In-Duct Air Purification Systems Give Health Advantages

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There are many health advantages when using in-duct air purification systems, which are common in many settings purifying the air we breathe.   Air duct purification systems are widely used in commercial settings where public visitors may frequent, and the building owner has a responsibility to all occupants regarding the health and safety of the environment.  HVAC air sterilization is common in nursing homes, hospitals, and doctor offices, enhancing the quality of air for all visitors and patients.

UVC Technology Proven Highly Effective and Safe

Ultraviolet (UV) light is widely used in many sterilization and purification applications including air and water, as UV radiation is extremely effective at eradicating bacteria and viruses, even airborne contaminants, without any harmful chemicals or side effects.

When air is exposed to UVC light at 254nanomemter (nm), the UVC light instantly kills harmful organisms, stopping them dead in their tracks from multiplying or reproducing, eliminating any health hazard.   UV purification of air through in-duct UV purification systems can also eliminate unpleasant odors from the air, as odors are caused by contaminants in the air.

UV light is an effective sanitizer, while not contributing to the erosion of your cooling or AC system.  Some ozone emitting purification systems may contribute to the corrosion of equipment, but UVC light will not pose such risks, and provides safe purification with no harmful side effects or drawbacks.

Experts in UV Air Purification

LightSources and our affiliated companies are experts with all functions of ultraviolet radiation, providing the highest in quality of UV lamps for all UVC germicidal applications.  Our low-pressure amalgam lamps are highly effective with water sterilization, and our medium pressure lamps are widely used in various UVC purification and sterilization systems.  We provide high performing and long-lasting UV lamps in standard or custom sizes, with quality quartz sleeves, electronic ballasts and custom ceramic bases.

Our UVC lamps are used in a multitude of applications worldwide, offering safe and effective germ-killing solutions.  You can trust that your lamps will perform as required, with the proper balance of UV radiation in the proper wavelength for your application, in all sterilization and purification processes.

LightSources and our affiliated companies represent the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  Our products are used world-wide in a multitude of applications and industries such as our UV germicidal lamps used in duct air purification systems, which offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  Please contact us to learn more about our large selection of specialty custom and standard lamps.

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.

Ultraviolet (UV) Power Effective for Water Purification

 

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Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a powerful catalyst for many important germicidal functions, eradicating bacteria, viruses and fungi from air and water.  UV water treatment is used for many purposes, protecting aqua life and the human inhabitants of cities and towns.  UV water treatment is gaining popularity as the UV germicidal effectiveness is gaining awareness in many industries, including drinking water, aquaculture, shipping industry, water reclamation, and waste water.

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UVC germicidal technology is extremely effective at eradicating bacteria and parasites that cause illness, ensuring safety for human consumption in public water systems.  Treating drinking water with UV germicidal technology is advantageous over other methods such as chemical use by eliminating harmful pathogens without hazardous residue.

UV treatment systems provide effective results with very low-maintenance.  LightSources provides long lasting high-performance UV lamps for no hassle long life performance.

Aqua Culture

The health and well-being of marine life is vital to the continual sustainability of our planet’s oceans.  UV disinfection of fish farms and hatcheries promotes a successful endeavor of maintaining our natural fish and wildlife.  UV water treatment systems are used in aquariums, hatcheries and water preserves.

UV Water Treatment in Ships Ballast Water

With global trade continuing to increase, the United Nations recognized a need for an update to the Ballast Water Convention, which regulates ships ballast water in international waters.  Contaminated ballast water is seen as one of the greatest threats to the world’s oceans.

UV treatment in ships’ ballast water treatment systems provides effective germicidal treatment eliminating harmful marine organisms that may invade foreign waters.  LightSources provides standard and customized UV germicidal lamps for ballast water treatment systems, adhering to United States Coast Guard and the Ballast Water Convention guidelines.

Water Reclamation and Wastewater Treatment

UV germicidal treatment cleans wastewater from human use, eliminating pollutants before entering natural water sources.  UV wastewater treatment systems are effectively utilized in community systems such as well water, rural water in villages and towns, cities, ranches and farms.

UV water purification provides an effective and cost-efficient germicidal application, with no harmful chemical residue and minimal maintenance.

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

UV Ink Curing Systems Provide Cost-Efficient Savings

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UV ink curing systems are utilized in several commercial and industrial applications, providing cost-efficient savings to OEMs around the globe.  UV curing is a very fast and effective method of curing inks, adhesives and coatings on a variety of substrates for many industrial purposes.

Several manufacturing processes are harnessing the power of UV radiation to cure and instantly dry inks and coatings on their products, giving a quick return on investment with cost-efficient savings.   The speed at which UV curing occurs greatly improves efficiency in several manufacturing processes.

How Does UV Radiation Cure Inks

Ultraviolet (UV) light can cause a photochemical reaction to occur to quickly dry specialty inks or coatings, creating a strengthened finish on products.  Medium pressure UV (MPUV) lamps are very effective at curing coatings and inks when harnessed at 367 nanometer (nm) to 400 nm.

UV ink curing is a process that is used in several industries and manufacturing processes, adding cost saving efficiencies to OEMs around the globe.  Some examples of manufacturing processes benefitting from UV curing include:

  • utomotive –Provides quick curing and drying of interior automotive components such as buttons and knobs
  • Aerospace – Fast and effective drying of inks and curing of adhesives create strong and durable components
  • Medical – Provides curing and disinfection purposes in medical and pharmaceutical applications
  • Packaging – Fast drying of printed labels on various packaging articles including, plastic, glass, and corrugated.
  • Marketing – A wide array of printing applications on either flat or cylindrical products for target marketing and brand awareness
  • Consumer Electronics – Curing and drying of adhesives and inks on electronic parts and circuit boards
  • Bonding Adhesives – Useful in several industrial applications
  • Instant drying of coatings such as glazes, varnishes, lacquers and inks

The LightSources Group has in-depth knowledge providing superior lamps for all UV ink curing systems utilized in virtually any commercial or industrial application.  With vast experience of low pressure, medium pressure and high pressure UV radiation, our skilled engineers are sure to find the proper UV lamps for your specialized application.

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

New Ballast Water Treatment Convention

 

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With the new Ballast Water Treatment Convention regulations taking effect September 8, 2017, updated regulatory requirements are quickly nearing.   Ballast water treatment companies are scrambling to comply with proper treatment methods aboard their ships.

The LightSources Group is recognized as a leader in the industry of ultraviolet (UV) lighting applications including UV germicidal purposes.  UV radiation is a safe and effective method for eradicating bacteria, viruses, and harmful pathogens in air and water.

LightSources and our global partners recognize the importance of transporting water clear from disease throughout our international waters, and with locations on three continents we are positioned to be a valuable key supplier to the industry of ballast water treatment systems.

Benefits of UV Ballast Water Treatment Systems

No harmful chemical use is a huge benefit to UV water purification systems.   With long lasting high performing UV germicidal bulbs, there is very minimal maintenance required, and no need to store harmful chemicals or no chance of harmful residue remaining in the water.  With some chemical applications, a second treatment is necessary to remove any harmful residue.

UV radiation quickly and effectively removes contaminants from water, even harmful marine organisms in ocean water, with no harmful side effects.

Importance of Ballast Water Treatment

Ships carry ballast water for balance and safety, taking on ballast water when unloading cargo in one region, and releasing it when loading in another.  This transfer of ocean water from one region to another has been recognized as one of the greatest threats to the world’s oceans today.

When ships release ballast water into a new region, it may often contain foreign invaders that have no natural predator in a new environment, therefore they thrive and multiply.  Once the foreign organisms take root in their new home, they can take over quickly with nothing to stop them.   This has been the case in several shipping ports, all but eliminating once thriving fishing industries.  These invaders from the sea can be poisonous algae, mussels, jellyfish and even bacteria naked to the human eye.

UV radiation effectively cleans the water prior to releasing into new environments, thus preserving the natural environment with no threat of invasive species from a foreign land.   UV treatment systems for ballast water are safe, effective, and are compliant with US Coast Guard regulations.

LightSources is a world leading UV lighting and germicidal application supplier, providing proven solutions with high performing, long lasting lamps.  Our engineers have vast knowledge of UV germicidal lamps, and how to harness the most effective UV radiation for sterilization and purification applications.

LightSources and our affiliated companies comprise the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  We offer standard lamps and components as well as customized products providing high-quality solutions to meet our partner’s unique needs.  Contact us today to speak to one of our expert engineers for assistance with planning and designing your approved system using the most effective ballast water treatment technologies. 

Phototherapy Provides Healing Benefits

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Fluorescent lighting is used to treat many health, skin and mood disorders providing healing benefits for various medical conditions.  This light therapy is so effective, it is also known as phototherapy, and is used worldwide providing safe, fast and proven effective results for various medical conditions.  Fluorescent lighting emitted at particular wavelengths, provides treatment for various conditions at particular Nanometer (Nm).

Phototherapy Heals Skin Conditions

Many people suffer from psoriasis, an immune related disease that causes red, scaly patches to appear on the skin.  There are various forms of psoriasis, some more serious than others, with most appearing as itchy red areas with stinging and burning sensations.  The National Psoriasis Foundation supports the use of phototherapy to treat psoriasis, but only with a prescription and under a doctor’s orders.  They also warn that indoor tanning beds do not provide the same treatment as prescribed UV light.

Phototherapy in the form of UVB light provides maximum effectiveness for psoriasis, and patients can be given an at home treatment lamp with just the right amount of healing UVB rays.   Exposure to UVB rays causes the affected area to slow down the production of skin cells, allowing the area to heal.

UV light can also treat other skin conditions such as eczema and acne by suppressing an overactive immune system, and reducing the symptoms of itchy and inflamed skin.  Fluorescent wavelengths in the range of 415 nm are effective at killing bacteria, aiding in clearing skin affected with acne.

Phototherapy for Jaundice

Jaundice is a condition causing a yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes, and can be common in newborn babies.  The yellowing of the skin is caused by a build-up of toxins in the body as the liver cannot break down these toxins like a healthy fully functioning liver.   “Bili” lights are used to break down bilirubin, thus improving jaundice in newborn infants.   New parents can be sent home with the specialty lighting, while nurturing their newborns onto healthy livers with these fluorescent lights.

Light Therapy and Diabetes

Light therapy can be used in different ways to help people with diabetes.  UV light can aid in wound healing, providing safe and effective treatment to speed up healing and fight infection by killing bacteria and viruses.

UV light is also used to treat a severe eye condition called diabetic retinopathy, which damages the retina in 80% of diabetic people that have had the disease for 20 years or more.  Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in people ages 20 to 64.  Light therapy can reduce this disease from progressing in a surprising 90% of all new cases with proper treatment and monitoring.

Mood and Emotional Disorders Improved with Phototherapy

Many mood and emotional disorders are much improved with exposure to UV light.  Those suffering from depression, especially that caused by less exposure to daylight hours can be improved by UV exposure in as little as one week.

Consistency is important for any type of phototherapy to be effective.

LightSources Provides Proven Phototherapy Solutions

The experts at LightSources have vast experience with all ranges of the UV light spectrum, providing knowledgeable assistance with the proper lamps for your application.  We have lamps for existing light therapy mechanisms, or we can manufacture custom lamps to fit your custom equipment.

LightSources in the U.S. and our strategic partner in Europe, LightTech represent the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  Our products are used world-wide in a multitude of applications including light therapy, offering patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.  We invite you to contact us to learn more about our wide selection of lamps.

Germicidal UVC Technology from LightSources

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Germicidal UVC technology is quickly becoming the most popular choice for air, surface and water disinfection and sterilization.  Harnessing the power of UV radiation for germicidal applications has many advantages over other methods such as chemical use that can emit harmful irritants or residue, or filtration that can be ineffective.  Germicidal UVC lamps provide powerful sterilization with very simple and safe methods.

Germicidal UVC lamps are used in various settings that require clean air, water and surfaces such as hospitals, doctor’s offices, the food and restaurant industry, water filtration plants and air purification systems including HVAC applications.   UV germicidal lamps remove harmful bacterial from air and water, while also providing the powerful effect of removing odor from the air.

Innovative Technologies Provide Effective Air Sterilization

Wastewater and sewage treatment facilities utilize the power of UVC Germicidal lamps to remove bacteria from the air, thus eliminating odor as well.   LightSources provides powerful UV lamp technology using low pressure mercury lamps, and low pressure amalgam lamps for effective air sterilization and odor removal.

Ultraviolet radiation technology removes harmful contaminants in the air, eradicates odors, and purifies the air by targeting the nuclei of the cells destroying them which makes them completely unable to multiply.  This sterilization process is effective and beneficial in many healthcare settings such as hospitals where people gathering could have respiratory illnesses, asthma, or dire consequences if exposed to airborne illness that could exacerbate an already compromised health condition.  In this case, air purification is crucial for optimum health.

Removal of these harmful contaminants and odor causing organisms is also advantageous in many industrial settings such as farms, food processing plants, commercial kitchens and restaurants, and waste water treatment plants.

LightSources is a global leader supplying UVC germicidal lamp products to various OEMs world-wide, providing effective solutions for removal of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

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

UV Curing Creates Unbreakable Bond

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Ultraviolet light used as a curing agent with a polymer creates a bond stronger than any type of typical super glue you may be used to.  This particular polymer that reacts with UV light is usually silicon glue, or another polymer such as polyurethane or an epoxy, that will ‘cure’ or dry clear only when exposed to UV light.   The photochemical reaction happens quickly, usually drying within only three seconds.

There are many advantages of UV glue curing over other methods; the quick cure time is one clear advantage, along with the superior bonding over other methods.  UV curing of polymers creates an often unbreakable bond, stronger and superior over other methods such as air drying or use of chemicals.

Drying of glues, adhesives or polymers always incorporates evaporation which can be an inconsistent process leaving inconsistent products.  The speed at which UV light provides a dry, sealed bond eliminates evaporation leaving a consistently cured, and quality improved product.  Use of chemicals can also create an inconsistent process and product, while potentially exposing employees to harmful contaminants.

Curing glue or bonding agents with UV light provides a consistent process resulting in a consistently superior product, with an instantly hardened surface created with no exposure to harmful contaminants.

Benefits of UV Glue Curing

UV glue curing is a powerful photochemical reaction, providing several benefits over other methods.  The fact that the polymer will not harden until exposed to UV light is a huge advantage, allowing for targeted areas to experience the unbreakable bond, while not contaminating unwanted areas with glue.

A second layer may be applied, and quickly harden, to supply a stronger bond that can be sanded down, painted or stained.  This versatile process is used in several manufacturing applications, including automotive, aerospace, graphic design and printing, and various other manufacturing 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.

LightSources is the Leader in Lighting Solutions

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At the LightSources Group, we understand the importance of quality products delivered on time as we meet the requirements of OEM’s around the globe.   This is why LightSources is the first choice for OEM’s when searching for a partner in various UV applications.

We pride ourselves on exceeding customer expectations with innovative designs and using patented technology to provide custom solutions for all of your lighting needs.  With our vast capabilities of our affiliated companies, we can provide the best solution with long lasting high quality products.

We have the resources for mass production in a timely fashion, providing world-wide shipping options.  This saves you time and money, giving you an immediate return on your investment.

No need to waste time searching for the correct wattage, electrical requirements, assemblies, and fittings – let the experts give you fast and accurate guidance.   We can produce prototype systems to aid in perfecting your process.

We can get involved in your project from the ground up, providing sound solutions based on years of diverse experience with all aspects of lighting solutions, saving you time and money.

Affiliated Companies

LightSources has locations in both the United States and China and includes LightTech in Europe providing unique solutions with a large capacity specialty glass manufacturing plant.

Voltarc™ is a world class leader of lighted signs for any application, indoor or outdoor, Voltarc has the resources and experience to deliver quality lighted sign solutions with professional service and delivery.

LCD Lighting is an innovative supplier of miniature fluorescent lighting providing custom solutions for avionics and any computer display application requiring specific backlighting requirements.

Cerlux is a specialty provider of ceramic fittings and connectors, supplying standard or custom designs to fit your existing equipment.  Cerlux has the ability to provide any fitting in any color, providing a high level of customer satisfaction.

LightSources and our affiliated companies, LCD Lighting, Voltarc along with strategic partners LightTech, and Cerlux represent the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today.  Our specialty 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.  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.