Who We Are
When Christian L. Sauska and his former business partners established LightSources, Inc. in 1983, they envisioned a company that offered global OEM lamp designs and manufacturing with state-of-the-art technology and exceptional service and support. This vision lives today through the dedication of approximately 1,000 employees worldwide.
Today, LightSources and its affiliated companies – LCD Lighting, Voltarc along with strategic partners LightTech, and Cerlux – are regarded as innovative, high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp manufacturing industry. Our products can be found all over the world in a multitude of applications and industries. We are especially proud to have our avionic display backlighting in Transportation, National Defense, and the US Space Program.
Customized Products, Innovative Solutions
Our team, which includes experienced professionals in the production of low pressure tanning lamps, specialty UVC germicidal lamps and UV lamps for other specialized applications such as air purification and ballast water treatment, is committed to engineering standard, specialty and proprietary lamp types to meet the specific requirements of our clients. From prototype to finished product, we offer unmatched flexibility and turnaround. With our innovative solutions, clients can distinguish themselves in the marketplace with their own proprietary products and private brands.
Cost-Effectiveness and Short Turnarounds for our Clients
Serving our clients with the highest quality care means building strong, strategic partnerships. These relationships enable us to commence mass-production of new types of proprietary and specialty lamps cost effectively and with short turnaround. As an OEM-focused specialty lamp company, the LightSources group knows how to build and maintain long-term business alliances that add value and profits to our OEM customers’ bottom-line.
Our Global Companies & Worldwide Facilities
LightSources is the world market leader for producing low pressure tanning lamp and UVC quartz germicidal lamp technologies. LightSources’ portfolio includes UVC germicidal lamps, amalgam lamps, specialty UV lamps, low pressure fluorescent and high pressure facial tanning lamps, twist, dual and triple-phosphor tanning lamps, medical lamps, collagen fluorescent lamps, UV lamps for industrial air cleaning and eco-friendly UV lighting solutions such as low mercury lamps.
LCD Lighting specializes in avionic display backlighting. We manufacture specialty fluorescent lighting, cold and hot cathode fluorescent lamps CCFL / HCFL, backlight lamps and assemblies, aperture and reflector lamps, compact lamps, sub miniature lamps and HID‐MPUV lamps.
Voltarc is one of the major players in the North American sign industry with neon tubing and specialty sign lamps. Voltarc’s products include neon, specialty and fluorescent sign lighting components, Masonlite electrodes and Kulka lampholders and electrical wiring devices.
Our North American headquarters is located in Orange, Connecticut. This location handles all major operations, including sales, general and administrative functions, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution. Production for all three companies is carried out in a 3.5 acres (14,000 m²) facility.
LightTech holds equivalent leadership positions while producing an almost equivalent product portfolio to LightSources in North America with UVC germicidal lamps, amalgam lamps, specialty UV lamps, low pressure fluorescent and high pressure facial tanning lamps, twist, dual and triple-phosphor tanning lamps, medical lamps, collagen fluorescent lamps, and eco-friendly lighting solutions such as low mercury lamps. In addition, LightTech operates one of the most advanced glassworks in Europe with the capability of manufacturing T4, T5, T6, T8, T10 & T12 fluorescent and germicidal soft glass.
This European base is situated in Dunakeszi, Hungary. The location includes all major operations – sales, general and administrative functions, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution. Our Hungarian facility consists of four large buildings including offices, production halls and the glass factory (20 acres / 82,000 m² industrial lands).
Cerlux, located in Oroshaza, Hungary, is one of the leading global companies in custom thin ceramic base designs. Our manufacturing portfolio includes custom ceramic components such as end caps, bases, connectors and industrial ceramics. Cerlux also engages in providing patented solutions with proprietary end fittings and matching sockets.
LightSources China, established in 2008, acts as a sales office and strategic base to satisfy Asia’s growing demand for UVC germicidal lamp technology. Clients in Asia benefit from our full line of UVC germicidal lamps.
Each company in the LightSources group operates with state-of-the art, modern specialty lamp production equipment, including assembly lines with various levels of automation and an armory of machines for flexible manufacturing. We have manufacturing technologies unlike any other in the industry. For example, we use an automated exhaust processing system in our quartz germicidal production that allows us to make lamps at a substantially faster pace and consistent quality.