UV / IR

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 »

Business News | Standardization | UV-C | IES | IUVA | Jun 24, 2020

IES and IUVA Collaborate to Publish ANSI Standards for Measuring Ultraviolet C-Band (UV-C) Sources Used for Disinfection

IES and IUVA Collaborate to Publish ANSI Standards for Measuring Ultraviolet C-Band (UV-C) Sources Used for Disinfection The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES, est. 1906) and the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA, est. 1999) have partnered to assemble experts in the measurement of ultraviolet C-band emissions (UV-C) to develop American National Standards for the measurement and characterization of UV-C device performance. UV-C devices for healthcare and personal care have proliferated in recent years, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the absence of standards to enable accurate measurements and comparisons of the products. Through this partnership IES and IUVA aim to cooperatively promote awareness of and improve the application of ultraviolet "disinfection" technology in the healthcare system, initially through the development of standardized methods of measurement of ultraviolet "disinfection" products including UV lamps, luminaires and lighting/radiating systems, utilizing both discharge (e.g. low-pressure mercury and xenon) and solid-state (e.g. light-emitting diode) technologies. Read more »

Tools | Test Equipment | UV Measurement | UV-C | Jun 04, 2020

Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation: High-Precision UVC Exposure Measurements from Gamma Scientific

Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation: High-Precision UVC Exposure Measurements from Gamma Scientific Gamma Scientific announces the release of its Germicidal Ultraviolet Irradiation measurements system to perform irradiance and radiant exposure measurements in the UVC region of the spectrum. The system consists of the model 268UVC sensor, which measures 37 mm in diameter with an active area of 11 mm². The sensor, when paired with a Gamma Scientific optical power meter and energy meter, is capable of measuring irradiance levels ranging from 0.05 μW/cm² to 500 mW/cm². Read more »

Standardization | UV-C | Safety | GLA | Jun 02, 2020

Global Lighting Association Releases Safety Guidelines for UV-C Disinfecting Devices

Global Lighting Association Releases Safety Guidelines for UV-C Disinfecting Devices The Global Lighting Association has issued a Position Statement containing guidelines for the safe use of UV-C devices. The statement concerns safety and standardization requirements. 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 »

Automotive | IR-LEDs | May 15, 2020

Intuitive Interaction: Ultra-compact Infrared LED from Osram Enables Gesture Control in Car Interiors

Intuitive Interaction: Ultra-compact Infrared LED from Osram Enables Gesture Control in Car Interiors Automotive interior design is currently undergoing a fundamental change. Displays are getting larger, the number of manual controls is decreasing, and customizable lighting solutions are creating a feel-good atmosphere. Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and technologies previously designed for mobile devices – such as facial recognition, eye tracking or gesture control – are increasingly making their way into the automotive sector. These technologies are based on infrared light. The smaller and more powerful the required components, the easier they are to integrate into complex designs. Osram’s Oslon Piccolo now offers an extremely compact infrared LED (IRED) that packs enormous power in a small package, making it ideal for customers. Read more »

UV-C | UV-LEDs | May 15, 2020

CIE Position Statement on the Use of UV Radiation to Manage the Risk of COVID-19 Transmission

CIE Position Statement on the Use of UV Radiation to Manage the Risk of COVID-19 Transmission The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has accelerated the search for environmental controls to contain or mitigate the spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) responsible for the disease. SARS-CoV-2 is usually transmitted from person to person by contact with large respiratory droplets, either directly or by touching virus-contaminated surfaces (also denoted as fomites) and subsequently touching the eyes, nose or mouth. Importantly, there is growing evidence of virus transmission via the airborne route as the large respiratory droplets dry out and form droplet nuclei which can remain airborne for several hours. Depending on the nature of the surface and environmental factors, fomites can remain infectious for several days (van Doremalen, 2020). The use of germicidal UV radiation (GUV) is an important environmental intervention which can reduce both contact spread and airborne transmission of infectious agents (like bacteria and viruses). GUV within the UV-C range (200 nm–280 nm), primarily 254 nm, has been used successfully and safely for over 70 years. However, GUV must be knowledgably applied with appropriate attention to dose and safety. Inappropriate GUV application can present human health and safety issues and produce insufficient deactivation of infectious agents. Application in the home is not advisable and GUV should never be used to disinfect the skin, except when clinically justified. 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 »

UV | Tools | Measurement | UV Measurement | Test Equipment | Disinfection | Apr 08, 2020

UV-C Radiometer for Disinfection Effectiveness and Safety of UV-C LEDs and Germicidal Lamps

UV-C Radiometer for Disinfection Effectiveness and Safety of UV-C LEDs and Germicidal Lamps The X1-1-UV-3726 radiometer enables the effectiveness of UV germicidal irradiation (UVGI) to be accurately determined for both low pressure mercury (254nm) germicidal lamps and UV-C LEDs. Additionally, the device has sufficient sensitivity to detect if undesired exposure poses a photobiological safety risk to users. Read more »

SSL | Technologies | Research News | UV | Disinfection | Apr 02, 2020

Seoul Viosys and SETi's Violeds Technology Proves 99.9% Sterilization of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in 30 Seconds

Seoul Viosys and SETi's Violeds Technology Proves 99.9% Sterilization of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in 30 Seconds Seoul Viosys and Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. ("SETi"), leading global innovators of UV LED products and technology, announced that it has been successful in achieving 99.9% sterilization of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 30 seconds. Tests were conducted with the research group of Korea University, Korea's top rank university, by using a compound semiconductor Violeds technology that is being mass-produced. Read more »

Featured | UV | UV-LEDs | UV-C | Disinfection | Curing | Apr 01, 2020

Nichia UV LED Technology Supports Evolving Markets

Nichia UV LED Technology Supports Evolving Markets Nichia, a leading global specialist in LED technology, is now aiming to extend its dominance to the UV market following its impressive showcase at the recent RadTech 2020 conference and exhibition in Orlando, Florida, USA. The company's latest solutions remain ideal for curing applications, but an extended portfolio is of particular benefit, as UV is known to be incredibly effective in killing viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoa. Read more »

UV | Components | UV LED | UV-LEDs | UV-C | Disinfection | Mar 31, 2020

Specification and Applications for ProLight Opto's Recently Released UV-C LEDs

Specification and Applications for ProLight Opto's Recently Released UV-C LEDs Escalation of the Coronavirus outbreak have led to higher demand for Ultra-Violet C (UV-C) LED around the world. UV-C as a germicidal light source can inactivates microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA with its short wavelength. The effective germicidal wavelength is between 200-290 nm; shorter wavelength is more efficient but is also more damaging to the human body. The major chip manufacturers make 265-285 nm as mainstream wavelength, because it can improve single chip's radiometric power and increase in sterilization efficiency. Read more »

UV | Tools | UV Measurement | Test Equipment | Mar 19, 2020

GL Optic's GL SPECTIS 4.0 UV - Accurate Characterization of UV-A, B and C Radiation Sources

GL Optic's GL SPECTIS 4.0 UV - Accurate Characterization of UV-A, B and C Radiation Sources GL Optic's new model of an affordable GL SPECTIS 4.0 UV is designed for fast verification of UV radiation in the production environment as well as in laboratories. GL Optic introduces a range of solutions optimized for UV LEDs measurement in a variety of applications. Read more »

UV | UV-LEDs | Disinfection | Components | Mar 05, 2020

Everlight Releases UVC3535NUB Series for Medical Treatment, Water and Air Purification & Sterilization

Everlight Releases UVC3535NUB Series for Medical Treatment, Water and Air Purification & Sterilization Everlight Electronics, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, releases its new ELUC3535NUB series of UVC products for the maintenance of life quality and health, using the epitaxial and flip chips on the sapphire substrate to guarantee quality and sterilization. Read more »

SSL | Test Equipment | Safety | UV Measurement | UV | Tools | Mar 03, 2020

Instrument Systems: New Products for the Postponed L+B

Instrument Systems: New Products for the Postponed L+B Instruments Systems has been prepared to feature two new respectively optimized solutions for two different tasks at Light + Building which is postponed to September 27th - October 2nd. Instrument Systems has modified its proven TOP 200 telescopic optical probe to satisfy the requirements of the new IEC TR 62778 technical report. Furthermore, Instrument Systems launches traceable calibration UV-LEDs with extremely low measurement uncertainty. Read more »

Resources | Commentary | UV | Disinfection | Feb 12, 2020

Selecting the UV LED Wavelength for Purification Applications

Selecting the UV LED Wavelength for Purification Applications Patrick Durand is the Worldwide Technical Director at Future Lighting Solutions (FLS) with over 15 years of experience in the solid state lighting industry. Patrick leads the FLS Technical Marketing teams and FLS laboratory teams located in multiple regions around the world with the objective of providing world-class support to lighting OEMs in developing luminaires with the latest SSL technology from the light source to the complete system incorporating the LED driver, optic, thermal management and intelligent control solutions. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Technologies | UV | Horticulture | Feb 10, 2020

Transparent Material Considerations for UV Optics in Horticultural Lighting Applications

Transparent Material Considerations for UV Optics in Horticultural Lighting Applications Advancements in UV LED technology have begun changing the horticultural lighting landscape. Research is still ongoing to discover the extent of benefits and best practices of using UV light in horticulture. Using optics in tandem with UV LED light systems can help reach performance goals and optimize growing. Although there are several UV- transmitting materials available, not all are equivalent or able to meet the requirements for UV applications. Justine Galbraith, glass engineer, and Sharayah Follett, market development manager at Kopp Glass, Inc. discuss the performance considerations of various UV-transmitting materials and how application challenges are addressed by integrating optical elements. Read more »

Components | LEDs | UV LED | UV | Curing | Disinfection | Jan 20, 2020

Lextar Launches New UV LED Series for Sterilization and Curing

Lextar Launches New UV LED Series for Sterilization and Curing UV LED technology is regarded as a more efficient method of treating microorganisms in drinking water. This technology has been valued and included into drinking water treatment standard by NSF International last November for microbial reduction and provides a new test method to certify manufacturer claims. Read more »

Featured | LEDs | IR-LEDs | Sensors | Health | Nov 01, 2019

Measuring the Oxygen Content of Blood with LEDs

Measuring the Oxygen Content of Blood with LEDs Pulse oximetry is a non-invasive method for determining haemoglobin (Hb) saturation through oxygen in the blood and heart frequency. It uses the fact that oxygen-rich and oxygen-poor haemoglobin absorb red and infrared light differently. In order to measure the oxygen content reliably, LEDs with high performance, constant quality and low scattering are needed as light sources. With the WL-SMTW and WL-SITW series, Würth Elektronik has suitable red and infrared LEDs in its portfolio. In addition, there is a matching light sensor available: The phototransistor WL-STTW can reliably detect both red and infrared light. Read more »

Featured | Business | Company News | Branding | UV-LEDs | IR-LEDs | Aug 12, 2019

Nationstar Overall Layout in UV LED Market

Nationstar Overall Layout in UV LED Market In August 2018, Nationstar set up the Non-visual Light Source Business Division, focusing on IR LED, UV LED, animal and plant lighting. Nationstar has been fully laid out on UVA/UVB/UVC. Since 2016, Nationstar has launched near-ultraviolet LED, deep-ultraviolet LED and modules, with wide wavelength range, high reliability and good feedback in the market. At present, we have established partnerships with many well-known manufacturers. Read more »

Featured | IR-LEDs | American Bright Optoelectronics | May 31, 2019

American Bright Optoelectronics Expands Its Family of IR Products to Cover Security, Remote Control, Appliance and Night Vision Applications

American Bright Optoelectronics Expands Its Family of IR Products to Cover Security, Remote Control, Appliance and Night Vision Applications American Bright has introduced the most complete family of discrete infrared (IR) products in the industry, expanding its 20-year global leadership in the remote control and sensing markets. Product selection includes through-hole, surface mount (SMT) and PLCC variants of the industries’ most popular components. Read more »

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UniDriver® Universal Input Line Voltage LED Drivers

UniDriver® Universal Input Line Voltage LED Drivers LTF Technology’s UniDriver Series offers the ultimate in flexibility and ease of driver selection for lighting industry OEMs and specifiers. These technologically-advanced LED drivers offer True-Tri-Mode dimming from 100V to 277V (ELV, TRIAC, 0-10V), dimming levels from 100% to 0.1%, compatibility ... Read more »

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NICHIA LED Technology Presented at LICHTWOCHE München

NICHIA LED Technology Presented at LICHTWOCHE München LED manufacturer NICHIA, a specialist in highly efficient lighting, Human Centric Lighting and the imitation of natural light, will participate in the Munich Lichtwoche 2021 from 5 to 12 November with a light installation, two presentations and a discussion on the topic of UV-C. The light ... Read more »

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