LEDs UV Tech Insights - Nov 9th, 2023
News & views on ultraviolet technology and applications - disinfection, safety, LED developments, and more
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November 9, 2023

Welcome to LEDs Magazine's UV Tech Insights for Nov. 9, 2023. This is our last edition of this newsletter for the year. Looking back, I'd like to address two obstacles to the widespread deployment of germicidal ultraviolet (GUV) technology.

One is a lack of foresight in terms of labeling this technology essential. Many commercial businesses have been reluctant to adopt GUV systems, concerned that once the coronavirus pandemic was deemed officially over, the messaging about disinfection would dissipate in urgency.

The other is a lack of quantifiable information about the efficacy of GUV systems and the role they can play beyond addressing one specific virus. That is changing, though, and should influence former objecters to reconsider their stance on disinfection systems.

Take a look at the featured article by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory senior engineer Gabe Arnold. He outlines the evidence-backed benefits in energy efficiency and improved indoor air-quality, with more specifics on system evaluations to come. Our interest in a concept that has been around for some time may have been renewed due to an unusual pandemic situation. However, the implications of incorporating GUV into air-ventilation and treatment equipment include better energy usage and therefore improved operational costs for buildings.

Carrie Meadows, [email protected]

GABE ARNOLD outlines the state of germicidal ultraviolet technology as part of the solution to achieve new indoor air-quality guidelines, and activities underway to lay the foundation for its deployment.
UV-C LEDs have advanced on a wave of interest in disinfection technology, but EOIN CONNOLLY and RAJUL RANDIVE advise water-disinfection system OEMs to compare light-source WPE in operation alongside energy costs and microbial targets.
UV-C LED water disinfection systems developer says its PearlAqua Micro A provides a smaller, more efficient, and cost-effective market entry point for Asia water-dispensing equipment suppliers.
Carrie Meadows spoke with Polarity Medical Technology founder Tom Chi to learn how an unusual UV device form factor could reduce the transmission of pathogens in healthcare and other environments.
The existing Regensburg factory, up the road from Munich in Bavaria, would use the funds for new micro LED, UV-C LED, and near-infrared laser diode manufacturing.
CEO Rondolat describes a “missed season” for horticulture, while indoor commercial and home markets continue to slump. Interest rates are now a factor, while outdoor lighting and supply chain offers bright spots in the financials.
Writer Kristin Lewotsky learns from market players and experts about misconceptions regarding UV-C LED market prospects and why individual application segment matters in terms of expected growth and timeline.
Advancements in ultraviolet light disinfection technology are driving the momentum for sustainable water reuse and water recycling strategies for wastewater systems.
Working with an equipment rental provider is a budget-friendly approach to indoor air quality and ventilation preparedness.
But does viral retreat to endemic status dim prospects going forward?