In-Duct Air Purification Systems Give Health Advantages

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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

 

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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

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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.   

WHO Reports Air Pollution Levels Rising in Poor Cities

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Dr. Carlos Dora of the World Health Organization (WHO) states that, “It is crucial for city and national governments to make urban air quality a health and development priority.” She adds, “When air quality improves, health costs from air pollution-related diseases shrink, worker productivity expands and life expectancy grows. Reducing air pollution also brings an added climate bonus, which can become a part of countries’ commitments to the climate treaty.”  However in the same report they explain that air pollution levels are rising in many of the world’s poorest cities.

In the large study from 2008-2013, the WHO compared a total of 795 cities in 67 countries for levels of small and fine particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5).  PM10 and PM2.5 include pollutants such as sulfate, nitrates and black carbon that can increase the risk of disease.

The organization says that despite improvements around the globe that urban air pollution levels have increased by 8%.  They also report that 80% of people living in urban areas with air quality monitored are exposed to air quality levels that exceed WHO limits, and low-income cities are the worst.   In fact 98% of low and middle income cities with over 100,000 inhabitants do not meet WHO air quality guidelines and generally include cities in the Eastern Mediterranean and South-East Asia Regions.  Many of those cities exceed WHO limits by 5 to 10 times.  For high-income cities, only 56% of them do not meet the guidelines and include cities in Europe, the U.S., and the Western Pacific Region.

Some of the ways that air quality can be improved are to reduce industrial smokestack emissions and to increase the use of renewable power sources.  Other things that can be done is to increase and support public transportation as well as to encourage industries and businesses to recycle and adopt more sustainable “green” practices.

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 extensive selection of lamps.

 

Source:who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2016/air-pollution-rising/en/

 

 

Developing Solutions to Reduce Industrial Pollution

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It is a fact that industrial pollution impacts the well being and health of the every person on the planet, and thus is a worldwide concern. Pollution from industries includes releasing toxins into the air as well as contaminating drinking water and the soil.  Companies such as LightSources and LightTech are designing and manufacturing cost-effective, safe solutions to address these issues.  However despite the best efforts of such companies, global industrial pollution is still widespread and will take many years to bring under control.

Smoke and greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere from industrial air pollution is believed to be a contributing factor in climate change.  One of the challenges of moving the planet toward a more environmentally-friendly direction is the fact that many companies are still using outdated technology to combat pollution.   Often there is a lack of resources available, especially for small companies or those in poorer countries, to make the capital investment needed for effective pollution control.  Another problem that contributes to industrial pollution is the lack of standards and regulations in many countries, or if the laws do exist, the lack of enforcement. Furthermore, many industries use large amounts of water in their manufacturing processes that is contaminated with harmful chemicals.  Without systems in place such as LightSources and LightTech’s UVC germicidal water purification systems to deal with the waste water, it is often released into the environment still containing hazardous waste and other by-products.

At LightSources and LightTech, we are committed to designing, engineering and manufacturing UV lighting solutions that are intended to deal with industrial air, water and odor pollution in a safe and cost-effective method.  Our UV light applications are used for sewage treatment, purification of municipal and domestic drinking water, food processing and protection (irradiation), water reclamation, HVAC air sterilization, and odor control.  We invite you to browse our extensive website to learn more about all of our innovative UV lighting solutions that are more affordable than you may think.

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 offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions. 

 

Source:conserve-energy-future.com/causes-effects-of-industrial-pollution.php

 

Industrial Air Pollution Causes Many Problems

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Not only do LightSources and LightTech manufacture products that help to make the world a better place, but we also implement environmentally-friendly practices in-house with our own production processes.  Supporting social programs, developing environmentally-friendly technologies, and implementing green business practices are an important part of the LightSources group’s business philosophy.

We are proud to manufacturer a line of cost-effective products designed to help reduce industrial pollution, which is the one of the biggest sources of environmental contamination.  In fact the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that, “air pollution levels rose 14 percent from 1990 to 2008.”  Industrial air pollution is caused by dust, fly ash, smoke, fog, soot and fumes as well as gaseous pollutants such as carbon monoxide, methane, and nitrogen oxide.

Most scientists believe that industrial air pollution is one of the leading causes of climate change, and that the effects are much farther reaching than just air quality.  Greenhouse gas emissions can pollute soil and damage plants as well as travel a long distance from the source.  When pollutants from factories combine with the moisture in the air, it is called “acid rain.”  The U.S. Geological Survey reports that one study showed, “air pollution caused the pH of rainfall to drop to 4.2 in the Washington, D.C. area.”  For clarification, unpolluted rain has a pH of 5.6.”

At the LightSources group, we are committed to continually improving our manufacturing processes to help protect the environment such as using measured mercury pellets for controlled mercury dosages as well as lead-free phosphors.  In addition we design energy efficient products such as our proprietary LongLife™ UV germicidal lamps, tanning lamps and TriLight Max lighting lamps that require fewer replacements.  We also recycle as much material as possible, and LightTech even operates in-house recycling equipment.  See our website to learn more cost-effective ways to help improve the environment.

LightSources and its affiliated companies are regarded as innovative, high-tech designers and manufacturers in the specialty lamp manufacturing industry. From prototype to finished product, we offer unmatched flexibility and manufacturing turnaround. Please contact us to learn more about our cost-effective industrial UV air systems that help companies to run cleaner.

Source:livestrong.com/article/177248-how-do-factories-pollute-the-air/