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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 »

White Papers | UV Measurement | Featured | Apr 09, 2021

WHITE PAPER: Measuring UVA & Violet LED Light Sources

WHITE PAPER: Measuring UVA & Violet LED Light Sources As the development of new UV LED sources continues at an ever-growing pace, so do the industrial applications that utilize them. UV LEDs are being put to work in various industrial processes, medical applications, and disinfection solutions. Efficient utilization of the UV radiation requires good measurement tools. However, accurate light measurement in this spectral range presents challenges, such as how to accurately measure the irradiance if the wavelength of the light is not exactly known. 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 | LEDs | IR-LEDs | Surveillance | Jan 15, 2021

Ushio's New Narrow Angle 850 nm IR Single-Chip LED Package Achieves World Record Output Power

Ushio's New Narrow Angle 850 nm IR Single-Chip LED Package Achieves World Record Output Power Ushio Inc. will release the SMBB850DS-1200 series 850 nm infrared LED package in February 2021. Intended for imaging and analysis under infrared (IR) illumination using surveillance cameras, ANPR [1], and other similar devices, this product has achieved both the highest power output in the world [2] (19 W [3]) and narrow-angle irradiation. Compared to conventional LEDs for use with surveillance cameras [4], this product has achieved five times higher output per package, an irradiated area approximately four times wider, and approximately two times higher central illuminance, when used for long-distance irradiation. 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 | IR-LEDs | Broadband-LEDs | Nov 02, 2020

New High Power Visible-NIR Broadband LED from OSA Opto

New High Power Visible-NIR Broadband LED from OSA Opto The nearby black body emission spectrum of halogen or incandescent lamps lead to a preferred usage in various measurement applications like spectroscopy and hyperspectral imaging. But this technology has lost its importance for visible light sources in general lighting due to their lower luminous efficiency and the availability attenuates continuously. The massive progress in LED technology enabled OSA opto light the development of broadband emitters based on short wavelength LED in combination with phosphors. 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 »

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