Get Relief from Eczema with UV Light Therapy

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For those suffering from Eczema, finding relief from the itchy patches of dry skin is at the top of their list.  While there is no known cure for eczema, there are many treatments out there in the form of corticosteroids, ointments and the UV light therapy lamp.  Ultraviolet (UV) light delivered in wavelengths of UVB, narrow band UVB and UVA is proven to be effective at controlling outbreaks and improving the bothersome symptoms of eczema.

Light therapy, also referred to as phototherapy, is delivered in a controlled environment such as a doctor’s office with a specialty light therapy lamp or may be prescribed for home use under a doctor’s care.  Some patients may notice an improvement in their eczema during the summer, these patients are more likely to respond with positive results from phototherapy.  If outbreaks are worse in the winter months for those living in the northern hemisphere, a UV phototherapy lamp can help to control symptoms for these patients.

How Does Phototherapy Help Eczema?

Light is divided into colors, emitted in wavelengths which is measured in nanometers (nm).  Ultraviolet light in the UVA spectrum of 315nm to 400nm, and UVB light in the range of 280nm to 315nm, with narrow band UVB at 310nm are proven to successfully treat eczema.  UV light therapy brings relief to patients by successfully reducing inflammation and suppressing the overactive immune system.

The narrow band UVB lamp is the most common phototherapy lamp prescribed to treat most types of eczema.  The narrow band UVB eczema lamp provides UV radiation in wavelengths which mimic the sun to aid in clearing up eczema symptoms and preventing outbreaks.

Psoralen is a medication used during UVA treatments which helps to prepare the skin to absorb the UV therapy to the optimum level.

LightSources Offers Effective and Cost-Efficient Phototherapy Lamps

LightSources and our European partner, LightTech, design, develop and manufacture some of the most effective and cost-efficient lighting solutions available today.  We invest in continual research and development, bringing cutting edge technology in advanced UV lighting solutions to market.  Our lamps are used in a multitude of applications around the globe.

Our skilled lighting engineers possess in-depth knowledge of UV lamp manufacturing to obtain the optimum wavelength desired for many germicidal applications.  All lamps are not made the same and using the wrong type of lamp could actually damage your skin or worsen conditions. You can count on our years of experience as we understand the technology that goes into manufacturing every lamp.

LightSources and our valued partners offer high-tech lighting solutions that meet the required specifications for successful phototherapy results.  Contact us today to speak with an engineer and learn more about our UV phototherapy lamps.


Light Therapy Lamps Offer Many Healing Benefits

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Therapy using light is referred to as phototherapy and offers many healing benefits bringing hope to people suffering from a number of medical conditions.  Ultraviolet (UV) light is emitted in wavelengths and measured in nanometers, with the various areas on the spectrum having very specific properties. It is critically important to use the right phototherapy lamp for your condition, with the optimum type of UV light emitted in the proper wavelength, specific for your condition.

Working with a reputable lamp manufacturer with knowledge of UV technology will ensure that you are getting exactly what you need to obtain successful results.

LightSources Is an Experienced Manufacturer of Light Therapy Lamps

The LightSources Group consists of the most advanced lamp and lamp component manufacturers today, with vast global resources and skilled design engineers with in-depth knowledge of all aspects regarding fluorescent and UV technology. We design and manufacture light therapy lamps used to treat a host of medical conditions including newborn jaundice, skin conditions and mood disorders such as depression.

Medical therapy lamps treat newborn babies born with jaundice due to the under development of their liver.  UV lights, or Bili-lights as they are called, help to break down excessive bilirubin and toxins in the body to nurture liver development. In some cases, these lights can be sent home with new parents to treat their babies at home.

UV light therapy is also a very popular form of treatment and is highly effective to treat a number of skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis and eczema. UVB rays emitted at the proper wavelength are proven an effective treatment for psoriasis as they help to slow down new skin cell production, allowing the area to heal. UV lights relieve inflamed and itchy skin to people suffering with eczema, and also treat acne with antibacterial UV germicidal effects.

LightSources and our European partner, LightTech, combined with our valued partner companies provide vast resources with in-depth knowledge of all aspects regarding fluorescent and UV technology. We design and manufacture long-lasting, high-performing light therapy lamps to provide healing and well-being to people suffering with a wide range of conditions treatable with phototherapy lamps.

Lamp Holders and Wiring Devices Customized to Your Specifications


LightSources and our valued partner companies represent the world’s leading manufacturers and designers of fluorescent lamps, including miniature fluorescent lamps, tanning lamps and UV technology.   we offer vast resources with presence on three continents, North America, Asia and Europe, featuring LightTech’s state-of-the-art glass factory in Hungary. These combined resources utilized in conjunction with continual research and development from our skilled engineers allow us to deliver innovative solutions to the lighting industry with proprietary technology and patented products.

Voltarc is a LightSources valued partner, and a leading supplier in the lighted sign industry offering a wide selection of standard components with skilled engineers available to provide custom designed sign solutions. The Kulka brand name is synonymous with high quality lamp components, adding to our outstanding reputation with more than 150 years of expertise in wiring devices, outlets, sockets, lampholders and high intensity discharge.  Kulka components and lampholders are compatible with the Trilight Max™ series from Voltarc, manufactured with recessed double contact end caps providing a simple retrofit to lampholders by Kulka. Voltarc provides innovative lamp sockets and mating bases designed to deliver high-performance with long-lasting durability of the lowest-cost available to you.

Voltarc is committed to continual improvement with forward thinking problem solving and innovation, mimicking the LightSources Group’s philosophy and ISO compliant quality system.

The following high-performance lamp products are available in the Kulka line:

  • Recessed Double Contact (RDC) lampholders
  • Slim Line Lampholders
  • Medium and miniature bi-pin lampholders
  • Various miscellaneous components and accessories

Cerlux Provides Custom Designed Bases

Add to your custom-designed lighting solutions with custom-designed ceramic lamp bases manufactured specifically for your system. Cerlux is a valued partner to the LightSources Group offering custom-designed bases in the color of your choice, even matched to your logo for enhanced brand awareness.

For a completely custom-designed sign, lamp or lighting solution guaranteed to provide long-lasting high-performance while increasing your brand awareness, contact the LightSources group today. We provide fluorescent lamps in all shapes and sizes for any lighting application, with skilled design engineers knowledgeable in all aspects of UV technology.

LightSources and our valued partner companies – Cerlux, Voltarc, LCD Lighting and our European partner LightTech, represent the leading manufacturers and high-tech designers in the lamp industry today. Our products are found across a multitude of industries and applications worldwide, providing OEM oriented solutions.

UV Curing Instantly Cures and Strengthens Polymers


Ultraviolet (UV) technology is used across a multitude of commercial and industrial applications to instantly cure polymers in seconds.  UV radiation causes a photochemical reaction on polymers such as polyurethane, epoxies, and silicone glue by instantly curing, drying, sealing or bonding within seconds of exposure to UV light.

UV curing has several advantages over other treatment methods such as chemicals or air drying. Due to the speed in which ultraviolet light cures polymers, there is no time for the evaporation of inks and coatings. UV curing provides a more consistent process resulting in a higher quality product over drying methods.  UV methods for curing polymers offers many advantages over the use of chemical drying agents as well. UV curing quickly seals polymers without the use of harmful chemicals, providing a safer workplace for employees and eliminating the need to store or dispose of chemicals.

UV curing provides a consistent process, resulting in enhanced product strength and durability for higher quality product, without contamination from particles in the air or the use of chemicals.

LightSources Provides Ultraviolet Lamps for UV Curing Systems

LightSources and our European partner, LightTech, are leading global suppliers of UV lamps used in a multitude of industrial, commercial and government applications. We offer decades of experience with skilled design engineers knowledgeable in all aspects of ultraviolet radiation technology. Our lamps are used across a multitude of industries for UV curing processes including automotive, aerospace, graphic design, screen printing and many others.

We partner with OEMs to understand your specific requirements to provide the right type of UV lamp that will get you optimum performance. Ultraviolet light is measured in wavelengths known as nanometers, nm, which provide various functions when emitted at different levels. Ultraviolet light can be broken down into UVA, UVB and UVC, each with specific properties to enhance various processes.

LightSources has the expertise to provide the perfect lamp to generate the outcome that you desire no matter the scope of your project. Our lamps are used in UV curing systems around the world to improve the quality and productivity in many industrial processes. We also provide UVC germicidal lamps to a wide range of applications worldwide, enhancing the safety and well-being of people everywhere with air, water and surface sterilization.

LightSources and our valued partner companies are the leading global high-tech lamp designers, providing the most advanced warehouse and lighting solutions available today. We have decades of expertise and in-depth knowledge of the technology behind UV radiation to provide the optimum lamp style for your process. Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable engineer about the UV curing solution that meets your specifications.

Is Your Ballast Water Treatment System USCG Approved?

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With the new Ballast Water Treatment Convention (BWTC) taking effect September of 2017, all ships traveling through international waters must have a ballast water treatment system on board that meets US Coast Guard Approval.  The main goal of the BWTC is to establish standards for treating ships’ ballast water, addressing a growing concern which is one of the greatest threats to the world’s oceans.

The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) enforces the BWTC, which is a subsidiary of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).  When ships drop cargo and pick up ballast water in one port, then sail across the ocean and drop their ballast water in a foreign port, foreign invading aquatic organisms take hold with sometimes catastrophic consequences. These aquatic lifeforms may have had natural predators to keep balance within their natural ecosystem, but multiply uncontrollably in a new environment.

When lifeforms such as jellyfish, clams, crabs, mussels and various viruses and bacteria naked to the human eye are released into a foreign environment, they threaten the health and well-being of the marine life, and also the people that live in these areas. For example, invading mussels have attached themselves to power plants and dams, proving nearly impossible to eradicate and posing a great risk to the people inland.  Jellyfish have taken over fishing ports destroying the industry and livelihood of entire towns.

The new terms of the Ballast Water Treatment Convention address what is recognized as one of the greatest threats to the sustainability of our planet’s oceans.

LightSources Offers Proven Solutions for Ballast Water Treatment Systems

The LightSources Group offers solutions for Ballast Water Treatment Systems, providing UVC germicidal lamps and components proven extremely effective at purifying and sterilizing water and surfaces, eliminating harmful contaminants. UV radiation is successful at eradicating bacteria and viruses naked to the human eye, eliminating the risk of contamination and infestation of harmful microorganisms.

We are dedicated to continual improvement through research and development, bringing innovative lighting solutions to market which offer longer-lasting high-performance with energy-saving features. We offer Low Pressure (LP) Amalgam lamps which operate with 30 to 35% more efficiency than comparable lamps, with a compact footprint convenient in tight spaces.

Our proprietary technology, LongLife™, provides superior germicidal effectiveness at the optimal 254 nanometer (nm) wavelength. The LightSources group also provides a Medium Pressure (MPUV) germicidal lamp with an even smaller footprint ideal on smaller vessels.

The LightSources Group is a leading global lamp designer and manufacturer, providing effective UV sanitation to air and water applications. Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable engineer and to learn more about our proven solutions for ballast water treatment systems that meet US Coast Guard approval.


Get Your Tanning Beds Ready for Spring Breakers

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With spring break right around the corner, people are flocking to warm destinations with beaches and sunshine and wanting to arrive already looking sun-kissed and tan.  Get your tanning beds ready with high-performing tanning lamps that incorporate the latest innovative technology. Improve the satisfaction of your clientele and your business operating results with the best tanning lamps available on the market today

LightSources Offers High Quality Tanning Bed Lamps

LightSources is the pioneer in developing tanning lamp technology, providing high-quality, high-performing and long-lasting lamps.  LightSources, along with our European partner, LightTech, were one of the first lamp producers to provide tanning lamps with a range of UV exposure from 2.6 UVB to 9.5 UVB.  Offering tanning customers lamps with preferences to their particular skin type gives better tanning results.

LightSources and LightTech are committed to research and development to continually deliver lighting solutions that offer greater energy efficiency with longer lasing, high performing lamps.

Patented and Proprietary tanning lamp solutions offered by LightSources include:

SolGlass® – Narrow band UVA delivers immediate pigmentation for quick results while short-wave UVB provides pigmentation that lasts.  This combination of our proprietary phosphor blends incorporates high-tech design with new glass technology.  SolGlass offers dramatic improvements in tanning lamps with open glass technology that facilitates more effective UV transmission promoting improved tanning effects.

A-Power™ – Truly extraordinary tanning effects are possible when combining UVA with a strong peak of UVB for long lasting tanning results.  Our A-Power lamps deliver effects typical of a high pressure tanning lamp in a low-pressure model.

Peak2 Technology® – Dual spectral peaks with UVA and UVB output is balanced within one phosphor to provide maximum coloring effects.

Multitone™ –  Achieve even and natural tanning without harsh effects from facial units with Multitone technology.

LightSources is recognized for delivering innovative technology to the lamp and lighting industry, with customized solutions available.  We help you to develop your own patented products to raise your own brand awareness.  Our valued partner, Cerlux, offers customized bases in any color or can even match your logo color to improve your market share.

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, specializing in tanning lamps that offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  Please contact us to learn more about our vast selection of specialty custom and standard lamps.

UV Lamps Provide Effective Acne Treatment


Acne is a widespread problem in the United States, with at least 85% of the nation’s adolescents suffering from this troublesome skin condition.  In some cases, acne continues into adulthood and leaves millions of people scarred when the condition is severe.  Conventional treatments might work for some, but they are not without complications and mixed results.  Antibiotics can be helpful but may build up an antibiotic resistance which has become an issue in the United States.  Topical treatments can be harsh leaving the skin feeling very dried out.

Light Therapy Proving to Be Effective on Acne

Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, is proving to be a solution for many that have been waiting for a safe, clean and effective acne treatment.  Combining blue light therapy with red light therapy is proven to effectively treat acne, bringing relief to long time sufferers.  Light is broken down into colors, then measured with wavelengths, known as nanometers (nm).  Blue light emitted at 415nm has strong antibacterial effects and is very effective at killing the bacteria causing acne to prevent breakouts.  Red light at a wavelength of 600nm to 700nm is proven to soothe inflammation while stimulating cell regeneration, healing and repair.

LightSources is a Leading Supplier of Phototherapy Lamps

The LightSources group is recognized around the world for developing high-tech, high-performing lamps and lighting solutions for a multitude of applications, including our phototherapy lamps.  Phototherapy is proven useful treatment for a variety of ailments, especially skin conditions.  Light therapy is used to treat acne, psoriasis and eczema to name only a few conditions.

Phototherapy is also proven as an effective treatment for seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, a form of depression that sets in when the daylight hours become shorter.  The LightSources group and our skilled engineers possess vast knowledge of all phototherapy applications, understanding the technology behind the products.  Not all phototherapy lamps are made the same.  Lamp producers must have a full grasp on the effectiveness of UVA, UVB and UVC technology and know which wavelength, or nanometer, is most effective for specific conditions.

LightSources and our valued global partners are the leading producers of UV phototherapy lamps, providing light therapy solutions for various conditions to customers worldwide.  Contact us today to speak with an engineer to learn more about our phototherapy lamps.

Ballast Water Treatment Methods to Meet New Regulations

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The new Ballast Water Treatment Convention (BWTC) went into full effect on September 8, 2017, requiring all ships to have an approved method of ballast water treatment on board their ship.  Ballast water is used to balance the ship as sea water is brought in when cargo is low, or removed when cargo is heavy.  When seawater is picked up in one port is discharged into another port in another country or marine environment, the microorganisms wreak havoc in the new water region, acting as foreign invaders.  Invasive species newly introduced to a region upsets the eco-system and can create insurmountable problems.

All ships including cargo ships, tankers and cruise ships were required to comply by September 8, 2017, under the requirements of the new BWTC.

Ballast Water Treatment Methods with U.S. Coast Guard Approval

Ships must be equipped with an on-board ballast water treatment method to meet these new requirements.  While there are a few different methods for sterilizing water, one stands out as superior to the others.  Some treatment methods may work, but come with added consequences that are not always desirable.

Three main approaches are taken to treat ballast water; mechanical, chemical or physical.  Mechanical methods include filtration and separation; chemical methods use chlorination or biocides, while physical methods include electrical currents, ozone and UV radiation.

Of these three main methods, UV radiation offers the most benefits with effective treatment, low-cost, low-maintenance and is completely safe.

UV Technology for Ballast Water Treatment

UV technology is used to sterilize and treat water in many applications such as waste water treatment plants.  UV water sterilization is proven effective at removing threatening invasive species, with low costs as there is no requirement to purchase chemicals, low maintenance with the right type of long lasting UV lamps, and is completely safe.

Chemical treatments, on the other hand, require the purchase and storage of these chemicals, and then there is the fact that these chemicals are also released into the ocean which could pollute the water, the very thing the BWTC is aiming to put a stop to.

LightSources Produces High Performing, Long Lasting UV Lamps for Ballast Water Treatment Systems

LightSources is a leading global manufacturer of UV lamps and lighting solutions, offering our patented Low-Pressure Amalgam Lamp technology for effective sterilization with a small footprint.  We also produce Medium-Pressure UV (MPUV) lamps which are just as effective also with a small footprint.

To learn more about the Ballast Water Treatment Convention regulations, enforced by the IMO (International Maritime Organization), visit, an organization that is dedicated to raising awareness and reducing the harmful effects to our world’s oceans through contaminated ballast water.

LightSources and our valued partner companies are recognized for producing superior lamps and lighting solutions, providing high-tech solutions with innovation products.  Contact us today to learn more about our highly effective and low costs UV lamps for ballast water treatment systems.  

UV Curing Solutions with High Pressure UV Lamps

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Ultraviolet light is a powerful energy source used in many applications for personal, commercial and industrial purposes.  When UV light is emitted at a specific wavelength, measured in nanometers, it produces various responses.  With UV curing lamps, the energy from UV energy instantly dries, hardens and bonds various polymers to create a product that is strengthened and durable.  UV curing is also used to create a smooth finish with vibrant colors, instantly drying inks, varnishes, glazes and lacquers.

High-pressure lamps, or metal halide lamps, are used to cure and strengthen polymers in many industries such as aerospace, automotive, food and beverage, advertising, medical and many more.  Several industrial processes benefit from UV curing technology to improve their product quality and durability.

LightSources Produces Long Lasting High-Pressure UV Lamps

High Pressure UV Lamps, (HPUV), are used in curing applications at shorter wavelengths which peak at 254nm and range to 365nm.   At 254nm, UVC light is extremely effective in germ killing and sterilizing applications, with curing processes effective anywhere in between.  HPUV lamps are also utilized in reprographics applications producing high quality printed products with vibrant colors and durable inks.

LightSources employs highly skilled lighting engineers with vast knowledge of the UV spectrum and the technology that goes into each application.  We are not limited to specific lamps or manufacturing standards.  We excel at custom designed solutions by altering the spectral output with proprietary blends of phosphors and additives. LightSources can alter the output with gallium-iodide additives and iron-iodide to produce the perfect lamp for your process which will generate the optimum wavelength for your purpose.

LightSources and our partner companies represent the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  Our products are used around the world in a multitude of applications and industries such as our UV polymer curing lamps that offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  Contact us today to learn more about our large selection of specialty custom and standard lamps.

UV Technology Provides Effective Air Purification


In-duct air purification systems are used in many settings without you even knowing it.  Purifying and sterilizing the air that we breathe is a health benefit to all of us and is even more critical to people suffering from respiratory disease such as asthma or immune deficiency conditions.  Air purification systems are widely used in HVAC systems in commercial buildings, nursing homes and hospitals, with ultraviolet (UV) energy effectively and safely cleansing the air we breathe.

UVC In-Duct Air Purification

The energy from UV light is used in a wide variety of applications, and is widely used to sterilize air, water and surfaces.  UV light is broken down into color, measured by wavelengths referred to as nanometers (nm).  UVC light emitted at specific wavelengths, especially at 254 nm is proven to be very effective at instantly eradicating harmful contaminants, bacteria and viruses.  UV air purification even eliminates odors caused by contaminants in the air, leaving the air we breathe clean, sterile and odor free.

UVC air purification systems are ozone free, which is beneficial to HVAC equipment as ozone exposure can erode components of the AC cooling system.  UV air purification technology offers highly effective and completely safe methods to purify air, water and surfaces.

LightSources Leads the Industry with UVC Air Sterilization

LightSources and our valued partners have vast experience in developing UV lamps used in sterilization and purification applications.  We offer a vast selection of standard lamps and provide custom design features for unique situations.

We are one of the largest producers of UV lamp products, offering low-pressure and medium pressure lamps, custom ceramic bases, ballasts and quartz sleeves.  Our UV germicidal lamps are found in a multitude of applications worldwide, providing a safe environment with clean air, water and germ-free surfaces.

LightSources and our valued partner companies represent the leading high-tech lamp designers and manufacturers in the industry today.  Our products are used around the globe in a multitude of applications such as our UV germicidal lamps used in purification systems.  Please contact us to learn more about our large selection of specialty, custom and standard UVC germicidal lamps.