UV Drying Lamps are Fast and Cost Effective

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OEM’s around the globe are harnessing the power of UV drying lamps, and are realizing an improvement in process with quality and cycle time, in addition to valuable cost savings with improved efficiency.  There are many industries using UV drying lamps in various industrial production processes worldwide.

UV drying lamps are effective with a very quick drying time when compared to heat drying systems, for curing polymers, inks, varnishes and coatings.  Because UV lamps have such a quick drying time, they produce a more consistent hardened finish with much less shrinkage over heat systems.

This results in a higher level of quality for your products, providing countless benefits with satisfied customers, improved sales and increased customers.

In addition to an improved quality standard, UV drying lamps also provide a significant cost savings over heat or chemical drying methods.  The quick cycle time means more efficient production and higher capacity levels.   Less maintenance, less replacement costs, and a faster cycle time all equate to higher profits for you.

UV Drying Lamps Aid Automotive Industry

Many industrial processes are realizing the benefits of harnessing UV power for quick and effective curing of their parts.  The automotive industry sees a quick return on investment when using UV drying lamps to quickly dry outer coatings of polymers or inks, varnishes, and lacquers on either exterior or interior parts.

Faster Cycle Times

UV curing is a huge timesaver, as several parts can be cured at once, speeding up assembly lines.  With a quick drying time of seconds, they can be touched, handled and packaged in a faster amount of time. Faster cycle times equal more profitable production runs.

Strengthened Parts

This hardened surface not only dries quickly, it is also stronger and more resistant to breaking, warping or chipping.   This is important for parts in critical applications such as braking or air-bag systems.

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.

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.

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.

Combined Resources Advance Fluorescent Light Technology

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LightSources and our valuable affiliate company, LCD Lighting, give our customers advantages with innovative technology.  Through continual research and development, LCDL and LightSources have developed patented technology utilized in high performing fluorescent lamps.  Our proprietary products include Ultra-Bright™, Robo-Bend, Long-Life™, and High CRI (color rendering index).

These state-of-the-art solutions are utilized by OEMs large and small around the globe, as this partnership is recognized as one of the best in the world for fluorescent lighting excellence.

Innovative Technology in Fluorescent Lighting

LCDL and LightSources provide high-performing fluorescent lighting to OEMs worldwide in the following industries:

  • avionic display, including NASA space shuttle
  • automotive interior lighting
  • computer and electronic backlighting
  • fluorescent lamps used in architectural, buildings and warehouses
  • advertising signs and displays

Proprietary technologies developed from these combined resources have set the industry standard for specialty fluorescent lighting, used in these and many more commercial and industrial applications.

Ultra-Bright™  

Ultra-Bright technology was developed with a combination of advanced materials and manufacturing processes, resulting in lamps that offer double the efficacy (lumens / watts), with maximum uniform lighting.

Robo-Bend

Our cutting-edge Robo-Bend proprietary technology allows engineers to replace multiple lamp systems in backlighting technology applications with one single 8mm or 9mm LCDL serpentine hot and cold cathode lamp.  Our advanced technology allows manufacturing of serpentine hot and cold cathode lamps incorporated with a bending process.

Long Life

Long Life technology improves many fluorescent lighting applications with less maintenance and bulb replacement, thus resulting in a quick return on investment.  Our Long Life lamps provide exceptionally long operating life of up to 60,000 hours with our T5 and T8 lamps, and up to 50,000 on T12.  (60,000 hours equals 2,500 days, or 6.85 years!)  Replacing your specialty fluorescent lamps every six to seven years makes good sense in outdoor signs, warehouses or difficult to reach places.

High CRI (Color Rendering Index)

Proprietary innovative technology produces true and natural colors with more earth tri-phosphors than other fluorescent lamp manufacturers.  Our high-tech engineers and designers continue to research cutting-edge advancements in fluorescent lighting technology.

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

Customize Your Lamps with Unique Bases

 

 

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At The LightSources Group, you can truly have it your way!  When you want to customize your specialty fluorescent lamps used for your germicidal, tanning, or fluorescent lighting application, Cerlux has the solution for you.  Cerlux, a valued member of The LightSources Group, is a unique manufacturer with the ability to offer patented bases made specifically for your equipment.

By identifying your bases, matching sockets and lamp components with your unique logo, you can gain brand awareness and set yourself apart from your competition.   You can have your choice of a wide array of colors to choose from, or create your own custom color to perfectly match your logo or equipment.

Cerlux has the capability to produce your custom ceramic bases and sockets with either a manual hand-press, or a fully automated process, whichever your process calls for.  Cerlux has vast expertise in fabricating proprietary fittings and sockets, and all parts are tested in our facility before assembling and shipping to our customers.  Strict quality policies are followed throughout the manufacturing process, assuring that you receive the best product available, made with the finest of components and verified processes.

Quality Manufacturing of Lamp Bases and Sockets

Cerlux utilizes a stamping process to manufacture electric insulators, tips, washers, resistant grinding cylinders, and much more.   Part of the ceramic process includes firing, which is performed at very high temperatures of at least 1,000°C.    The heat from our kiln is actually recycled to heat our water and buildings, not wasting the energy or heat source used in our production operations.  Cerlux places a high value on energy efficiency, recycling and re-using resources whenever possible.   One final step in manufacturing ceramic bases is glazing which protects the ceramic surface of the products.  While a white glazing is a standard common choice, your color options are endless with Cerlux’s unique ability to custom match your colors.

Contact The LightSources Group today to find out how you can gain your competitive advantage with custom designed and manufactured lamps bases, sockets and components.

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.

TriLight Max™ Lamps Provide Long Lasting High Performance

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Voltarc, LightSources strategic partner, utilizes our proprietary LongLife™ technology in their TriLight Max™ T8 and T12 specialty fluorescent lamps.   TriLight Max lamps add great value in any application as they can last up to six times the life of standard bulbs, and are compatible with most current fittings, making it easy to replace and fit into your current system.

Voltarc’s TriLight Max lamps outperform the competition with an estimated useful life of 60,000 hours for the T8HO, which is six times more than standard lamps, while the T12HO lamps have a useful life of 50,000 hours, still five times the standard lamps on the market. Both our T12 and T8 lamps provide energy efficiency of 25 – 40 % respectively over comparable bulbs, and require less maintenance and replacements, providing immediate return on investment.

While the LongLife patented technology provides hassle-free maintenance, our expert blend of tri-band phosphors provides extraordinary color. Our proprietary technology delivers exceptional vibrant colors that last throughout the long life span of our bulbs.

TriLight Max LongLife™ bulbs are available in various lengths and shapes, including extra-long and the Tufbend U-Bend style. For more in-depth information, and a detailed list of TriLight Max lamp specifications and availability please see our website, or contact an expert engineer at LightSources for a solution to your lighting needs.

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.

Knowledge is Power – See our Education Tab for Valuable Information

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LightSources and all of our affiliates; LightTech, LCD Lighting, Voltarc and Cerlux, are committed to providing exceptional customer service not only with our products, but with a valuable intangible asset – knowledge. You will find an EDUCATION tab on each section of lamp styles, for additional comprehensive information related to that specific type of light.

Within this section, you will find downloadable .pdf documents on a variety of topics including: handling of broken lamps, material safety data sheets on all of our components, education on germicidal lamps including drawings, leaflets and current marketing material, a helpful form for designing your own custom lighting solution, and much more.

You will also find a General FAQ section, for answers to questions such as:

Are UVC Rays harmful to humans?

How does UVC work as a germicide?

What are the characteristics of soft glass?

…And many additional frequently asked questions.

The Glossary of Terms can explain such terms as Nanometer, Wavelength, and Spectral Output. A description of the various nomenclature used are also explained, so when you see PHHA, you’ll know that it means Preheat Amalgam Horizontal High Output, and you can quickly check our nomenclature section for an explanation of that and any other terminology you would like further explanation on.

Additional information is also available for all of our partner companies, including their website, contact information, and industry-specific organizations. The LightSources group strives not only to provide you with state-of-the-art customizable lighting solutions, but also to educate and share our vast conglomerate of knowledge and resources.

If you have any questions regarding a lighting solution, please visit our Education section, or feel free to pick up the phone and call one of our experts first hand. As world leaders in providing superior lighting solutions, we aim to please and providing exemplary customer service above all else, is our number one goal.

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.

Protect Your Investment with Shatter ProTech Technology

 

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Investing in lighting solutions for your industrial applications is an easy choice as specialty bulbs provide numerous benefits in manufacturing operations. OEM’s are realizing the benefit of UV lighting as an important part of their process, whether it is to cure polymers with a glossy strengthened finish coat, to provide germicidal treatment of air or water, or to add specific backlighting in automobiles, avionics and computers.

The use of UV bulbs for these various applications is efficient, clean, and safe for the environment. At LightSources, we are continually searching for ways to improve upon our products, and are pleased to offer a proprietary technology to protect your investment. Shatter ProTech is a cost-effective shield that will contain mercury and glass, should an accident occur. This shatter resistant protection is beneficial to the health and safety of your employees, while saving surrounding equipment and areas from potentially damaging shattered glass and mercury.

Our proprietary Shatter ProTech technology is resistant to acid and heat, providing added benefit with no hindrance to the quality of your process, and can be used in versatile situations adapting to various geometrical shapes (compact, U-shaped, circular, linear, etc.…).

Several industries are realizing the benefits of our Shatter ProTech products, including various manufacturers, water treatment and air purification plants, and the food and beverage industry. This added layer of security provides peace of mind in knowing your work force and capital investments are protected while meeting all required regulatory guidelines enforced by the FDA, USDA and OSHA.

Contact LightSources today to see how we can assist you with improving and protecting your lighting solution processes.

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.