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UV / IR

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 05, 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 05, 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 | Oct 30, 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 »
Components | LEDs | IR-LEDs | Special Applications | Apr 25, 2019
Luminus Adds Eleven High-Intensity IR LEDs
Luminus Adds Eleven High-Intensity IR LEDs Luminus Devices has significantly expanded its portfolio of high-power infrared (IR) LEDs with eleven emitters designed to address the rapid expansion of automotive, consumer, machine vision, medical, and security applications. The Luminus IR SST LEDs are now offered in three wavelengths – 810nm, 850nm, and 940nm – and six beam angle options ranging from 40° to 130°. The high radiometric power output and low thermal resistance allow system designers to reduce the number of emitters and overall footprint for a broad range of infrared applications. Read more »
Components | LEDs | IR-LEDs | Special Applications | Surveillance | Health | Apr 11, 2019
Lumileds Tailors Luxeon IR Family for Cost Conscious High Power Applications
Lumileds Tailors Luxeon IR Family for Cost Conscious High Power Applications Lumileds introduced the Luxeon IR 2720 Line, high power emitters that set the standard for abundant radiant power delivered in an industry standard package for seamless integration in existing designs. The emitters provide high radiant power of up to 1,300 mW at 940 nm or 1,250 mW at 850 nm wavelength and feature high efficacy and a popular 120° beam angle. The 2.75x2.0 mm LEDs are undomed and especially useful for applications with package height limitations that prevent the use of domed solutions. The emitters address a wide array of cost conscious infrared applications from surveillance and machine vision to iris scanning and health monitors. Read more »
Featured | Test Equipment | Spectroradiometer | UV | Tools | Jan 24, 2019
Fast Production Test of UV-LEDs
Fast Production Test of UV-LEDs Numerous applications, for example in the medical area or in material testing, are based on precisely specified UV radiation. For UV-B and UV-C emitters, the measurement of their spectrum between 325 nm down to 200 nm is generally only possible with extended measurement times due to their low radiant flux. As such, a condition for fast testing within production is high reliability in conjunction with high optical throughput of all participating system components. Within its well-established CAS-series of premium spectroradiometers over many years, Instrument Systems has developed a novel series-type CAS 140D-157. This new system measures precisely and reliably not only within the visible spectrum, but also in the UV. Coupled with a PTFE-coated integrating sphere, the system permits for fast 24/7 production tests of UV emitters to be run. Read more »
Components | LEDs | White LEDs | IR-LEDs | Special Applications | Jan 17, 2019
Successful Development of High-output Broadband LEDs Capable of Emitting Visible Light to Near-infrared Light
Successful Development of High-output Broadband LEDs Capable of Emitting Visible Light to Near-infrared Light Ushio Opto Semiconductors, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc., has recently developed a broadband LED that produces the world’s maximum output of 160 mW over a wide bandwidth between 400 and 1000 nm, which covers the range from visible light to near-infrared light. From the 1st of December, Ushio Opto Semiconductors, Inc. started shipping samples from its new “Spectro Series” lineup as part of the “epitex series” LED brand and will exhibit Photonics West 2019 (The Moscone Center US San Francisco) which will be held on February from 5th to 7th. Read more »
Technologies | Research | LEDs | Light Conversion | IR-LEDs | Quantum Dots | Dec 13, 2018
Colloidal Quantum Dots Make LEDs Shine Bright in the Infrared
Colloidal Quantum Dots Make LEDs Shine Bright in the Infrared ICFO researchers report on the development of a colloidal quantum-dot light emitting diode with unprecedented quantum and power conversion efficiencies in the infrared range. The ideal optoelectronic semiconductor material should be a strong light emitter i.e. should emit light very efficiently upon optical excitation as well as be an efficient charge conductor to allow for electrical injection in devices. These two conditions when met can lead to highly efficient light emitting diodes as well as to solar cells with the possibility to approach the Shockley-Queisser limit. Until now the materials that have come close to meeting these conditions have been based on epitaxially-grown costly III-V semiconductors that cannot be monolithically integrated to CMOS electronics. Read more »
Resources | LpR Article | Technologies | Horticulture | UV | Oct 19, 2018
UV LED Technology for Emerging Applications in Agriculture
UV LED Technology for Emerging Applications in Agriculture The Ultraviolet (UV) LED market has expanded five-fold in the past decade and is projected to grow to over $1 billion by 2025. A key trend expected to influence the market is the ability to expand into new applications, including agriculture. UV light, at proper frequency and dose, can increase the production of active substances in medicinal and traditional plants and it can also help maintain a healthy growing environment. But to fully take advantage of UV LEDs, some major re-design considerations are required. Terrance Berland, CEO of the Violet Defense Group, the parent company of Violet Gro, will explain which considerations these are; for instance, why it is crucial to incorporate the appropriate lens material. Read more »
Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | IR-LEDs | Oct 17, 2018
OMC's New 30° Beam Angle SMD LEDs for High-Intensity Applications
OMC's New 30° Beam Angle SMD LEDs for High-Intensity Applications OMC, the pioneer in optoelectronics design & manufacture, has introduced a new range of narrow angle, surface-mount LEDs in a variety of package styles and all popular LED wavelengths. The new SMD emitter series features integrated lenses moulded into the package which provides a 30 degree output beam. Applications for visible wavelengths include signalling and indication, in which the beam needs to be visible over greater distances, while the company’s infrared wavelength versions are used for sensing and data-communication over greater distances and with higher precision than using standard, wide-angle SMD components. Read more »
Components | LEDs | IR-LEDs | Special Applications | Sep 05, 2018
DOWA Announces Short-Wavelength IR LEDs with the World’s Highest Output Power
DOWA Announces Short-Wavelength IR LEDs with the World’s Highest Output Power DOWA Electronics Materials Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of DOWA Holdings Co., Ltd. , has successfully developed short-wavelength-infrared LED chips with output power that is 3.5 times higher than existing products and is the highest in the world at 6.8 mW [1], with a peak wavelength of 1,300 nm. DOWA has started to deliver sample products. Read more »
Components | LEDs | IR-LEDs | Special Applications | Industrial | Aug 24, 2018
TT Electronics' Compact, Surface-Mount IR LED Emitter has Narrow FWH Angle
TT Electronics' Compact, Surface-Mount IR LED Emitter has Narrow FWH Angle TT Electronics, a global provider of engineered electronics for performance critical applications, has introduced a compact, infrared LED emitter with the industry’s largest spot diameter of 7 mm for super-reliable optical sensing and position encoder applications. Read more »
Components | LEDs | IR-LEDs | CCTV Survillance Cameras | Special Applications | Jul 19, 2018
New IR LED for Razor Sharp Images of CCTV Survillance Cameras
New IR LED for Razor Sharp Images of CCTV Survillance Cameras Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its proven Oslon Black portfolio for infrared illumination with the addition of an infrared LED with a narrower beam angle of ± 25°. Thanks to the new SFH 4718A IRED, illumination units for camera systems with a medium capture range no longer require secondary optics. The Oslon Black family now offers a wide selection for the most varied of infrared-based applications, taking in four power classes, three wavelengths and three beam angles. Read more »
Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | UV-LEDs | IR-LEDs | Horticulture | Jul 05, 2018
LG Innotek Unveils Full Lineup of Horticulture LEDs
LG Innotek Unveils Full Lineup of Horticulture LEDs LG Innotek today announced that it set up a full lineup of “horticulture LEDs,” which are the light sources that can make plants grow faster than under the sunlight, and will venture into the global market. LG Innotek secured 30 types of horticulture LED packages optimized according to light wavelength and power consumption. In addition to visible light LEDs, the company also launched horticulture UV (ultraviolet) LEDs. Read more »
Components | LEDs | IR-LEDs | Automotive | Apr 11, 2018
Osram Adds Six New High-Power Infrared LEDs to Its Oslon Black Family
Osram Adds Six New High-Power Infrared LEDs to Its Oslon Black Family Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its Oslon Black family for the infrared range with six new automotive IREDs. The 850 nm versions are intended for exterior applications such as night vision, pedestrian protection, pre-field recognition and lane detection. The new 940 nm versions are suitable above all for interior automotive applications such as driver monitoring, seat occupancy detection and gesture recognition. Thanks to different wavelengths and lenses these products cover a wide range of customer requirements and can be operated at up to 5 A in pulsed mode. Read more »
Components | LEDs | IR-LEDs | Special Applications | Feb 21, 2018
New Infrared LED from Osram for 2D Facial Recognition
New Infrared LED from Osram for 2D Facial Recognition Smartphones, tablets and the like can now be unlocked in very different ways: with a password, fingerprint scan or even an iris scan. 2D facial recognition is another method and involves illuminating the user’s face with an infrared light source and capturing the image with an IR camera. The system then compares the image with the images previously stored for the purposes of identification, focusing on characteristic two-dimensional features. If there is a match for the various data such as the width of the mouth, length of the nasal ridge and distance between the eyes then the device will be unlocked. Read more »
Resources | LpR Article | Measurement | Special Applications | UV | Sep 12, 2017
Issue 63 | Challenges in UV Measurement
Issue 63 | Challenges in UV Measurement Over the past decade UV LEDs have emerged as a highly attractive alternative to conventional UV emission sources. They are cost effective and energy efficient devices in a small housing. These advantages allow new fields of applications and access to a larger group of users - even in the consumer market, e.g. water purification. Dr. Tobias Roesener, Product Manager at Instrument Systems, explains what makes accurate measurement of UV LEDs so complicated and what the crucial requirements on the measurement equipment are. In addition, he discusses calibration and stray light issues. Read more »
Components | IR-LEDs | Aug 30, 2017
Everlight Introduces the NIR-C19M Infrared LED Series for Iris Recognition
Everlight Introduces the NIR-C19M Infrared LED Series for Iris Recognition Everlight Electronics CO., LTD., a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, launches the NIR-C19M series with a wavelength of 810 nm which exert the clearest contrast effect to read the pattern of the iris. The recognition process is precise, quick and features excellent heat dissipation. This makes it perfectly suitable for iris recognition applications in security surveillance systems (access control) and portable handsets. Read more »
Tools | Test Equipment | UV | Jun 22, 2017
Instrument Systems Presents New Product Portfolio for UV Measurement
Instrument Systems Presents New Product Portfolio for UV Measurement Instrument Systems’ new UV measurement solution consists of a spectroradiometer from the proven CAS series as well as a series of integrating spheres specifically designed for UV sources. It measures samples with various radiation spectra in the UV-A, UV-B and UV-C range starting at 200 nm. Read more »
Components | IR-LEDs | May 30, 2017
Sights Set Right! Augmented and Virtual Reality Systems Use Infrared LEDs to “Know” Where the User is Looking
Sights Set Right! Augmented and Virtual Reality Systems Use Infrared LEDs to “Know” Where the User is Looking Osram’s compact IREDs provide the illumination needed by eye-tracking systems in headsets - Osram Opto Semiconductors is launching its smallest sidelooking infrared LED to date. The new SFH 4055 is based on the proven Firefly platform, used widely for LEDs in the visible spectrum. The new transmitter, which has a wavelength of 850 nm, is primarily targeted at eye-tracking systems in augmented and virtual reality headsets. Read more »
Components | UV-LEDs | IR-LEDs | Color LEDs | Oct 20, 2016
OMC Launches New HP UV&IR LEDs, New Micro Series LEDs and New Proprietary Coloured LEDs
OMC Launches New HP UV&IR LEDs, New Micro Series LEDs and New Proprietary Coloured LEDs OMC, a pioneer in optoelectronics, will present a range of new LEDs at the Electronic Design Show. The new LEDs are a new range of surface-mount high-power ultra-violet and infra-red LED emitters, extremely compact LED emitters measuring just a fraction of a millimeter, and a series of brighter LED emitters than traditional coloured LEDs based on their proprietary Active Diffuser Technology™. Read more »
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