LightSources offers high-quality UVC germicidal lamps for air disinfection systems in standard and customized configurations. Our strategic partnership with LightTech in Europe, Cerlux, Voltarc, and LCD Lighting make the LightSources Group world-leading suppliers of UV lamps and lighting solutions. Our combined global resources provide OEM-oriented solutions with high-quality lamps, quick turn-around time, and proprietary technology for longer life and increased performance.

air disinfectionWhat is UV Air Disinfection?

Germicidal UVC technology provides a cost-effective and efficient method to disinfect the air with no byproducts and no hazardous waste. UV radiation emitted in the UVC wavelength, specifically at 254 nm, is proven to have the most powerful germicidal effects. UVC radiation is effective at eliminating the threat from bacteria, viruses, mold spores, dust mites, fungi, and harmful airborne microorganisms in UV air disinfection systems.

UVC ozone lamps are designed to emit wavelengths closer to 185 nm, which are useful in many types of UV air treatment systems. Ozone is a proven oxidizer which offers some advantages as ozone can be carried through the air to disinfect areas that direct UV radiation cannot reach. UVC ozone lamps remove foul odors from the air as well as eliminate volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as ammonia, mercaptans, and sulfides.

UVC germicidal lamps eliminate airborne viruses and bacteria by penetrating the DNA of these harmful microorganisms and rendering them unable to replicate. When these cells can no longer reproduce, they are considered harmless, with the threat of infection eliminated.

Types of UV Air Disinfection Systems

Germicidal UVC lamps are used in different types of UV air treatment systems, such as installed in HVAC systems or in localized upper room disinfection units. UV lamps in HVAC systems can be installed to disinfect the air as it passes through the air ducts and can also disinfect equipment to prevent the buildup of mold and fungi on HVAC cooling coils.

Upper-room ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) systems are also proven to be effective at eliminating airborne tuberculosis, with the CDC offering guidelines for the environmental control of tuberculosis with UVGI. Another method of UV air disinfection is with the use of UVC robots, which are gaining in popularity and can be deployed to disinfect air and surfaces in many environments.

air disinfection hospitalsWhere Can UV Air Disinfection Systems be Used?

UVC lamps provide healthier, cleaner air to many environments and industries, such as:


Hospitals and Nursing Homes

air disinfection hospitals

UVC air purification is extremely beneficial and hospitals and healthcare settings like doctor’s offices where patients may already have an immunocompromised condition. According to a study by the National Institutes of Health, the use of UVC disinfection in conjunction with manual cleaning processes is particularly useful in high-touch, high-traffic places with a high bioburden. UV air purification in hospitals helps to protect people with respiratory infections and can reduce symptoms of asthma.

Residents of nursing homes benefit from extra protection against airborne disease, protecting an already vulnerable population.


air disinfection restaurants

Restaurant owners employing UV air purification systems provide a cleaner environment to their patrons, with protection against airborne disease. UV lights provide many benefits to the food and beverage industry in restaurants, transportation, and food processing. Restaurant owners can protect their patrons with UV air disinfection systems in dining areas and also in the kitchen and food preparation surfaces.  UVC lamps in the hood exhaust system of commercial kitchens can also help to prevent grease buildup and mitigate the risk of fire while disinfecting kitchen cooking equipment.

air disinfection industryIndustry

Several industrial processes, such as manufacturing plastics, rubber, wood and surface treatments, printing applications, and others, produce toxic chemicals that contaminate the air. UV air disinfection systems protect employees in these environments that can suffer respiratory symptoms without air purification and disinfection. Many industries must also meet environmental regulations with limits on air pollution. UV air disinfection can help these industries to be compliant with air emissions while protecting staff and the public.

UVC air purification provides valuable health benefits to all of these applications and others and can be used just about anywhere.

UV Air Purification for Odor Control

UVC ozone lamps used for order control provide benefits to many applications, such as:

  • Wastewater treatment plants
  • Food processing plants
  • Animal kennels
  • Industrial manufacturing processes

Air disinfection with odor control provides many benefits to these odor-producing applications, including a healthier environment for employees and a reduction of odors affecting nearby residents. Wastewater treatment plants, for example, produce hydrogen sulfide-based odors that are a health concern to operators’ safety and can be a new sense to nearby residents and other public facilities.

Germicidal Lamps for UV Air Disinfection

air disinfectionLightSources is an industry-leading global supplier of UVC germicidal lamps found in surface, water, and air disinfection applications worldwide. We offer a vast product line of germicidal lamp types, including:

  • Low-pressure Mercury
  • Standard and high-output quartz
  • Standard and high output and soft glass
  • Compact quartz and soft glass
  • Low-pressure Amalgam
  • Specialty lamps
    • Quartz U-lamps
    • Germipak cell lamps
    • All-in-one submersible lamps
    • R.P.T. UVC lamps
    • Subminiature UVC lamps

The LightSources group offers these high-tech, high-performance UVC germicidal lamps as well as customizable configurations to meet your exact specifications. Maintaining clean, fresh air is essential to life, and the LightSources group provides cost-efficient and highly effective germicidal solutions for air disinfection and odor control.


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LightSources and our affiliated companies represent the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today. We provide OEM oriented solutions with custom design and engineering, prototype development, and patent protected lamp products. Contact us to speak with an engineer about our germicidal UVC lamps for odor control and air disinfection.