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 »

Instrument Systems | IR | Fingerprint | Sensor | Jun 28, 2021

Enabling Optical Fingerprint Sensors with IR Wavelength at 1380 nm

Enabling Optical Fingerprint Sensors with IR Wavelength at 1380 nm Instrument Systems has developed a modular high-end IR test solution that meets the requirements of optical under-display fingerprint sensors with wavelengths above 1100 nm. As the IR radiation at 1380 nm is verified to avoid burn-in phenomena, the requested test equipment needs to be a high-end solution: high-resolution and calibrated for precise measurement of radiometric quantities, pulse measurement in the µs range and with temperature control. Read more »

Instrument Systems | Infrared Sources | Measurement | Featured | IR | May 08, 2021

Precise Characterization of Infrared Sources

Precise Characterization of Infrared Sources The demand for IR measurement solutions has increased significantly in the recent years. IR LEDs and IR lasers such as VCSELs have enabled many new applications in the field of “IR sensing”, using the NIR range (800-1000 nm) but also higher wavelengths as 1380 nm. Measurement tasks range from 3D sensing (facial recognition, LiDAR and automotive in-cabin driver monitoring) to optical fingerprint sensors and healthcare monitoring. Read more »

IR | Luminus Devices | Apr 08, 2021

New IR LEDs Set New Output Benchmark

New IR LEDs Set New Output Benchmark Luminus Devices has expanded its portfolio of ultra-high-power infrared (IR) LEDs with a new product line that addresses the rapid expansion of life sciences, medical, machine vision, and industrial applications. 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 »

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 | 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 | IR | Components | Gesture-Control | Sep 28, 2020

Maxim Dynamic Gesture Sensing for Automotive Applications at Industry's Lowest Cost and Smallest Size

Maxim Dynamic Gesture Sensing for Automotive Applications at Industry's Lowest Cost and Smallest Size Designers of automotive systems can now add dynamic hand-gesture controls with greater ease at the industry's lowest cost and smallest size with the MAX25205 data acquisition system from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. Featuring integrated optics and a 6x10 infrared (IR) sensor array, the MAX25205 detects swipe and hand-rotation gestures without the complexity of time-of-flight (ToF) cameras at 10x lower cost and up to 75 percent smaller size. Read more »

SSL | UV | UV-C | Systems + Applications | Water-Purification | Sep 28, 2020

PearlAqua Deca™, World's First UV-C LED Point-of-Entry System Hits the Water Treatment Market

PearlAqua Deca™, World's First UV-C LED Point-of-Entry System Hits the Water Treatment Market AquiSense Technologies, the world leader in ultraviolet (UV) LED water disinfection systems, is happy to announce it has launched the PearlAqua Deca™, the first UV LED disinfection system designed for the point-of-entry residential, commercial and light industrial markets. The PearlAqua Deca offers operational benefits specific to LEDs, including intermittent flow management, mercury free, and low cost of ownership. Read more »

SSL | UV | UV Measurement | UV-C | Sep 11, 2020

Gigahertz-Optik UVC Radiometer for Germicidal UV Sources Including 222 nm Excimer Lamps

Gigahertz-Optik UVC Radiometer for Germicidal UV Sources Including 222 nm Excimer Lamps The new X1-1-UV-3727 radiometer is designed to accurately measure the far-UVC irradiance or dose produced by 222 nm excimer lamps. This is in addition to the measurement of other germicidal UV source types including low pressure Hg lamps and UV LEDs. Each meter has a wide dynamic range and is supplied with a traceable calibration certificate from the ISO-17025 accredited Gigahertz-Optik laboratory. Read more »

SSL | Components | UV | UV-C | UV-Modules | Disinfection | Aug 05, 2020

Lumitronix Adds New UV-C LED Modules for Sterilization and Decontamination to Its UV Portfolio

Lumitronix Adds New UV-C LED Modules for Sterilization and Decontamination to Its UV Portfolio The Swabian LED company Lumitronix has used the current situation to expand its range of products in the UV-C sector. Within a short period of time, three linear module solutions have been developed, which are primarily aimed at professional customers who are trained in the use of UV-C radiation and can ensure hazard-free operation. Read more »

SSL | Components | UV | UV LED | Special Applications | Jul 24, 2020

OMC Announces New Ultra-High-Efficiency IR SMA Fibre-Optic Transmitter LED - FDE870HE

OMC Announces New Ultra-High-Efficiency IR SMA Fibre-Optic Transmitter LED - FDE870HE OMC, the pioneer in optoelectronics design & manufacture, announces its new FDE870HE industrial fibre optic transmitter LED that can deliver up to four times more launch power into multimode fibre for the same current versus existing transmitter devices. This ultra-efficient transmitter contains a high-performance 870 nm chip and features an array of micro-optic elements that gather and focus the emitted photons, coupling considerably more light into multimode optical fibres and enabling data to be transmitted reliably over greater distances, or for the system to use less power to achieve the same result. Greater long-term reliability of the system is a further benefit due to the vastly enhanced day-1 launch power and much lower drive current requirements. Read more »

SSL | UV | Special Applications | UV curing | Jul 24, 2020

FireJet™ ONE - The ONE Solution for All Your UV Curing Needs

FireJet™ ONE - The ONE Solution for All Your UV Curing Needs Phoseon Technology introduces the industry's smallest, highest-powered member of their air-cooled product line, the FireJet™ ONE. These premium 20 W/cm² UV LED curing lamps are designed primarily for the inkjet, flexographic and screen printing markets where high power in a compact form factor, is a key requirement. Read more »

SSL | IR | IR-LEDs | Special Applications | Jul 22, 2020

Ushio's Epitex D-Series SWIR LEDs Now Up to Four Times More Powerful

Ushio's Epitex D-Series SWIR LEDs Now Up to Four Times More Powerful Ushio has commenced production of its latest high-powered short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) LEDs, the Epitex D-Series. Following the prior success of the S-Series, the Epitex D-Series achieves the world's highest output power and efficiency: The high-power versions have ramped up their forward current to 1 A and gain a boost of up to four times the original radiated power output. Read more »

Luminaires | UV | Disinfection | Jul 14, 2020

LumenFocus Launches UVFocus Line of Germicidal Luminaires

LumenFocus Launches UVFocus Line of Germicidal Luminaires Ultraviolet technology has been used for disinfection for many years now, but COVID-19 is shining a new light on its potential for disinfection applications. It is because of this unfortunate situation that we are looking at different ways that lighting technology can be used to help beyond just illuminating a space. Read more »

Tools | Database | UV | UV LED | Jul 03, 2020

Kopp Glass Eases UV-LED Product Selection with Its Revised UV-LED Product Database

Kopp Glass Eases UV-LED Product Selection with Its Revised UV-LED Product Database Kopp Glass, Inc. announces a new release of its UV LED Product Database. With hundreds of new UV LED's available each year, researching and comparing the various options for a project can be tedious and time-consuming. To streamline the selection process, Kopp Glass updated its UV LED Product Database. Read more »

Research News | IR | Health + Wellbeing | Jun 29, 2020

Australian Associated Press Recently Wrote: Red Light Could Improve Over-40s' Eyesight

Australian Associated Press Recently Wrote: Red Light Could Improve Over-40s' Eyesight A small LED torch that emits deep red light could help improve declining eyesight, scientists have said: A study by University College London, involving a small sample size of 24 people, has shown that staring at long wavelength light for three minutes every day can "significantly improve vision" in those aged 40 and above. Read more »

SSL | Components | UV | UV-C | Disinfection | Jun 29, 2020

GKT's New UV-C Board Combines LEDIL's "VIOLET" and NICHIA's "NCSU334A"

GKT's New UV-C Board Combines LEDIL's "VIOLET" and NICHIA's "NCSU334A" In these turbulent times, we need reliable disinfection. Large amounts of water or large areas must be disinfected quickly within a few seconds. We offer a new design for this. Based on the new LEDIL "VIOLET" UV-C 12x multibeam lens, we have combined with the also new UV-C LED "NCSU334A" from NICHIA. Read more »

SSL | Systems + Applications | Products, Materials + Tools | Components | Luminaires | UV | UV-C | Jun 26, 2020

Signify Invests to Broaden Its UV-C Lighting Portfolio for Professional Disinfection

Signify Invests to Broaden Its UV-C Lighting Portfolio for Professional Disinfection Signify, the world leader in lighting, is increasing its UV-C lighting production capacity and expanding its UV-C product portfolio. The company is leveraging more than 35 years of expertise in UV-C lighting to address the growing global need for the disinfection of air, surfaces and objects. Read more »

UV | Measurement | Featured | May 25, 2020

Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection

Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection 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 280nm 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 »

Components | UV | UV-LEDs | UV-Modules | UV-C | Disinfection | May 04, 2020

Lumitronix Provides Solutions for Use of UV-C LED Under Real Conditions

Lumitronix Provides Solutions for Use of UV-C LED Under Real Conditions As an official distributor of Nichia in Europe, the Hechingen-based LED company Lumitronix offers access to the most powerful UVC LED currently on the market. The NCSU334A emits a wavelength of 280 nm in the ultraviolet range and especially in the UV-C band and enables immediate sterilization and cleaning of air, liquids and surfaces. Bacteria, germs and viruses can be reliably killed in this way. This means that the UV LED from the world's largest LED manufacturer can also act as a possible weapon against the novel corona virus. Read more »

Components | UV | UV-LEDs | UV-C | Disinfection | May 04, 2020

Effective UV-C LED Solutions for Pathogen Containment, Medical and Biotechnical Applications at euroLighting

Effective UV-C LED Solutions for Pathogen Containment, Medical and Biotechnical Applications at euroLighting Short UV-C light has been proven to kill 99.9 percent of bacteria, viruses and other pathogens. euroLighting offers new product solutions in the form of UV-C LEDs, the effect of which can be used specifically to effectively sterilise air, water and surfaces and greatly reduce the risk of infection. Based on the current virus pandemic and in view of statements by experts that such situations could occur more frequently in the future, solutions are urgently sought to contain the spread of pathogens as quickly and effectively as possible. Read more »

Components | UV | UV-LEDs | UV-C | Disinfection | Apr 23, 2020

Luminus Breaks the $0.10 per mW Barrier for UV-C LEDs

Luminus Breaks the $0.10 per mW Barrier for UV-C LEDs Luminus Devices announces the immediate availability of its newest UV-C LED, the XBT-3535, with performance ranging from 50 mW to 80 mW in the 275-285 nm range. With the global need for disinfection and sterilization devices increasing, the price-performance combination of the XBT-3535 will allow companies to quickly bring novel and affordable solutions to market. Read more »

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