UV Light Sterilizes Food and Water Safe for Consumption

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Ultraviolet (UV) technology is proven highly effective at disinfecting food and water, eradicating all harmful contaminants for safe consumption.  UV light is an approved sterilization method by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), utilized widely in the food and restaurant industry.  UV exposure at the proper wavelength is highly effective and proven safe for removing all bacteria and viruses.

UVC light in the range of 200 nanometer (nm) to 280nm is highly effective at inactivating viruses, while UV radiation at 254nm is the most effective for removing microbial organisms in food and water.   UV germicidal lamps are commonly used to ensure the health of patrons visiting dinner buffets or delis, where you will see UV lights protecting the food below.

UVC germicidal lamps are used to protect food and water, ensuring that the vegetables washed in or coming in contact with water is also clean and safe.  UVC light is approved by the FDA to be effective with all food products, including sea foods, meats and all cooking surfaces.

Consumers realize a great benefit in the confidence that the food they are consuming is safe, and the food and beverage industry realizes a great benefit with cost-efficient germ-killing methods.  Not only are UVC germicidal lamps effective, and cost-efficient as long-lasting bulbs from LightSources provide long life with low maintenance, it is also a very safe method as there is no residual chemical products contaminating your food supply.

LightSources is a world leading expert in manufacturing UVC lamps for several UV germicidal applications. Our low and medium pressure lamps provide short wave UVC radiation, utilizing patented technology for proven highly effective results.

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.

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LongLIfe™ Technology Superior Low Maintenance UV Lamps

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LightSources and our valuable partner LightTech are world leaders in the lighting industry, providing innovative technology resulting from continual research and development.  LightSources has facilities in the Unites States and China, and our valuable partner LightTech is located in Europe with a state-of-the art glassworks factory.

Dedicated to providing the most superior lighting solutions worldwide, our vast resources allow us to contribute to the success of OEMs worldwide, continually improving products for long lasting life with high performance.

Patented Lighting Technology

LongLife™ technology contributes to preserving and maintaining our planet and natural resources by enhancing the performance and life span of these patented ultraviolet (UV) bulbs.  With long life and low maintenance, you need to replace your bulbs less often, resulting in lower maintenance and bulb replacement costs, and less bulbs thrown into the landfill.

This patented technology involves a proprietary coating applied to all of our UV germicidal lamp products, which extends their average product life span by up to 16,000 hours.  This is more than 50% greater output compared to the 9,000 hours of the average standard UV lamp.

LongLIfe technology provides long lasting product life along with high performance throughout the entire extended life span.  Consistently high performance is achieved with bulbs that burn more efficiently than standard UV bulbs.

Environmentally Friendly Products and Processes

LightSources and LightTech’s proprietary technology is a result of our commitment to sustaining our environment with green friendly operations and producing environmentally friendly products.

Custom Designed Lighting Solutions

The LightSources group and all of our partner companies provide custom designed lighting solutions in addition to a wide selection of standard lighting products.  If you need a custom design for your unique application, our highly skilled design engineers will assist you from start to finish with a design to fit your needs and superior products for long lasting high performance.

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

New Ballast Water Treatment Convention

 

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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. 

UV Treatment for Ships Ballast Water

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UV treatment for ships ballast water is providing a solution to the new requirements of the Ballast Water Treatment Convention (BWTC). New requirements are taking effect in September of 2017, enforced by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC). The MEPC is a division of the IMO, the International Maritime Organization which is a global effort of the United Nations.

Treatment of ballast water in ships is imperative to the survival of our oceans as we know them. When ships take on ballast water for stability of the vessel, they often release it into foreign waters in another region, which can have devastating effects. As has happened in several oceans around the world, when marine organisms consisting of bacteria, viruses, and some small sea creatures are released into a foreign environment they can invade and destroy the current eco-system.

Some devastating consequences of the invasion of foreign marine life have resulted in diminishing a once dominant fishing industry into a ghost town, and in some cases toxic red algae actually causing death of most marine life and some humans.

Methods of Treating Ballast Water

Of the three methods for treating ships ballast water, UV germicidal lamps are providing a safe, effective, and cost-efficient method. Some systems may use filtration, but this is not always effective as some bacteria are so small filters are not reliable. Some methods use chemicals, but this requires constant maintenance and can cause corrosion of equipment and require dichlorination.

UV treatment is becoming the popular choice for effectively eradicating harmful organisms. UV light, with wavelength emittance of an effective 254 nm (nanometer) provides effective germ killing solutions with low maintenance.

LightSources Provides Solutions to Ship Manufacturers

LightSources has partnered with the largest suppliers of water treatment systems for the shipping industry, enhancing performance with cost reduction. Our germ-killing lamps use the most effective amount of ultraviolet transmission, promoting the most absorption and completely eliminating microbial organisms. Contact the experts at LightSources to learn more about UV applications for ballast water treatment systems.

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 UV air treatment systems that provide industries a way to disinfect and improve the quality of air without the need for toxic chemicals.  

UV Lamps Used in Various Industries

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UV technology is a process used in various applications. Ultraviolet light has several qualities at various wavelengths, and many industries are harnessing the power of UV lamps creating better products with cost effective methods.

UV Curing Used in Automaker’s Processes

Automotive manufacturers realize the benefit of using UV curing to treat polymers such as varnishes, inks and specialty resins. When treating their products, various automotive parts, a photochemical process occurs that creates tougher, more stain resistant parts with a hardened or glossy finish.

Using UV lamps provides automakers with an advantage of curing many parts at one time. Parts can be moving from one area to another on a conveyor while simply curing their product before the next process.   This is a seamless and very low labor intensive process, thus saving money.

UV Curing Lamps Used in Printing Processes

UV light can instantly dry and harden inks on various paper products including corrugated materials, providing a smooth glossy surface. This method of curing printing products provided added benefits over heat induced infrared drying by instantly drying inks which prevents them from shrinking, or having an uneven finish.

UV Lamps for Sterilization of Medication Equipment

UV radiation provides effective germicidal treatment of medical equipment including syringes, dialysis machines and equipment, test strips, hearing aids and many other products, devices and surfaces.

UV Treatment of Air and Water

UV air purification systems are used in several settings, especially those requiring a clean and sterile environment such as hospitals. UV lamps are effective at removing harmful contaminants from the air, reducing the chance of transmitting airborne illnesses and making it easier for some people to breathe.

UV lamps are used in water treatment systems as a very effective and safe method of removing harmful bacteria, viruses and microorganisms. UV radiation provides safe drinking water in public areas, and is used in the shipping industry world-wide for eradicating harmful seawater organisms in ship ballast water.

These are just a few examples of the various industries that are utilizing the benefits of UV light in their products and process applications. Contact the experts at LightSources today 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 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.

LightSources Promotes Green Operations

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LightSources is a global leader in lighting solutions, providing world-class products while promoting green operations. LightSources is committed to continual improvement of our products and processes, developing and providing energy efficient products, and utilizing while improving upon recycling technologies.

By constantly improving our products, we have expanded the life of our lamps, thus reducing waste. LightSources has several patents and proprietary products, leading the way in new and improved lighting solutions.   Our proprietary LongLife™ technology is a one result of this continual research and development by our engineers and designers.

LightSources believes in protecting our environment by providing training and awareness to all employees, and complying with all regulatory agencies and mandates for environmentally friendly practices. We are proud to comply with the Waste and Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive for recycled products, a European directive for the collection, recycling and recovery for all electrical goods, that became European Law in February of 2003.

All processes at LightSources group are with green technologies, recycling all products used at our own recycling facility, in compliance with WEEE. Anything that cannot be recycled on our site is transported to a viable recycling center, Electro Cord, where they are disposed of properly.

LightSources has developed and implemented improved processes that use lead free phosphors, and measured mercury pellets for environmentally friendly and controlled processes. We promote energy efficient, green technologies in all aspects of our glass and lamp manufacturing in all facilities around the globe.

As a world leader in UV lamp applications for various industries including UV curing, UV sterilization in water, air and medical applications, and specialty fluorescent lighting solutions in computers, avionics and neon signs, The LightSources Group places the highest value on preserving our planet and improving the lives of all individuals world-wide.

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

 

Food Safety through UVC Germicidal Treatment

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Ultraviolet light is a safe and effective FDA approved method of eradicating harmful contaminants in food and water. The next time you grab some fruit or vegetables from the grocer’s display as they’re laid out under ultraviolet light getting a nice misting of water, you may not realize that the food you are purchasing for your home is currently being sterilized for microbial organisms and bacteria. Ultraviolet light exposure at the proper wavelength in the UV spectrum provides effective irradiation of harmful bacteria and viruses.

This treatment of food, water and air sterilization is commonly used as an effective method to provide safe and clean products for human consumption. When exposed to UVC light in the range of 200 to 280 nm (nanometers), this germicidal range is effective at inactivating viruses and bacteria, while 254 nm is most effective at eradicating microbial organisms in food and water.

UVC germicidal lamps provide safe and effective methods for food suppliers to provide healthy food products. Not only is the food treated with UVC lights, but also the water used for treating the vegetables and food products, ensuring a clean environment all around. This method of sterilization is approved by the FDA, and is effective with all food products, including meats and sea foods, and working surfaces.

Many industries are using UVC germicidal treatment as an effective and cost-saving method of ensuring safety in their products, and a way of providing more effective germ killing results with no residual chemical use.

LightSources has extensive experience providing UVC lamps in all shapes and sizes for various germicidal applications. Short wave UVC radiation is provided in our low and medium pressure lamps, with proven effectiveness using patented technology. Contact the experts at LightSources to speak with our experienced engineers on how we can assist you with the most appropriate system for your requirements.

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.

 

 

UVC Technology Used for Water Treatment

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Ultraviolet light is emitted naturally by the sun, and is a form of electromagnetic energy. UV Light is split into four specific areas of the spectrum: UVA emits energy within the long range of wavelengths at 315 to 400 nanometers (nm), UVB rays are within the 280nm to 315nm range, UVC emits shorter and more powerful wavelengths yet with a 200nm to 280nm range, while Vacuum UV is the shortest wavelength of UV light within the 100nm to 200nm range, just a tad bit higher than wavelengths required for an x-ray.

UVC lighting has been proven to have the most effect on germ killing and elimination of microbial organisms, particularly at the 254nm wavelength. When bacteria or viruses are exposed to UVC lighting, the ability for the organism to reproduce is halted by destroying the DNA it needs to develop.   If an organism cannot reproduce, it becomes harmless since it cannot reproduce and quickly diminishes.

UVC technology is used in several industrial applications for disinfecting water, such as waste water treatment plants, agriculture, and the medical industry, to name just a few.   UVC lighting provides a safe and cost effective solution, and is easy to maintain. In the past, chemical treatment with chlorine was the preferred choice for water treatment, which can leave harmful residual chemicals in the water.   Treatment of water with UVC lighting will provide powerful purification results, with no hassle of maintaining chemicals and no risk of leftover harmful contaminants.

LightSources and LightTech have extensive knowledge with providing the most powerful germ killing lighting solutions for OEM’s worldwide, and will know exactly what type of lamps you need for your application. If you are looking for a simple, effective and inexpensive germicidal process, contact the experts at LightSources. We have developed proprietary technology for our Low Pressure Pellet Amalgam lamps, and our Medium Pressure UVC lamps, both of which emit the proper wavelength for superior elimination of microorganisms.

We can assist you with our standard products or custom design a solution just for you. Let us guide you with our experience and assist you with our resources to develop your own cost effective UVC germicidal 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 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.

Protect Your Investment with Shatter ProTech Technology

 

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Investing in lighting solutions for your industrial applications is an easy choice as specialty bulbs provide numerous benefits in manufacturing operations. OEM’s are realizing the benefit of UV lighting as an important part of their process, whether it is to cure polymers with a glossy strengthened finish coat, to provide germicidal treatment of air or water, or to add specific backlighting in automobiles, avionics and computers.

The use of UV bulbs for these various applications is efficient, clean, and safe for the environment. At LightSources, we are continually searching for ways to improve upon our products, and are pleased to offer a proprietary technology to protect your investment. Shatter ProTech is a cost-effective shield that will contain mercury and glass, should an accident occur. This shatter resistant protection is beneficial to the health and safety of your employees, while saving surrounding equipment and areas from potentially damaging shattered glass and mercury.

Our proprietary Shatter ProTech technology is resistant to acid and heat, providing added benefit with no hindrance to the quality of your process, and can be used in versatile situations adapting to various geometrical shapes (compact, U-shaped, circular, linear, etc.…).

Several industries are realizing the benefits of our Shatter ProTech products, including various manufacturers, water treatment and air purification plants, and the food and beverage industry. This added layer of security provides peace of mind in knowing your work force and capital investments are protected while meeting all required regulatory guidelines enforced by the FDA, USDA and OSHA.

Contact LightSources today to see how we can assist you with improving and protecting your lighting solution processes.

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

 

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.