Get Relief from Eczema with UV Light Therapy

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For those suffering from Eczema, finding relief from the itchy patches of dry skin is at the top of their list.  While there is no known cure for eczema, there are many treatments out there in the form of corticosteroids, ointments and the UV light therapy lamp.  Ultraviolet (UV) light delivered in wavelengths of UVB, narrow band UVB and UVA is proven to be effective at controlling outbreaks and improving the bothersome symptoms of eczema.

Light therapy, also referred to as phototherapy, is delivered in a controlled environment such as a doctor’s office with a specialty light therapy lamp or may be prescribed for home use under a doctor’s care.  Some patients may notice an improvement in their eczema during the summer, these patients are more likely to respond with positive results from phototherapy.  If outbreaks are worse in the winter months for those living in the northern hemisphere, a UV phototherapy lamp can help to control symptoms for these patients.

How Does Phototherapy Help Eczema?

Light is divided into colors, emitted in wavelengths which is measured in nanometers (nm).  Ultraviolet light in the UVA spectrum of 315nm to 400nm, and UVB light in the range of 280nm to 315nm, with narrow band UVB at 310nm are proven to successfully treat eczema.  UV light therapy brings relief to patients by successfully reducing inflammation and suppressing the overactive immune system.

The narrow band UVB lamp is the most common phototherapy lamp prescribed to treat most types of eczema.  The narrow band UVB eczema lamp provides UV radiation in wavelengths which mimic the sun to aid in clearing up eczema symptoms and preventing outbreaks.

Psoralen is a medication used during UVA treatments which helps to prepare the skin to absorb the UV therapy to the optimum level.

LightSources Offers Effective and Cost-Efficient Phototherapy Lamps

LightSources and our European partner, LightTech, design, develop and manufacture some of the most effective and cost-efficient lighting solutions available today.  We invest in continual research and development, bringing cutting edge technology in advanced UV lighting solutions to market.  Our lamps are used in a multitude of applications around the globe.

Our skilled lighting engineers possess in-depth knowledge of UV lamp manufacturing to obtain the optimum wavelength desired for many germicidal applications.  All lamps are not made the same and using the wrong type of lamp could actually damage your skin or worsen conditions. You can count on our years of experience as we understand the technology that goes into manufacturing every lamp.

LightSources and our valued partners offer high-tech lighting solutions that meet the required specifications for successful phototherapy results.  Contact us today to speak with an engineer and learn more about our UV phototherapy lamps.

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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.

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.

The LightSources Group Provides Total Lighting Solutions

 

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LightSources excels at meeting and exceeding customer expectations with proprietary technology, patented products and innovative designs.  We have vast global resources and capabilities and along with valued affiliated companies, we provide custom fluorescent and UV lighting solutions.

Prototype Solutions for Any Lighting Application

Our resources allow for quick production and turn-around on prototype designs and mass production runs, with timely shipments from convenient locations.  Our skilled engineers provide sound solutions to your project requirements with years of experience and knowledge of UV radiation and characteristics of various wavelength emissions.  Our prototype solutions perfect your process with long lasting, high performing lamps.

Our combined resources, years of experience and in-depth knowledge provide the best solution to you for fluorescent lighting, UVC germicidal lamps, tanning lamps, mini-fluorescent lamps and many more.   Partnering with LightSources saves you time and money with our wide selection of high-quality lamps provided at the best possible price to you.

LightSources Valued Affiliated Companies

Cerlux is a specialty manufacturer of ceramic connectors and fittings with custom designs and color options available.  Cerlux provides excellent customer satisfaction, matching your logo color for increased brand awareness and market share.

LCD Lighting is a valued partner of the LightSources group, providing innovative lighting solutions including miniature fluorescent lighting and custom designed backlighting solutions.

Voltarc is a global leading manufacturer of lighted signs with vast resources and decades of experience delivering high quality lighted sign solutions.  Voltarc manufactures signs of virtually any size or shape for indoor or outdoor use, with exceptional customer service and timely delivery.

LightTech is our European partner with a state-of-the-art glass factory designed to meet the requirements of OEMs large and small, while committing to research and development for continual improvement.   LightTech and LightSources are known for contributing cutting-edge technology to the specialty lamp industry.

You can save yourself time and worry by contacting LightSources for early involvement in your next project.  We assist customers in determining the correct UV wavelength or nanometer (nm) required for effectiveness in your application, wattage and electrical requirements, fitting and assemblies, with standard or custom designed products.

The LightSources Group represents the leading high-tech manufacturers and designers in the lighting and lamp industry today.  Our ultraviolet and fluorescent lamps are used worldwide in a multitude of industries and applications.  Contact us today to learn more about our broad range of standard and custom lighting solutions.

Proven Lamp and Lighting Prototype Solutions

 

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The LightSources group offers in-depth knowledge of ultraviolet (UV) energy and fluorescent lighting to provide advanced technology to OEMs around the globe.  We work with manufacturers large and small to assist in design and engineering of new projects or renovations of current lighting processes.  Our vast resources include LightSources in the U.S. and China, LightTech which boasts a state-of-the-art glass factory in Europe, and several valued partners such as Cerlux which manufactures custom components, LCD Lighting which specializes in miniature fluorescent lamps, and Voltarc, the leader in lighted sign applications.

Our team of experienced engineers provide expertise in developing your project with optimum lighting solutions at the proper wavelength, or nanometer (nm) in either ozone free or ozone generating designs.

Prototype Solutions Developed for Your Patented Property

LightSources partners with you early in your project to develop the most beneficial design for your application.  We provide extensive research and development to assist OEMs worldwide in developing your own patented products to enhance brand awareness and gain market share.  We provide custom lamps and lighting solutions to virtually any lighting application including:

  • Proprietary tanning lamps
  • UV lamps for curing polymers, inks and coatings
  • UVC germicidal lamps for sterilization and purification
  • Specialty fluorescent lamps for neon signs
  • Mini-fluorescent lamps used in avionic display and backlighting
  • UV lamps for screen printing applications

With our global resources including experienced engineers and designers, we offer superior lighting solutions and lamp products at the most affordable cost available.   Our knowledgeable engineers provide reverse engineering, custom designed lamps, and sockets and bases in any color combination.

LightSources and our experienced, valued partners are recognized as leaders among high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  Contact us today to learn more about our wide selection of standard lamps, or speak to our skilled engineers for custom designed lighting solutions. 

Learn the Healing Benefits of Phototherapy

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Fluorescent lighting is used worldwide to provide healing benefits for a number of various medical ailments.   Treatment with light is called phototherapy, and is very effective to treat many conditions.

Skin Conditions Treated with Phototherapy

The use of phototherapy to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis is endorsed by the National Psoriasis Foundation when treated under a doctor’s care.  Indoor tanning beds are not the same as phototherapy for psoriasis as they do not emit the same UV light as prescribed by a doctor.

Ultraviolet light in the UVB range provides the most effective treatment for psoriasis.  Patients are often sent home with a special treatment lamp to receive the proper amount of UVB rays.  This is effective by slowing down production of new skin cells and allows the area to heal.

Ultraviolet light is also effective at treating many other skin conditions such as acne and eczema, and reduces the symptoms of inflamed and itchy skin.

UV Light Provides Phototherapy to Treat Jaundice

Jaundice is most common in newborn babies and occurs when the liver does not break down toxins as a fully functioning liver would.  UV light is effective at breaking down bilirubin and new parents can be sent home with these ‘bili’ lights to nurture their baby’s liver into a fully functioning state.

Diabetes Improved with Light Therapy

People suffering from diabetes can benefit greatly from phototherapy.  Ultraviolet light is highly effective at aiding would healing by killing bacteria and fighting infection.  UV light is also used to treat diabetic retinopathy, a serious eye condition that is the leading cause of blindness in people between the ages of 20 and 64.  Diabetic Retinopathy damages the retina in 80% of diabetics that have had diabetes for more than 20 years.

The good news is that this is preventable if treated early.  Phototherapy lessens the progression of this disease in 90% of all cases.

Depression and Mood Disorders Benefit from Phototherapy

People suffering from depression and mood disorders benefit greatly from phototherapy.  Exposure to UV light enhances the mood of those suffering from seasonal affective disorder when the daylight hours are lessened during winter months.  People often feel better within one week of treatment.  Consistency is key for phototherapy to be effective at treating mood disorders.

Find Proven Phototherapy Solutions from LightSources

The LightSources group provides proven solutions for phototherapy treatment, with decades of experience in ultraviolet radiation we know the right solution for the right application.  LightSources offers UV lamps for existing light therapy equipment and we can manufacture custom lamps designed specifically for your application.

LightSources in the U.S. and our strategic European partner, LightTech, represent the leading high-tech lamp designers and manufactures in the lamp industry today.  Our lamp and lighting products are used worldwide in a multitude of applications including phototherapy with proprietary technology and patented products.  We invite you to contact us today to learn more about our wide selection of phototherapy lamps. 

Fluorescent Lamps Provide Backlighting Solutions

 

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Fluorescent lamps provide proven solutions to a multitude of applications for many industries, including consumer electronics, LCD displays, active matrix liquid crystal displays (AMLCDs), and backlighting displays in computers and avionics.

Experienced Fluorescent Light Manufacturer for Avionic Displays

The LightSources Group along with our valued partner, LCD Lighting (LCDL), lead the industry with innovative fluorescent lighting technology utilized in a wide variety of applications worldwide.  Our avionic lighting solutions can be found in private, commercial, aerospace and government aircraft.  We are proud suppliers to manufacturers of the Boeing 777 passenger jet, and the United States Space Program.

Fluorescent lamps manufactured by The LightSources Group can be found in the interior cabins of private jets, instrument displays in the cockpits of commercial aircraft, and in the NASA Space Shuttle.

LCDL and The LightSources Group have more than thirty years of experience in providing high performing patented products, offering the widest selection of standard products and components and the resources to customize solutions for each unique application.  We are set apart from other lamp manufacturers with vast international resources, providing quick turn- around time on prototypes and production.

Our ISO9001:2008 Certification ensures high quality manufactured components no matter the application.  We are your one stop shop for high quality, long lasting fluorescent lamps in any size or shape including fully customizable compact fluorescent lamps, CCFL Sub mini lamps and HCFL solutions.  Lamps from The LightSources Group save you money in minimal maintenance and long life.

Avionics Display Solutions

LCDL is committed to continual research and development, providing cutting edge technology in fluorescent lighting avionic display solutions.  Our standard cold-cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL), are available from 2mm to 20mm in diameter, and hot-cathode fluorescent lamps (HCFL) in sizes from 6mm to 20mm in diameter.   LCDL also provides lamps for any shape imaginable with precision glass craftsmanship providing straight, curved, circular, serpentine and even interlocking lamp designs.

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.

Innovative Tanning Technology Developments by LightSources

 

 

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Tanning lamp technology has made great advances, with the LightSources Group leading the way providing the most innovative tanning lamp technology in the industry. LightSources and our European partner, LightTech, were one of the very first lamp manufacturers to offer tanning lamps in varying strengths (2.6 UVB – 9.5 UVB).  This variety of lamp strength provides tanning customers the right lamp for their preference and skin type.  LightSources is a responsive designer and manufacturer of tanning lamps, listening to our salon professional customers, and developing the right lamps for their customers.

We are committed to research and development of UV technology, bringing patented products and proprietary technology to the forefront of the tanning industry.  Some of the cutting-edge technology we have developed for tanning lamps include:

A-Power™ – Provides high pressure effects of a longer lasting dark tan in a low-pressure lamp.  Our A-Power line up utilizes superior UVA combined with a strong UVB peak, producing a long-lasting tan.

SolGlass® – Utilizes high-tech design and development with a combination of our proprietary phosphor blend, and new glass technology.  The narrow band UVA provides immediate coloring for instant results, and short-wave UVB provides long lasting pigmentation.  SolGlass is the most significant innovation in tanning lamps, with open glass technology allowing for more efficient and effective UV transmission at the precise wavelengths to promote a greater tanning effects.

Peak2 Technology® – Provides high UVA and UVB output balanced within one phosphor, providing dual spectral peaks for the maximum pigmentation effect.

Multitone™ –   Since not all parts of the body tan at the same rate, LightSources has developed Multitone™ technology to provide tanning customers with natural and even tanning effects from head to toe, without the harshness of high-pressure facial units.

LightSources and LightTech place a high focus on innovation and improvements in technology through continual research and development, allowing us to provide cutting edge technologies that provide improved performance, lower costs, and eco-friendly solutions.

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 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.