Gain Increased Market with Proprietary Lighting Solutions


Gain increased market share and raise your brand awareness with patented and proprietary lighting solutions offered by the LightSources group.  We partner with our clients to help them design and patent technology unique to their process, with corporate logo and custom ceramic bases and sockets.  Our valued partner, Cerlux, provides custom designed ceramic bases in any color with matching sockets and end fittings to increase your brand awareness.

LightSources offers proprietary lighting solutions in our tanning lamps, specialty fluorescent and UV germicidal lamps.  This capability of the LightSources group to offer proprietary lighting solutions brings substantial value to many of our customers.

Advantages of Proprietary Lighting Solutions

There are many advantages to developing your own proprietary products, and LightSources can show you how to get through the process with ease.  We are experienced with the US Patent and Trademark procedures, and can help most companies from start to finish in just a couple of months.

Gain more market share and a competitive edge with the following proven advantages of proprietary UV lighting solutions:

  • Custom logo or decal can be applied, or specialized etching into the lamp glass
  • Custom colors are available to match your logo adding to brand awareness
  • Providing your own distinguishable products with identifiable sockets, bases, end caps and pin configurations
  • Increased revenue with new and continued sales

Stand out from your competitors with uniquely branded corporate logos.  Let us show you how easy it is to promote your own proprietary products in your UV germicidal, specialty fluorescent or tanning lamp lighting solutions.

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, and proprietary lighting solutions.


New Requirements for Ballast Water Treatment Systems

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The new requirements are here for the Ballast Water Management Convention, taking effect September of 2017 with global enforcement by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), a subsidiary group of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).  The main goal of the new convention is to establish procedures and standards for the treatment of ships’ ballast water to prevent the spread of invasive marine organisms from one region to another.

Effective September 8, 2017, new terms of the Convention require all ships sailing through international waters to utilize an effective ballast water treatment system to eliminate the threat of aquatic organisms that may be present in their ballast water.    All ships will be required to have a ballast water treatment plan specific to their ship.  Regulations vary based on the age of the ship and ballast water capacity, although all required systems must be compliant to US Coast Guard Regulations.

LightSources Provides Effective Ballast Water Treatment Technology

The LightSources group is an industry leader in UV germicidal applications, manufacturing superior UV lamps and components used in air and water purification systems worldwide.  UV technology is proven extremely effective at eradicating microorganisms, even bacteria and viruses naked to the human eye.

UV treatment of ships’ ballast water is highly effective, better for the environment and cost effective with very little maintenance required.  With no need to purchase chemicals such as powerful chlorine a UV system can operate for extended hours with no maintenance and provides no volatile organic compounds (VOC) into the environment.

The LightSources group offers proven solutions with UV germicidal applications worldwide, with facilities in the United States, China and Europe our vast resources support quick turn-around time with high quality products.  Our Low Pressure (LP) Amalgam lamps operate with an increased efficiency of 30-35% over other comparable lamps, and leave a small footprint which is convenient when operating in limited space.  Our proprietary LongLife™ technology utilized in our LP Amalgam lamps offers superior UV germicidal effectiveness at the most optimum wavelength of 254nm.

Our Medium Pressure (MPUV) germicidal lamps are also extremely effective with even smaller footprints that are desirable on smaller ships.

The LightSources Group is a leading UV Germicidal Lamp manufacturer, with lamps for virtually any UV sanitation application for water or air.  Contact us today to learn more about our solution for the new Ballast Water Treatment Convention regulations.

Expert Lighting Solutions with Custom Sockets and Bases

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LightSources and its affiliated companies consists of the world’s leading experts in lamp design, manufacturing, assembly, and research and development leading to new and innovative lighting solutions for any lighting application.   Our partners are located worldwide, offering standard or custom lighting solutions including specialty ceramic bases and sockets.

With our vast capabilities, we provide the best in UV, fluorescent technology, neon signs, mini-fluorescent lights used in avionic display and backlighting, and advanced ultraviolet (UV) technology used in curing inks and coatings and purification of water and air.

Wide Network of Global Industry Leaders in Lighting Solutions

Our partner companies consist of the most advanced lighting and lamp industry leaders in the United States, Europe and China, and offer the most effective and cost-efficient solutions no matter the size or type of lamp required.

We can offer standard lamps in T2 to T10, fluorescent lamps in all sizes including specialty miniature lighting, neon signs with tubing in various lengths, widths and shapes, and customized UV germicidal lamps for critical purification and sterilization applications. LightSources produces proprietary lamps in low pressure UV, high pressure UV, and specialty amalgam lamps for several UVC germicidal purposes.

Providing custom bases and sockets for your application is critical to performance, and may be challenging without the proper resources for custom fittings.

High Quality Custom Ceramic Bases and Sockets from Cerlux

With our team of full service lighting solution experts, our capabilities include custom ceramic bases from Cerlux.  Cerlux is a leading expert on handcrafted custom solutions, matching custom ceramic sockets to your specialty designed lamps.

The LightSources group provides full in-house testing and inspection of all assembled products, ensuring optimum performance and high quality.  Cerlux provides a variety of bases in any color or size, and can custom match colors to your specification.

Cerlux practices the same strict quality policy endorsed by the LightSources group, providing superior and high-performing products with continual improvement in function and design.  Total customer satisfaction is the key to our success, with standard and custom solutions delivered in the most cost-efficient system.

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.

Ultraviolet (UV) Power Effective for Water Purification



Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a powerful catalyst for many important germicidal functions, eradicating bacteria, viruses and fungi from air and water.  UV water treatment is used for many purposes, protecting aqua life and the human inhabitants of cities and towns.  UV water treatment is gaining popularity as the UV germicidal effectiveness is gaining awareness in many industries, including drinking water, aquaculture, shipping industry, water reclamation, and waste water.

Water for Consumption

UVC germicidal technology is extremely effective at eradicating bacteria and parasites that cause illness, ensuring safety for human consumption in public water systems.  Treating drinking water with UV germicidal technology is advantageous over other methods such as chemical use by eliminating harmful pathogens without hazardous residue.

UV treatment systems provide effective results with very low-maintenance.  LightSources provides long lasting high-performance UV lamps for no hassle long life performance.

Aqua Culture

The health and well-being of marine life is vital to the continual sustainability of our planet’s oceans.  UV disinfection of fish farms and hatcheries promotes a successful endeavor of maintaining our natural fish and wildlife.  UV water treatment systems are used in aquariums, hatcheries and water preserves.

UV Water Treatment in Ships Ballast Water

With global trade continuing to increase, the United Nations recognized a need for an update to the Ballast Water Convention, which regulates ships ballast water in international waters.  Contaminated ballast water is seen as one of the greatest threats to the world’s oceans.

UV treatment in ships’ ballast water treatment systems provides effective germicidal treatment eliminating harmful marine organisms that may invade foreign waters.  LightSources provides standard and customized UV germicidal lamps for ballast water treatment systems, adhering to United States Coast Guard and the Ballast Water Convention guidelines.

Water Reclamation and Wastewater Treatment

UV germicidal treatment cleans wastewater from human use, eliminating pollutants before entering natural water sources.  UV wastewater treatment systems are effectively utilized in community systems such as well water, rural water in villages and towns, cities, ranches and farms.

UV water purification provides an effective and cost-efficient germicidal application, with no harmful chemical residue and minimal maintenance.

LightSources and our affiliated companies represent the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  Our products are used world-wide in a multitude of applications and industries such as our UV germicidal lamps that offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  Please contact us to learn more about our large selection of specialty custom and standard lamps.

Expert Fluorescent and UV Lamp Manufacturer

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

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

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

Expert UV Lamp Manufacturers

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

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

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

LightSources in the U.S. and our strategic partner in Europe, LightTech represent the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  Our products are used world-wide in a multitude of applications and industries such as our UV air and water treatment systems that provide industries a way to disinfect and improve the quality of air and water without the need for toxic chemicals.  Please contact us to learn more about how we can help make your lighting vision a reality.  

What is Color Rendering Index (CRI)?

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Color Rendering index (CRI) is a rating scale to assign the effectiveness of a light source in rendering colors, compared with natural daylight.  A CRI of 100 is equal to natural daylight referring to the highest ability of color rendering which is by the sun itself.  On the contrary, a low CRI of 50 or less means that the light source does not render colors very well.  An acceptable CRI in fluorescent lighting is 80 to 95, which equates to an excellent color rendering ability.

Where is CRI Important in Industry?

Knowing the CRI of your lighting has great benefits and will provide competitive advantages in certain industrial applications.  For example, in the jewelry store you want your lighting to reflect the full spectrum of lighting when exposed to diamonds and jewels, showcasing your items and making them more appealing and desirable.

A high CRI index used in clothing displays makes a big difference in the appearance of clothing, casting an appealing glow in the right displays to reveal vibrant color schemes.  Food displays in restaurants, showcasing primed aged meats or delectable desserts can make the difference in a consumer’s decision to appease their appetite.  Whatever your lighting application, do not underestimate the power of pleasing, high quality lighting with a high color rendering index.

LCD Lighting, a valued partner company to The LightSources Group, has developed proprietary color rendering index technology with more rare-earth tri-phosphors revealing natural true colors.  With advanced technology, LightSources and LCD Lighting can develop custom colors for specific requirements in various applications.

Fluorescent Lamp Color Specification

With more than 100 various shades of white, it is important to choose the right color coordinates for your fluorescent lighting application.  Even the slightest variation will make a difference in many different environments.  The most effective method of defining the color is with color coordinates.

We can choose an existing phosphor blend with exact color coordinates for your application, or we can develop a unique phosphor blend just for your specific needs.

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.

New Ballast Water Treatment Convention



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

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

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

Benefits of UV Ballast Water Treatment Systems

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

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

Importance of Ballast Water Treatment

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

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

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

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

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