LightSources and our strategic partner, LightTech (LT), offer a wide range of high-quality standard and custom-designed UV germicidal lamps and components.  We provide OEMs of any size the benefits of our unique, proprietary solutions that have been developed specifically for germicidal applications.  They are used in applications for: sewage treatment, purification of municipal and domestic drinking water, food processing and protection (irradiation), water reclamation, HVAC air sterilization, and odor control.

UV Germicidal Lamps- Discover the Technology

Low Pressure Mercury Lamps

Our UV germicidal lamps include low pressure mercury lamps that offer the widest range of application possibilities with seven main lamp types as follows: standard and high-output quartz germicidal lamps, quartz compact and GU lamps, standard and high-output softglass lamps, and softglass compact lamps. Our standard low pressure mercury lamps offer the highest efficiency with 40% of the lamp’s electrical power converted into UVC radiation at 254 nm, while high-output mercury lamps provide approximately twice the UVC output.  Softglass lamps have a germicidal efficiency of 30% and can operate on lower current (between 180 and 425mA).  Finally low pressure mercury lamps have an exceptionally long operating life of up to 13,000 hours.

Low Pressure Amalgam Lamps

Another example of our UV germicidal lamps is amalgam lamps that are capable of yielding up to three times the UVC output when compared to standard lamps of the same length.  They can operate with consistent UVC output over a broad water or air temperature range (4 – 40 ° C).  Our custom designs allow for even higher temperature applications. When compared to standard or HO germicidal lamps, amalgam lamps offer reduced capital and maintenance costs over the lifetime of the system. Additionally the system designers can decrease the number of lamps required without compromising functionality. The lamps offer an extensive operating life of up to 16,000 hours.  LightTech also provides spot and pellet amalgam designs that incorporate our proprietary and patented pellet amalgam technology to offer superior efficiency under power dimming conditions.

Medium Pressure Ultraviolet Lamps (MPUV)

MPUV technology has changed drastically over the last decade, and has gone far beyond its initial use in the curing of inks, adhesives and coatings.  MPUV lamps now provide a strong source of ultraviolet radiation that is used in many diverse applications such as UVC water disinfection and air sterilization, and to irradiate energy at different wavelengths, including visible light. We offer an extensive line of standard and customized solutions, including lamps from 100 watts per inch to over 700 watts per inch and a number of additives used to enhance the output at specified wavelengths.  Our custom lamps are made according to individual OEM samples and qualifications.

MPUV Customized Lamp Design Form

Quartz Sleeves

Quartz sleeves are worth the investment.  They provide protection for lamps from water and air flow, breakage, leakage, temperature fluctuations, and environmental hazards – without sacrificing efficiency.  We offer both open ended and domed type quartz sleeves, and all of our sleeves are made with top-quality materials.  In addition quartz sleeves are useful for applications in small spaces.

Electronic Ballasts

Another UV germicidal lamp component in our product line is electronic ballasts that offer high efficiency and high power factor in a small, lightweight design. They provide the advantage of being insensitive to line voltage variation and operate on multiple supply voltages.

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 discuss your individual requirements for high-quality UV germicidal lamps.

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