air, although may contribute to eroding some HVAC and cooling systems so be sure to speak with a UVC germicidal specialist to install the right system for the right application.

LightSources Offers Effective UVC Germicidal Lamps

LightSources is recognized as a leading provider of UV lamps including UVC germicidal systems utilized around the globe for air, water and surface sterilization.  Our UVC germicidal lamps include patented technology to provide longer lasting powerful germ killing effectiveness.  We offer a wide selection of UV lamps in virtually any standard size available with custom designed UV solutions available from our engineering team with expertise in UVC technology.   Our UV lamps are available with custom ceramic bases in any color, electronic ballasts and quartz sleeves.

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 UVC germicidal lamps used in air purification systems.  Contact us to learn more about our wide selection of standard and specialty custom lamps.

Improve Health and Well Being with In Duct Air Purification


In duct air purification system are gaining in popularity, utilized in commercial and residential applications around the world.  UV air purification is utilized in many AC and HVAC systems to sanitize and purify the air we breathe, improving the health of residents and people visiting public buildings. These systems keep the air clean and free from bacteria, viruses, mold, mildew and dust which provides cleaner and healthier air, promoting improved health and well-being.

Maintaining clean air is critical in places where people have a compromised immune system or where sick people reside or gather such as doctors’ offices, hospitals and nursing homes.  UV in duct air purifiers are also beneficial to keep healthy people from contracting airborne illnesses and are valuable in places such as daycares and schools to keep our children healthy.

UV lighting technology is recognized as a highly effective method of purifying air, water and surfaces with instant elimination of harmful contaminants.

LightSources Offers UV Air Purification Systems

LightSources and our valued European partner, LightTech, are the leading global suppliers of UV lamp solutions available today.  We offer highly effective UV air purification systems designed with the most effective wavelength for UV germicidal applications in the range of 254 nanometer.

We provide ozone generating and ozone free solutions, with UVC light bulbs designed and engineered for long lasting high performance. Our skilled engineers provide extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of UV germicidal technology offering customized solutions for your unique specifications.  HVAC in-duct air purification systems may use UV lamps with a small amount of ozone, although this is not desirable in AC units as ozone will accelerate erosion of copper lines from aluminum fins found in cooling units.

The LightSources Group offers a wide selection of UVC germicidal lamps used in water, surface and air purification systems designed for maximum performance with low maintenance.  Our lamps are developed from proprietary technology resulting from a commitment to research and development.  We offer patented products which provide long life for maximum cost effectiveness.

The LightSources Group consists of the world’s leading high-tech lamp designers available.  We offer customized lighting solutions and ongoing customer service and support.  Contact us today to speak with an engineer and learn more about our UV germicidal solutions.


In Duct Air Purification Enhances Health and Well-Being

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Purifying the air that we breathe provides numerous medical benefits, enhancing the health and overall well-being to people everywhere.  In-duct air purification systems are utilized in many HVAC and AC units to purify and sanitize air in many commercial and public places. These systems help to keep air clean and free of dust, mold, mildew and bacteria.

Eliminating these contaminants from the air is critical in places where sick people or patients with a compromised immune system visit or frequent such as doctors’ offices, nursing homes, and hospitals. In duct air purification systems are also beneficial to healthy people, to maintain health and prevent the spread of disease.  Air purification is important in schools and daycares, to eradicate bacteria and viruses from the air our children breathe.

UV light technology is a vital component of air purification systems and is highly effective at purifying and sterilizing the air we breathe, even eliminating odor from the air and eradicating harmful airborne contaminants.

LightSources Offers Highly Effective UVC Air Purification Systems

The LightSources Group consists of the leading global suppliers of high-tech lighting solutions available today.  We offer UV air purification in the effective range of 254 nanometer (nm), which is proven to kill bacteria and viruses.  Our skilled lighting engineers have in-depth knowledge of UVC technology, designing air purification systems with the most effective emissions.  While a small amount of ozone may be acceptable in certain HVAC systems, this is not desirable in AC cooling units as the ozone may contribute to eroding the system by separating copper lines from aluminum fins in the cooling unit.

Our experienced design engineers have the expertise needed to custom design an in-duct air purification system for your unique architectural design.  Our vast global resources provide the most effective UV solution for your application at the best available cost.  LightSources partners with you to ensure total success of your UV purification system.

LightSources and our valued partners are the leading global suppliers of UV germicidal solutions, partnering with OEMs to develop the most effective UV solution for your application.  Contact us today to learn more about our safe and effective in-duct UV air purification system.