UV Phototherapy Lamps for Effective Psoriasis Treatment

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Phototherapy, commonly referred to as light therapy, refers to the use of light to produce medically beneficial treatment to a number of health conditions.  Ultraviolet (UV) light is proven to help patients with many ailments affecting the skin such as psoriasis, eczema, acne, jaundice and vitiligo as well as mood disorders such as depression and seasonal affective disorder. It is important to use the right type of UV phototherapy lamp for your condition as the wrong type of lamp could either not work at all or make symptoms worse.

Be sure to follow physician’s instructions and obtain UV phototherapy lamps from a reputable phototherapy lamp supplier with knowledge of UV radiation.

UV Phototherapy Proven to Improve Many Skin Conditions

UV phototherapy lamps are endorsed by the National Psoriasis Foundation to effectively treat psoriasis under a physician’s care. It is important to use the right type of lamp designed with the proper wavelength emission. Tanning beds do not deliver the same wavelength of UV light and could cause further damage to skin.

UV light in the UVB range is proven to improve symptoms of psoriasis by slowing down new skin cell production and allowing skin cells to heal. Patients can use special UV phototherapy lamps at home which deliver the right emission of UVB rays as prescribed by their physician. Narrow band UVB and UVA light therapy lamps may be used in combination with medication to provide relief to patients who may experience improvement in a few weeks to a few months.  

LightSources Custom Designed and Engineers Phototherapy Lamps

LightSources is recognized as a leading global supplier of lamps and lighting solutions with highly skilled design engineers possessing in-depth knowledge of UV radiation. We design, engineer and manufacture specialty UV phototherapy and UVC germicidal lamps to meet your specifications. Our vast global resources combined with a skilled design and engineering team allow us to deliver innovative, first to market UV lamp solutions which deliver long-lasting performance with energy efficiency.

The LightSources group provides OEM oriented solutions with prototypes and patented lamp products designed to improve your market share and brand awareness.

The LightSources group is a recognized leader in UV and fluorescent lamp solutions, offering patented products designed with cutting edge technology. We design, engineer and manufacture UV phototherapy lamps for effective medical treatment. Contact us to speak with an engineer and learn more about our vast product line and custom designed solutions.


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.

UVC Germicidal Lamp Ballasts Make the Difference


Selecting the right type of lamp ballasts for UVC germicidal lamps is extremely important in determining lamp performance.  Germicidal lamps are active elements in electrical circuits as opposed to passive elements such as inductors, capacitors and resistors. Germicidal lamps, in contrast are active elements because they generate harmonic and transient voltage and current.

Germicidal lamps exhibit a unique characteristic with the voltage decreasing when the current increases. This is referred to as negative AC resistance which makes gas discharge devices inherently unstable. The current would increase without limit once turned on without circuit elements maintaining and restoring operation. These circuit elements are typically called ballasts, which are critical components on UVC germicidal lamps.

LightSources and LightTech Offer High Quality and Custom Ballasts

LightSources in the United States and LightTech in Europe are recognized global leaders in the lamp and lighting industry.  The LightSources Group offers a true systems approach with electronic ballasts that match your lamps, customized to your specifications.  Our experienced UVC germicidal engineers are the best in the business, providing clients with high quality, high efficiency, maximum germicidal effectiveness.

We offer a wide selection of UVC lamp products and styles in high efficiency, lightweight, high-power variations.  We understand the technology behind each UVC germicidal application, offering effective solutions for water, air and surface sterilization systems.  Our engineers will custom design UVC germicidal lamps to meet your specifications, with specialty phosphor blend technology and skilled design experience.

All products are manufactured following strict quality policies compliant to ISO quality regulations. We are committed to your success with exceptional customer service and ongoing support.

LightSources and LightTech represent the leading global suppliers of high-tech, high performance UVC germicidal solutions. We offer a wide range of UV lamps and components with custom designed solutions to meet your specifications. Contact us to learn how to achieve maximum germicidal effectiveness with energy efficient UVC lamp solutions.

UV Air Purifiers Deliver Clean and Sterile Air

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Ultraviolet (UV) air purifiers are proven to deliver clean and sterile air, helping people to breathe easier in many commercial and residential settings. Owners of commercial property owe it to the public, patrons and employees to provide clean air free from unsafe contaminants.  UV air purification effectively eliminates microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), providing clean and sterile air for improved health.

UV air purification systems are extremely beneficial to people with compromised immune systems to prevent the spread of airborne germs.  Sterilized air is beneficial in residential homes and commercial settings, particularly hospitals, nursing homes, medical complexes and physicians’ offices. UV air purification delivered through HVAC systems provides effective sterilization with no hassle and zero maintenance.

UVC Germicidal Lamps Kill Bacteria

UVC germicidal lamps used in HVAC systems deliver a high quality of germicidal effectiveness proven to kill airborne bacteria and viruses, promoting health and wellness. UVC radiation emitted at 254 nanometer (nm) is the most effective wavelength to eliminate harmful microorganisms even naked to the human eye. UVC radiation is completely safe with no harmful side effects while killing harmful bacteria within seconds of exposure.

UV air purification systems may include ozone emitting UV lamps which effectively eliminate foul odors from the air.  Ozone purification systems may contribute to the erosion of components in HVAC and cooling systems, speaking with a UV air purification specialist will ensure that you select the right UV germicidal system for your application.

LightSources is a UV Air Purification Specialist

LightSources offers UVC germicidal lamps for effective sterilization of air, water and surfaces, you can find our lamps in a multitude of applications worldwide.  LightSources is recognized as a leading supplier of UV lamps and lighting solutions, delivering first to market, patented UVC lamps and components. We provide UVC germicidal lamps and components which deliver longer-lasting, powerful effectiveness in energy efficient products.

LightSources and our affiliated companies represent the leading, high-tech lamp designers and manufacturers in the industry.  Our products are used world-wide in a myriad of applications and industries, including our UVC germicidal lamps used in air purification systems.  Contact us to learn more about our wide selection of standard and specialty, custom designed lamp solutions.

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.

UV Light Instantly Cures Polymers


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.

Powerful Water Sterilization with UV Technology

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Advancements in ultraviolet (UV) technology provide powerful sterilization to air, surface and water treatment applications.  UV radiation is proven to effectively eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and microorganisms from water with safe treatment methods.  UV water sterilization is used in a number of water treatment processes such as:

  • Water reclamation
  • Aquaculture
  • Water treatment plants
  • Ballast water in ships
  • Municipalities water treatment
  • Drinking water
  • Food and beverage

UV radiation is used to eliminate harmful contaminants in these applications and many others.

UV Technology for Water Reclamation

Waste water treatment plants and water reclamation facilities benefit from UV radiation from UV germicidal lamps.  UV germicidal lamps are used to sterilize water to kill germs and prevent illness.

Marine Hatcheries and Aquaculture

Marine hatcheries and fish farms utilize the power of UV water sterilization to keep their fish and marine life healthy and free from viruses.  Water preserves and aquariums realize many benefits from UV germicidal lamps which eliminate harmful marine microorganisms.

UV Lamps Treat Ballast Water in Ships

The shipping industry is required to treat ballast water in ships traveling to foreign ports to eliminate the spread of disease through contaminated water.  Eliminating the threat of transporting harmful marine organisms such as poisonous jellyfish or invading mussels is one of the most important things we can do to provide sustainability to the world’s oceans. UV ballast water treatment systems are approved by the U.S. Coast Guard and proven to be safe and effective.

LightSources Provides UVC Germicidal Lamps for Water Sterilization

UVC germicidal lamps by LightSources are proven in a multitude of applications worldwide. The LightSources Group is recognized as the leading, high-tech lamp manufacturer offering custom designed lamp solutions which meet your specifications.  

The LightSources Group consists of the world’s leading high-tech lamp designers and engineers available.  We are dedicated to continual improvement through research and development to deliver cutting edge, innovative lamp products that outperform the competition.  Contact us today to learn more about our UV germicidal lamp solutions for water purification solutions.

Improve Tanning Results with High Performance Tanning Lamps

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Tanning salon owners and managers are continually searching for the best tanning lamps which provide maximum results for happy customers.  Powerful, noticeable tanning results promote increased clientele with repeat and new customers. Successful tanning salons know that The LightSources Group is the lamp supplier with quality lamps for improved performance and increased customer satisfaction.

For more than thirty years, The LightSources Group has been recognized as a leading lamp manufacturer, delivering innovative lamps solutions.  LightSources in the United States and LightTech in Europe offer vast resources combined with skilled lamp designers who possess in-depth knowledge of ultraviolet (UV) technology.

LightSources Offers Patented UV Tanning Solutions

LightSources is committed to delivering innovative lamp and lighting solutions, with first to market, patented tanning lamp solutions.  Our wide selection of tanning lamps offers many options to accommodate different types of beds and skin tones. Our proprietary tanning lamp technology includes:


  • A-Power™ – achieve long lasting, darker pigmentation with high pressure lamps.
  • MultiTone™ – MultiTone technology delivers the power of three lamps in one for even tanning to different parts of the body.
  • SolGlass® – developed from research and development aimed at filtering out the best UV rays to deliver maximum tanning effects.
  • Peak2 Technology®designed with a proprietary blend of phosphors which allows UVA and UVB output in one lamp, it’s like two lamps in one.


LightSources is committed to providing the most advanced UV lamps and lighting solutions.  We offer a wide selection of specialty tanning lamps, UVC germicidal lamps and fluorescent lamp solutions used worldwide.  We support OEMs large and small with quick turnaround time on prototypes and custom designed lamp solutions.  

LightSources and LightTech represent the leading lamp manufacturers available today with innovative tanning lamp products and technology designed for maximum customer satisfaction.  Contact us today to learn more about our tanning lamp products and lamp solutions.

In-Duct Air Purifiers for HVAC Systems


In-duct air purifiers for use in HVAC systems are gaining in popularity for use in residential and commercial systems.  UV air purification is proven to be highly effective at sterilizing and purifying the air we breathe to improve health and well-being.  UV air sterilizers effectively eliminate harmful viruses, bacteria, mildew, mold, dust mites and other contaminants for healthier air.

UV In-duct air purifiers are beneficial in any setting especially commercial buildings where people have compromised immune systems such as hospitals, doctors offices and nursing homes.  Air purification is equally important in schools, businesses and residences to improve the health of everyone with cleaner, sterilized air. Eliminating airborne illnesses helps to keep children healthier in schools and day care centers and improves the health of patients in hospitals.

UV radiation is proven to be highly effective at sterilizing air, water and surfaces by eliminating harmful contaminants.

LightSources Offers UV Lamps for In Duct Air Purifiers

LightSources is a leading global supplier of UV lamps and lighting solutions, including UVC germicidal lamps used in air purification systems and water sterilization processes.  LightSources and our European partner, LightTech, lead the industry with first to market patented lighting solutions which outperform other comparable lamps.  We provide UVC germicidal lamps designed with the most effective wavelength and phosphor blends for maximum germicidal effectiveness.

UV radiation emitted at 254 nanometers, nm, the unit of measure for wavelengths of light, is proven to instantly eradicate harmful contaminants within seconds of exposure. As air passes through the UV lamp all airborne illnesses are quickly eliminated.  Ozone producing lamps are available to also eliminate foul odor from the air caused by volatile organic compounds (VOCs). We offer ozone generating and ozone free germicidal solutions.

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

Miniature Fluorescent Lighting Suppliers

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The LightSources Group consists of the most forward thinking and innovative lighting and lamp suppliers in the world.  LCD Lighting is a valued partner of The LightSources Group, offering high performance miniature lamps solutions to manufacturers and OEMs around the globe.  LCDL manufactures miniature lighting for precision and high performance applications such as:

  • Avionic displays
  • NASA space shuttle
  • Computer backlighting
  • Signs
  • Fluorescent lighting applications

Hot Cathode Fluorescent Lamps

LCDL designs, engineers and manufactures hot cathode fluorescent lamps (HCFL) in  varying lengths and diameters ranging from T2 to T12.  The letter T signifies a tubular design while the number represents an 1/8 of an inch. This means that a T8 is a tubular fluorescent lamp that is exactly one inch in diameter.  LCDL manufactures HCFL lamps which range in size from ¼” to 1 ½” in diameter.

HCFL lamps are found in many applications such as automotive, aerospace, computers, graphic arts, signs, displays, medical devices and many others.

Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps

Cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) are ideal in applications such as neon signs where bendable lighting is required.  CCFL lamps are designed with an electrode rather than a filament as in HCFL lamps. CCFL miniature lamps are common in automotive and avionic displays, military applications, backlighting in computers and many others miniature lighting applications.  LCDL miniature lamps can be found in these lighting applications and many more which require long lasting, high performance and energy efficient lighting solutions.

Both HCFL and CCFL lamps feature a mercury vapor designed to enhance the phosphor blend and emit a pleasing light.  LCDL and The LightSources Group offer a wide selection of reliable, high performance miniature lamps with customized solutions available. Our engineers will design, engineer and manufacture the right lighting solution for your application to meet your exact specifications.

The LightSources Group is a leading provider of specialty fluorescent lighting solutions, meeting the demands of OEMs and manufacturers worldwide.  We provide high quality, high performance and low-cost lighting solutions. Contact us today to learn more about our high-tech lamp solutions.