High Pressure UV Curing Lamps Solutions

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Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a powerful source of energy used in a multitude of commercial and industrial applications. Ultraviolet light is a proven method of sterilization in water and air purification systems with instant germ killing effects. UV light is also used in curing processes to instantly bond, harden and strengthen various polymers.

UV curing lamps are used in many commercial manufacturing applications such as automotive, aerospace, medical and many more to strength and add durability to various products.  UV light instantly cures inks on many products for vibrant colors and permanent quality printing that will not wear off. UV curing lamps provide a smooth finish to lacquers, glazes and varnishes and improve cycle times with instant results.

With UV curing there is no need to wait for products to air dry which exposes them to dust, debris and evaporation leading to uneven finishes. UV curing improves quality, product cycle time, customer satisfaction and profitability.  

LightSources Offers Proven High Pressure UV Curing Lamps

Metal halide, high-pressure lamps are proven effective in UV curing applications worldwide. High pressure curing lamps peak at the range of 254 nm to 365 nm, providing effective curing along with sterilization effects. UV radiation emitted at 254 nm is proven to instantly kills germs, viruses and bacteria.

LightSources offers a wide selection of UV curing lamps and UVC germicidal lamps for use in a multitude of commercial and industrial applications.  We offer a full OEM support with custom designed solutions, prototypes and assistance in developing proprietary products to enhance your brand awareness. We continually deliver first to market solutions with proprietary products and custom phosphor blends.

LightSources is a leading global supplier of UV lamps and lighting solutions and is  recognized as an authority on UV radiation applications. We design, engineer and manufacture UV lamps used in a wide range of applications including UV curing and UV see germicidal processes. Contact us for more information and to speak with an engineer.

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Do UVC Lamps Really Work to Kill Bacteria?

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UVC lamps are proven to be highly effective at killing bacteria and harmful contaminants in many water, surface and air sterilization systems. Ultraviolet (UV) light is in the electromagnetic spectrum which is invisible to the human eye. UV light is divided into UVA, UVB and UVC wavelengths, measured in nanometers (nm).  UVC radiation emitted at the wavelength of 254 nm is proven to instantly eradicate viruses, bacteria, fungi, mold spores, mildew and harmful microorganisms naked to the human eye.

UVC radiation penetrates the DNA of these living cells and renders them unable to replicate which instantly makes them harmless.  UVC lamps which are specially designed to emit UV radiation precisely at 254 nm effectively eliminate these harmful threats in water, air and on surfaces instantly upon exposure.  UVC ozone lamps emit wavelengths at 185 nm to produce ozone which is a proven oxidizer, sanitizer and deodorizer to eliminate foul odors from the air.

How Do UVC Lamps Work?

UVC germicidal lamps are commonly low-pressure Mercury lamps designed to emit the optimum UV radiation and wavelength for the germicidal application. The low-pressure lamps produce a Mercury arc and are engineered to radiate exactly 254 nm of UVC radiation.  UVC germicidal lamps contain a blend of Argon and Neon gases designed for the application.

UVC lamps operate with a discharge device comparable to fluorescent lamps, with the lamp body commonly constructed of:

  • VH Glass – pure fused quartz that transmits both 185nm and 254nm
  • L Glass – this is soft glass and designed to emit wavelengths at 254nm
  • L Glass – quartz and Titanium which blocks out 185nm

UVC germicidal lamps are designed without the phosphor coating on the inside of the glass lamp to allow for the maximum amount of UV radiation to pass through the lamp. UVC lamps are designed with lamp ballasts which determine the amount of voltage required based on the rare gases used the lamp ballasts are a critical component of UVC lamp construction which deliver the optimum voltage.

The LightSources Group is recognized worldwide for delivering high-tech lamp solutions with cutting-edge, UV technology. We are committed to delivering high quality, high performance, long-lasting and cost-efficient OEM oriented solutions. Contact us to learn more about ou

r wide selection of lamp products and with any questions on UVC germicidal lamps.

Does UV Light Help Eczema?

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Eczema is an irritating skin condition which causes dry, itchy patches of skin as the most common symptom in all types of eczema. Some people have moderate to severe cases with swelling and rough scaly patches of skin which can be made worse by scratching. Topical treatments provide relief to some people suffering with eczema although it may not fully ward off all of the irritating symptoms.

UV light is proven to be an effective treatment that helps many people suffering with eczema. Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, should be administered by a physician with the proper type of phototherapy lamp.  The narrow band UVB wavelengths is the most common type of UV light used to treat eczema, which replicates UVB rays in natural sunlight.

People that notice relief from eczema in the summertime are more likely to notice benefit from phototherapy. UVA light is also used with a medication called psoralen in a treatment called PUVA, which was also be administered under a doctor’s care. Phototherapy has been proven to provide relief of many symptoms for eczema such as:

  • Reducing inflammation
  • Reducing itchy skin
  • Improving bacteria fighting systems
  • Increasing vitamin D

Phototherapy is proven to help about 70% of the people suffering with eczema and is used on localized locations such as the feet and hands or all over the body.  It is important to be consistent with UV light treatment, as most people do not realize an improvement for one to two months. Many people find however that the benefits of phototherapy put their eczema in a quiet state of remittance which lasts long after UV phototherapy ends.

UV Phototherapy Lamps for Eczema

The LightSources Group is a leading manufacturer of UV lamps and lighting solutions including phototherapy lamps designed to treat many medical conditions.  Our engineers possess in-depth knowledge of UV radiation and technology, developing highly effective phototherapy and UVC germicidal lamps. We support OEMs large and small with phototherapy lamps to treat eczema, psoriasis, acne, vitiligo, and mood disorders such as depression and seasonal affective depression (SAD).

LightSources offers a wide selection of UV germicidal lamps proven worldwide and air and water sterilization applications. We offer patented products developed from the most high-tech lamp designers available, proven to outperform comparable lamps. Contact us to learn more about our UV lamp and lighting solutions including phototherapy lamps.

UV Light Instantly Cures Polymers

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Ultraviolet (UV) light is utilized in many industrial and commercial applications to instantly cure, harden and strengthen polymers quickly and effectively.  UV light instantly causes a photochemical reaction when exposed to polymers such as epoxies, lacquers, glues, polyurethane and various polymers.  UV curing offers many benefits over other drying methods such as air drying or the use of chemicals.

Benefits of UV Curing

Improved Quality

UV curing offers many benefits due to the instant drying time which does not allow for evaporation as can occur with air drying.  The instant curing provides a more consistent surface with no chance of dust or particles drying in the coating and is smooth compared to air dried surfaces, which produces a higher quality of product.

Increased Production

With instant curing, cycle times are increased and productivity is maximized for increased production.  UV curing is instant, quicker than air drying or the use of chemicals, which pose additional challenges for companies.

Safe for Employees

UV curing is completely safe, with no need to purchase, store or dispose of harmful chemicals.  Parts can pass under UV light while on a conveyor or other automated system without the need for employees to apply chemicals which may be hazardous to health.

All of these benefits equate to increased profitability with a higher level of quality product produced in quicker cycles.  Improved quality results in increased customer satisfaction with new and repeat business opportunities.

LightSources Delivers Quality UV Curing Lamps  

The LightSources Group designs, engineers and manufactures high quality lamps used in UV curing systems worldwide.  LightSources in the U.S. and LightTech in Europe offer skilled engineers with in-depth knowledge of Ultraviolet radiation combined with decades of experience and vast resources.  We support OEMs large and small with high quality lamps which outperform comparable products for long lasting performance.

LightSources and our valued partner companies are the leading global high-tech lamp designers, providing the most advanced warehouse and lighting solutions available today. We have decades of expertise and in-depth knowledge of the technology behind UV radiation to provide the optimum lamp style for your process. Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable engineer about the UV curing solution that meets your specifications.

Benefits of UV Curing for Improved Adhesion

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Ultraviolet (UV) curing is used in a multitude of applications worldwide to improve adhesion of various polymers in commercial and industrial processes.  UV radiation is proven to alter the molecular structure of certain polymers such as polyurethane coatings, silicone glue and epoxies.  When these materials are exposed to UV light, a photochemical reaction occurs in seconds to provide an instant bonding or drying of the surface, curing the polymer for improved strength, durability and adhesion.

UV Curing Provides Many Benefits

UV curing is instant and effective, offering many benefits to commercial and industrial processes.  Improving the drying and curing time of various parts and products improves process cycle times and throughput.  A significant improvement in productivity provides maximum profitability.

UV curing also provides a low cost drying process as the right UV curing lamps will provide long lasting, high-performance requiring very little maintenance.  UV curing provides many cost benefits over other methods such as air drying or chemical use. The improvement in cure time over air drying improves profitability.  UV curing is also more cost efficient than chemical use as there is no need to purchase, store or dispose of harmful chemicals.

Improvements in safety are another benefit of UV curing over chemical use of drying and treating products.  UV lamps are harmless to employees, improving safety records of companies.  

Quality is enhanced with UV curing over air drying as the instant curing does not allow time for evaporation, thus resulting in an even coating without blemishes, dust or debris.

With all these benefits, it is easy to see why companies are moving to UV curing lamps to treat products, providing safe and effective curing which improves quality, at a very low cost.  Selecting the right UV curing lamps will provide longer lasting benefits for maximum cost savings.

The LightSources Group consists of the industry’s most advanced lighting engineers, recognized as leaders among high-tech lamp designers and manufacturers.  We provide a wide range of solutions utilizing UV technology, including UV lamps for curing and germicidal applications. Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable engineer and to learn more about our effective and cost-efficient UV lamps for curing.

UV Lamps Provide Instant Polymer Curing

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Ultraviolet (UV) lamps are proven highly effective at instantly curing a wide variety of polymers in a multitude of industrial applications.  Polymers which respond to UV curing lamps include various inks, lacquers, varnishes, epoxies, polyurethane, silicone and coatings.  These coatings are applied to various parts and products such as in printing applications and manufacturing processes which include printing on parts or sealing an outer coating on various parts and products.  

The UV lamp is a catalyst for a photochemical reaction which occurs instantly within seconds of exposure.  The UV radiation causes the polymer to instantly seal and bond with products, creating a strengthened and more durable product.  UV curing provides many advantages over other methods of curing polymers such as air drying or the use of chemicals. Using chemicals creates a potential hazard and added expenses with purchasing, storing and disposing of the chemical in addition to potential health risks to employees.

Air drying is another simple method of applying outer coatings although does not seal in the polymer as with the use of UV technology.  Air drying creates an uneven surface due to evaporation and leaves the outer coating vulnerable without the added strength and durability provided with UV curing.  UV curing lamps deliver fast and consistent methods of bonding and during outer coatings for strength and durability without contamination or evaporation.

Reliable UV Curing Lamps

For the most reliable and effective UV curing lamps, consult the leading UV specialists at LightSources.  The LightSources Group is recognized as a leading supplier and authority on UV technology, with a deep understanding of UV technology within the entire lighting spectrum, including UVA, UVB and UVC technology.  We design, engineer and manufacture UVC germicidal lamps used worldwide in critical sterilization processes, and UV curing lamps used by OEMs large and small in a wide range of applications.  

LightSources and our valued partner companies are the leading global high-tech lamp designers, providing the most advanced warehouse and lighting solutions available today. We have decades of expertise and in-depth knowledge of the technology behind UV radiation to provide the optimum lamp style for your process. Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable engineer about the UV curing solution that meets your specifications.

Effective UV Curing Requires the Right UV Lamp

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Ultraviolet radiation is utilized in many industrial and commercial processes worldwide to instantly dry and cure polymers.  When polymers such as epoxies, silicone and polyurethane are exposed to UV radiation, a photochemical reaction occurs which bonds and seals the polymer within seconds of exposure.

There are many advantages of using UV curing over other curing methods such as air drying or using chemicals.  Air drying polymers leaves the coating susceptible to contaminants such as dust to affect the quality of the surface as well as evaporation which can leave an uneven surface and an inconsistent process.  Using chemicals can pose a health risk to employees and requires purchasing, storing and disposing of chemicals properly.

UV curing delivers a quick and consistent process which results in enhanced product durability and strength without evaporation or contamination.

LightSources Offers UV Lamps for Curing

LightSources and our valued European partner, LightTech, are recognized as the leading global suppliers of high-tech lighting solutions worldwide.  We offer skilled design engineers with expertise in all UV applications and in-depth knowledge of UV technology.  Our lamps are used in UV curing applications worldwide across many industries including graphic design, screen printing, aerospace and automotive processes.

We partner with you to develop the most advantageous UV curing system which deliver long lasting, high-performance with energy efficient, cost saving lighting solutions.  We provide custom developed phosphor blends to perfectly match your required wavelength, measured in nanometer (nm) that delivers the optimum UV reaction.  UV curing is proven to be highly effective while offering a safe work environment in a low maintenance, cost saving process.

The LightSources Group offers a wide selection of standard lamp sizes and shapes with custom designs available.  Our UVC germicidal lamps are proven to instantly eradicate harmful bacteria and viruses on surfaces, in air and water.  We invest in continual research and development to deliver first to market lamps and lighting solutions that outperform the competition with high performance and long lasting cost savings.

LightSources and our valued partner companies are the leading global high-tech lamp designers, providing the most advanced warehouse and lighting solutions available today. We have decades of expertise and in-depth knowledge of the technology behind UV radiation to provide the optimum lamp style for your process. Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable engineer about the UV curing solution that meets your specifications.

Instantly Cure Polymers with UV Curing Technology

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UV curing systems are used in a multitude of applications enhancing the processes of OEMs and manufactures worldwide. UV technology provides several advantages over other treatment methods to cure polymers such as air drying or chemical use.  UV radiation causes an instant photochemical reaction to cure a variety of polymers such as epoxies, polyurethane, silicone glue and various outer coatings and varnishes.

This photochemical reaction instantly dries and hardens the polymer which provides many advantages such as improved strength resulting in a higher quality product, and quicker cycle times in manufacturing applications.

Benefits of UV Curing

When the polymer is exposed to the UV wavelengths, the reaction is instant which creates a smooth and glossy finish, depending on the polymer.  This instant reaction creates an improved product as the UV technology instantly dries the polymer eliminating an uneven surface due to evaporation, which is a problem with air drying products.  Instant drying also alleviates the chance of contamination from dust and debris.

UV technology improves the product quality, along with profitability by improving cycle times. When parts and be cured instantly under the proper type of UV light, they can be treated during automatic processes such as in movement on a conveyor or in an automated UV curing system. This quick reaction from UV lamps greatly improves efficiencies as no manual labor is required to treat products.

UV radiation is also safe for employees, eliminating the need for purchasing, storing or disposing of chemicals.  These advantages result in a consistently high quality, efficient process which adds to productive and profitable process, in addition to providing a safe work environment for employees.

LightSources Offers UV Lamps for UV Curing Systems

LightSources provides a wide selection of UV lamps used in UV curing systems for a multitude of processes.  LightSources and our valued European partner, LightTech, offer the leading high-tech lamp solutions available today with vast global resources and a commitment to developing high quality lamp products. We offer skilled lighting and design engineers with in-depth knowledge of all aspects of UV and fluorescent lamp technology.

LightSources and LightTech provide UV lamp and lighting solutions including UVC germicidal lamps used around the world in a wide range of applications.  We provide patented products developed in our modern glass factory, offering vast resources for quality product and timely delivery.  Contact us today to learn more about our UV lamp and lighting solutions.

 

UV Curing Instantly Cures and Strengthens Polymers

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Ultraviolet (UV) technology is used across a multitude of commercial and industrial applications to instantly cure polymers in seconds.  UV radiation causes a photochemical reaction on polymers such as polyurethane, epoxies, and silicone glue by instantly curing, drying, sealing or bonding within seconds of exposure to UV light.

UV curing has several advantages over other treatment methods such as chemicals or air drying. Due to the speed in which ultraviolet light cures polymers, there is no time for the evaporation of inks and coatings. UV curing provides a more consistent process resulting in a higher quality product over drying methods.  UV methods for curing polymers offers many advantages over the use of chemical drying agents as well. UV curing quickly seals polymers without the use of harmful chemicals, providing a safer workplace for employees and eliminating the need to store or dispose of chemicals.

UV curing provides a consistent process, resulting in enhanced product strength and durability for higher quality product, without contamination from particles in the air or the use of chemicals.

LightSources Provides Ultraviolet Lamps for UV Curing Systems

LightSources and our European partner, LightTech, are leading global suppliers of UV lamps used in a multitude of industrial, commercial and government applications. We offer decades of experience with skilled design engineers knowledgeable in all aspects of ultraviolet radiation technology. Our lamps are used across a multitude of industries for UV curing processes including automotive, aerospace, graphic design, screen printing and many others.

We partner with OEMs to understand your specific requirements to provide the right type of UV lamp that will get you optimum performance. Ultraviolet light is measured in wavelengths known as nanometers, nm, which provide various functions when emitted at different levels. Ultraviolet light can be broken down into UVA, UVB and UVC, each with specific properties to enhance various processes.

LightSources has the expertise to provide the perfect lamp to generate the outcome that you desire no matter the scope of your project. Our lamps are used in UV curing systems around the world to improve the quality and productivity in many industrial processes. We also provide UVC germicidal lamps to a wide range of applications worldwide, enhancing the safety and well-being of people everywhere with air, water and surface sterilization.

LightSources and our valued partner companies are the leading global high-tech lamp designers, providing the most advanced warehouse and lighting solutions available today. We have decades of expertise and in-depth knowledge of the technology behind UV radiation to provide the optimum lamp style for your process. Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable engineer about the UV curing solution that meets your specifications.

UV Curing Solutions with High Pressure UV Lamps

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Ultraviolet light is a powerful energy source used in many applications for personal, commercial and industrial purposes.  When UV light is emitted at a specific wavelength, measured in nanometers, it produces various responses.  With UV curing lamps, the energy from UV energy instantly dries, hardens and bonds various polymers to create a product that is strengthened and durable.  UV curing is also used to create a smooth finish with vibrant colors, instantly drying inks, varnishes, glazes and lacquers.

High-pressure lamps, or metal halide lamps, are used to cure and strengthen polymers in many industries such as aerospace, automotive, food and beverage, advertising, medical and many more.  Several industrial processes benefit from UV curing technology to improve their product quality and durability.

LightSources Produces Long Lasting High-Pressure UV Lamps

High Pressure UV Lamps, (HPUV), are used in curing applications at shorter wavelengths which peak at 254nm and range to 365nm.   At 254nm, UVC light is extremely effective in germ killing and sterilizing applications, with curing processes effective anywhere in between.  HPUV lamps are also utilized in reprographics applications producing high quality printed products with vibrant colors and durable inks.

LightSources employs highly skilled lighting engineers with vast knowledge of the UV spectrum and the technology that goes into each application.  We are not limited to specific lamps or manufacturing standards.  We excel at custom designed solutions by altering the spectral output with proprietary blends of phosphors and additives. LightSources can alter the output with gallium-iodide additives and iron-iodide to produce the perfect lamp for your process which will generate the optimum wavelength for your purpose.

LightSources and our partner companies represent the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  Our products are used around the world in a multitude of applications and industries such as our UV polymer curing lamps that offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  Contact us today to learn more about our large selection of specialty custom and standard lamps.