UVC Radiation for Effective Air Purification

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UVC germicidal lamps emit UV radiation between 100 nanometer (nm) and 280 nm with specialty germicidal lamps transmitting UV wavelengths at the most effective 254 nm. UVC wavelength in the 254 nm range is extremely effective at instantly killing viruses and bacteria in air, water and on surfaces. Ozone producing UVC germicidal lamps emit UVC radiation below 220 nm which is necessary to decompose oxygen, O², which produces ozone, O³.  Ozone producing germicidal lamps are extremely effective and water purification systems and even eliminating odor in the air caused by airborne microorganisms.

UVC germicidal lamps target the DNA, or nucleic acid of the cells in the harmful bacteria and viruses, destroying them beyond the ability to reproduce which renders them dead and ineffective.

LightSources Provides UVC Germicidal Lamps for Air Purification

The LightSources Group leads the industry and specialty lamp design, engineering and manufacturing. Our Low-Pressure Mercury Discharge and Medium-Pressure Mercury Discharge lamps are used in air purification systems worldwide, providing clean and sterile air to promote health and wellness. Our Low-Pressure Mercury Discharge lamps are similar to a fluorescent lamp accept it is manufactured of soda – lime glass or quartz which allows the most effective UVC wavelength to pass in the lamp.

Our Medium-Pressure Mercury Discharge lamps are similar to a high intensity discharge (HID) lamp which emits UVC radiation in a broadband rather than a single line.  Quartz germicidal lamps produce nearly double the UVC radiation emitted was standard germicidal lamps and are configured for T5 or T6 with 15mm and 19mm OD.

The LightSources Group has developed proprietary Amalgam UVC germicidal technology which provides increased stability during long-term operation.

The LightSources group consists of the leading high-tech lamp designers, engineers and manufacturers available today. We deliver innovative lighting solutions with first to market products which provide long-lasting life and energy savings with cost-efficient products. Contact us today to learn more about our UVC germicidal lamps for purification and sterilization systems.

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Make Sure Your Ballast Water Treatment System is USCG Approved

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The Ballast Water Treatment Convention is what governs the responsibility of the shipping industry, specifically how ships traveling through international waters treat their ballast water. The Ballast Water Treatment Convention (BWTC) established new standards effective September 2017 to address this issue which is considered one of the greatest threats to our planet’s oceans. The BWTC is enforced by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), a subsidiary of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

According to the most recent BWTC, all ships must be equipped with an effective ballast water treatment system that is approved by the United States Coast Guard (USCG).

The Threat of Ships’ Ballast Water

When ships sail through international waters they hold ocean water in their ballast for balance depending on the weight of their cargo.  When delivering cargo in a foreign port, they will take on ballast water to compensate for the loss of weight and provide balance when sailing to their next destination.  When picking up cargo in one port, they may release their ballast water to allow for the additional weight.

By releasing oceanic water into a foreign port, the ships’ ballast water also releases aquatic organisms which invade the foreign port, often with catastrophic consequences. Lifeforms such as mussels, clams, jellyfish, crabs, and many microorganisms including viruses and bacteria which are naked to the human eye invade foreign waters without the safeguard of their natural predators from their home environment. This allows the invading species to multiply, jeopardizing the health and wellness of fish and aquatic lifeforms and even threatens the health of human life inland.

Invading foreign mussels have nearly shut down dams and power plants when allowed to multiply uncontrollably, causing a great risk to the people living in these areas. Jellyfish have been known to destroy fishing industries when invading foreign ports and without their natural predators can be nearly impossible to eradicate.

There is no question that the terms of the new BWTC are established to protect the environment, the sustainability of our world’s oceans and the people that live near these ports that depend upon the fishing industry for their livelihood.

LightSources Provides Ballast Water Treatment Systems with USCG Approval

The LightSources Group consists of the leading high-tech designers of fluorescent and UV lamps designed to harness powerful UVC radiation which quickly and effectively purifies and sterilizes water, air and surfaces.  Our UVC germicidal lamps are utilized and water purification systems around the globe, providing clean and safe drinking water and improving the environment with healthy, clean and sterilized water. UVC radiation successfully eradicates viruses and bacteria eliminating the risk of foreign invading species taking hold in a new port.

LightSources is dedicated to bringing innovative lamps and lighting solutions to the UVC germicidal industry, with patented products and proprietary technology based on continual research and development. Our Low Pressure (LP) Amalgam lamps provide a compact footprint which is convenient in the tight spaces of the ships ballast area and provides 30 to 35% increased efficiency over comparable lamps. Our Medium Pressure (MPUV) germicidal lamps provide an even more compact footprint which is ideal on smaller ships. We utilize proprietary LongLife™ technology designed for optimum germicidal effectiveness with the most effective wavelength at 254 nanometer (nm).

The LightSources Group is recognized as a leading global supplier of UVC germicidal solutions, improving air and water quality around the globe.  Contact us today to speak with an experienced lighting engineer regarding our superior UVC germicidal lamps for ballast water treatment systems.

Gain Market Share with Proprietary UV Germicidal Lamps

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Customized UV germicidal lamps made specifically for your process give you a competitive edge in the marketplace.  The LightSources Group offers patented UV lamps designed with proprietary technology, customized to your application even touting your logo with matching colors for uniqueness. Our skilled design engineers partner with you to provide a total lighting solution, designed to provide effective UV solutions that meet and exceed your expectations.

LightSources provides proprietary solutions in our large line of tanning lamps, specialty fluorescent lamps and UV germicidal lamps.  We are committed to the success of our clients, offering exceptional ongoing customer service.

LightSources Offers Proprietary UVC Germicidal Lamps 

LightSources offers proprietary UVC germicidal lamps used in a multitude of sterilization systems to disinfect and purify water, air and surfaces. The highly effective disinfection properties of UV radiation make it a vital component in numerous applications for medical, commercial, industrial and government industries.  UV technology is used to sterilize medical equipment, to purify the air in hospitals, to eradicate bacteria in food displays and grocery stores, and to sterilize water in numerous water treatment systems.

OEMs in these industries are faced with a competitive market place where providing quality products for less costs is necessary for sustainability and growth. The LightSources Group includes a modern glassworks factory in Europe with our partner, LightTech, where we conduct continual research and development bringing innovative products to market.  We offer these products to you customized for your own proprietary solutions, helping you to increase your market share with enhanced brand awareness.

Benefits of Proprietary UV Germicidal Solutions 

Proprietary solutions by LightSources provides many benefits.  We partner with you from the beginning to develop your custom designed solution, ensuring that the most optimum type and style of UV lamp is used for your process in the most energy efficient manner.  The LightSources Group offers experienced and custom-designed solutions from skilled engineers with in-depth understanding of harnessing the power of UV technology.

We design a custom UV germicidal solution, with 3-D model rendering providing a custom-designed purification or sterilization system with proprietary lamps touting your logo colors.  We assist you with applying for the Patent and Trademark designation, working with you from start to finish to ensure your success.

LightSources and our valued partners provide customized UVC germicidal solutions, ensuring the success of your project while improving your brand awareness, sales and profit.  Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable engineer for customized lighting solutions.  

UV Light Provides Effective Ballast Water Treatment

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New international regulations for the treatment of ships ballast water took effect on September 8, 2017, enforced by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), a division of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).   The new regulations require that all ships traveling in international waters have an effective treatment method on board to purify the ballast water they carry in their vessel.

This is important as the spread of disease and foreign invasive species is recognized as one of the greatest threats to the sustainability of our planet’s oceans.  Untreated ballast water has wreaked havoc on shipping ports and all but ruined the economy of those dependent upon the marine life.

LightSources Provides Effective UV Ballast Water Treatment Systems

LightSources is a leading global supplier of UV germicidal lamps with vast resources to meet the demands of the International Maritime Organization’s ballast water treatment requirements.   UVC germicidal lamps prevent the spread of viruses, harmful bacteria and microorganisms that can spread disease in the ballast water of ships.   UV ballast water treatment systems are compliant to the recent Ballast Water Treatment Convention, and U.S. Coast Guard approved.  UV treatment systems use no harmful chemicals that can further contaminate water, are easy to maintain and cost effective.  UVC germicidal lamps are proven to completely eradicate harmful bacteria, viruses and organisms preventing the spread of disease and toxic marine life.  LightSources employs skilled designers and engineers with in-depth knowledge of the effectiveness of UV radiation, giving you confidence that your system will perform as required.

The LightSources group offers several standard sizes of UV treatment lamps or we can custom design a system specific to your needs.  Our patented amalgam lamp technology provides more intensity with a smaller footprint, and longer lasting life for ongoing compliance with little maintenance.

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. 

UVC Germicidal Lamps Sterilize Air, Water and Surfaces

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UVC Germicidal technology is one of the most widely used methods of sterilizing air, water and surfaces in various applications around the globe.  UVC technology provides safe and effective methods of eradicating bacteria, viruses, and contaminants upon contact in air purification systems, water disinfection systems and surfaces where killing bacteria is vital such as food processing plants, restaurants and grocery stores.

UVC Germicidal lamps are used to purify the air we breathe in many applications and environments, eliminating contaminants and bacteria to keep occupants safe and prevent the spread of disease.  UVC technology is used in HVAC systems and air purification systems in several industries to eradicate microorganisms in the air that cause illness and odor.  UVC air sterilization is used in the following environments:

  • Printing – to clear the air in factories producing volatile organic compounds to keep employees safe
  • Healthcare – to keep ill patients, the elderly and those suffering from breathing difficulties from exposure to harmful contaminants. UV air purification is vital in hospitals and doctor offices
  • HVAC systems – air purification is used in residential, commercial, industrial and government applications to purify the air we breathe
  • Agriculture – eradicating harmful contaminants is beneficial for animals as well as humans in maintaining healthy livestock and living environments
  • Industrial – various industrial settings utilizing the power of UVC technology to provide a healthier workplace

UV technology has long been used to disinfect water in various applications, providing safe drinking water to consumers as well as treating water in various other environments worldwide.  Some examples of the benefits of UVC water treatment include:

  • Aqua Culture – treating the water in a controlled environment allows for healthy farming in fish hatcheries and harvesting of aqua plants and animals free from disease and destructive microorganisms.
  • Pools and Spas – UVC technology helps to keep swimmers safe in public pools and spas, providing a highly effective and cost-efficient method of treating water over harmful chemical use such as chlorine.
  • Wastewater Treatment – treating water with UVC germicidal technology is highly effective in residential, commercial and municipalities providing safe water for drinking free from harmful contaminants.
  • Ballast Water in Ships – with the new Ballast Water Treatment convention going into full force recently in September of 2017, ships are required to treat their ballast water to remove microorganisms that can destroy foreign waters with invasive species. UVC germicidal technology is ideal for treating ships ballast water with effectiveness, a small footprint on small vessels with pellet amalgam technology, and very low maintenance.

UVC germicidal lamps are highly effective at killing bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeast immediately upon exposure, providing safe alternatives to chemical use that may pose more harm than good.  Examples of surface disinfection with UVC technology include:

  • Food Industry – UVC technology is used in restaurants, food buffets, produce departments, bakeries, meat cases and processing plants to keep food free from disease and contaminants
  • Biotech Applications – Sterilization of laboratory equipment is easy and effective with UVC germicidal lamps
  • Schools – UVC lamps help to keep students and faculty healthy all year with sterilization of cafeteria surfaces and equipment, and school laboratory settings.

LightSources and our valued partner companies, LightTech, LCD Lighting, Cerlux and Voltarc are recognized as industry leaders in fluorescent and ultraviolet technology including the highest performing UVC germicidal lamps available today.  Contact us to learn more about our UV solutions for all germicidal applications. 

UV Glue Curing Creates Unbreakable Bond

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Ultraviolet radiation energy is used as a catalyst to instantly cure polymers, creating an instant bond in as quickly as three seconds.  This photochemical reaction is often used on polymers such as silicone glue, polyurethane and epoxies which will instantly cure when exposed to UV light.

UV curing of polymers provides many advantages over other methods such as chemical application and air drying.   UV curing provides the quickest cure time when compared to these other methods, while providing a stronger, unbreakable bond.   When air drying inks, coatings, adhesives and glues, the surface is exposed to outer contaminants in the air which can create an inconsistent surface.  UV curing is also much faster than air drying, drastically improving cycle times and productivity, leading to increased profitability.

When using chemicals to dry surface coatings and bonding agents, it can be costly and time consuming while still not providing the same consistent and quick output as UV curing.   Chemical drying processes can also create an unsafe environment to employees by exposing them to harmful contaminants.  An air controlled evaporation system is often necessary to remove fumes or toxins from chemical use.  UV curing dries so quickly it leaves a consistent and high-quality surface that is reinforced and resistant to scratching or breaking.

UV glue curing provides many benefits over other methods, with precision accuracy to target specific areas.  By projecting the UV light directly towards the area of polymer requiring hardening, manufactures can precisely cure specific areas without affecting surrounding areas.

Lightsources has vast knowledge and expertise with UV curing applications, with skilled design engineers available to assist with determining the best type of UV lamps for your process.  We assist OEMs large and small with the perfect UV lighting solution, no matter the scope of your project.  UV curing is used in a multitude of industrial processes around the globe, including screen printing, graphic design, automotive, aerospace and many other applications.

LightSources and our valued partner companies are recognized as leaders in the industry of high-tech lamp design and manufacturing.  Our team is comprised of the most highly skilled professionals specializing in a wide range of innovative lighting solutions.  Contact us to learn more about our broad range of standard and custom lighting solutions.

 

UV Germicidal Lamp Solutions from LIghtSources

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LightSources and our European partner, LightTech, are global leaders in manufacturing UV germicidal lamps for effective purification and sterilization of air, water and surfaces.  UV germicidal lamps play a very important role in many water treatment systems used in municipalities world-wide.  LightSources employs highly skilled design engineers with extensive knowledge in UV radiation, devoted to developing innovative UV germicidal technology.

LightSources is devoted to research and development to continually provide advanced technologies to promote public safety while protecting our environment with green technologies.  We offer a wide selection of effective and cost-efficient UV germicidal lamps for various sterilization applications.  LightSources has vast resources and proprietary technology, allowing us to supply superior lighting solutions at cost effective prices.

We offer low-pressure, medium and high-pressure UV lamps manufactured for specific sterilization applications.  UV radiation is proven effective to eradicate bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold and micro-organisms with chemical free germicidal treatments.   Sterilization with UV technology is proven effective with low cost and low maintenance, and does not contain any corrosive materials as chemical treatment systems do.

UV germicidal lamps by LightSources are made with long lasting patented technology, providing long life, low maintenance and little cost.  Our lamps are simple to operate and easy to retrofit with custom designed solutions.  Our customer service is second to none, providing personalized attention with custom solutions.

We have a multitude of standardized lamps that fit most any germicidal system or our skilled and knowledgeable engineers will custom design a solution to your specifications.  We can even help you develop your own proprietary design and assist you through the patent process.    Let us show you how easy it is to develop patented products with the most advanced UV technology available.

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 UV germicidal lamps that offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  Please contact us to learn more about our extensive selection of lamps.

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.

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.