UVC Radiation for Effective Air Purification


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.


In Duct Air Purification Enhances Health and Well-Being

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Purifying the air that we breathe provides numerous medical benefits, enhancing the health and overall well-being to people everywhere.  In-duct air purification systems are utilized in many HVAC and AC units to purify and sanitize air in many commercial and public places. These systems help to keep air clean and free of dust, mold, mildew and bacteria.

Eliminating these contaminants from the air is critical in places where sick people or patients with a compromised immune system visit or frequent such as doctors’ offices, nursing homes, and hospitals. In duct air purification systems are also beneficial to healthy people, to maintain health and prevent the spread of disease.  Air purification is important in schools and daycares, to eradicate bacteria and viruses from the air our children breathe.

UV light technology is a vital component of air purification systems and is highly effective at purifying and sterilizing the air we breathe, even eliminating odor from the air and eradicating harmful airborne contaminants.

LightSources Offers Highly Effective UVC Air Purification Systems

The LightSources Group consists of the leading global suppliers of high-tech lighting solutions available today.  We offer UV air purification in the effective range of 254 nanometer (nm), which is proven to kill bacteria and viruses.  Our skilled lighting engineers have in-depth knowledge of UVC technology, designing air purification systems with the most effective emissions.  While a small amount of ozone may be acceptable in certain HVAC systems, this is not desirable in AC cooling units as the ozone may contribute to eroding the system by separating copper lines from aluminum fins in the cooling unit.

Our experienced design engineers have the expertise needed to custom design an in-duct air purification system for your unique architectural design.  Our vast global resources provide the most effective UV solution for your application at the best available cost.  LightSources partners with you to ensure total success of your UV purification system.

LightSources and our valued partners are the leading global suppliers of UV germicidal solutions, partnering with OEMs to develop the most effective UV solution for your application.  Contact us today to learn more about our safe and effective in-duct UV air purification system.

UV Air Purification Systems Provide Many Health Benefits

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People have a right to breathe clean air in public settings, especially in hospitals, nursing homes and public places.  Ultraviolet (UV) air purification systems are proven highly effective at purifying the air we breathe, eradicating bacteria, viruses and contaminants from the air.  Building owners have a responsibility to their occupants to provide clean and pure air, free from disease.   HVAC air sterilization is common in health offices and medical complexes, with UV air purification systems delivering a higher quality of air in an easy to maintain, proven purification system.

UVC Germicidal Technology Safely Cleanses Air

UVC technology is proven to be highly effective at cleansing the air we breathe, even eliminating odor and contaminants naked to the human eye.  UVC light emitted at 254 nanometer (nm) instantly eradicates viruses and bacteria without the use of harmful chemicals.  UVC light at 254 nm instantly kills harmful viruses and stopping the ability to reproduce.

UVC germicidal lamps operate without risks in HVAC systems, with no ozone emitting systems which can contribute to eroding HVAC and cooling systems.

UV Air Purification Experts at LightSources

LightSources and our valued global partners represent the leading experts in the lighting industry today, offering high quality and long-lasting UV lamps proven effective at eradicating contaminants in the air.  Our UVC germicidal lamps include proprietary amalgam lamps with patented technology providing a higher intensity in a smaller footprint, with longer lasting effectiveness.  LightSources provides UV lamps in standard or custom designs, electronic ballasts, custom ceramic bases in virtually any color, and high-quality quartz sleeves.

LightSources produces UVC lamps for a multitude of applications around the globe, providing safe and effective solutions to eradicating germs and disease.  You can have confidence in our decades of experience and expertise to develop the right balance of UV energy emitted at the optimum wavelength to produce the most effective purification and sterilization process.

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 used in duct air purification systems, which offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  Please contact us to learn more about our wide selection of specialty custom and standard lamps.

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.

In Duct Air Purification System Provides Health Benefits


In duct air purification systems sanitize and purify the air we breathe, providing many health benefits to people in public and commercial areas.  Air purification systems are used in many HVAC and AC units to deliver clean air free from bacteria, dust, mold and mildew.  These in duct systems are so effective they also eliminate odors from stale air, always giving off a clean fresh scent free from airborne contaminants.

In duct air purification systems are used in settings such as doctor offices, hospitals, grocery stores, restaurants, schools and many other buildings that are open to the public.  Sanitizing the air is especially beneficial in areas where sick people or patients with compromised immune systems may gather.  Children or the elderly are especially susceptible to illness from germs, mold, mildew or contaminants in the air.

UV air purification systems eliminate these volatile compounds from contaminating the air we breathe keeping children, the elderly and the general public safer by providing purified and sanitized air.

UVC Air Purification Systems are Highly Effective

 Ultraviolet (UV) energy in the range of 254 nanometers is highly effective at killing viruses and bacteria.  Most UV air purification systems do not emit ozone as this may corrode the cooling system in AC units by separating the copper lines in the cooling unit from the aluminum fins.  A small amount of ozone emission might be acceptable in certain applications but is not desirable in AC units.

The LightSources group employs experts to assist you in determining the most effective UV air purification system for your unique building structure.  Our vast resources allow us to provide the most sophisticated and technologically advanced lighting solutions at an affordable cost to you, providing a quick return on investment.

Together LightSources in the U.S. and LightTech in Europe are global leaders in the germicidal ultra-violet light industry.  We partner with OEMs of any size to design, engineer and mass-produce new types of proprietary and specialty lamps cost-efficiently and with short turnaround.  Please contact us to learn more about the affordability of high-tech air purification systems.   

In-Duct Air Purification Systems Give Health Advantages


There are many health advantages when using in-duct air purification systems, which are common in many settings purifying the air we breathe.   Air duct purification systems are widely used in commercial settings where public visitors may frequent, and the building owner has a responsibility to all occupants regarding the health and safety of the environment.  HVAC air sterilization is common in nursing homes, hospitals, and doctor offices, enhancing the quality of air for all visitors and patients.

UVC Technology Proven Highly Effective and Safe

Ultraviolet (UV) light is widely used in many sterilization and purification applications including air and water, as UV radiation is extremely effective at eradicating bacteria and viruses, even airborne contaminants, without any harmful chemicals or side effects.

When air is exposed to UVC light at 254nanomemter (nm), the UVC light instantly kills harmful organisms, stopping them dead in their tracks from multiplying or reproducing, eliminating any health hazard.   UV purification of air through in-duct UV purification systems can also eliminate unpleasant odors from the air, as odors are caused by contaminants in the air.

UV light is an effective sanitizer, while not contributing to the erosion of your cooling or AC system.  Some ozone emitting purification systems may contribute to the corrosion of equipment, but UVC light will not pose such risks, and provides safe purification with no harmful side effects or drawbacks.

Experts in UV Air Purification

LightSources and our affiliated companies are experts with all functions of ultraviolet radiation, providing the highest in quality of UV lamps for all UVC germicidal applications.  Our low-pressure amalgam lamps are highly effective with water sterilization, and our medium pressure lamps are widely used in various UVC purification and sterilization systems.  We provide high performing and long-lasting UV lamps in standard or custom sizes, with quality quartz sleeves, electronic ballasts and custom ceramic bases.

Our UVC lamps are used in a multitude of applications worldwide, offering safe and effective germ-killing solutions.  You can trust that your lamps will perform as required, with the proper balance of UV radiation in the proper wavelength for your application, in all sterilization and purification processes.

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 used in duct air purification systems, which offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  Please contact us to learn more about our large selection of specialty custom and standard lamps.

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.

Lighting Solutions with Proven Advanced Technology

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The LightSources Group in-house glass factory meets production needs of OEMs around the globe with fast turnaround time on consistent production runs and shorter lot runs, with quality lamps and lighting technology delivered on time according to schedule.

LightTech in Europe operates one of the most advanced glass factories in Europe, meeting demanding production schedules in addition to employing engineers with expertise in lighting technology.  Our large capacity, state-of-the-art glassworks factory opened in 2001, and is the only in the region manufacturing UV germicidal, open, closed, FS lamps as well as our proprietary SolGlass® lamps enhancing the tanning industry with advanced technology.

With commitment to continual research and development, LightSources and LightTech have developed several patented and proprietary products setting new standards and leading the industry with cutting-edge lighting technology.  With complete control in our glass making processes, we offer high performing best in class quality products, saving you time and money with low-maintenance and long life.  Our lamps are proven to exhibit greater performance in fluorescent and UV solutions throughout the entire life cycle when compared to other lamp manufacturers.

Types of Glass

There are basically four types of glass that produce just about every type of lamp including general light bulbs, fluorescent lamps in signs and industrial applications, UV germicidal lamps treating air, water and surfaces, lamps used to treat skin conditions in the dermatology field, and UV lamps for tanning purposes.  The uses for UV and fluorescent lighting are endless, benefiting commercial and industrial applications worldwide.

  • Open Glass – open glass designs have approximately 35% transmission, allowing for a balanced ratio of UVA and UVB waves to pass through the lamp glass. Open glass lamps are often used in the tanning industry in North America.
  • Closed Glass – closed glass lamp designs are often used in tanning in Europe, which emit more UVA energy while limiting UVB energy.
  • Germicidal Soft Glass – Germicidal soft glass allows for the highest amount of UV transmission with 91%, including maximum UVC exposure which is highly effective in sterilizing water and air. UVC germicidal lamps are used worldwide to eradicate bacteria, virus and harmful pathogens in countless applications.
  • FS Glass – FS glass offers a combination of open and closed glass, using a very narrow phosphor band resulting in pure UVB exposure, effective in dermatological applications benefiting people with various skin conditions.

LightSources and LightTech have vast knowledge in ultraviolet radiation, and in providing the most effective wavelength in nanometers (nm) for required applications.  All glass types are available in T4, T5, T6, & T8 dimensions, with cut or collared glass options.

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.

World Leaders in the Lighting Industry



LightSources Group, with locations in the United States and China, our European partner, LIghtTech, our affiliate company LCD Lighting, and strategic partners Voltarc and Cerlux, comprise the largest conglomerate of specialty light bulb, lamp, and fixture component manufacturers in the world.   While we provide a wide array of standard units, our designers and engineers are experts at designing custom solutions for specific applications.

LightSources and LightTech are the world’s leading manufacturers of light bulbs. Any size or shape required can be custom built in-house at our own Glass Factory. We provide bulbs for ultraviolet applications including polymer curing and germicidal functions, of standard or custom shapes and sizes. LCD Lighting is a global leader in specialty fluorescent lamps used in various applications with OEM’s around the globe. LightTech’s specialty lamps can be found in backlighting for computers, phototherapy, signs, screens, copiers, scanners, and are also used in avionics including the NASA Space Shuttle.

Voltarc is a leading expert in lighted sign technology, providing the highest of quality lighting for signs used indoor, outdoor, in tunnels, retail and industrial, to name just a few. Whatever your need for lighted signs, Voltarc has the resources and expertise to provide just what you’re looking for.

Our partner, Cerlux, is a world leading supplier of standard and custom designed ceramic components for various light fixtures. Cerlux can custom design a specific ceramic fixture to fit your custom design, in virtually any color imaginable to match your custom or patented design.

The LightSources Group takes great pride in providing the best quality of bulbs, lamps, signs and assemblies to OEM’s large and small, all around the globe. We employ expert engineers and designers, manufacturing techniques, assembly and distribution to companies globally. With continual investment into research and development, we lead the way with improved products for emerging trends.

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

Health Problems Caused by Air Pollution


Most air pollution is caused by industries and puts the people who live in and around those areas at an increased risk for many different diseases.  Air pollution impacts the youngest, oldest and poorest and contributes to diseases such as lung cancer, heart disease, stroke, and asthma and other chronic respiratory diseases such as emphysema and bronchitis.  Other problems affecting people who live in areas with high levels of air pollution include increased fatigue, headaches, nausea and wheezing.

Air pollution is measured by the levels of particulate matter or PM in the air, and the more elevated the PM levels are, the more dangerous it is to the health of the people living in the area.  Scientists define PM2.5 as fine, tiny particles or droplets in the air that are two and one half microns (there are approximately 25,000 microns in an inch) or less in width.  On days when the levels of daily PM2.5 are elevated, it can reduce visibility and cause the air to appear hazy.  Many cities post warnings when air pollution levels are elevated as it can be especially unhealthy for people with certain health conditions.  Higher levels of PM2.5 often occur when there is little or no wind.

PM10 (particulate matter 10 micrometers or less in diameter) and PM2.5 include pollutants such as sulfate, nitrates and black carbon, which can be responsible for many diseases.  There is a fairly recent study that explains why PM2.5 may be more harmful than PM10. “Physically, this makes sense – smaller the particle, more of a probability that it will go deeper into the lungs and harm us.”

One of the worst places for industrial air pollution is in China.  In a recent study reported on by the BBC, the U.S. embassy in Beijing recorded the daily average air quality index (AQI) from 2008 to 2015.  Based on PM2.5, they reported readings that indicated 49% of the time the air quality was “very unhealthy,” and 4% of the time it was “hazardous.”  The study also indicated that the air quality was “good” 2% of the time.

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 and offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  Please contact us to learn more our innovative and cost-effective industrial UV air systems.