Ushio America Introduces the New Indiglow™ LED T8 Blacklight Tubes

For the first time, you can turn any T8 fluorescent shop light into an LED blacklight! The USHIO 18W Indiglow™ LED T8 blacklight lamps are direct drop-in replacements for 30W and 32W T8 fluorescent tubes. A simple lamp change provides 40% energy savings when compared to existing mercury filled fluorescent tubes. These Indiglow 405nm LED chips provide a safe working environment for entertainment blacklight venues where employees will be standing directly under the lights for an entire work shift. The 405nm chips provide enough glowing punch to highlight fluorescing paints, makeup, and carpets while remaining outside of the UV zone.

In the past, when users wanted an LED replacement for a fluorescent blacklight, LED fixtures offered the best solution. However, like fluorescent lamps, LED fixtures degrade in output over time. When an LED fixture degrades to the point where the amount of light is no longer feasible for the venue, the entire fixture typically needs to be replaced by a licensed electrician. Ushio’s Indiglow LED T8 tubes remedy this by allowing the user to replace the lamps when they deem necessary without the associated high electrical labor costs. The flexibility of using replacement LED tubes also allows users to choose single lamp, dual lamp, and four lamp fixtures depending on the amount of coverage and output needed.

The glass tube construction will not discolor, bend or become brittle over time. Designed with both aesthetics and reliability in mind, our Indiglow lamps excel in augmenting captivating, colorful displays. The Indiglow LED T8 blacklight is perfect for applications such as Halloween attractions, mini golf, laser tag, dark rides, nightclubs & bars, glow bowling and family entertainment centers.

For more information on the Indiglow LED T8 blacklight tubes or any of the other lighting-edge technologies from Ushio America, Inc., visit www.USHIO.com or call 800.838.7446.


”Being able to introduce Brazil to the infinite opportunities of a solar industry is a privilege for J.v.G. Thoma GmbH, and one that we are extremely grateful for. At the same time, this placed the ball squarely in our court, and the pressure to get the ball rolling quickly was high. Now that the lengthy initial formalities are out of the way, we can focus on making this project a success.“

The first DESERT solar module production in BRAZIL! Lets go ....
J.v.G. Thoma GmbH is delivering a DESERT turnkey production line to Brazil, the first of its kind and hopefully the first in many breakthroughs to leave the factory floor on their way to the largest country in South America. With a capacity of 30 MW, this is a small semi-automatic DESERT production line, but still a flagship in terms of DESERT solar module production and electricity generation in the country, now fully functional and ready to start with operation.

The machinery consists of DESERT production machines for high-efficiency DESERT solar modules built specifically for extreme hot climate, such as can be seen in deserts or in tropical areas. Made solely in Germany and built using the latest in DESERT and TROPIC module production, the systems inlcudes all cutting-edge technology.

Certified DESERT solar modules, DESERT containers, DESERT power plants and DESERT manufacturing machinery built using pioneering DESERT and TROPICS technology are now fully set up, and ready to perform. But powering on the machinery has been a long time coming. Up until recently, this advanced piece of equipment had been waiting for clearance at a port in Brazil. Now that the formalities have been dealt with, both J.v.G. Thoma and its customer in Brazil can get production under way.

J.v.G. Thoma GmbH is a company whose vision has always been to harness the infinite power of the sun and convert it into an inexhaustible supply of energy. But a vision such as this requires global reach, and this project has opened new doors. Brazil is not only a gateway to South American cooperation, but also the launchpad to international reach and expansion.

Following the delivery of this initial order, J.v.G. Thoma GmbH will be looking forward to an ongoing collaboration with the Brazilian company. From setup and initial training to setting the scene for a ramp up, J.v.G. Thoma will be there to provide expertise and assistance. Moreover, the company will be jointly responsible, along with the client, for the successful integration of the DESERT solar module factory.

In the future, bigger DESERT power plants will be set up on Brazilian soil, and together with existing turnkey production systems, they intend to take up a large share of the products and assets this sector will possess locally. J.v.G. Thoma plans to build up a local network of sales agents that can extend a premium offering to neighbouring countries in South America. Eventually, the company hopes to be able to expand its customer base to clients in North America.

Hans Thoma, general manager from the Thoma-group, is eager to acquire a substantial market share in Brazil, a growing country with tremendous potential for solar energy output. Having complied with local official procedures (Inmetro, TÜV, Fraunhofer CSP) and cleared the way for future business collaboration, he expresses his hope that the solar industry will henceforth expand quickly.

”Being able to introduce Brazil to the infinite opportunities of a solar industry is a privilege for J.v.G. Thoma GmbH, and one that we are extremely grateful for. At the same time, this placed the ball squarely in our court, and the pressure to get the ball rolling quickly was high. Now that the lengthy initial formalities are out of the way, we can focus on making this project a success.“

The first DESERT solar module production in BRAZIL! Let
Source: Ushio America, Inc.