Reliable Food Safety Treatment with Ultraviolet Lamps

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Ultraviolet technology has long been used to sanitize and purify food and water for safe human consumption, with highly effective results.  When you see those ultraviolet lights above the food buffet or the grocer’s aisle, those beautiful lumens are providing much more than pleasing light.   UV light emitted at the proper wavelength provides continual and reliable food safety by eradicating viruses, bacteria and organisms.

UV energy at 254nm (nanometer) is highly effective for water and air sterilization with UV sterilization systems utilized in several applications worldwide.  UV sterilization systems are used in the local water treatment plants of many local municipalities, ballast water treatment systems used in international shipping, various commercial restaurants and the food industry in general, sterilization of medical and dental supplies, and many other critical food and water safety applications.

UVC Germicidal Lamps for Effective Sterilization

The LightSources group provides highly effective UVC germicidal lamps, with FDA approved sterilization for food working surfaces, meats, seafoods and all food products.  UVC germicidal lamps are available in various shapes and sizes with custom design options available.  Our experienced team specializes in providing custom designed products bearing your identifying brand information, increasing your brand awareness.

Effective UVC Germicidal Lamps at an Affordable Cost

The vast resources of the LightSources group allow us to provide the most effective and cost efficient UVC germicidal lamps at an affordable cost to you. Our modern glassworks factory in Europe utilizes proprietary technology to develop new products with cutting edge technology.  Our knowledgeable design engineers are continuously performing extensive research and development to offer the longest lasting bulbs, with high performance up to end of product life.  Our UV lamps require very little maintenance, giving you a quick return on your investment.

Contact LightSources for more information on high performing, energy efficient lighting solutions.

LightSources and our affiliated companies represent the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  Our products are used world-wide in a multitude of applications and 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.


Mercury Lamps are Powerful and Cost Effective



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Mercury vapor lamps produce light with an electric arc and vaporized mercury.  The outer lamp is often coated with phosphor which helps to counteract the bluish-green tint which is often created from mercury vapor as it can emit an unflattering ambient tint for the public eye.  Phosphor coatings assist with emitting white light that is much more pleasing to the eye in overhead lighting structures.

Mercury lamps are proven to be more energy efficient that incandescent and fluorescent lighting, with long lasting high-performing lamp life.  LightSources and our European Partner, LightTech, have developed proprietary technology for low-pressure mercury lamps (LP Hg lamp), providing powerful ultraviolet (UV) technology in a short efficient wavelength.

Our low-pressure mercury lamps convert 40% of electrical energy into effective UVC radiation used in several germicidal applications.

Superior High-Performance Mercury Lamp Models

LightSources and our affiliated companies are leaders in the lighting and UV technology industry, possessing in-depth knowledge of ultraviolet radiation technology.  We offer several models for a multitude of applications.  Our specialty mercury lamps include ozone generating or ozone free lamps, soft glass or quartz, standard or high-output, and low-pressure amalgam lamps.  Our various models of high-performance mercury lamps include standard models or custom designed solutions specific to your equipment and application.

LightSources employs highly skilled design engineers with extensive knowledge in ultraviolet radiation and superior lamp design, providing expert assistance to OEMs with custom designed products.   We provide assistance with developing proprietary lighting solutions specific to your mercury lamp application.

Mercury Lamp Applications

Mercury Vapor Lamps are very effective for germicidal applications providing complete sterilization and disinfection to air, water and surfaces.  UVC germicidal applications are more effective for water disinfection that chlorine, and are healthier with no use of toxic chemicals.

The LightSources Group is a leading global manufacturer of lighting solutions used in a multitude of applications in several different industries.   We assist OEMs worldwide with high performance, long lasting patented and proprietary lamps used in various UV technologies.  Contact us today to speak with one of our lighting experts for proven UV solutions in all fluorescent, UV, UVC and low-pressure mercury lamps. 

Expert Answers for Ultraviolet Radiation Technology

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The LightSources Group consists of the most advanced team of lighting experts in the industry, with a global presence from our vast resources to provide proven lighting solutions.  We employ highly skilled design engineers with in-depth knowledge of all things related to ultraviolet radiation technology, and superior lamp design.

Our partner company, LightTech in Europe utilizes a state-of-the-art glassworks factory where extensive research and development is conducted as part of our continual improvement efforts for innovative lighting technologies.  As part of our commitment to providing exemplary customer service, we offer educational resources for further education on UVC germicidal technology.

See the comprehensive education tab on our website with explanations on terminology, downloadable information, UVC germicidal technology, and answers to frequently asked questions.  The LightSources Group provides user friendly information to educate and familiarize you with common nomenclature, types and styles of lamps and components, performance expectations and factors that enhance or affect performance, methods of ower supply and the numerous areas of applications for UVC germicidal lamps.  Find more information on how UVC technology aids air, water and surface disinfection and sterilization.

The LightSources Group consists of leaders in the lighting industry with specialty lamps and in-depth knowledge of all aspects of ultraviolet (UV) technology.   Find more information on our exceptional affiliated partners from our Resources and Partners Page.   Our partner companies include: LCD Lighting, LightTech, Voltarc and Cerlux, all committed to excellence through innovative technology, research and development and continual improvement.

Downloadable .pdf documents are available with additional information and material safety data sheets for lamp components, including leaflets and drawings and guidelines for custom designed lighting solutions.   Peruse our Glossary of Terms to learn more about terms such as: spectral output, wavelength, nanometer, and specific terms such as Preheat Amalgam Horizontal High Output (PHHA).

If you want more information on UV rays and technology, characteristics of soft glass or UVC technology, let The LightSources Group further your education with our comprehensive knowledgeable education tab.

LightSources and our affiliated partner companies are recognized as leaders in the lamp and lighting industry, providing exceptional product and service with high performing ultraviolet technology.  Contact us today to speak with one of our highly skilled design engineers for more information on our proven lighting solutions.

Custom Prototype Lighting Solutions

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LightSources and European partner, LightTech, partner with OEMs large and small around the globe to provide custom lighting solutions.  Our design engineers possess in-depth knowledge of Ultraviolet (UV) radiation, fluorescent lighting and UVC germicidal applications.  We understand the importance of quick turn-around on prototype parts and components, providing custom solutions for your unique lighting process.

Involving our engineers early in your project is key to quick turn-around with high performing parts, providing total customer satisfaction.  The LightSources Group has vast resources, with facilities in the United States and China, LightTech in Europe with a state-of-the-art glassworks factory, and several partner companies including Cerlux for custom ceramic bases and sockets to match your custom equipment, Voltarc for specialty fluorescent signs, and LCDL for custom mini-fluorescent lamps.

We have the knowledge, the experience and the resources to provide high performing quality lamps and components, custom designed for your unique process.  Our engineers provide expert assistance to develop prototype lamp solutions catered to your ambient requirements with maximum UVC wattage, and UVC germicidal lamps with optimum wavelength and UV exposure in either ozone generating or ozone free models in standard or custom designs.

Patents and Trademarks for Proprietary Intellectual Property

By partnering with LightSources from the beginning of your project, we can assist with optimum design for a successful launch and implementation.  Our new development expertise includes experience with patents and trademarks ensuring that your custom design remains your proprietary intellectual property.  Our exclusive R&D department assists OEMs around the globe to enhance their brand awareness with high performing, quality proprietary lighting products.

Our custom lighting solutions are used in several applications including:

  • Fluorescent lamps for specialty neon signs
  • Proprietary UV lamps for tanning
  • UVC germicidal lamps used in air and water purification
  • UV lamps for polymer curing
  • UV lighting in screen printing machines
  • Mini-fluorescent lamps for backlighting used in avionic display

Whatever your lighting requirements, we have superior lamp products available at an affordable cost due to our vast resources.  We provide cost-efficient lighting solutions, with custom prototype parts available from expert lighting design engineers.

The LightSources Group is recognized as leaders among high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  Contact us to learn more about our wide selection of standard lamps, or speak to our skilled engineers for custom designed lighting solutions. 

UV Light Sterilizes Food and Water Safe for Consumption


Ultraviolet (UV) technology is proven highly effective at disinfecting food and water, eradicating all harmful contaminants for safe consumption.  UV light is an approved sterilization method by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), utilized widely in the food and restaurant industry.  UV exposure at the proper wavelength is highly effective and proven safe for removing all bacteria and viruses.

UVC light in the range of 200 nanometer (nm) to 280nm is highly effective at inactivating viruses, while UV radiation at 254nm is the most effective for removing microbial organisms in food and water.   UV germicidal lamps are commonly used to ensure the health of patrons visiting dinner buffets or delis, where you will see UV lights protecting the food below.

UVC germicidal lamps are used to protect food and water, ensuring that the vegetables washed in or coming in contact with water is also clean and safe.  UVC light is approved by the FDA to be effective with all food products, including sea foods, meats and all cooking surfaces.

Consumers realize a great benefit in the confidence that the food they are consuming is safe, and the food and beverage industry realizes a great benefit with cost-efficient germ-killing methods.  Not only are UVC germicidal lamps effective, and cost-efficient as long-lasting bulbs from LightSources provide long life with low maintenance, it is also a very safe method as there is no residual chemical products contaminating your food supply.

LightSources is a world leading expert in manufacturing UVC lamps for several UV germicidal applications. Our low and medium pressure lamps provide short wave UVC radiation, utilizing patented technology for proven highly effective results.

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.

Expert Fluorescent and UV Lamp Manufacturer

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LightSources in the United States, and partner LightTech in Europe, are recognized leaders among UV lamp manufacturers, providing high-performing and long-lasting UV lamps to OEMs around the globe.   These vast resources combined with LightTech’s modern glass making factory in Europe benefit OEMs worldwide with proven solutions.  LightSources and LightTech are world leading lamp manufacturers producing superior UV and fluorescent lighting solutions, including:

  • High pressure facial tanning lamps
  • Low pressure tanning lamps
  • UVC germicidal lamps
  • UV curing lamps
  • Amalgam lamps
  • Specialty UV lamps
  • Specialty fluorescent lamps
  • Twist, dual and triple phosphor tanning lamps
  • Collagen fluorescent lamps
  • Custom backlighting for avionic display
  • Eco-friendly lighting solutions

The LightSources group manufactures these specialty lamps and many more for virtually any application.

Expert UV Lamp Manufacturers

Operating state-of-the-art production facilities on three continents including our China location, allows the LightSources Group to provide superior performing lamps for commercial and industrial applications worldwide.  Our continual research and development has resulted in several patented and proprietary products utilizing cutting edge technology.

LightSources is a world leading UV lamp manufacturer, committed to the highest quality products, meeting even the most demanding customer specification.  With vast resources, we are a valuable addition to any supply chain, providing flexibility and quick turnaround.   As a key strategic supplier to OEMs both large and small, LightSources provides high performing product, on schedule.

The LightSources group practices green technology in all aspects of our lamp manufacturing, taking great concern for public safety, and preserving our natural resources.

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 and water treatment systems that provide industries a way to disinfect and improve the quality of air and water without the need for toxic chemicals.  Please contact us to learn more about how we can help make your lighting vision a reality.  

New Ballast Water Treatment Convention



With the new Ballast Water Treatment Convention regulations taking effect September 8, 2017, updated regulatory requirements are quickly nearing.   Ballast water treatment companies are scrambling to comply with proper treatment methods aboard their ships.

The LightSources Group is recognized as a leader in the industry of ultraviolet (UV) lighting applications including UV germicidal purposes.  UV radiation is a safe and effective method for eradicating bacteria, viruses, and harmful pathogens in air and water.

LightSources and our global partners recognize the importance of transporting water clear from disease throughout our international waters, and with locations on three continents we are positioned to be a valuable key supplier to the industry of ballast water treatment systems.

Benefits of UV Ballast Water Treatment Systems

No harmful chemical use is a huge benefit to UV water purification systems.   With long lasting high performing UV germicidal bulbs, there is very minimal maintenance required, and no need to store harmful chemicals or no chance of harmful residue remaining in the water.  With some chemical applications, a second treatment is necessary to remove any harmful residue.

UV radiation quickly and effectively removes contaminants from water, even harmful marine organisms in ocean water, with no harmful side effects.

Importance of Ballast Water Treatment

Ships carry ballast water for balance and safety, taking on ballast water when unloading cargo in one region, and releasing it when loading in another.  This transfer of ocean water from one region to another has been recognized as one of the greatest threats to the world’s oceans today.

When ships release ballast water into a new region, it may often contain foreign invaders that have no natural predator in a new environment, therefore they thrive and multiply.  Once the foreign organisms take root in their new home, they can take over quickly with nothing to stop them.   This has been the case in several shipping ports, all but eliminating once thriving fishing industries.  These invaders from the sea can be poisonous algae, mussels, jellyfish and even bacteria naked to the human eye.

UV radiation effectively cleans the water prior to releasing into new environments, thus preserving the natural environment with no threat of invasive species from a foreign land.   UV treatment systems for ballast water are safe, effective, and are compliant with US Coast Guard regulations.

LightSources is a world leading UV lighting and germicidal application supplier, providing proven solutions with high performing, long lasting lamps.  Our engineers have vast knowledge of UV germicidal lamps, and how to harness the most effective UV radiation for sterilization and purification applications.

LightSources and our affiliated companies comprise the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  We offer standard lamps and components as well as customized products providing high-quality solutions to meet our partner’s unique needs.  Contact us today to speak to one of our expert engineers for assistance with planning and designing your approved system using the most effective ballast water treatment technologies. 

Germicidal UVC Technology from LightSources


Germicidal UVC technology is quickly becoming the most popular choice for air, surface and water disinfection and sterilization.  Harnessing the power of UV radiation for germicidal applications has many advantages over other methods such as chemical use that can emit harmful irritants or residue, or filtration that can be ineffective.  Germicidal UVC lamps provide powerful sterilization with very simple and safe methods.

Germicidal UVC lamps are used in various settings that require clean air, water and surfaces such as hospitals, doctor’s offices, the food and restaurant industry, water filtration plants and air purification systems including HVAC applications.   UV germicidal lamps remove harmful bacterial from air and water, while also providing the powerful effect of removing odor from the air.

Innovative Technologies Provide Effective Air Sterilization

Wastewater and sewage treatment facilities utilize the power of UVC Germicidal lamps to remove bacteria from the air, thus eliminating odor as well.   LightSources provides powerful UV lamp technology using low pressure mercury lamps, and low pressure amalgam lamps for effective air sterilization and odor removal.

Ultraviolet radiation technology removes harmful contaminants in the air, eradicates odors, and purifies the air by targeting the nuclei of the cells destroying them which makes them completely unable to multiply.  This sterilization process is effective and beneficial in many healthcare settings such as hospitals where people gathering could have respiratory illnesses, asthma, or dire consequences if exposed to airborne illness that could exacerbate an already compromised health condition.  In this case, air purification is crucial for optimum health.

Removal of these harmful contaminants and odor causing organisms is also advantageous in many industrial settings such as farms, food processing plants, commercial kitchens and restaurants, and waste water treatment plants.

LightSources is a global leader supplying UVC germicidal lamp products to various OEMs world-wide, providing effective solutions for removal of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

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.

Peace of Mind Protection with ProTech Shatterproof Technology

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LightSources and European partner, LightTech, offers superior lighting products with advanced technology such as our patented Shatter ProTech shield.  ProTech is a result of continual research and development, resulting in superior performing products while improving the safety of all products.

Our shatterproof technology is designed to contain hazardous glass and mercury that can contaminate food supplies or leave shattered shards of glass in the case of breakage.  This technology can be applied to virtually all of our bulbs, in any size or shape including circular, linear, compact PL’s and U-Shaped, and much more.

The ProTech shatterproof sleeve does not inhibit UV transmission, and is a cost-effective shield of protection.  ProTech safely protects workers when UV lights are used in industrial settings, and protects consumers in food and beverage setting such as a grocery store or foot buffet.  ProTech can also be used in air and water purification systems such as municipal drinking water treatment facilities and freshwater marine fish applications.

Our patented technology complies with all state and local food safety regulations and is also FDA approved, providing added assurances to your process.  Peace of mind, environmentally friendly, long lasting effective protection; the benefits are clear; ProTech adds value to your lighting solution.

Added Protection Desirable in the Food Industry

By utilizing our patented ProTech technology in the food industry including restaurants and grocery stores, consumers are protected while also safeguarding consumable goods against contamination.  This shatter proof technology ensures safety whenever germicidal UVC lamps are used, preventing contamination in meat cases, salad bars, bakeries and dessert cases.

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.

Are You Ready for New Ballast Water Treatment Rules?

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The Ballast Water Treatment Convention contains new regulations effective September 8, 2017.  With the deadline now less than six months away, many suppliers of ballast water treatment systems are scrambling to keep up with demand.

As an established global supplier in the industry and experts in UV germicidal lamp applications, LightSources is here to support the regulations for this important Global Convention.  We have the resources to meet high demand with a presence in the United States, Asia and Europe.

LightTech utilizes a massive in-house glass factory where we produce very specific UV lamps of various wavelength emissions for a wide range of applications.  Our UV germicidal bulbs are used globally in commercial and industrial applications where reliable and effective performance is critical.

UV Treatment for Ballast Water is Effective and Safe

UV germicidal lamps are proven effective at preventing the spread of harmful bacteria, viruses, and contaminated microorganisms in sea water used as ballast in ships.  When ships carry ballast water from one region to another, they often pollute a new area with foreign materials, both bacteria and viruses some naked to the human eye, harmful invading seawater microorganisms, or even poisonous algae.

When vessels are equipped with effective UV ballast water treatment systems, they will be compliant with new regulations of the Ballast Water Treatment Convention, and will experience a safe method of water purification.  With UV treatment there are no harmful chemicals contaminating the water further, or corroding your equipment, just effective UV radiation creating safe and clean water free from harmful contaminants and hitch-hiking organisms.

We have several standard sizes and can custom design specific requirements to fit your new or existing ballast water treatment system.  See our website for more information.

LightSources and our affiliated companies comprise the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  We offer standard lamps and components as well as customized products providing high-quality solutions to meet our partner’s unique needs.  Contact us today to speak to one of our expert engineers for assistance with planning and designing your approved system using the most effective ballast water treatment technologies.