Improve Adhesion with UV Curing

 

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Ultraviolet (UV) radiation causes a photochemical reaction to occur when exposed to certain polymers such as epoxies, polyurethane and silicone glue, which instantly dries and cures the polymer. This photochemical reaction occurs quickly, in a matter of seconds upon exposure to the specialty UV lamps.

Benefits of UV Curing

There are many benefits provided with UV curing when compared to other methods such as air drying and application of chemical solutions. UV curing offers the fastest cure time over these other methods, improving cycle times and product throughput.  Companies that utilize UV curing in their process experience an increase in productivity and profitability.

UV radiation also improves the quality of products with a stronger, more durable bond. With instant curing, there is no time for evaporation which occurs with air drying leaving an uneven and often contaminated surface. UV lamps drastically improve product quality while increasing productivity.

With UV lamps for curing, there is no need to purchase and store harmful chemicals, offering a safer work environment for employees.  UV curing lamps provide many cost-saving benefits with very low maintenance.

LightSources Offers UV Curing Lamps with High-Performance at a Low Cost 

The LightSources Group is a leading global supplier of specialty fluorescent and UV lamps used in a multitude of applications around the globe. Our vast resources include a sprawling modern glass factory in Europe where we conduct continual research and development to provide innovative lighting solutions. We offer patented products developed with proprietary technology from our highly skilled lighting engineers, focused on providing energy savings coupled with long-lasting high performance.

With our vast resources we are able to provide high-performing lamps, with quick turnaround at the lowest available cost.  We are a valuable addition to any supply chain, supporting industrial processes such as graphic design, screen printing, and improving product quality of critical components utilized in the automotive and aerospace industries.

The LightSources Group consists of the industry’s most advanced lighting engineers, recognized as leaders among high-tech lamp designers and manufacturers.  We provide a wide range of solutions utilizing UV technology, including UV lamps for curing and germicidal applications. Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable engineer and to learn more about our effective and cost-efficient UV lamps for curing. 

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UVC Radiation for Effective Air Purification

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UVC germicidal lamps emit UV radiation between 100 nanometer (nm) and 280 nm with specialty germicidal lamps transmitting UV wavelengths at the most effective 254 nm. UVC wavelength in the 254 nm range is extremely effective at instantly killing viruses and bacteria in air, water and on surfaces. Ozone producing UVC germicidal lamps emit UVC radiation below 220 nm which is necessary to decompose oxygen, O², which produces ozone, O³.  Ozone producing germicidal lamps are extremely effective and water purification systems and even eliminating odor in the air caused by airborne microorganisms.

UVC germicidal lamps target the DNA, or nucleic acid of the cells in the harmful bacteria and viruses, destroying them beyond the ability to reproduce which renders them dead and ineffective.

LightSources Provides UVC Germicidal Lamps for Air Purification

The LightSources Group leads the industry and specialty lamp design, engineering and manufacturing. Our Low-Pressure Mercury Discharge and Medium-Pressure Mercury Discharge lamps are used in air purification systems worldwide, providing clean and sterile air to promote health and wellness. Our Low-Pressure Mercury Discharge lamps are similar to a fluorescent lamp accept it is manufactured of soda – lime glass or quartz which allows the most effective UVC wavelength to pass in the lamp.

Our Medium-Pressure Mercury Discharge lamps are similar to a high intensity discharge (HID) lamp which emits UVC radiation in a broadband rather than a single line.  Quartz germicidal lamps produce nearly double the UVC radiation emitted was standard germicidal lamps and are configured for T5 or T6 with 15mm and 19mm OD.

The LightSources Group has developed proprietary Amalgam UVC germicidal technology which provides increased stability during long-term operation.

The LightSources group consists of the leading high-tech lamp designers, engineers and manufacturers available today. We deliver innovative lighting solutions with first to market products which provide long-lasting life and energy savings with cost-efficient products. Contact us today to learn more about our UVC germicidal lamps for purification and sterilization systems.

Make Sure Your Ballast Water Treatment System is USCG Approved

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The Ballast Water Treatment Convention is what governs the responsibility of the shipping industry, specifically how ships traveling through international waters treat their ballast water. The Ballast Water Treatment Convention (BWTC) established new standards effective September 2017 to address this issue which is considered one of the greatest threats to our planet’s oceans. The BWTC is enforced by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), a subsidiary of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

According to the most recent BWTC, all ships must be equipped with an effective ballast water treatment system that is approved by the United States Coast Guard (USCG).

The Threat of Ships’ Ballast Water

When ships sail through international waters they hold ocean water in their ballast for balance depending on the weight of their cargo.  When delivering cargo in a foreign port, they will take on ballast water to compensate for the loss of weight and provide balance when sailing to their next destination.  When picking up cargo in one port, they may release their ballast water to allow for the additional weight.

By releasing oceanic water into a foreign port, the ships’ ballast water also releases aquatic organisms which invade the foreign port, often with catastrophic consequences. Lifeforms such as mussels, clams, jellyfish, crabs, and many microorganisms including viruses and bacteria which are naked to the human eye invade foreign waters without the safeguard of their natural predators from their home environment. This allows the invading species to multiply, jeopardizing the health and wellness of fish and aquatic lifeforms and even threatens the health of human life inland.

Invading foreign mussels have nearly shut down dams and power plants when allowed to multiply uncontrollably, causing a great risk to the people living in these areas. Jellyfish have been known to destroy fishing industries when invading foreign ports and without their natural predators can be nearly impossible to eradicate.

There is no question that the terms of the new BWTC are established to protect the environment, the sustainability of our world’s oceans and the people that live near these ports that depend upon the fishing industry for their livelihood.

LightSources Provides Ballast Water Treatment Systems with USCG Approval

The LightSources Group consists of the leading high-tech designers of fluorescent and UV lamps designed to harness powerful UVC radiation which quickly and effectively purifies and sterilizes water, air and surfaces.  Our UVC germicidal lamps are utilized and water purification systems around the globe, providing clean and safe drinking water and improving the environment with healthy, clean and sterilized water. UVC radiation successfully eradicates viruses and bacteria eliminating the risk of foreign invading species taking hold in a new port.

LightSources is dedicated to bringing innovative lamps and lighting solutions to the UVC germicidal industry, with patented products and proprietary technology based on continual research and development. Our Low Pressure (LP) Amalgam lamps provide a compact footprint which is convenient in the tight spaces of the ships ballast area and provides 30 to 35% increased efficiency over comparable lamps. Our Medium Pressure (MPUV) germicidal lamps provide an even more compact footprint which is ideal on smaller ships. We utilize proprietary LongLife™ technology designed for optimum germicidal effectiveness with the most effective wavelength at 254 nanometer (nm).

The LightSources Group is recognized as a leading global supplier of UVC germicidal solutions, improving air and water quality around the globe.  Contact us today to speak with an experienced lighting engineer regarding our superior UVC germicidal lamps for ballast water treatment systems.

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.

Gain Market Share with Proprietary UV Germicidal Lamps

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Customized UV germicidal lamps made specifically for your process give you a competitive edge in the marketplace.  The LightSources Group offers patented UV lamps designed with proprietary technology, customized to your application even touting your logo with matching colors for uniqueness. Our skilled design engineers partner with you to provide a total lighting solution, designed to provide effective UV solutions that meet and exceed your expectations.

LightSources provides proprietary solutions in our large line of tanning lamps, specialty fluorescent lamps and UV germicidal lamps.  We are committed to the success of our clients, offering exceptional ongoing customer service.

LightSources Offers Proprietary UVC Germicidal Lamps 

LightSources offers proprietary UVC germicidal lamps used in a multitude of sterilization systems to disinfect and purify water, air and surfaces. The highly effective disinfection properties of UV radiation make it a vital component in numerous applications for medical, commercial, industrial and government industries.  UV technology is used to sterilize medical equipment, to purify the air in hospitals, to eradicate bacteria in food displays and grocery stores, and to sterilize water in numerous water treatment systems.

OEMs in these industries are faced with a competitive market place where providing quality products for less costs is necessary for sustainability and growth. The LightSources Group includes a modern glassworks factory in Europe with our partner, LightTech, where we conduct continual research and development bringing innovative products to market.  We offer these products to you customized for your own proprietary solutions, helping you to increase your market share with enhanced brand awareness.

Benefits of Proprietary UV Germicidal Solutions 

Proprietary solutions by LightSources provides many benefits.  We partner with you from the beginning to develop your custom designed solution, ensuring that the most optimum type and style of UV lamp is used for your process in the most energy efficient manner.  The LightSources Group offers experienced and custom-designed solutions from skilled engineers with in-depth understanding of harnessing the power of UV technology.

We design a custom UV germicidal solution, with 3-D model rendering providing a custom-designed purification or sterilization system with proprietary lamps touting your logo colors.  We assist you with applying for the Patent and Trademark designation, working with you from start to finish to ensure your success.

LightSources and our valued partners provide customized UVC germicidal solutions, ensuring the success of your project while improving your brand awareness, sales and profit.  Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable engineer for customized lighting solutions.  

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.

 

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.

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.

Small Business is Vital to the US Economy

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When you hear the term OEM, you may know that it stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer, but do you realize the number of items we use in a day that were produced by OEMs around the globe?  From your cellphone, to your computer, tablets or your automobile – manufacturing makes the world go around providing finished products for consumer use.

Manufacturing firms of all sizes contribute to the final product, with some smaller companies providing components to larger OEMs on a tiered level.  The contribution of these small to mid-sized companies is just as important as the large manufacturers, as all components of a supply chain must meet their requirements for success.  Small business, which is defined as companies having less than 500 employees, is the lifeblood of the US economy representing 99% of all US employer firms.  While many smaller companies strive to gain more market share, they must also have the support of their suppliers in order to stay competitive and successful.

LightSources Support OEMs of All Sizes

LightSources realizes the challenges that smaller to mid-sized OEMs face to acquire the same advantages that their larger counterparts enjoy.  We excel in partnering with small to medium sized companies to design and manufacture standard and customized specialty lighting solutions to a multitude of industries.

Our vast resources include multi-national corporations with LightSources in the United States and China, LightTech in Europe with a state-of-the-art glass factory, and our partners LCD Lighting, Voltarc and Cerlux for custom designed ceramic bases.  LightSources specializes in providing comprehensive solutions including design, engineering, and manufacturing.

LightSources offers a broad range of lighting including:

  • medium pressure UV lamps (MPUV)
  • high pressure UV lamps (HPUV)
  • low pressure amalgam lamps
  • specialty fluorescent UVA and UVB lamps
  • mini-fluorescent lamps including backlighting solutions for avionic displays and computers
  • tanning lamps with several patented lamps for salon professionals
  • UVC germicidal lamps for purification and sterilization
  • UVC lamps used for curing polymers
  • neon signs of any size or shape for indoor or outdoor use

LightSources and our affiliated companies are recognized as leaders in designing and manufacturing lamps and lighting solutions.  We partner with OEMs to design, engineer and meet production requirements with proven lamp solutions.  Contact us to speak with an engineer about our large selection of standard and custom lamps.