Phototherapy Lamps Offer Treatment for Acne

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Phototherapy lamps have long been used for many medical purposes and are becoming more popular as a proven treatment to help people suffering from acne.  Acne is the most widely reported skin condition affecting people in the United States including nearly 85% of the adolescent population. When acne is severe and persists into adulthood, millions of people can even experience scarring.

Most people see a dermatologist and begin with conventional treatment methods such as retinoids and antibiotics, although these may present with a harsh drying of the skin from topical lotions, or the development of a resistance to antibiotics which could pose a real danger later in life. More and more people and doctors are recognizing the benefits of a light therapy acne lamp, which is proven to kill bacteria and improve skin condition without harmful or bothersome side effects.

LightSources Offers Medical Phototherapy Lamps Specific for Your Condition

LightSources is a leading designer and manufacturer of lighting solutions, utilizing vast resources with decades of experience to provide innovative lamps and components for use in a multitude of industries, including medical phototherapy. Our skilled design engineers understand the technology behind Ultraviolet radiation with the expertise to provide the optimum solution for your condition.  Blue light and red light used in combination has been proven to be an effective treatment method for acne to prevent new breakouts and alleviate current symptoms.

Light is broken down into colors and wavelengths measured in nanometers, with varying areas of the spectrum providing specific benefits. For example, blue light measured at 415 nm is proven to have an antibacterial effect which prevents further breakouts by killing bacteria, while red light measured at 600 to 700 nm is proven to soothe inflammation and stimulate healing and repair through cell regeneration.

Not all UV or fluorescent lights are made the same, as you can see it is critically important to be sure that your lamp emits the proper wavelength for healing benefits. You can do more harm than good by using the wrong type of lights in the wrong situation. Be sure to work with your doctor and purchase your lamps from a reputable manufacturer such as the LightSources Group.

Our medical phototherapy lamps are designed from skilled engineers with expertise and an in-depth understanding of the health benefits available with UV technology.

The LightSources Group is recognized as a leading global manufacturer and designer of high-performing fluorescent lamps and UV lighting solutions. We offer a wide selection of standard lamps with custom designed services available from our skilled engineers. Contact us today for more information on our lamp products and solutions including our superior light therapy lamp for acne.

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In Duct Air Purification Enhances Health and Well-Being

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Purifying the air that we breathe provides numerous medical benefits, enhancing the health and overall well-being to people everywhere.  In-duct air purification systems are utilized in many HVAC and AC units to purify and sanitize air in many commercial and public places. These systems help to keep air clean and free of dust, mold, mildew and bacteria.

Eliminating these contaminants from the air is critical in places where sick people or patients with a compromised immune system visit or frequent such as doctors’ offices, nursing homes, and hospitals. In duct air purification systems are also beneficial to healthy people, to maintain health and prevent the spread of disease.  Air purification is important in schools and daycares, to eradicate bacteria and viruses from the air our children breathe.

UV light technology is a vital component of air purification systems and is highly effective at purifying and sterilizing the air we breathe, even eliminating odor from the air and eradicating harmful airborne contaminants.

LightSources Offers Highly Effective UVC Air Purification Systems

The LightSources Group consists of the leading global suppliers of high-tech lighting solutions available today.  We offer UV air purification in the effective range of 254 nanometer (nm), which is proven to kill bacteria and viruses.  Our skilled lighting engineers have in-depth knowledge of UVC technology, designing air purification systems with the most effective emissions.  While a small amount of ozone may be acceptable in certain HVAC systems, this is not desirable in AC cooling units as the ozone may contribute to eroding the system by separating copper lines from aluminum fins in the cooling unit.

Our experienced design engineers have the expertise needed to custom design an in-duct air purification system for your unique architectural design.  Our vast global resources provide the most effective UV solution for your application at the best available cost.  LightSources partners with you to ensure total success of your UV purification system.

LightSources and our valued partners are the leading global suppliers of UV germicidal solutions, partnering with OEMs to develop the most effective UV solution for your application.  Contact us today to learn more about our safe and effective in-duct UV air purification system.

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 Globallast.imo.org, 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

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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.

UV Light Curing System Provide Cost Effective Solutions

UV-curing-lamp-manufacturersUltraviolet light used for curing polymers is a highly effective and cost-efficient solution utilized in a multitude of industrial and commercial applications worldwide.  UV light is used as a catalyst to cause changes in the properties of photopolymers such as resins, inks, varnishes, coatings and adhesives onto a wide variety of products.

More and more manufacturers are harnessing the power of UV curing to improve their product quality and internal efficiencies.  UV treatment is a quick process providing many benefits that give a quick return on investment.

UV Curing Technology

Ultraviolet radiation is proven effective at curing specialty resins and inks in seconds, especially when emitted at 367 to 400 nanometer (nm).  Within the proper wavelength, UV technology will create a strengthened finish on products for durability.

UV light curing technology is utilized in a multitude of industries and applications worldwide to provide cost efficient processing solutions.  Some industrial and commercial applications that benefit from UV curing include:

  • Marketing – UV drying of inks creates vibrant displays for raising brand awareness and developing increasing market share
  • Automotive – UV curing of inks on knobs and buttons enhances their strength and durability, ensuring that the inks will last longer when exposed to long term use
  • Medical – The medical industry has long realized the benefits of UV germicidal technology for sterilization and disinfection of medical supplies, equipment and surfaces.
  • Aerospace – UV technology enhances the strength and durability of parts and components, providing durable parts that hold up even in extreme conditions.
  • Consumer Electronics – UV exposure helps to cure adhesives and inks on circuit boards and electronic devices
  • Packaging – UV inks dry quickly on various packaging materials, increasing throughput and providing durable shipping boxes that won’t fade or deteriorate
  • Instant bonding of glues, adhesives, glazes, varnishes, inks and coatings used in these and many more commercial and industrial processes

LightSources has vast experience with developing UV curing solutions with the most cost beneficial UV curing lamps available in the market today.  We offer low pressure, medium and high-pressure UV solutions.  Please visit our website to learn more.

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.

Ultraviolet Technology Provides Powerful Water Purification

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Ultraviolet technology provides very powerful and effective water purification treatment to a number of industries with effective germicidal functions.  UV radiation is proven highly effective at eradicating viruses, bacteria, fungi and harmful microorganisms from water and is utilized worldwide in a multitude of water purification applications.

Some industries realizing the benefits of UV water purification include:

  • Aquaculture / Marine and Freshwater hatcheries
  • Water reclamation
  • Waste water treatment
  • Shipping industry / Ballast Water Treatment
  • Municipalities and drinking water systems

Aquaculture and Fishing Hatcheries 

Maintaining the well-being and overall health of our planet’s marine life is critical to sustaining the world’s oceans.  UV technology provides effective disinfection of fish hatcheries and farms, promoting the sustainability of marine life and oceans.  Water preserves, hatcheries and aquariums benefit from the powerful technology of UV radiation.

Wastewater Treatment and Water Reclamation 

UV germicidal technology is proven highly effective at cleansing wastewater to eradicate contaminants prior to releasing into natural water sources.  Community systems and municipalities in towns, cities and rural areas all utilize the powerful effects of UV radiation to treat their water systems.

Shipping Industry and Ballast Water Treatment Systems 

The latest edition of the Ballast Water Treatment Convention (BWTC), updated last September of 2017, requires all ships in international waters to utilize some form of an effective ballast water treatment system.  UV radiation is utilized in several ballast water treatment systems, eradicating ballast water of harmful organisms, bacteria and viruses before releasing into foreign ports.

UV germicidal treatment of ballast water is US Coast Guard approved and meets all guidelines and requirements of the BWTC.

Municipalities and Drinking Water Systems 

UV germicidal lamps are also used in local water purification and drinking water systems, safety eliminating parasites and bacteria causing illness from water to make it safe for consumption.  UV water treatment for consumption has benefits over other methods such as chemical use by eliminating exposure to hazardous chemicals.

UV water purification systems are highly effective and will reduce long term costs with low maintenance, and no need to continually purchase and store chemicals.

LightSources Provides Proven Water Purification Solutions 

LightSources in the United States and LightTech in Europe are dedicated to providing the best lighting solutions worldwide with research and development and continual improvement.  LightSources provides proven UV germicidal solutions for water purification to a multitude of industries and applications worldwide.  For the most high-performing and long-lasting UV germicidal lamps available in the market today, contact LightSources to speak with a knowledgeable engineer about our water purification solutions.

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 Now Possible with Low Pressure Lamp Technology

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Ultraviolet (UV) lamps are used worldwide in various applications to cure, bond or instantly dry various materials including inks, resins and adhesives.  When UV waves come into contact with specialty polymers, it causes a photochemical reaction, altering the molecular structure of the polymer.  High-pressure UV lamps have been used for decades to create this chemical reaction, producing the UVA wavelength as the ideal catalyst for the curing function.  In recent years, however, new technology utilizing low-pressure UV lamps with a wavelength of 254 nanometer (nm), has been highly effective in curing various materials.

Low-pressure lamps operate with less energy output required, providing energy savings over heat-based curing system.  UV curing also produces a higher quality product over heat based curing or drying, as the molecular change occurs instantly, in a matter of seconds, preventing evaporation or dust particles to contaminate your product surface.  UV curing systems also produce no hazardous byproducts, and pose no risk of chemical interaction with your employees or other materials.

UV lamps purchased from an experienced Ultraviolet and lighting expert gives you assurances that your lamps are manufactured with the proper wavelength output for your application, and that they will provide a long lasting useful life which saves a considerable amount of money over purchasing and storing chemicals or other drying agents.

Low pressure UV lamps are ideal for applications that require dimming, as compared to medium and high-pressure lamps.  Low pressure mercury lamps along with amalgam lamps are increasingly used for UV curing applications and the effective drying of adhesives that have a cationic base.

LightSources Provides Proprietary UV Curing Technology

With UV lamps purchased from the LightSources Group, you can be confident in the quality output of your UV curing system, and enjoy maximum useful life saving you money with minimal maintenance and replacement costs.  LightSources is a global leader in UV research and development, producing several patented products and proprietary technologies.  Our use of amalgam lamps for UV curing is expanding with our proprietary pellet amalgam technology.

Low-pressure UV lamps typically produce 150 watts of output, as any more would overheat the lamp causing UV output to decrease.  Amalgam lamps can produce 300 to 1000 watts output, with one-third of that usable as UVC energy.  Amalgam lamps provide options when a smaller footprint is required or gives options to downsize systems without jeopardizing UV curing effectiveness.

Benefits of Pellet Amalgam Technology by LightSources

LightSources proprietary pellet amalgam technology provides several benefits over other methods including a higher UVC intensity even at 60% or 80% dimming, allowing for increased output while reducing expenses.

Versatility in mounting options are another benefit as our pellet amalgam technology is available to mount either horizontal, vertical or diagonal providing options when operating in low profile environment without losing UV effectiveness.

The LightSources Group is recognized for innovation and pioneering new lamp technologies.  We are a global supplier to OEMs around the world, supplying high-tech operations on six continents.  We have what it takes to solve your UV problem with fast, efficient and high-quality lamp products for any application.  Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable engineer to learn more about our UV curing solutions and our amalgam technology.

Health Advantages of In-Duct Air Purification System

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In-duct air purification systems are widely used around the globe in many settings to purify the air providing numerous health benefits.  Purifying and sterilizing the air we breathe is very important to many people, especially people with respiratory conditions like asthma, or those with a compromised immune system.  In-duct air purification is commonly used in nursing homes, hospitals, and many other commercial and residential settings.  Ultraviolet (UV) purification of air is extremely effective at cleansing the air and improving the health of all occupants.

Effective and Safe Air Purification with UVC Technology

UV germicidal technology is used in a multitude of applications to sterilize air, water and surfaces with safe and effective UV radiation.   Ultraviolet wavelength emitted at 254 nanometer (nm) is powerful technology that instantly kills harmful contaminants while not producing any harmful side effects.  UV purification cleanses the air and is also effective at eliminating odors caused by contaminants, leaving purified and sterilized air that smells fresh and clean.

UV air purification will not emit ozone like some other air purification systems will, which can contribute to the eroding of HVAC components affecting the entire equipment.  Ozone is known to contribute to the corrosion of the cooling system in AC equipment by separating aluminum fins from the copper lines within the cooling coils.

LightSources Provides Exceptional UV Air Purification Lamps

The LightSources group employs knowledgeable engineers with experience in UV technology, providing high quality lamps with long lasting performance.  We provide standard lamps in a wide assortment of sizes and styles, and will custom design a UV germicidal solution specific to your unique application.

LightSources is a leading global manufacturer of low pressure (LP) amalgam lamps, medium pressure (MPUV) lamps, electronic ballasts, quartz lamps and ceramic bases.  Our UVC germicidal lamps are proven in a multitude of water, air and surface sterilization systems, with effective germ-killing characteristics developed for maximum performance.

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

In Duct Air Purification System Provides Health Benefits

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In duct air purification systems sanitize and purify the air we breathe, providing many health benefits to people in public and commercial areas.  Air purification systems are used in many HVAC and AC units to deliver clean air free from bacteria, dust, mold and mildew.  These in duct systems are so effective they also eliminate odors from stale air, always giving off a clean fresh scent free from airborne contaminants.

In duct air purification systems are used in settings such as doctor offices, hospitals, grocery stores, restaurants, schools and many other buildings that are open to the public.  Sanitizing the air is especially beneficial in areas where sick people or patients with compromised immune systems may gather.  Children or the elderly are especially susceptible to illness from germs, mold, mildew or contaminants in the air.

UV air purification systems eliminate these volatile compounds from contaminating the air we breathe keeping children, the elderly and the general public safer by providing purified and sanitized air.

UVC Air Purification Systems are Highly Effective

 Ultraviolet (UV) energy in the range of 254 nanometers is highly effective at killing viruses and bacteria.  Most UV air purification systems do not emit ozone as this may corrode the cooling system in AC units by separating the copper lines in the cooling unit from the aluminum fins.  A small amount of ozone emission might be acceptable in certain applications but is not desirable in AC units.

The LightSources group employs experts to assist you in determining the most effective UV air purification system for your unique building structure.  Our vast resources allow us to provide the most sophisticated and technologically advanced lighting solutions at an affordable cost to you, providing a quick return on investment.

Together LightSources in the U.S. and LightTech in Europe are global leaders in the germicidal ultra-violet light industry.  We partner with OEMs of any size to design, engineer and mass-produce new types of proprietary and specialty lamps cost-efficiently and with short turnaround.  Please contact us to learn more about the affordability of high-tech air purification systems.