LEDs UV Tech Insights - Jan 12th, 2023
News & views on ultraviolet technology and applications - disinfection, safety, LED developments, and more
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January 12, 2023

Welcome to LEDs Magazine’s UV Tech Insights for Jan. 12, 2023. During annual strategy planning, we decided to reduce the frequency of this newsletter to six times per year every other month. As we have noted, product development and application priorities ebb and flow based on economic conditions, funding for R&D, global and regional policy efforts, and many other factors. This is not to say that we at LEDs Magazine doubt the viability or roadmap for further progress in ultraviolet technology. Rather, we understand that the pace will change for reporting the type of information that best serves our audience in evolving their business strategies, market entry decisions, commercialization efforts, and design activities.

In that vein, I anticipate we will see more R&D-centric and standards content become a focus for our UV coverage this year, rather than a steady stream of installed projects. In fact, I welcome those with subject-matter expertise to contact me with insights on what is holding back the uptake of UV disinfection technology in particular, or where you are seeing gains, as well as visible-light disinfection. The reason we continue to spotlight visible-light disinfection topics in a missive that targets UV technology is because without understanding both the available and evolving knowledge base and practical applications of both methods, the industry cannot hope to increase its growth into these markets.

Please stay in touch about content we publish and to propose contributed articles.

Carrie Meadows, [email protected]

A computational method simulates virtual spherical irradiance meters to aid in developing reliable UV-based air-handling systems.
A clarification over the term "obsolescence" used to describe activity regarding Signify's surface-disinfection products piqued more social engagement with the report on the company's second-quarter financial analysis.
In early 2022, we published an article by Vyv's Colleen Costello that prompted online commentary regarding visible light versus ultraviolet technologies and research.
In order to properly utilize visible-light disinfection technology, one industry engineer wrote, the research community must fill in knowledge gaps for lighting product developers and designers to achieve practical and safe application.
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A course from our Lighting Learning Lab examines germicidal lighting efficacy in fighting airborne pathogens, the replacement of mercury-based technology, the use of smaller form factors, and associated digital infrastructure.
A novel platform integrates terahertz photonics with planarized low-loss polymers—enabling signal propagation with passive elements and coherent source integration for broadband sensing and telecommunications.
Advanced Photonix's silicon and InGaAs SMT detectors come in wavelengths from ultraviolet (UV) to near infrared (300 nanometers to 1700 nanometers).
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