Miniature Fluorescent Lighting with Long Lasting Performance

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The LightSources group consists of the world’s leading, most forward thinking and innovative companies providing lamps and lighting solutions to companies worldwide.  LCD Lighting (LCDL) is known for high quality, high performing miniature fluorescent lamps. LCDL provides miniature lamps to a wide variety of manufacturers, OEMs, and has even supplied lamps for the U.S. space shuttle.

LCDL’s Hot-Cathode Fluorescent Lamps

LCDL produces cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) and hot cathode fluorescent lamps (HCFL) to a multitude of companies and OEMs around the globe.  LCDL offers a product line of HCFL lamps which include tubular lamps available in a wide range of lengths and diameters.

The smallest size of HCFL lamps start at T2 which means that T stands for the shape of the lamp meaning tubular, and the number 2 stands for an eighth of an inch.  A size T8 lamp would equal a tubular lamp at exactly 1 inch in diameter.  As LCDL specializes in miniature lighting, the largest size available is the T12 which would be a diameter of 1 ½”.

HCFL lamps by LCD Lighting are used in signs, medical devices, graphic arts, and backlighting displays in various applications.

LCDL’s Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps

Miniature CCFL lamps by LCD Lighting are commonly used in various neon signs and bendable shapes.  CCFL lamps contain an electrode, rather than the filament in the HCFL lamps.  Mini fluorescent lamps are used as backlighting in avionic displays, computers, vehicles, military applications and even the NASA space shuttle.

Both CCFL and HCFL lamps contain mercury vapor to enhance the phosphor coating which creates a very pleasing light.  LightSources and LCD Lighting offer a wide selection of standard mini-lamps and provide custom services to create the lighting solutions unique to your application.

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 avionic display backlighting that is part of the National Defense and US Space Program.

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Neon Sign Lighting Solutions from the Lighting Experts

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Neon and fluorescent lighted signs require high quality components to provide vibrant and long-lasting illumination.  Voltarc Technologies is a valued partner of LightSources, and a leading high-tech designer and manufacturer of lighted signs for any application including architectural design, specialty fluorescent lamps, and ultraviolet lamps with custom holders and wiring devices.

Voltarc has been a valued partner company since 2009, and brings more than 80 years of expertise and experience in developing neon tube signs, U-lamps, cup-cathode lamps, and fluorescent lighted signs with unsurpassed performance and life expectancy.

Proprietary Technology and Lighted Sign Solutions

Voltarc delivers vibrant light and long-lasting color with patented products and proprietary technology.  Highly skilled engineers and lamp designers bring brand awareness to life with the most spectacular signs available today.

Proprietary technology developed by Voltarc and the LightSources group include:.

  • Neon Tubing
  • TriLight™ and TriLight Max™ Fluorescent Lamps
  • TufStraight Lamps
  • TufBend U-Lamps
  • Hyde Neon Fabrication Equipment
  • Xtra Long Lamps
  • Masonite Electrodes
  • Standard and Custom Lamp Accessories

Voltarc’s cutting edge technology provides energy-efficient solutions with technologically advanced components.  Lighted sign solutions by Voltarc include intricate and complex designs that other manufacturers would shy away from.  You benefit from our years of experience and vast resources, allowing us to provide high quality components at the lowest possible cost, and in a timely manner.

Voltarc operates with green practices, improving and enhancing upon our energy saving solutions to provide long lasting illumination requiring low maintenance and replacement costs.  Signs by Voltarc are proven to outperform and outlast the competition.  With a wide selection of standard items, the LightSources group is known for developing customized patented solutions for virtually any design imaginable.

The LightSources group includes valued partners LightTech in Europe, Voltarc, LCD Lighting and Cerlux for custom bases and sockets.  You can custom design your bases in any color available, even matching your current logo or brand.

LightSources and its 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.  We invite you to contact us to learn more about our wide selection of lamps.

What is CRI and How It Can Benefit You?

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CRI is a term used in the lighting industry and stands for Color Rendering Index, which is a rating scale used to measure the effectiveness of a light source to render colors when compared to natural daylight.  Natural Daylight has a CRI of 100, which is the highest score available.  A lower CRI of 50 or less indicates that the source of light is not conducive to rendering colors very well.  In fluorescent lighting, a CRI rating of 80 to 95 is an excellent rating of color rendering ability.

Industry Uses of Excellent CRI

Using the right lighting in your business can render great rewards, in terms displaying your products in a better and more appealing light.  Knowing the CRI of your light source will benefit your business, and your customer satisfaction.

If you own a jewelry store, you would want your jewels, diamonds, gold and silver displayed with lighting that provides a high quality of color rendering, and registers high on the CRI scale.  A high-quality light with an elevated CRI rating will really bounce light off of your diamonds and allow the flashy colors to show through, pleasing your customers and enticing a purchase.

A favorable CRI index rating is also quite desirable in the clothing industry, improving the appearance of displays allowing vibrant colors to show through.   The restaurant and food industries also benefit from a high CRI index, as showcasing healthy red meats or desirable desserts influences a consumer’s choice when ordering their meal.

As you can see, the effectiveness of your lighting plays a big role in the success of your business.

LCD Lighting Provides Enhanced CRI Index Lighting

LCD Lighting, (LCDL), is a leading specialty lamp designer and a valued partner to the LightSources group.   LCDL conducts continual research and development, with proprietary color rendering index technology that contains additional rare-Earth phosphors that let the natural light through to reveal true colors.

LCDL and LightSources can help you to choose an existing phosphor blend or we can develop a custom blend specific to your needs.

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.

Do You Need a Lamp Supplier for Superior Lighted Signs?

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Neon signs and fluorescent lighted signs provide brand awareness and long-lasting illumination for businesses around the globe in a multitude of industries.  The LightSources group includes lighted sign expert, Voltarc, providing more than 75 years of experience in designing and manufacturing assorted styles and types of fluorescent lighting.   Voltarc Technologies provides superior lamp products for architectural lighting, neon and fluorescent signs, ultraviolet lamps, specialty lamps, wiring devices and holders.

Voltarc utilizes the latest in technological advancements, employing highly skilled lighting engineers and designers conducting continual improvement, research and development.   Some innovative proprietary technology developed by Voltarc includes:

  • Xtra Long Lamps
  • TufStraight Lamps
  • Neon Tubing
  • TufBend U-Lamps
  • TriLight Max™ and TriLight™ Fluorescent Lamps
  • Masonite Electrodes
  • Hyde Neon Fabrication Equipment
  • Cup-Cathode Lamps
  • Various Standard and Custom Lamp Accessories

Voltarc’s products provide unrivaled performance with long lasting product life expectancy in all patented products.  Voltarc produces the most vibrant signs in the industry, enhancing brand image of businesses worldwide with state-of-the-art lamp and electrical components.  The cutting edge lighted sign solutions provided by the LightSources group deliver exceptional lumens per output, reliably outperforming the competition.

Our energy efficient solutions provide long life with low maintenance, outlasting and outperforming comparable products with exceptional performance.  Voltarc provides a solution for your lighted sign specifications from simple to complex designs and shapes with lamps and components made to last.  Our skilled engineers can provide custom designed solutions with the optimum type of lamp product for your application.  Lighted signs by Voltarc provide quick return on investment with increased brand awareness delivered in a high performing and long-lasting product.

LightSources and our affiliated companies – LCD Lighting, Voltarc, LightTech, and Cerlux represent the leading high-tech designers in the lighting 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.

TriLight Max™ for Long Lasting Fluorescent Bulbs

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LightSources is pleased to offer cutting edge lighting technology in fluorescent lamps from our strategic partner, Voltarc.  Voltarc is a leading supplier of fluorescent lighting solutions for use in a wide variety of lighted signs.  Voltarc creates dazzling lighted sings in any size or shape with superior lamp technology for long lasting high performance.

Voltarc continually conducts research and development to deliver innovative lighting solutions such as LongLife™ and TriLight Max™ for long lasting high-performance fluorescent lamps. TriLight Max lamps are proven to last substantially longer than standard bulbs, in T8 and T12 specialty fluorescent lamps.

TriLight Max T8 HO lamps by Voltarc last six times longer than standard lamps with 60,000 hours estimated useful life.   T12 TriLight Max lamps by Voltarc are proven to last up to five times the standard lamps with an estimated useful life of 50,000 hours.  LongLife Technology combined with TriLight Max lamps provides hassle-free maintenance as you will rarely have to change bulbs.

Exceptionally vibrant colors are a result of unique tri-band phosphors, with high-performance lumen output throughout and up to end of product life span.  TriLight Max lamps are compatible with various systems, making them easy to install and maintain.  TriLight Max lamps with LongLife Technology are available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes including Tufbend U-bend style, and extra-long lamps.

For long lasting, high-performing fluorescent lamps and lighted sign solutions, contact the LightSources group to speak with a knowledgeable engineer.  We can answer all your questions, and help custom design a lighting solution specific to your process.

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.

Voltarc Valuable Addition to the LightSources Group

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The LightSources group consists of world leading lighting experts, and Voltarc is a valuable partner with experience in fluorescent signs for more than 75 years!  Voltarc joined the LightSources group in 2009, and provides a wide variety of specialty lighted signs in any shape or size.

Voltarc utilizes the latest in technological advancements to provide vibrant colors, with long lasting life even in unique sizes and shapes including U-lamp designs.   Their highly skilled staff is experienced with creating the perfect solution for your custom sign design.

Voltarc’s Specialty Sign Solutions include the following:

  • U-Lamps
  • Long lamps
  • Cup-Cathode Manufacturing
  • Neon Tubing
  • Fluorescent Lamp Signs

Voltarc conducts continual research and development improving their lamps for design and function, resulting in several proprietary and patented products.  Voltarc’s MaxLight™ provides extraordinary colors with maximum lumen output.

The TriLight™ Series provides 18,000 hours for the T8 and 12,000 hours for the T12 series, and come in standard lengths for easy fitting in your current systems.   Our TriLight and TriLight Max are high-performance, long lasting lamps requiring low maintenance.

Additional products from Voltarc include TruBend U-lamps, Xtra Long lamps, U-Lamps, Neon tubing, Masonite electrodes, TufStraight Lamps, Kulka Lampholders and various accessories, and wiring devices.

Voltarc employs skilled engineers to assist with the perfect design of your sign, displaying your logo and brand with the high level of quality that you deserve.  Voltarc is a valuable addition to the LightSources group, and an expert in their field, leading the industry of specialty fluorescent sign design and manufacturing.

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.

Ceramic Fittings for Custom UV Lamps

 

 

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The LightSources Group includes leaders in the UV lighting industry.  With facilities in the United States, China and Europe, and strategic partners located globally, we are positioned to provide outstanding customer service and delivery with standard or custom lighting solutions.

We offer a vast array of standard lamps in low pressure UV (LPUV), high pressure UV (HPUV), and amalgam lamps for a variety of UV applications.  LPUV lamps are commonly used for germicidal applications while HPUV lamps are beneficial for various processes including UV Polymer and Adhesive Curing.

Our partners offer standard fluorescent lamps T2 through T10, neon signs, indoor and outdoor lighting and signs of all sizes, specialty miniature lighting for electronic and avionic applications, and various other industrial applications.

While you are searching for the perfect lighting solutions to fit your needs, remember that LightSources can offer you customized solutions in addition to our standard product line.  Along with our custom lamps, we can offer you customized ceramic fittings with patented and proprietary base solutions from our partner Cerlux.

All customized ceramic bases and sockets will be assembled and tested within our factory for outstanding customer service and guaranteed performance.  Cerlux provides specialty manufacturing of custom ceramic bases and components in virtually any color and size imaginable.

Cerlux is an expert with automatic and hand crafted custom solutions providing matching sockets with your custom designed lamps.  Cerlux maintains the same high regard for superior quality as the entire LightSources Group.  Quality Assurance providing total customer satisfaction is the key to our success.

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.

State-of-the-art Signage Lighting

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The LightSources’ affiliate, Voltarc, designs, engineers, and manufactures indoor and outdoor signage as well as the wiring devices. As the industry’s leader, Voltarc’s products are available for a wide variety of hot, standard or cold applications. We create lamps that are used in signs for branding, exhibiting, retailing and merchandising, architecture, transportation and infrastructure, industrial applications and warehousing among others.

As part of the LightSources group since 2009, the Voltarc team is made up of the top engineers in the field who bring their expertise to produce custom-designed fluorescent sign lamps, neon tubing, long lamps, and U-lamps. Our innovative cup-cathode construction provides an unsurpassed electrical life and our lamps are an exceptional value with life ratings as high as 60,000 hours. This allows for a far lower cost of operation over the lifetime than with traditional T12 HO fluorescent sign lamps. Cup-cathode technology is also environmentally friendly. With extra-long life and easy interchangeability, our lamps make it easy to customize solutions for a sign-maker’s individual needs.

Did you know you can save money when you use Voltarc’s 9-foot and 10-foot lamps? These extra-long lamps are standard built in every way and can be used just like any other straight HO lamp. The benefit lies in the fact that they substantially decrease the number of lamps that would otherwise be needed and reduce labor costs for sheet metal work and wiring. Not only do extra-longs lower cost by reducing the number of ballasts and sockets that need to be installed and maintained but they also simplify maintenance and offer better performance.

We recommend using U-lamps when signage will be used to increase your profit making opportunity on the sign as well as to improve illumination. Our One TUFBEND® U-lamp offers cost savings by doing the work of two short straight lamps and result in fewer ballasts and sockets that must be purchased and installed. The enhanced illumination is a result of lamp ends being only inches apart in one raceway, not separated by feet. Single-ended lamp support also means less raceway work.

Another advantage to U-lamps is that they are ideal in tricky lighting situations. For example, regardless of configuration, they can provide illumination on any non-rectangular or odd-shaped frame such as a cowboy’s hat, a torch, an odd-shaped letter or a giant cactus.

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 avionic display backlighting that is part of the National Defense and US Space Program. Our team consists of the most highly skilled professionals that specialize in a range of innovative solutions.