LCDL Provides Custom Miniature Lighting Solution

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LightSources partner companies are the leaders in the lighting industry, offering lighting solutions and components for virtually any lighted application.  LCD Lighting (LCDL) is a valuable addition to the LightSources group, offering expert and proven solutions for miniature fluorescent lighting used in a multitude of applications.   LCDL works with OEMs of all sizes, providing custom solutions for virtually any lighting application requiring small miniature lighting.

Hot-Cathode Fluorescent Lamps

LCDL manufactures hot-cathode fluorescent lamps (HCFL) that utilize a filament, these HCFL lamps are used in copiers, scanners, and vision systems.   LCDL’s lineup of HCFL lamps provide a variety of sizes including T2 to T12, the letter T represents a tubular lamp and the number represents one eighth of an inch, making a T8 a tubular lamp in exactly one inch diameter whereas the T12 would be 1 ½ inches in diameter.  HCFL lamps are used in graphic art applications, outdoor signs and medical devices.

Cold-Cathode Fluorescent Lamps

LCDL produces cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) as well, which are bendable and common in neon signs.  These miniature lamps range in size with a 2mm to 10mm diameter, and up to 3050mm in length.  These miniature lamps are used as accent lighting, and smaller sizes of up to 15mm are used for back lighting in commercial and military applications in avionic displays, computers, vehicles and even space shuttles used in the NASA program.

LCD Lighting is an expert at manufacturing the perfect blend of mercury vapor to enhance the phosphor coating for vibrant long-lasting color.  LCDL can customize a specialty lamp to match the perfect fluorescent lighting solution for you, in virtually any size, wattage, color or shape.

LCD is the perfect addition to the LightSources group of industry leading lighting experts, providing mini fluorescent lighting solutions to your unique specifications.

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 worldwide and are found in a multitude of applications.  Please contact us to learn more about our broad range of standard and custom lighting solutions.

Specialty Fluorescent Lamps from LCD Lighting

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LCD Lighting, a valued partner to LightSources, is a global leader with designing, engineering, and manufacturing either standard or custom built fluorescent lighting for virtually any lighting application.  LCD Lighting produces superior quality T2, T4, T5, T8 and T12 fluorescent lamps, utilizing proprietary and patented technology.

Along with the various sizes of fluorescent lighting mentioned above, LCD is also an expert manufacturer of hot or cold cathode fluorescent lamps, CCFL sub-minis, HCFL-aperture, and compact fluorescent lighting with exceptional expertise in avionic display backlighting.  LCD Lighting is a leading supplier of backlighting in commercial and private avionic display lighting including AMLCD lamps used in illuminating cockpit controls in Boeing aircraft and the NASA Space Shuttle.

We are dedicated to continual improvement and investment into research and development resulting in proprietary and patented technology, advancing the industry with innovative designs.  Our focus is on product and process improvement, along with efficient use of resources while minimizing our environmental footprint.  Providing high performance products with long life and durability is the mission of LCD Lighting and the LightSources Group.

LongLife+™ Technology Provides Quick Return on Investment

LCD’s patented LongLife+™ technology is available on T8 and T12 products, and provides a life cycle up to six times more than other standard T12 lamps without LongLife technology.  LongLife technology utilizes a specialty coating inside the lamp providing long lasting superior   performance even in high intensity lamp products.

This results in less maintenance and replacements, provides maximum efficiency and a quick return on investment, in addition to contributing to an environmentally friendly process by reducing waste.

Custom Phosphor Blends Available

LCD Lighting employs some of the the most knowledgeable engineers in the lighting industry, offering the capability to blend custom phosphors to match your specified hue.  We offer ultraviolet, infrared and proprietary blends designed for maximum performance in your desired application.

LCD Lighting will also provide sub-assemblies or fully assembled lamp units in either standard sizes, or custom dimensions designed to perform in your own specialized equipment.

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.

UV and Fluorescent Lighting Experts

 

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A key benefit of partnering with the LightSources Group is the diverse experience gained from each of our respective partner companies.  LightSources is a world leading provider of lighting solutions, partnering with fellow leaders in the industry to provide the most technologically advanced, cost effective solutions available for our customers.

LCD Lighting (LCDL) is a leader in the design and manufacture of high quality long-lasting T2, T4, T5, T8, and T2 fluorescent lighting solutions.  Their product line includes compact fluorescent lamps, aquarium lighting, CCFL Sub-mini lights and HCFL-aperture and reflectors, and specialized back lighting used in computer displays and avionics.

LCDL is a pioneer in research and development with several patented technologies that set them apart from other fluorescent lamp suppliers.  Proprietary products include custom phosphor blends for vibrant color retention and brightness.

The development of LCDL’s proprietary product Robo-Bend allows for serpentine hot and cold cathode lamps to be manufactured automatically with a bending ability.   This results in a reduction in the number of cathodes required in a backlight, often saving twice the power as it is possible to move from six cold cathode lamps to a single hot cathode lamp.  The benefit is faster production and delivery, saving customers money with a reduced work in process time and leaner inventory requirements.

LCD Lighting also offers patented technology Ultra-Bright™, providing twice the efficiency (lm/watts) with fifty percent improvement in lumen output.  Ultra-Bright offers maximum performance for consistent output even in bends, throughout the long-lasting life of the lamp.

LightSources strategic partner, LCDL, delivers professional customer service with the option to create lamps in any size, shape or color, with customized ceramic ends to fit your application.

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.

LCD Lighting Provides Custom Fluorescent Solutions

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LCD Lighting, a LightSources strategic partner, is a global leader in specialty fluorescent lighting products. LCD Lighting (LCDL) is a leading supplier of various miniature fluorescent lamps used all over the world in a multitude of products and applications. Working with OEMs large and small, LCDL can provide custom designed expert solutions for virtually any miniature lighting requirement.

LCD Lighting provides hot-cathode (HCFL) and cold cathode (CCFL) fluorescent lamps for numerous applications. The HCFL lights utilize a filament and are used for business purposes including lighting in scanners, copiers and vision systems. LCD’s hot-cathode lineup includes tubular lamps ranging in diameter and length from the smallest size of T2 to T12, where T represents a tubular light and the number stands for an eighth of an inch, i.e. a T8 is eight eights of an inch, or exactly 1 inch. Therefore, the largest size of T12 is 1 ½ inches in diameter. HCFL lights are also used in medical devices, graphic arts and outdoor signs.

The miniature CCFL lamps use an electrode instead of a filament, and are commonly used in various neon sign products in small bendable shapes. Our CCFL lamps range in diameter from 2mm to 10mm, and in lengths from 50 to 3050mm. These small lamps are often used as accent lighting in bendable shapes, while even smaller diameter lamps of 15mm and under are used as back lighting in avionic displays in commercial and military applications, vehicles, computers and even the NASA space shuttle.

Both hot and cold cathode lamps use mercury vapor to enhance the phosphor coating, emitting the proper amount of visible light.  LCD Lighting and the experts at the LightSources Group can customize a specialty fluorescent solution just for you, in any size, shape or color and wattage. As world leaders, LCDL’s products are made with patented proprietary technology, providing high performance with long lasting life. LCDL provides value added services of assemblies, and sub-assemblies produced to customer specifications.

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 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.

LightSources Partners with Small and Medium Sized OEMs

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The term OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. When you stop to think about the number of items that us multi-tasking humans use during any given day, you would realize that for every physical item you hold in your hand, there were probably several OEM’s contributing parts for the finished product. Whether it’s a cell phone, a laptop or tablet, or a flashlight – Manufacturing is big business.

Every industry has large corporations in their supply chain, but it’s the contribution of small businesses (defined as a business with less than 500 employees) that is the lifeblood of the US Economy. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), small businesses represent 99% of all employer firms, 44% of all US private payroll, and generate 64% of new jobs. Entrepreneurship is alive and strong, and while many small companies strive to acquire more market share, they must also receive the same level of service from their suppliers.

Here at the LightSources Group, we realize the challenges for small OEM’s to access the same advantages as their larger competitors, and we delight in partnering with small and medium sized OEMs to custom design and produce specialty lamps for various industrial applications.

We offer combined resources of multi-national corporations: LightSources in the US & China, our European Partner LightTech, our affiliated company LCD Lighting, and strategic partnerships with Voltarc and Cerlux for various lighting components in standard or custom designs. We specialize in providing you with custom designed proprietary products to match your innovative ideas.

We offer a broad product line including:

  • Specialty fluorescent UVA and UVB lamps
    • Used in backlighting applications in computers, avionics, and NASA’s Space Shuttle
  • Low and high pressure tanning lamps
  • UVC lamps used for:
    • Polymer curing
    • Germicidal applications including air and water purification systems
  • Low Pressure (LP) Amalgam lamps with patented technology

This is a short list of some of the products and their applicable uses that LightSources provides.

We are a solution based corporation, and proven leaders in research and development, manufacturing, assembly and distribution of lighting solutions large and small, standard or custom built, for small to medium sized OEM’s worldwide.

The LightSources group is a valuable addition to your supply chain, no matter the size of your business.

LightSources and its affiliated companies are global leaders in lighting solutions for multitude of applications. 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 our large selection of specialty custom and standard lamps.

High-tech Backlighting Solutions

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LightSources’ affiliate, LCD Lighting (LCDL) is the leader in designing, engineering and manufacturing customized backlighting for LCD and AMLCD displays. Our miniature lamps are used in military and civilian aircrafts, shipboards, and vehicles as well as in vetronics, and computers. We are especially proud of the fact that our avionic display backlighting is used in the U.S. Space Program and the defense of our country.

The miniature lamps used in avionic displays and cabin backlighting generally require a multiple bend lamp configuration. These specialty lamps are used in backlight liquid crystal displays (LCD), indirect cabin lighting, passenger and crew reading lights, galley and lavatory lighting, entry lighting, cockpit applications, cargo areas, wing inspection lights, exterior emergency lighting, landing lights and many other locations. Furthermore, we are the long-standing partner and the sole manufacturer of miniature AMLCD backlight lamps used in the cockpit of the Boeing 777 passenger jet.

LCDL also designs and manufactures active matrix liquid crystal displays (AMLCD) used in military vehicles. Our innovative technology combines lightweight, efficient power use with an extremely reliable performance. AMLCDs are used in flat panel displays, display equipment and prototype equipment.

As a customer of LCDL, you will benefit from our state-of-the-art AMLCD backlight technology that offers customized: optical light sources and filters/diffusers, mechanical reflective plates, tray or housing, and the best environment for thermal management, shock and vibration control. Also our lamp engineering and backlight design provides the optimal electrical power supply and system interfacing. Our capabilities include hot-cathode fluorescent lamps (HCFL) from 6.0mm to 20mm diameters and cold-cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) from 2.0mm to 20mm diameters. You will find everything from straight, bent, serpentines or circles to interlocking lamp pairs, all with our precision glass bending and craftsmanship.

LightSources and our affiliated companies, Voltarc and LCD Lighting along with strategic partners, LightTech and Cerlux, offer outstanding service and exceptional products.   Our standard lamps and components as well as customized products offer high-quality solutions to meet our partner’s unique needs. Please contact us for more information.

Highest-quality Aperture Lamps

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While aperture lamps are similar in construction to internal reflector fluorescent lamps, the major difference is that an aperture reflector covers a larger portion of the circumference and has a clear window in the coating for the light to come through. This 30 or 60 degree clear glass opening is called the aperture and does not contain any phosphor. It concentrates the light in one direction in order to provide a higher intensity or brightness.

The reflective coating of an aperture lamp is 330 or 300 degrees and the phosphor coating covers just that area of the lamp. Since the intensity of the light increases with a decreasing aperture width, it is important to consider the size of the aperture surface. With our advanced precision technology, we can produce lamps with an aperture width as small as 2 millimeters wide.

While aperture lamps are used in applications such as scanners and imaging machines, a popular new use for aperture fluorescent lamps is for edge lighting in signs and displays. Since aperture lamps are inherently uniform along the lamp’s length, the smaller diameter lamps allow edge lit signs to be built efficiently and significantly brighter as well as slenderer. They also do not create annoying light bands.

At LCD Lighting we are the foremost designer and manufacturer of both standard and custom aperture and reflector lamps. Our products are made from the highest-quality material and used in applications such as scanners, copiers, facsimile machines, machine vision, sorting equipment for production lines and other imaging devices. In addition we specialize in avionic display backlighting and manufacture a wide range of specialty fluorescent lighting. Our portfolio includes cold and hot cathode fluorescent lamps CCFL / HCFL, backlight lamps and assemblies, aperture and reflector lamps, compact lamps, sub miniature lamps and HID‐MPUV lamps.

The LightSources group represents 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 specialty lamps.

Germicidal UVC Lamps: Prevent Food/Water Poisoning & Death due to Food/Water Bacteria and Parasites

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Whether we all know it or not, we are surrounded by bacteria and parasites (E-Coli, Salmonella, etc).  From the surfaces we touch right down to the food we eat, bacteria are all around us.  To prevent the spread of disease and illness, UVC germicidal lamps are being used in equipment to effectively kill many of the common viruses, bacteria and parasites that we come in contact with on a daily basis. Ultraviolet (UVC) light destroys microorganisms by damaging the DNA structure.  UVC radiation disrupts the chemical bonds that hold strands of DNA together in a microorganism; therefore the organism cannot reproduce and grow — so it dies!

When used in a water application, UVC germicidal lamps irradiate the water passing through a vessel which contains a Quartz Sleeve with a UVC germicidal lamp in side.  Water treatment units are designed with flow rates that sterilize water at 1 gallon per minute up to thousands of gallons per minute.  UVC does not alter the pH, odor or color of the water as does the use of chemicals (i.e., chlorine, peroxide, etc.) to purify water so there is no change in the taste of the water.  This water can then be “safely” used in various applications ranging from drinking water to food preparation to the beverage bottling.

UVC germicidal lamps are also used by numerous food processing companies to kill bacteria throughout the food preparation lines.   Fruits, vegetables and meat are placed on conveyor systems and are UVC irradiated as it is being processed.  Immediately prior to packaging, exposure to UVC has been proven to extend the shelf life of fruits, vegetables meats and breads.  Food processing plants are using UVC germicidal lamps in their HVAC systems to kill air-borne particles that exist in the processing rooms. The equipment used to process the food is also irradiated with germicidal UVC to kill any microorganisms that may exist on the surface.

So, introducing UVC germicidal lamp technology into your air, water and surface treatment procedures will significantly reduce or totally eliminate virus, bacteria and parasites that are the cause of much illness and even death!

LightSources, together with our affiliated companies, represent the foremost high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  LCD Lighting, our leading affiliate in fluorescent lamps has designed and manufactured thousands of custom fluorescent lamps for virtually every type of OEM lighting application.  Contact us to learn more about our exclusive fluorescent light technology.

The Pros and Cons of using UVC Low Pressure Amalgam Lamps for Municipal Drinking Water Disinfection

Drinking water is the most valuable and scarce resource on the planet.  While water covers 97% of Earth’s surface only 2.5% of the total water is suitable for drinking, with the remainder being salt water.  Clean drinking water is even harder to find and is estimated to be less that one 1% of the total drinkable water.  Untreated water is becoming more and more of a health risk. Experts estimate that more than two million people die every year as a result of drinking untreated unsanitary water.  Ingesting untreated water can result in many types of infections and intestinal illnesses.

Consumption of drinkable water around the world has been estimated to have increased six times over since 1900.  However, during that time the world’s population has approximately only tripled.  The availability of drinking water as a result of this dramatic increase in usage has become one of the most important problems of this century.  Great emphasis is being placed on finding alternative methods of disinfection while preserving the environment; and Ultraviolet (UVC) Amalgam Lamp disinfection is leading the way.  UVC germicidal light offers an environmentally friendly way of disinfecting water while managing to be much more cost effective than the equivalent ozone disinfection and/or membrane filtration methods.  The use of UVC germicidal light compares favorably with other water disinfection methods (i.e., chemical, reverse osmosis, MPUV, etc.) in terms of cost of labor and the need for technically trained personnel for operation.

Using ultraviolet (UVC) light for drinking water disinfection purposes isn’t new, in fact it was first used for treating drinking water in the USA back in 1916.  While germicidal UVC can not replace chemical disinfection entirely for non-point-of-use Municipal Drinking Water Disinfection purposes, it does allow for a significant reduction of supplemental chemicals.  Unlike chemical treatments UVC being a physical treatment process leaves no disinfection residual in the water once it has passed the irradiated area, thus offering no protection in the municipal water pipes, where water can spend days before consumption.  As a result in Municipal Drinking Water applications Amalgam lamps are used in a multi-barrier approach ensuring complete inactivation of waterborne pathogens resistant to chemical treatments such as Cryptosporidium, Giardia and viruses, much like ozone and filtration methods are used.  The benefits of using UVC Light over competing technologies for water disinfection are many.  UVC has no effect on the taste, on smell or pH value of the water which plagues the other competing technologies.

Amalgam lamps are particularly well suited for Municipal Drinking Water Type applications.  Amalgam lamps produce significantly higher UVC output than conventional standard (425mA) or high output (800mA) low pressure germicidal lamps thus offering more than triple the efficiency and life over competing Medium Pressure Ultraviolet (MPUV) lamp varieties and at significant lower overall cost.

LightSources, together with our affiliated companies, represent the foremost high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  LCD Lighting, our leading affiliate in fluorescent lamps has designed and manufactured thousands of custom fluorescent lamps for virtually every type of OEM lighting application.  Contact us to learn more about our exclusive fluorescent light technology.

Tips on How Germicidal UVC Lamps can Dramatically Reduce Medical Malpractice Lawsuits and Save Lives

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One fast growing sector that incorporates the use of UVC germicidal lamps is the medical industry.  The medical sector utilizes ultraviolet light to sterilize rooms, equipment, HVAC systems and medical instruments.  Because the disinfection and sterilization process of UVC eliminates the need for chemicals, it is considered environmentally friendly.  Furthermore, by taking advantage of UVC germicidal lights’ features, the spread of disease and infection (i.e., MRSA, Staph, etc.) is kept under control.  Research has shown the application of UVC germicidal light in a medical setting to be more effective in reducing the setting’s microbial and pathogen content as opposed to standard manual cleaning practices.  There are no disinfection by-products (DBPs) left over as there would be when using powerful chemical cleansers.  In addition, time and money is saved with UV application in place of repetitive manual cleaning.

In American hospitals, approximately 1 in 20 patients will contract a healthcare-associated infection (HAI); a 5% rate.  However, upon the application of UVC germicidal lights, this statistic has been reduced by a whopping 82 percent!  This decrease translates too many more people leaving the hospital safer and with better outcomes.  There are hospitals that have reported the rates of HAI around 1% following the application of UVC lights.  This trend has a direct correlation to the reduction in malpractice suits as well as saving lives.

The cost of malpractice insurance has been on the rise in recent years.  Malpractice insurance can be the result of a number of doctor and/or hospital errors including but not limited to; delayed diagnosis, missed diagnosis, medication errors, birth injuries, and illness caused by contaminated air, surfaces and/or medical instruments.  Upon applying UVC germicidal light to the medical environment, instances of un-sterile and infected rooms and instruments have been greatly reduced, which in turn, has reduced the number of lawsuits associated with injured patients.  Some patients are already in a very fragile state due to illness or injury.  Hence, it has become essential for the all hospitals to do anything and everything in their control to reduce any and all risks associated with HAI.

So, in summary, the simple act of using proper germicidal UVC sterilization and disinfection techniques will greatly reduced the presence of germs and the spread of disease, all the while, keeping costly malpractice suits at a minimum; and most importantly, saving lives!

LightSources, together with our affiliated companies, represent the foremost high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  LCD Lighting, our leading affiliate in fluorescent lamps has designed and manufactured thousands of custom fluorescent lamps for virtually every type of OEM lighting application.  Contact us to learn more about our exclusive fluorescent light technology.