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.

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Custom Designed Lamp Bases and Sockets

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The LightSources group includes the top leading manufacturers in the lamp and lighting industry in the world.  Our valued partners strive for total customer satisfaction with custom designed solutions engineered for your unique process.  Cerlux is a world leading manufacturer of ceramic bases and sockets, and a valuable addition to the LightSources group.

LightSources and our affiliated companies use only the highest quality components and follow a strict quality policy.  All parts are inspected prior to shipping to ensure customer satisfaction.

Experienced Manufacturer of Lamp Sockets and Bases 

Cerlux manufactures tips, washers, electric insulators, resistant grinding cylinders and many more lamp components.  Cerlux manufactures ceramic products with a high temperature kiln reaching 1,000°, using the heat from the kiln to heat the building and water supply.   As with all LightSources partners, Cerlux places high value on green operations, manufacturing with energy efficient operations.

The glazing process of ceramics production is typically with a white glaze, although Cerlux offers endless color choices with custom color options for your lamp bases, even matching your own logo color.  Raise your own brand awareness and increase your market share with lamp products designed for proprietary distribution.  Cerlux produces custom bases with either fully automated processes or a hand-press when required to produce high quality parts that meet your specifications.

Contact LightSources today to find out how you can gain your competitive advantage with custom designed and manufactured lamps bases, sockets and components. If you need special design or engineering, LightSources will work with you to develop a custom solution that will fit your needs.  We can create custom phosphor blends with additives to achieve the exact wavelength of UV output you require and match that lamp with Cerlux custom color bases for a truly unique product.

LightSources and our affiliated companies represent the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  Our team consists of the most highly skilled professionals that specialize in a range of innovative solutions.  Please contact us to learn more about our broad range of standard and custom lighting solutions.

Get Your Tanning Beds Ready for Spring Breakers

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With spring break right around the corner, people are flocking to warm destinations with beaches and sunshine and wanting to arrive already looking sun-kissed and tan.  Get your tanning beds ready with high-performing tanning lamps that incorporate the latest innovative technology. Improve the satisfaction of your clientele and your business operating results with the best tanning lamps available on the market today

LightSources Offers High Quality Tanning Bed Lamps

LightSources is the pioneer in developing tanning lamp technology, providing high-quality, high-performing and long-lasting lamps.  LightSources, along with our European partner, LightTech, were one of the first lamp producers to provide tanning lamps with a range of UV exposure from 2.6 UVB to 9.5 UVB.  Offering tanning customers lamps with preferences to their particular skin type gives better tanning results.

LightSources and LightTech are committed to research and development to continually deliver lighting solutions that offer greater energy efficiency with longer lasing, high performing lamps.

Patented and Proprietary tanning lamp solutions offered by LightSources include:

SolGlass® – Narrow band UVA delivers immediate pigmentation for quick results while short-wave UVB provides pigmentation that lasts.  This combination of our proprietary phosphor blends incorporates high-tech design with new glass technology.  SolGlass offers dramatic improvements in tanning lamps with open glass technology that facilitates more effective UV transmission promoting improved tanning effects.

A-Power™ – Truly extraordinary tanning effects are possible when combining UVA with a strong peak of UVB for long lasting tanning results.  Our A-Power lamps deliver effects typical of a high pressure tanning lamp in a low-pressure model.

Peak2 Technology® – Dual spectral peaks with UVA and UVB output is balanced within one phosphor to provide maximum coloring effects.

Multitone™ –  Achieve even and natural tanning without harsh effects from facial units with Multitone technology.

LightSources is recognized for delivering innovative technology to the lamp and lighting industry, with customized solutions available.  We help you to develop your own patented products to raise your own brand awareness.  Our valued partner, Cerlux, offers customized bases in any color or can even match your logo color to improve your market share.

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

UV Lamps Provide Effective Acne Treatment

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Acne is a widespread problem in the United States, with at least 85% of the nation’s adolescents suffering from this troublesome skin condition.  In some cases, acne continues into adulthood and leaves millions of people scarred when the condition is severe.  Conventional treatments might work for some, but they are not without complications and mixed results.  Antibiotics can be helpful but may build up an antibiotic resistance which has become an issue in the United States.  Topical treatments can be harsh leaving the skin feeling very dried out.

Light Therapy Proving to Be Effective on Acne

Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, is proving to be a solution for many that have been waiting for a safe, clean and effective acne treatment.  Combining blue light therapy with red light therapy is proven to effectively treat acne, bringing relief to long time sufferers.  Light is broken down into colors, then measured with wavelengths, known as nanometers (nm).  Blue light emitted at 415nm has strong antibacterial effects and is very effective at killing the bacteria causing acne to prevent breakouts.  Red light at a wavelength of 600nm to 700nm is proven to soothe inflammation while stimulating cell regeneration, healing and repair.

LightSources is a Leading Supplier of Phototherapy Lamps

The LightSources group is recognized around the world for developing high-tech, high-performing lamps and lighting solutions for a multitude of applications, including our phototherapy lamps.  Phototherapy is proven useful treatment for a variety of ailments, especially skin conditions.  Light therapy is used to treat acne, psoriasis and eczema to name only a few conditions.

Phototherapy is also proven as an effective treatment for seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, a form of depression that sets in when the daylight hours become shorter.  The LightSources group and our skilled engineers possess vast knowledge of all phototherapy applications, understanding the technology behind the products.  Not all phototherapy lamps are made the same.  Lamp producers must have a full grasp on the effectiveness of UVA, UVB and UVC technology and know which wavelength, or nanometer, is most effective for specific conditions.

LightSources and our valued global partners are the leading producers of UV phototherapy lamps, providing light therapy solutions for various conditions to customers worldwide.  Contact us today to speak with an engineer to learn more about our phototherapy lamps.

Miniature Fluorescent Lighting with Long Lasting Performance

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The LightSources group consists of the world’s leading, most forward thinking and innovative companies providing lamps and lighting solutions to companies worldwide.  LCD Lighting (LCDL) is known for high quality, high performing miniature fluorescent lamps. LCDL provides miniature lamps to a wide variety of manufacturers, OEMs, and has even supplied lamps for the U.S. space shuttle.

LCDL’s Hot-Cathode Fluorescent Lamps

LCDL produces cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) and hot cathode fluorescent lamps (HCFL) to a multitude of companies and OEMs around the globe.  LCDL offers a product line of HCFL lamps which include tubular lamps available in a wide range of lengths and diameters.

The smallest size of HCFL lamps start at T2 which means that T stands for the shape of the lamp meaning tubular, and the number 2 stands for an eighth of an inch.  A size T8 lamp would equal a tubular lamp at exactly 1 inch in diameter.  As LCDL specializes in miniature lighting, the largest size available is the T12 which would be a diameter of 1 ½”.

HCFL lamps by LCD Lighting are used in signs, medical devices, graphic arts, and backlighting displays in various applications.

LCDL’s Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps

Miniature CCFL lamps by LCD Lighting are commonly used in various neon signs and bendable shapes.  CCFL lamps contain an electrode, rather than the filament in the HCFL lamps.  Mini fluorescent lamps are used as backlighting in avionic displays, computers, vehicles, military applications and even the NASA space shuttle.

Both CCFL and HCFL lamps contain mercury vapor to enhance the phosphor coating which creates a very pleasing light.  LightSources and LCD Lighting offer a wide selection of standard mini-lamps and provide custom services to create the lighting solutions unique to your application.

LightSources and its affiliated companies – LCD Lighting, Voltarc, LightTech, and Cerlux 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 avionic display backlighting that is part of the National Defense and US Space Program.

Ballast Water Treatment Methods to Meet New Regulations

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The new Ballast Water Treatment Convention (BWTC) went into full effect on September 8, 2017, requiring all ships to have an approved method of ballast water treatment on board their ship.  Ballast water is used to balance the ship as sea water is brought in when cargo is low, or removed when cargo is heavy.  When seawater is picked up in one port is discharged into another port in another country or marine environment, the microorganisms wreak havoc in the new water region, acting as foreign invaders.  Invasive species newly introduced to a region upsets the eco-system and can create insurmountable problems.

All ships including cargo ships, tankers and cruise ships were required to comply by September 8, 2017, under the requirements of the new BWTC.

Ballast Water Treatment Methods with U.S. Coast Guard Approval

Ships must be equipped with an on-board ballast water treatment method to meet these new requirements.  While there are a few different methods for sterilizing water, one stands out as superior to the others.  Some treatment methods may work, but come with added consequences that are not always desirable.

Three main approaches are taken to treat ballast water; mechanical, chemical or physical.  Mechanical methods include filtration and separation; chemical methods use chlorination or biocides, while physical methods include electrical currents, ozone and UV radiation.

Of these three main methods, UV radiation offers the most benefits with effective treatment, low-cost, low-maintenance and is completely safe.

UV Technology for Ballast Water Treatment

UV technology is used to sterilize and treat water in many applications such as waste water treatment plants.  UV water sterilization is proven effective at removing threatening invasive species, with low costs as there is no requirement to purchase chemicals, low maintenance with the right type of long lasting UV lamps, and is completely safe.

Chemical treatments, on the other hand, require the purchase and storage of these chemicals, and then there is the fact that these chemicals are also released into the ocean which could pollute the water, the very thing the BWTC is aiming to put a stop to.

LightSources Produces High Performing, Long Lasting UV Lamps for Ballast Water Treatment Systems

LightSources is a leading global manufacturer of UV lamps and lighting solutions, offering our patented Low-Pressure Amalgam Lamp technology for effective sterilization with a small footprint.  We also produce Medium-Pressure UV (MPUV) lamps which are just as effective also with a small footprint.

To learn more about the Ballast Water Treatment Convention regulations, enforced by the IMO (International Maritime Organization), visit Globallast.imo.org, an organization that is dedicated to raising awareness and reducing the harmful effects to our world’s oceans through contaminated ballast water.

LightSources and our valued partner companies are recognized for producing superior lamps and lighting solutions, providing high-tech solutions with innovation products.  Contact us today to learn more about our highly effective and low costs UV lamps for ballast water treatment systems.  

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.

UV Technology Provides Effective Air Purification

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In-duct air purification systems are used in many settings without you even knowing it.  Purifying and sterilizing the air that we breathe is a health benefit to all of us and is even more critical to people suffering from respiratory disease such as asthma or immune deficiency conditions.  Air purification systems are widely used in HVAC systems in commercial buildings, nursing homes and hospitals, with ultraviolet (UV) energy effectively and safely cleansing the air we breathe.

UVC In-Duct Air Purification

The energy from UV light is used in a wide variety of applications, and is widely used to sterilize air, water and surfaces.  UV light is broken down into color, measured by wavelengths referred to as nanometers (nm).  UVC light emitted at specific wavelengths, especially at 254 nm is proven to be very effective at instantly eradicating harmful contaminants, bacteria and viruses.  UV air purification even eliminates odors caused by contaminants in the air, leaving the air we breathe clean, sterile and odor free.

UVC air purification systems are ozone free, which is beneficial to HVAC equipment as ozone exposure can erode components of the AC cooling system.  UV air purification technology offers highly effective and completely safe methods to purify air, water and surfaces.

LightSources Leads the Industry with UVC Air Sterilization

LightSources and our valued partners have vast experience in developing UV lamps used in sterilization and purification applications.  We offer a vast selection of standard lamps and provide custom design features for unique situations.

We are one of the largest producers of UV lamp products, offering low-pressure and medium pressure lamps, custom ceramic bases, ballasts and quartz sleeves.  Our UV germicidal lamps are found in a multitude of applications worldwide, providing a safe environment with clean air, water and germ-free surfaces.

LightSources and our valued partner companies represent the leading high-tech lamp designers and manufacturers in the industry today.  Our products are used around the globe in a multitude of applications such as our UV germicidal lamps used in purification systems.  Please contact us to learn more about our large selection of specialty, custom and standard UVC germicidal lamps.

Small Business is Vital to the US Economy

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When you hear the term OEM, you may know that it stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer, but do you realize the number of items we use in a day that were produced by OEMs around the globe?  From your cellphone, to your computer, tablets or your automobile – manufacturing makes the world go around providing finished products for consumer use.

Manufacturing firms of all sizes contribute to the final product, with some smaller companies providing components to larger OEMs on a tiered level.  The contribution of these small to mid-sized companies is just as important as the large manufacturers, as all components of a supply chain must meet their requirements for success.  Small business, which is defined as companies having less than 500 employees, is the lifeblood of the US economy representing 99% of all US employer firms.  While many smaller companies strive to gain more market share, they must also have the support of their suppliers in order to stay competitive and successful.

LightSources Support OEMs of All Sizes

LightSources realizes the challenges that smaller to mid-sized OEMs face to acquire the same advantages that their larger counterparts enjoy.  We excel in partnering with small to medium sized companies to design and manufacture standard and customized specialty lighting solutions to a multitude of industries.

Our vast resources include multi-national corporations with LightSources in the United States and China, LightTech in Europe with a state-of-the-art glass factory, and our partners LCD Lighting, Voltarc and Cerlux for custom designed ceramic bases.  LightSources specializes in providing comprehensive solutions including design, engineering, and manufacturing.

LightSources offers a broad range of lighting including:

  • medium pressure UV lamps (MPUV)
  • high pressure UV lamps (HPUV)
  • low pressure amalgam lamps
  • specialty fluorescent UVA and UVB lamps
  • mini-fluorescent lamps including backlighting solutions for avionic displays and computers
  • tanning lamps with several patented lamps for salon professionals
  • UVC germicidal lamps for purification and sterilization
  • UVC lamps used for curing polymers
  • neon signs of any size or shape for indoor or outdoor use

LightSources and our affiliated companies are recognized as leaders in designing and manufacturing lamps and lighting solutions.  We partner with OEMs to design, engineer and meet production requirements with proven lamp solutions.  Contact us to speak with an engineer about our large selection of standard and custom lamps.

Innovative Technology Aids the Tanning Industry

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LightSources and our valued partner, LightTech in Europe, lead the way with innovative tanning lamp technology, providing several proprietary products for long-lasting, high performance.  The LightSources group was one of the first manufacturers to provide tanning lamps in differing strengths from 2.6 UVB to 9.5 UVB.  The fluctuation in lamp strength provides customers with the right tanning lamp for their skin type and tanning preference.

LightSources partners with our salon professional clients, listening to your needs to develop customized tanning lamps and assisting with patent developments to increase your own brand awareness and market share.  The LightSources group is dedicated to research and development of superior ultraviolet technologies, delivering high-performing products to the forefront of the tanning lamp industry.

Cutting edge tanning lamp technology available from LightSources includes:

SolGlass® technology utilizes a proprietary phosphor blend combined with high-tech engineering to deliver the most advanced tanning lamp technology.  SolGlass provides a narrow UVA band for immediate pigmentation and short-wave UVB for long lasting color with the greatest tanning effects available.

Peak2 Technology® delivers high UVA and UVB emissions balanced in one phosphor to provide dual spectral peaks and maximum pigmentation effect.

Multitone™ provides tanning customers with an even and natural tan from head to toes, without harsh high-pressure facial units.

A-Power™ delivers the effects of a longer lasting dark tan typically achieved with a high- pressure lamp, in a low-pressure lamp with advanced technology.  A-Power utilizes UA and UVB rays peaking at the perfect nanometer for long lasting pigmentation.

LightSources is dedicated to research and development to continually deliver innovative lighting solutions, cutting edge technology, with energy efficient and eco-friendly solutions.  We strive to provide greater performance at the lowest cost available in all aspects of UV and fluorescent lamp applications.

LightSources and our valued partner companies are recognized as the leading designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today. We provide high performing lamps with long lasting operation for a multitude of OEM oriented solutions.  Contact us today to learn more about or broad range of specialty tanning lamps.