Proprietary Bases and Sockets for Specialty Lamps

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The LightSources group can assist equipment manufacturers like yourself to build, nurture and protect your aftermarket business. We have extensive experience with designing, engineering and manufacturing lighting solutions for companies that produce scanners, computers, aircrafts or medical instruments. With several decades of success in marketing to our UV germicidal clients, we now offer our global OEM specialty fluorescent lamp customers the same kind of sustainable and beneficial concept.

We do this is by working with you to design and develop your own branded line of high-performance fluorescent lamps in any length, any shape and even with a proprietary phosphor blend. You will be able to choose from a wide range of base/socket colors and have a lot of flexibility in your system design that will help to set your system apart from the competition.

Our choice of base types include T5, Medium BI Pin, RDC and custom ceramic or no base as typically used for harness assemblies. If you are concerned that the customized design process will take too long, don’t be. By utilizing our rapid prototying process, we can design and provide 3D bases and sockets models within one week or less, which will provide you with the valuable information to determine compatibility between our lamps and your system. In addition we are extremely experienced with the patenting process and will provide you with the necessary help.

We encourage you to take a look at our website to see a sample project plan and to get a feel for the process. Remember our team of expert engineers is ready and able to work with you to design a lamp that meets your every specification.

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 standard lamps and components as well as customized products offer high-quality solutions to meet our partner’s unique needs. We invite you to contact us to learn more about our wide selection of lamps.

Entrepreneurs – Distinguish Yourself in the Marketplace

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If you are an entrepreneur or the owner of a small start-up, the LightSources group offers an opportunity to distinguish yourself in the marketplace by creating your own proprietary products and private brands. Our experienced team of professionals will work closely with you to help take your ideas from prototype right through to production and develop a fully customized lamp that is perfect for your application.

At the LightSources group, we are comprised of leaders in our respective areas of expertise and include LightSources, LCD Lighting and Voltarc as well as our European partners, LightTech and Cerlux. Together, we expertly design, engineer, test and deliver standard and customized UV germicidal, UV curing, specialty fluorescent, tanning and sign lighting.

As a client of ours, you will benefit from our cutting-edge designs and proprietary technologies. Furthermore, our engineers have the know-how to assist you in every aspect of the design process in order to ensure the product meets your specific needs. It may even be that our wide range of lighting solutions, which include: UVC quartz & soft glass germicidal lamps, LPUVC amalgam lamps, HID-MPUV curing lamps, specialty fluorescent UVA & UVB lamps, low pressure tanning lamps and high pressure facial tanning lamps, high CRI specialty color long-life fluorescent lamps, medical lamps, aquarium lamps, horticulture lamps, cinematography lamps, you will find one of our standard lamps is suitable for your application.

Another advantage of working with the LightSources group is that we will do a small run of just a few lamps as well as large runs for mass-market applications. Our operations also have the size and capacity to ensure fast turnaround times. Please see our website for more information regarding the benefits of partnering with us.

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. Our team consists of the most highly skilled professionals that specialize in a range of innovative solutions.

Innovations from the Leaders in Specialty Lighting

IMG_1423_croppedThe LightSources group is proud to provide OEMs the type of lighting solutions they need for virtually any application. As international leaders in the industry, many of our lamps incorporate proprietary technologies and cutting-edge designs that are not found anywhere else. We support large research and development teams throughout our companies, and as such, are able to create key technologies that have strong and lasting potential for growth.

Another part of our company’s philosophy that we are proud of is the fact that we adhere to all applicable regulatory requirements in the industries as well as implement some of our own standardized procedures throughout our locations. Also we guarantee the upmost attention to detail, the highest level of quality, and a global process consistency.

LightSources’ international operations allow us to offer OEMs across the globe a wide range of specialty lamps manufactured using state-of-the-art customized equipment designed to specific applications. Moreover our industry strength means we can offer flexible run sizes of just a few lamps right through to huge runs for mass-market applications – all with quick turnaround times.

Additionally quality assurance is importance to us. LightSources and LCD Lighting were both registered in 2001 as compliant with the ISO: 9001 Quality System standard as well as compliant to AS9100, the aerospace industry’s quality system standard requirements. Furthermore, we are audited every 6 months to assure our continued effectiveness. LightTech factories operate under the regulations of MSZ EN ISO 9001 and are certified annually by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance.

By operating state-of-the art UV lamp measurement and testing laboratories in the U.S. and Europe, our clients have the assurance that our innovative lamp technologies are fine-tuned to different types of OEM equipment and measured accordingly. Working with our experts, you can rest easy knowing we will supply you with the most optimal lamp that meets your needs as well as the global standards. See our website for more information.

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 avionic display backlighting that is part of the National Defense and US Space Program. Please contact us to learn more about our extensive selection of lamps.

Get the Best Customized Lighting Solutions

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At the LightSources group, we bring OEMs of any size, entrepreneurs and start-ups both standard and customized lighting solutions that offer unmatched flexibility and manufacturing turnaround as well as cost-effective shipment and delivery options. Together with LightSources’ affiliated companies LCD Lighting and Voltarc, along with our strategic European partners, LightTech and Cerlux, we are the foremost global provider of virtually any type of specialty lighting.

Headquartered in Orange, Connecticut, LightSources is an international front-runner in cutting-edge designs that incorporate a variety of proprietary lighting technologies. LightTech is located in Dunakeszi, Hungary and operates one of the most advanced glassworks in Europe. The large, state-of-the-art facility manufactures T4, T5, T6, T8, T10 and T12 fluorescent and germicidal soft glass.

Our customer base includes some of the largest corporations in the world but we are also just as ready to serve small and medium size OEMs. With our ability to offer short runs and just-in-time completion, we can provide companies with a flexible supply, which helps in reducing a need to stockpile inventory. Furthermore, we partner with many of our customers to assist them in developing proprietary products and private brands to distinguish themselves in their respective markets.

We encourage you to contact us to discover how we can take your idea from prototype right through to a finished product. You will find each company within the LightSources group operates with the most state-of-the-art, modern specialty lamp production equipment as well as utilize manufacturing technologies unlike any other in the industry. One example of our innovation is that we use an automated exhaust processing system for our quartz germicidal production which allows us to make lamps at a substantially faster pace and with a higher consistent quality. See our website for more information.

LightSources along with 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 extensive selection of lamps.

Efficient UVC Compact Lamps Offer the Best Value

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LightSources and LightTech are the leading producers of low pressure tanning lamp and UVC quartz germicidal lamp technologies. Our portfolio includes UVC germicidal lamps, amalgam lamps, specialty UV lamps, low pressure fluorescent and high pressure facial tanning lamps, twist, dual and triple-phosphor tanning lamps, medical lamps, collagen fluorescent lamps, and eco-friendly UV lighting solutions such as low mercury lamps.

An example of one of our more popular lamps is the UVC compact germicidal lamp that is ideal for applications in small spaces. We have an excellent selection of high efficiency compact lamps and also offer innovative compact lamp designs that make use of our patented pellet amalgam technology. With exceptional UVC efficiency, these lamps provide one of the best values in today’s market.

Our compact lamps are available in soft glass (254nm only) and quartz glass for both 254nm and 185nm technology. With our soft glass, low pressure compact lamps, we offer a selection of both standard and customized sizes and configurations. LightSources and LightTech’s innovative two-tube linear design allows for a very uniform output.

The high efficiency of our compact lamps is created by leaving a small dead space at the end of each of the two parallel tubes. Since this area is not a part of the path followed by the discharge (farther away from the center of the discharge column) the wall temperature is lower than anywhere else creating a dedicated mercury cold spot.

Please refer to our website for a detailed chart on our range of compact lamps that includes soft glass low pressure as well as soft glass high power and quartz glass high power options.   We also have high-quality, custom quartz high wattage (> 150W) pellet amalgam compact lamps available.

The LightSources group is the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today. Our products are used worldwide and are found 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 broad range of standard and custom lighting solutions.

Precision Color Rendering for Theatrical, Architectural, & Decorative Applications

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One of the strengths of LightSources’ affiliate, LCD Lighting, is to design, engineer and manufacture lighting for stage, screen, studio, and theater applications as well as for museums, auditoriums, architectural, display and interior decorative applications. Our experienced team understands the complexities of producing fluorescent lamps that meet the unique needs of architects, artists and curator’s exacting standards.

At LCD Lighting, we have created a selection of lamps designed for SSTV/Film applications. Our Kel Select™ 32 lamps contain a phosphor blend that is highly compatible with tungsten halogen light sources and meet the specific demands of filming with 32 film.   We also offer the industry our Kel Select™ 56 lamps that are compatible with supplemental HMI® and other 56 light sources and fully meet the demands of 56 film.

In terms of architectural, display and interior decorative lighting solutions, we create colored lamps that are ideal for parties, carnivals, museums, sculpture, nightclubs, bars, restaurants, bowling alleys and much more. Our glass lamps use a phosphor that provides a true red, green, blue, pink, and gold light and do not have an exterior coating or color shield. Another benefit of our lighting is that the phosphor blends do not fade or peel.

For auditorium and movie theater lighting, we offer clients both standard and custom color options. Our broad range of standard colors include cool white, warm white, daylight, blue, green, red, and tri-band, with ultraviolet and infrared phosphors. If your needs require, we will blend a customized color.

Another specialty of LCD Lighting is to provide lighting for gallery, viewing, and displays for places such as museums. We know that lights play an extremely important part in how art is seen and our goal is to help heighten the public’s viewing experience in any way possible.

LightSources and our affiliated companies, LCD Lighting, Voltarc along with strategic partners LightTech, and Cerlux represent the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today. Please contact us to learn more about our extensive selection of lighting solutions.

FAQs Regarding Specialty Fluorescent Lighting

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The LightSources group not only provides the most cutting-edge lighting solutions to OEMs of all sizes but we also operate a comprehensive website loaded with a broad range of information regarding our products. One way we assist you with any problems or questions you may have, is with our FAQs section that is found under the Education tab for the various types of lighting we offer.

For example, if you use specialty flurorescent lighting, you will be able to find answers to a variety of questions you have regarding the products. The FAQs provides practical information such as how far can you position the inverter from the lamp, and can you run more than two lamps on a single invertor? These are important questions that you may need answers to.

We even provide details for the preferred methods of mounting small diameter fluorescent lamps. The answer is that “any method that does not put stress on the glass envelope and/or the lead-to-glass seal on the lamp end is acceptable. Most common methods are to solder the leads (with a strain relief bend) directly into a PC board, or to secure the lamp ends with a custom silicon end cap.”

Another interesting question answered by our experts explains the meaning of “Color Temperature”. Here is part of our answer: The color temperature of light refers to the temperature to which one would have to heat a “black body” source to produce light of similar spectral characteristics. Color Temperature is expressed in degrees Kelvin (K). Low color temperature implies warmer (more yellow/red) light while high color temperature implies a colder (more blue) light. Moreover, the “color temperature” of a lamp refers to how reddish, greenish or bluish the lamp appears.”

Take a look at our website to see our full FAQs section and learn more about our specialty fluorescent, UV germicidal, UV curing, tanning and sign lighting. At the LightSources group, we design, engineer and manufacture standard and customized lamps for OEMs worldwide. Whether you are a small, medium, or large company; an entrepreneur with a new product idea; or a global corporation that needs a flexible supply of specialty lamps on a moment’s notice, you can trust LightSources to deliver.

The LightSources group represents the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today. Our standard lamps and components as well as customized products offer high-quality solutions to meet our partner’s unique needs. We invite you to contact us to learn more about our wide selection of lamps.

Why Choose “Shatter ProTech Technology?”

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LightSources is proud to bring to the marketplace our proprietary Shatter ProTech shield. This technology provides a cost-effective solution for glass and mercury containment and gives our customers a considerable value and peace-of-mind for a broad range of applications. The Shatter ProTech shield not only optimizes light output, but offers maximum consumer safety. Workers, consumers, products, and the workplace environment are all protected against glass fragments and mercury contamination.

The ProTech sleeve has an UVC transmission loss that is only 5% more than a quartz sleeve. Furthermore, our proprietary shield can easily and economically protect and cover a wide variety of lamp geometries including linear, circular, U-shaped, compact PL’s and more. In other words, your lamp is not too short, long, big or small to be fitted with the innovative Shatter ProTech technology.

The biggest benefit of our technology is that in the event a lamp gets broken, there are no glass fragments or the potential for mercury contamination to occur. The environmentally safe and friendly sleeve provides an effective alternative to traditional fragile quartz sleeves and is also heat and acid resistant. LightSources’ customers receive high performance at a low cost, and at the same time, reduce human & product risks in all applications.

Another benefit to the Shatter ProTech shield technology is that it helps industries to comply with strict local codes as well as FDA safety regulations. Types of applications range from food and beverage processing plants to the grocery industry, air purification, municipal drinking water treatment, chemical manufacturing, freshwater & marine fish farming, silicon chip manufacturing and more.

By completely containing the hazardous glass and mercury waste in the shield, the Shatter ProTech technology protects people, food and beverages along with the environment. Moreover it eliminates the need for of having to stop production until the site is completely cleaned up. Check out our website for more information.

LightSources and our affiliated companies represent the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today. Our standard lamps and components as well as customized products offer high-quality solutions to meet our partner’s unique needs. Please contact us for more information.

Our Proprietary LongLife+™ Technology

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At LightSources and LightTech, we bring to our customers a proprietary special coating that can be applied to all of our germicidal lamp products. Our LongLife+™ technology consists of a chemical compound that is applied to the inside of our lamps and makes them not only last longer but also run more efficiently. The special coating also eliminates accelerated depreciation, which is a common problem associated with higher intensity lamps.

While the actual performance of any lamp depends on the operating conditions, laboratory tests show that the lifespan of a lamp with our proprietary LongLife+ coating lasts up to 16,000 hours. In comparison, germicidal lamps generally have a lifespan of around 9,000 hours. The additional operational hours make a germicidal lamp coated with LongLife+ a good investment since they will need to be replaced less frequently. Our UVC lamps also have an improved end-of-life performance and maintain up to 80% of their output right up to the end of their 16,000 hour lifespan.

Another benefit of LightSources and LightTech’s technology is that it is environmentally friendly, which is an important part of our company’s philosophy. Since LongLife+ lamps last longer, they help to reduce waste and protect our valuable natural resources.  Furthermore, our low mercury (Hg) technology means that there is less than 5mg Hg on our standard lamps and less than 10mg Hg on our pellet amalgam lamps. To compare, an average competitor’s amalgam lamps contain 30+ mg Hg.

We encourage you to contact us for more information about our cutting-edge technology. Your company can save both time and money with our LongLife+ lamps that require less frequent replacements and improved end-of-life performance.

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. Our team consists of the most highly skilled professionals that specialize in a range of innovative solutions.

KanBan Services for Optimal Productivity

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The LightSources group offers OEMs of any size flexible services with customized lighting solutions, quick turnaround and efficient shipment and delivery options. Also as a partner of LightSources, LCD Lighting, Voltarc, and our strategic partners, LightTech and Cerlux, we maintain KanBan systems for many of our international clients.

Our KanBan services offer enormous benefits for OEMs as they provide a fast and economical flow of material for a company’s product or warehousing requirements. Once your forecasted requirements are determined, the KanBan process will efficiently provide automatic levels of inventory control. By eliminating the need for daily analysis and planning, companies can save both time and money.

The job of KanBan systems is to prevent over-production, develop flexible work stations, and save resources. It is an efficient way to ensure the supplies you need are always accessible and helps to remove administrative barriers, resulting in shorter lead times and faster deliveries. Once you streamline and minimize inventory and carrying costs, you benefit by having a greater flexibility in production as well as a reduction in costs.

Other strengths of the LightSources group are our unmatched flexibility and turnaround services. Our U.S. and European manufacturing facilities operate modern, state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that production runs smoothly. We own one of the most advanced glassworks in Europe, which allows us to offer clients short runs and just-in-time completion in order to meet their deadlines. The facility manufactures T4, T5, T6, T8, T10 & T12 fluorescent and germicidal soft glass.

Furthermore, our shipping and transportation services are one of the best in the industry. As a client of LightSources, you will have a wide range of shipping options whether it is by road, rail, sea or air. Currently we ship to over 60 countries located on 6 different continents. In addition we are extremely experienced in handling the entire transport function and customs documentation required for importing and exporting goods.

LightSources and our strategic partner LightTech, along with 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 avionic display backlighting that is part of the National Defense and US Space Program. Please contact us to learn more about our extensive selection of lamps.