Trends | UV | Sensors | Wearables | Aug 13, 2021

NTU Singapore Scientists Create Ultra-high Performance Flexible UV Sensors for Use in Wearables

NTU Singapore Scientists Create Ultra-high Performance Flexible UV Sensors for Use in Wearables To enable the development of wearable devices that possess advanced ultraviolet (UV) detection functions, scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have created a new type of light sensor that is both flexible and highly sensitive. Read more »

UV | Ushio | Covid | Corona | Disinfection | Jul 29, 2021

Research Confirms Ushio’s Technology Is Effective Against a Variant of SARS-CoV-2

Research Confirms Ushio’s Technology Is Effective Against a Variant of SARS-CoV-2 Hiroshima University and Ushio Inc. have been conducting a joint research project (Study on the disinfection (*1) and viral inactivation effects of 222 nm UV-C light using Care222). As part of this study, a group of researchers, including Professor Hiroki Ohge of the Department of Infectious Diseases at Hiroshima University Hospital, and Professor Takemasa Sakaguchi of the Virology Section of the Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences at Hiroshima University, evaluated the effect of irradiating a SARS-CoV-2 variant (*2) with Ushio's Care222 filtered Far UV-C light disinfection technology. The research showed that Care222 technology is equally effective in inactivating a SARS-CoV-2 variant as in inactivating the original SARS-CoV-2 strain. Read more »

UV | Signify | Mar 08, 2021

Signify and Innovative Bioanalysis Validate Effectiveness of Signify’s UV-C Lighting on Disinfecting the Air

Signify and Innovative Bioanalysis Validate Effectiveness of Signify’s UV-C Lighting on Disinfecting the Air Signify, the world leader in lighting, together with Innovative Bioanalysis, a CAP, CLIA, AABB Certified Safety Reference Laboratory in Costa Mesa (California) have conducted research that validates the effectiveness of UV-C disinfection upper air luminaires on the inactivation of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Read more »

UV | Lumitronix | Feb 25, 2021

Lighting and Bacterial Disinfection in One – Lumitronix Presents LED Module With Dual Function

Lighting and Bacterial Disinfection in One – Lumitronix Presents LED Module With Dual Function The Swabian LED technology company Lumitronix has developed a three-row LED module equipped with the NF2W585AR-P8 LED from world market leader Nichia, which was launched in January 2021. Read more »

SSL | Components | Laser | VCSEL | Special Applications | Jan 29, 2021

Mass Production of Seoul Viosys' 25Gbps VCSELs - a Game Changer in 5G Communication Applications

Mass Production of Seoul Viosys' 25Gbps VCSELs - a Game Changer in 5G Communication Applications Seoul Viosys, a leading compound semiconductor provider, announced that for the first time in Korea, Seoul Viosys succeeded in developing vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) technology, a near-field-only 25Gbps laser diode compatible with 5G wired networks for transmitting and receiving, and has started mass production to supply these products to three initial customers. Read more »

UV-C | Nichia | Components | Featured | UV | Jan 28, 2021

Nichia’s Latest UV-C LED Disinfection Efficacy Proven to Combat Viruses

Nichia’s Latest UV-C LED Disinfection Efficacy Proven to Combat Viruses NICHIA, a leading global LED manufacturer, further demonstrates its commitment to innovation and improvements to global well-being with the public launch of its newest deep UV LED, the NCSU334B. At a peak wavelength of 280 nm, NICHIA’s deep UV LED outperforms other commercially available UV-C LED’s, regardless of wavelength, in output, efficiency and lifetime. At the same time, new independent research confirms they are also best-in-class for disinfection performance against SARS-CoV-2 virus. Read more »

SSL | Components | UV | UV LED | UV-C | Disinfection | Dec 14, 2020

Osram Enters UV-C LEDs Market Offering Their First Products

Osram Enters UV-C LEDs Market Offering Their First Products The longer the coronavirus pandemic lasts, the more important it is to stay safe and healthy in everyday life. Hygiene measures, such as wearing a facemask or socially distancing, help safeguard against the spread of germs. But light in the right wavelength also makes an enormous contribution to fighting viruses. UV-C light can eliminate 99.9 percent of viruses and bacteria on surfaces, in the air and in drinking water. As one of the world's leading manufacturers, Osram Opto Semiconductors now enables particularly small and robust disinfection applications with its LEDs, while also driving the industrialization of these special light sources forward. The Oslon UV 3636 marks the beginning of a comprehensive portfolio in the UV-C LED sector. Read more »

Featured | Measurement | Test Equipment | UV | Calibration | Dec 09, 2020

New Calibration Standards in the UV A/B/C Range

New Calibration Standards in the UV A/B/C Range UV radiation encompasses a very wide wavelength spectrum between 10 and 400 nm and is subdivided in ISO Standard 21348 into three ranges. The UVC range between 100 and 280 nm is currently extremely relevant for air and water disinfection for combating COVID-19. Since the outbreak of the pandemic this has been manifested, among other things, in a sharp increase in the demand for UVC light sources. Read more »

SSL | Components | UV | UV-Modules | Disinfection | Dec 01, 2020

LightLab Sweden's New UV Light Disinfection Technology Outperforms Conventional UV-Technology

LightLab Sweden's New UV Light Disinfection Technology Outperforms Conventional UV-Technology Swedish cleantech company LightLab Sweden is introducing a new UVC disinfection technology called PureFize®, proven to inactivate bacteria and viruses, among them SARS-CoV-2. To test its effectiveness, LightLab Sweden partnered with SAES Group and the University of Siena, Italy. To proof the effectiveness, a prototype of a consumer product has been designed. It shows that PureFize can be used to inactivate any SARS-CoV-2 presence (>99.9999%) on items that consumers use every day. The results will be submitted for publication in the International Journal of Public Health. Read more »

SSL | Components | LEDs | Micro-LEDs | Displays | Nov 24, 2020

Porotech Launches Groundbreaking Micro-LED Product

Porotech Launches Groundbreaking Micro-LED Product University of Cambridge spin-out Porotech has today announced the launch of its first product based on its breakthrough gallium nitride (GaN) production technique that is set to transform the electronics industry. The company has launched the world's first commercial native red LED epiwafer for micro-LED applications. Read more »

Research News | HCL-Research | Special Applications | Medical | Health | Oct 23, 2020

LED Technology Shines the Light on Ovarian Cancer Treatment

LED Technology Shines the Light on Ovarian Cancer Treatment Scientists estimate that nearly 60% of all cancer patients do not respond effectively to chemotherapy treatments. Even worse – many of those same patients experience toxic and sometimes deadly side effects. Now, a Purdue University scientist and entrepreneur is working to use simple LED light to help determine if certain chemotherapy options will work for specific patients. Read more »

SSL | UV | UV-C | UV-Modules | Disinfection | Oct 23, 2020

Higher-Performance UV-C Solutions from Lumitronix Feature Nichia's New NCSU334B UVC LED

Higher-Performance UV-C Solutions from Lumitronix Feature Nichia's New NCSU334B UVC LED Following the successful introduction of the first UVC LED modules in August 2020, LED expert Lumitronix from Hechingen is expanding the existing concept of linear module solutions with three new, more powerful versions. These are as well mainly addressed to professional customers who are trained in handling UV-C radiation and can ensure a risk-free application. Read more »

SSL | Components | UV | UV-Modules | Curing | Oct 21, 2020

New DELOLUX 504 UV LED Lamp Speeds up Adhesive Curing

New DELOLUX 504 UV LED Lamp Speeds up Adhesive Curing DELO has introduced a new LED lamp for curing UV adhesives. The spot light source DELOLUX 504 features the latest generation of UV LEDs, achieving three times the intensity of the previous model. It was developed for high-speed production in the electronics and automotive industries that require small areas to be irradiated and equipment to be easily integrated into existing systems. Read more »

SSL | Systems + Applications | UV | UV-C | Disinfection | Oct 16, 2020

Energy Focus Launches Advanced UV-C Disinfection Product Portfolio Offering Airborne and Surface Disinfection Solutions

Energy Focus Launches Advanced UV-C Disinfection Product Portfolio Offering Airborne and Surface Disinfection Solutions Energy Focus, a leader in sustainable LED lighting and human-centric lighting ("HCL") technologies, today launches a portfolio of germicidal UV-C Disinfection ("UVCD") products, with advanced, patent-pending technologies designed to destroy 99.9+ percent* of various pathogens, including influenza and coronaviruses such as SARS and SARS-CoV-2, in the air or on surfaces to improve indoor hygiene and sanitation. Three initial products – nUVo™, abUV™, and mUVe™ -- complement each other to meet the needs of air and surface disinfection for commercial, industrial and residential indoor environments. The products are available for pre-order on the Company's e-commerce website, through its internal salesforce and distribution channel partners, and deliveries are expected to start during the first quarter of 2021. Read more »

Automotive | Special Applications | Components | LED Drivers | Driver IC | Oct 15, 2020

Nexperia Launches Industry-First LED Drivers in DFN Package with Side-Wettable Flanks

Nexperia Launches Industry-First LED Drivers in DFN Package with Side-Wettable Flanks Nexperia, the expert in essential semiconductors, today announced a new range of LED drivers in the space-saving DFN2020D-6 (SOT1118D) package. This case style features side-wettable flanks (SWF) which facilitate the use of AOI (automated optical inspection), and improve reliability. This is the first time LED drivers have been available in this beneficial package. The new leadless devices join Nexperia's wide range of LED drivers in leaded packages offering equivalent performance yet reducing PCB space by up to 90% compared to SOT223. Read more »

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