Find Relief from Eczema with UV Light Therapy

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It’s that time of year when the air gets dry from the heat running constantly and people with skin conditions like eczema often experience an increase in symptoms.  There are more than 30 million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of eczema, experiencing dry, itchy or scaly patches of skin. Various types of eczema include contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, nummular eczema, stasis dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis and dyshidrotic eczema.  

The many bothersome symptoms of eczema may include:

  • Extremely itchy skin
  • Red, inflamed skin
  • Sensitive and dry skin
  • Scaly, rough patches 
  • Oozing or crusting
  • Swelling in areas
  • Dark colored patches of skin

Itchy skin is the most common problem people with eczema experience and is found in all types of eczema.  Some people may even keep scratching their skin until it bleeds which can cause even more severe problems with potential infections.  Eczema may appear anywhere on the body, although is commonly found on the chin and cheeks of children and babies.

Some children with eczema may outgrow it as they grow older and some adults may develop eczema later in life.  There is no real known cause for this skin condition, although there are some proven remedies to alleviate and even eliminate symptoms. 

Phototherapy Provides Proven Effective Eczema Treatment

According to the National Eczema Association, phototherapy delivers proven treatments with significant relief to many people suffering with eczema. Phototherapy refers to treatment with specialized UV light, designed to emit the right wavelengths to target eczema symptoms and causes. Phototherapy is used to treat many different types of eczema and is proven to provide significant relief from bothersome and painful symptoms. 

Narrowband UVB light is the most common type of light therapy used to treat eczema which replicates the most effective healing wavelengths from the sun.  UVA light is also used with a medication called Psoralen in a treatment referred to as PUVA and is proven to be effective at treating eczema. Light therapy should be prescribed by a physician and the right types of phototherapy lamps must be used to achieve desired results.  The wrong type of lamp, in fact, could make symptoms worse.

Light therapy is proven to alleviate symptoms of inflamed skin and itchiness while improving bacteria fighting symptoms and increasing vitamin D.  Phototherapy is proven to help at least 70% of people and can sometimes put eczema into a state of remittance long after therapy ends. 

Be sure to consult with a phototherapy lamp expert and a reputable lamp manufacturer.  LightSources is a leading supplier of UV lamps and lighting solutions, including phototherapy lamps designed to treat various medical conditions.  

LightSources is recognized as an authority on ultraviolet radiation and technology, providing proven UV lamp solutions.  We offer a wide selection of UV lamps and provide custom designed solutions with specialty phosphor blends to meet specific requirements.  Contact us to learn more and for the most effective phototherapy lamps for eczema and many other health conditions. 

Develop Custom Patented Lamp Prototypes

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OEMs large and small benefit from producing patented products, touting their own name with custom logos and colors. This improves brand awareness and contributes to gaining an increased market share. One lighting solutions partner assists manufacturers in developing their own custom, patented products and lamp prototypes.

The LightSources Group is recognized worldwide for providing high tech lamps and lighting solutions, as well as assisting customers in producing custom, patented products. LightSources located in the United States and China, combined with LightTech in Europe offer vast resources and experienced engineers with expert knowledge in lamp design and construction as well as UV radiation.  

Partner companies add to the vast resources offered by the LightSources Group and include LCD Lighting (LCDL), Voltarc and Cerlux.  LCDL specializes in miniature fluorescent lighting applications such as aerospace and avionic displays, Cerlux KFT Technical Ceramics specializes in high-quality ceramic bases and components while Voltarc is recognized as a leading supplier of customized lighted signs for indoor or outdoor use in nearly any size.


The LightSources Group Offers Custom Lamp Solutions

The LightSources Group partners with you from the beginning to design, engineer and manufacture specialized lamps and lighting solutions. We understand UV radiation and design custom phosphor blends to produce specific wavelengths for custom requirements. We design UVC germicidal lamps for either ozone generating are non-ozone germicidal applications.

We offer quick turnaround time and assistance in developing prototypes to meet specific requirements. LightSources is registered to ISO9001:2015 and is committed to a high level of quality combined with research and development. We deliver first to market patented lamp solutions developed with proprietary technology that outlast and outperform comparable lamps.

We offer a wide selection of UVC germicidal lamps used in air purification systems and water sterilization applications worldwide. You can find our patented Amalgam technology in many germicidal applications providing long-lasting germ killing effectiveness even in varying ambient temperature environments.  

The LightSources Group has developed patented lamp technology for tanning lamps which provide longer-lasting, even tanning for various skin tone types. Our tanning salon clients can enjoy featuring their name and logo on their custom designed tanning lamps for increased brand awareness. LightSources assist our clients in the design and development of custom lamp products to increase market share.

The LightSources Group designs, engineers and manufacturers high-quality, high-performance lamps customized to your specifications. We provide OEM oriented solutions from the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers available in the lamp industry. Contact us to learn how to develop your own patented lamp products to improve your market share and brand awareness.

Effective Water Treatment with UV Technology

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Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is proven in many sterilization applications to eliminate harmful contaminants from the air, water and surfaces. UVC germicidal lamps are used in air treatment systems and water purification systems in many residential, commercial and industrial environments.  UV radiation is proven to instantly kill germs, bacteria and viruses within seconds of exposure including mold, mildew and even germs that chlorine will not kill.

UV light is used to sterilize water in many processes including:

  • Aquifers
  • Aqua culture
  • Drinking water for municipalities
  • Wastewater treatment plants
  • Fish hatcheries and aquariums
  • Ballast water treatment systems for ships
  • Industrial water treatment plants


UV Aquaculture Treatment 

UVC germicidal lamps are used in aquaculture applications to sterilize and purify water to benefit marine life.  UV light water treatment systems are helpful to promote and maintain healthy water to many species of fish. 


Municipalities Drinking Water Treatment

Drinking water treatment facilities in municipalities across the country and worldwide realize the benefits of UV water sterilization.  Ultraviolet water treatment systems eliminate harmful disease causing parasites and bacteria and kill some germs that chlorine doesn’t.


Wastewater Treatment Plants

Wastewater treatment plants utilize UV water sterilizers to treat wastewater for safe reclamation into towns, cities and villages. UV water treatment systems effectively eliminate harmful germs and contaminants without leaving any harmful chemical residue.


Ballast Water Treatment Systems

Ships use water in their ballast for balance when traveling through the ocean, and release ballast water to maintain the right level of buoyancy with the freight they are carrying. Ships are now required to maintain an onboard ballast water treatment system that removes aquamarine organisms and any harmful contaminants prior to releasing ballast water. UV technology is recognized as an effective ballast water treatment method and is approved by the United States Coast Guard. UV water treatment is sometimes combined with filtration methods to achieve highly effective method of eliminating harmful viruses, bacteria and contaminants.


Industry-Leading UVC Germicidal Lamps

LightSources is recognized as an industry leading supplier of high-tech lamps and lighting solutions including UVC germicidal lamps.  The LightSources Group has developed several patented products with proprietary technology for longer-lasting germicidal effectiveness. Our lighting engineers are highly knowledgeable of UV radiation and offer custom designed phosphor blends to meet specific wavelength emissions.

LightSources is a leading manufacturer of high-tech lamps and lighting solutions including UVC germicidal lamps. We design, engineer and manufacture patented products developed with proprietary technology proven to outperform comparable lamps. Contact us to speak with an engineer about our UVC germicidal solutions for surface, air and water treatment systems.

Develop Your Own UV Lamp Patented Prototypes


The LightSources Group assists OEMs worldwide with developing their own UV lamp prototypes and patented products. The LightSources Group consists of LightSources in the United States and China, LightTech in Europe with a modern, state-of-the-art glass factory, and our affiliated partners LCDL, Cerlux and Voltarc. LCD lighting (LCDL), is a valued partner specializing in miniature fluorescent lamps and lighting solutions. Cerlux KFT Technical Ceramics provides high-quality custom designed components and ceramic bases and Voltarc is known worldwide as a leading global supplier of lighted signs customized for any application.

The LightSources Group offers comprehensive lamp and lighting solutions, partnering with you to design UV and fluorescent lighting solutions which meet your specific requirements. We develop, engineer and manufacture custom lamps with specialty phosphor blends to specific wavelength emissions in the most effective nanometer for your application. Our engineers are the best in the business with in-depth knowledge of UVC radiation, designing germicidal lamp bodies with custom gas and phosphor blends.

The LightSources Group Offers UV and Fluorescent Lamp Solutions

The LightSources Group offers UV and fluorescent lamp solutions to a wide range of industries and applications. We deliver first to market, patented products developed with proprietary technology as we strive to provide high-performance, energy efficient lamp and lighting solutions. Our UV and fluorescent lamps are found worldwide in a myriad of applications.

We design UVC germicidal lamps used worldwide in water, air and surface sterilization processes.  We offer several styles including patented soft pellet Amalgam technology, and specialty designed UVC lamps for use in ballast water treatment systems for effective water sterilization. We provide tanning salons with a wide selection of patented tanning lamps, developed with proprietary technology to provide longer-lasting even tanning for customer satisfaction.

The LightSources group assists OEMs large and small with prototype solutions to meet your unique specifications. We assist you with design and development of patented products which increase your market share and enhance your brand awareness.  No matter your lamp or lighting application, LightSources is your one-stop for design engineering and custom development.

The LightSources Group designs, engineers and manufacturers high-quality, high-performance lamps customized to your specifications. We provide OEM oriented solutions from the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers available in the lamp industry. Contact us to learn how to develop your own patented lamp products to improve your market share and brand awareness.

How Does a UVC Germicidal Lamps Work?


A UVC germicidal lamp is simply a device which converts electricity into ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Microorganisms are sensitive to ultraviolet radiation emitted at 260 nanometers (nm), which instantly alters the DNA of harmful bacteria and viruses rendering them unable to replicate and harmless. Low-pressure Mercury rare gas UVC lamps convert up to 40% of electrical power into UVC radiation at 254 nm.  

This conversion of electricity is up to 40%, with the quality of the UVC lamp components and construction determining the effectiveness of this conversion of electricity.  Low-pressure, mercury rare gas UVC germicidal lamps are very similar to fluorescent lamps. They are similar in construction and operation although UVC germicidal lamps do not have a phosphor coating on the inner lamp wall. This is to allow the most effective wavelength of UVC radiation to flow through the lamp.

UVC Germicidal Lamp Body

The UVC germicidal lamp body may be constructed with pure fused quartz, quartz with titanium, or a soft glass design. Pure fused quartz lamp bodies will transmit both 185 nm and 254 nm of UV radiation with VH glass.  A lamp body designed with quartz and titanium blocks out most of the 185 nm radiation in a L glass design. Another L glass design is soft glass also formulated to transmit an effective 254 nm of UVC radiation.

There are electrodes at each end of the lamp which connect the gas discharge device to the external current source. Each electrode serves alternately as either cathode or anode when the lamp is operated on alternating current (AC) as is the typical case. The germicidal lamp body may be filled with a mix of rare gasses including Argon and Neon,  or with pure Argon gas depending on the application. A small amount of mercury is required to produce UV radiation.

To learn more about the most effective UVC germicidal lamps, contact the leading global supplier of UV lamps and lighting solutions, the LightSources Group. We provide a wide selection of UVC germicidal lamp products proven in applications worldwide. Contact us to learn more and for custom designed UV lamp solutions to fit your needs.

UVC Germicidal Lamps for Any Sterilization Application

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The LightSources Group offers a wide selection of UVC germicidal lamps utilized in sterilization and purification systems around the world.  UVC radiation technology is proven to be highly effective at eliminating bacteria and viruses in water, air and on surfaces with only seconds of exposure.  UV germicidal lamps are utilized in a wide range of applications including purification of water in municipalities drinking water treatment systems, sewage treatment systems, water reclamation, food processing, air and odor sterilization and HVAC air treatment systems.

LightSources Offers Vast Product Line of UVC Germicidal Lamps 

Low Pressure Mercury Lamps

Low pressure mercury lamps provide a wide range of application uses in a variety of lamp types including standard or high-output germicidal quartz lamps, compact and GU quartz lamps, standard and high-output germicidal soft glass and compact soft glass lamps.  Standard low-pressure mercury lamps provide high efficiency with up to 40% of electrical energy converted into UVC radiation optimized at 254 nanometer (nm) for maximum sterilization.  UV light at 254nm is proven to destroy the cells of bacteria, viruses and microorganisms with only seconds of exposure.

Our softlgass products convert energy at 30% and reach optimum wavelength of 180nm to produce ozone with is proven effective at eradicating odors from volatile organic compounds (VOCs).  All types of germicidal lamps by LightSources provide up to 13,000 hours of long lasting life.

Low Pressure Amalgam Lamps

Low pressure amalgam lamps offer up to three times with UVC output over other standard lamps and operate with consistent output even in applications with temperature ranges from 4° to 40°C.  Custom designed lamps are available to operate in high temp applications.

Medium Pressure Ultraviolet Lamps (MPUV)

Medium Pressure UV lamps are utilized in many applications including air and water sterilization and disinfection.  LightSources offers a broad line up of MPUV lamps from 100 watts per inch (WPI) to 700 WPI with various phosphor blends and additives to reach your specifications.

UVC Germicidal Lamp Ballasts, Sleeves and Components

LightSources provides quartz sleeves designed for long lasting performance with protection against breakage, fluctuations in temperature and breakage.  All quartz sleeves and ballasts are manufactured with high quality materials strict quality control procedures.  Custom designed ballasts are available to match your color or logo, enhancing your own brand awareness.

LightSources and LightTech offer OEM oriented solutions with high performing UVC germicidal lamps and accessories for virtually any application.  Our germicidal lamps are developed with proprietary technology designed to outlast and outperform the competition.  Contact us today to learn more about our UVC germicidal solutions for any water, air or surface sterilization system.


Gain Market Share with Proprietary UV Germicidal Lamps

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Customized UV germicidal lamps made specifically for your process give you a competitive edge in the marketplace.  The LightSources Group offers patented UV lamps designed with proprietary technology, customized to your application even touting your logo with matching colors for uniqueness. Our skilled design engineers partner with you to provide a total lighting solution, designed to provide effective UV solutions that meet and exceed your expectations.

LightSources provides proprietary solutions in our large line of tanning lamps, specialty fluorescent lamps and UV germicidal lamps.  We are committed to the success of our clients, offering exceptional ongoing customer service.

LightSources Offers Proprietary UVC Germicidal Lamps 

LightSources offers proprietary UVC germicidal lamps used in a multitude of sterilization systems to disinfect and purify water, air and surfaces. The highly effective disinfection properties of UV radiation make it a vital component in numerous applications for medical, commercial, industrial and government industries.  UV technology is used to sterilize medical equipment, to purify the air in hospitals, to eradicate bacteria in food displays and grocery stores, and to sterilize water in numerous water treatment systems.

OEMs in these industries are faced with a competitive market place where providing quality products for less costs is necessary for sustainability and growth. The LightSources Group includes a modern glassworks factory in Europe with our partner, LightTech, where we conduct continual research and development bringing innovative products to market.  We offer these products to you customized for your own proprietary solutions, helping you to increase your market share with enhanced brand awareness.

Benefits of Proprietary UV Germicidal Solutions 

Proprietary solutions by LightSources provides many benefits.  We partner with you from the beginning to develop your custom designed solution, ensuring that the most optimum type and style of UV lamp is used for your process in the most energy efficient manner.  The LightSources Group offers experienced and custom-designed solutions from skilled engineers with in-depth understanding of harnessing the power of UV technology.

We design a custom UV germicidal solution, with 3-D model rendering providing a custom-designed purification or sterilization system with proprietary lamps touting your logo colors.  We assist you with applying for the Patent and Trademark designation, working with you from start to finish to ensure your success.

LightSources and our valued partners provide customized UVC germicidal solutions, ensuring the success of your project while improving your brand awareness, sales and profit.  Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable engineer for customized lighting solutions.  

UVC Germicidal Lamps Sterilize Air, Water and Surfaces


UVC Germicidal technology is one of the most widely used methods of sterilizing air, water and surfaces in various applications around the globe.  UVC technology provides safe and effective methods of eradicating bacteria, viruses, and contaminants upon contact in air purification systems, water disinfection systems and surfaces where killing bacteria is vital such as food processing plants, restaurants and grocery stores.

UVC Germicidal lamps are used to purify the air we breathe in many applications and environments, eliminating contaminants and bacteria to keep occupants safe and prevent the spread of disease.  UVC technology is used in HVAC systems and air purification systems in several industries to eradicate microorganisms in the air that cause illness and odor.  UVC air sterilization is used in the following environments:

  • Printing – to clear the air in factories producing volatile organic compounds to keep employees safe
  • Healthcare – to keep ill patients, the elderly and those suffering from breathing difficulties from exposure to harmful contaminants. UV air purification is vital in hospitals and doctor offices
  • HVAC systems – air purification is used in residential, commercial, industrial and government applications to purify the air we breathe
  • Agriculture – eradicating harmful contaminants is beneficial for animals as well as humans in maintaining healthy livestock and living environments
  • Industrial – various industrial settings utilizing the power of UVC technology to provide a healthier workplace

UV technology has long been used to disinfect water in various applications, providing safe drinking water to consumers as well as treating water in various other environments worldwide.  Some examples of the benefits of UVC water treatment include:

  • Aqua Culture – treating the water in a controlled environment allows for healthy farming in fish hatcheries and harvesting of aqua plants and animals free from disease and destructive microorganisms.
  • Pools and Spas – UVC technology helps to keep swimmers safe in public pools and spas, providing a highly effective and cost-efficient method of treating water over harmful chemical use such as chlorine.
  • Wastewater Treatment – treating water with UVC germicidal technology is highly effective in residential, commercial and municipalities providing safe water for drinking free from harmful contaminants.
  • Ballast Water in Ships – with the new Ballast Water Treatment convention going into full force recently in September of 2017, ships are required to treat their ballast water to remove microorganisms that can destroy foreign waters with invasive species. UVC germicidal technology is ideal for treating ships ballast water with effectiveness, a small footprint on small vessels with pellet amalgam technology, and very low maintenance.

UVC germicidal lamps are highly effective at killing bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeast immediately upon exposure, providing safe alternatives to chemical use that may pose more harm than good.  Examples of surface disinfection with UVC technology include:

  • Food Industry – UVC technology is used in restaurants, food buffets, produce departments, bakeries, meat cases and processing plants to keep food free from disease and contaminants
  • Biotech Applications – Sterilization of laboratory equipment is easy and effective with UVC germicidal lamps
  • Schools – UVC lamps help to keep students and faculty healthy all year with sterilization of cafeteria surfaces and equipment, and school laboratory settings.

LightSources and our valued partner companies, LightTech, LCD Lighting, Cerlux and Voltarc are recognized as industry leaders in fluorescent and ultraviolet technology including the highest performing UVC germicidal lamps available today.  Contact us to learn more about our UV solutions for all germicidal applications. 

Ultraviolet Light Technology Used in Many Applications


Ultraviolet light technology is utilized in a vast array of applications, providing solutions to many industrial, commercial and government applications worldwide.  UV technology enhances a multitude of processes with cost efficient solutions, including:

UVC Germicidal Processes– Ultraviolet light delivered in short wavelengths provides powerful sterilization characteristics, killing viruses, bacteria and microorganisms seconds upon contact.  UVC technology is used around the globe in water purification processes such as wastewater treatment plants of local municipalities and in the shipping trades providing disinfection of ballast water treatment systems in ships traveling in international waters.

UVC technology provides effective sterilization in air and food purification systems, utilized in public areas, restaurants and grocery stores.

Medical Applications – UV technology is effective for improving the health of those in public buildings, hospitals and doctor offices with powerful air purification systems.  UVC germicidal lamps are also used by manufacturers of sterile supplies to produce products free from contaminants.

Tanning industry – High quality UV lamps are the key to success of any tanning salon owner, as quality results from tanning beds is entirely dependent upon high quality UV lamps.  Tanning salon professionals gain from learning about the technology available for long lasting, high performing and cost effective tanning lamp solutions.

Phototherapy – UV Technology is proven to provide effective phototherapy to patients with skin disorders such as psoriasis, and to elevate the mood in those coping with seasonal affective disorders.

UV Curing – UV Curing is a valuable technology utilized by OEMs worldwide to instantly dry adhesives, coatings and inks to various substrates within seconds of exposure, as compared to minutes with air drying which allows for contamination and evaporation.  UV Curing provides a clean, fast and effective secondary process utilized in a multitude of industries including:

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Screen Printing
  • Marketing
  • Plastic and Glassware
  • Many other applications requiring fast bonding, adhesion or drying of specialty inks and coatings

UV curing is proven cost effective in a multitude of industrial and commercial processes worldwide, increasing output, quality and profitability.

For more information on the vast uses of Ultraviolet technology, contact the lighting specialists at The LightSources Group.  We are global leaders of designing and manufacturing UV lighting solutions with standard or customizable lighting solutions.

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.

Health Advantages of In-Duct Air Purification System

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In-duct air purification systems are widely used around the globe in many settings to purify the air providing numerous health benefits.  Purifying and sterilizing the air we breathe is very important to many people, especially people with respiratory conditions like asthma, or those with a compromised immune system.  In-duct air purification is commonly used in nursing homes, hospitals, and many other commercial and residential settings.  Ultraviolet (UV) purification of air is extremely effective at cleansing the air and improving the health of all occupants.

Effective and Safe Air Purification with UVC Technology

UV germicidal technology is used in a multitude of applications to sterilize air, water and surfaces with safe and effective UV radiation.   Ultraviolet wavelength emitted at 254 nanometer (nm) is powerful technology that instantly kills harmful contaminants while not producing any harmful side effects.  UV purification cleanses the air and is also effective at eliminating odors caused by contaminants, leaving purified and sterilized air that smells fresh and clean.

UV air purification will not emit ozone like some other air purification systems will, which can contribute to the eroding of HVAC components affecting the entire equipment.  Ozone is known to contribute to the corrosion of the cooling system in AC equipment by separating aluminum fins from the copper lines within the cooling coils.

LightSources Provides Exceptional UV Air Purification Lamps

The LightSources group employs knowledgeable engineers with experience in UV technology, providing high quality lamps with long lasting performance.  We provide standard lamps in a wide assortment of sizes and styles, and will custom design a UV germicidal solution specific to your unique application.

LightSources is a leading global manufacturer of low pressure (LP) amalgam lamps, medium pressure (MPUV) lamps, electronic ballasts, quartz lamps and ceramic bases.  Our UVC germicidal lamps are proven in a multitude of water, air and surface sterilization systems, with effective germ-killing characteristics developed for maximum performance.

LightSources and our valued partner companies represent the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp and lighting industry today.  Our products are used globally in a multitude of industrial applications such as our UV germicidal lamps used in air duct purification systems, which offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  Please contact us to learn more about our wide selection of standard or custom designed lamps.