LEDs UV Tech Insights - Sep 14th, 2023
News & views on ultraviolet technology and applications - disinfection, safety, LED developments, and more
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September 14, 2023

Welcome to LEDs Magazine’s UV Tech Insights newsletter for Sept. 14, 2023. Ultraviolet technology has applications across multiple disinfection operations, including air, physical surfaces or objects, and water. Still, the power, lifetime, and wall-plug efficiency characteristics can vary depending on the microbes or pathogens being addressed and the aforementioned medium under disinfection. In our latest issue, Crystal IS leaders Eoin Connolly and Rajul Randive discuss the WPE of UV-C LED-based water disinfection systems in comparison with incumbent mercury-based sources – how they perform and what the economies of scale will be as the technology moves from point of use and point of entry to larger-scale municipal water deployments.

This issue also features informational resources on implementing UV-C LEDs into germicidal systems and emerging materials strategies for UV-C LEDs, plus relevant developments from our colleagues in the photonics and healthcare sectors.

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Carrie Meadows, [email protected]

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.
Recent performance improvements in UVC LED power and lifetime are enabling OEMs to design maintenance-free systems that benefit their customers and their bottom line.
In an on-demand webinar, Silanna UV technical specialists explain how short-period superlattice technology improves UV LEDs emitting 235 nm for disinfection applications.
UV optical material DUV280 achieves over 90% transmittance of 280nm UV-C light and almost no performance loss after 15,000 hours of irradiation at Φe=70mW.
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.
Optan LEDs are used in sensors to develop data networks that collect and analyze data in real-time.
In this episode, we cover a fiber-optic method to monitor climate change, how the UV light range kills COVID-19 Omicron variants, and a copycat sensor to aid disease detection.
On Sept. 12, representatives from Surfacide announced an in-kind donation of their infection prevention technology to St. Bernard Hospital to help the safety net hospital maintain its high standards for patient safety.Just as the hospital kicks-off special activities for Environmental Services Week, Surfacide will donate their Helios Disinfection system...
N.C. State researchers say they have developed an air filtration technology that combines the best of HEPA filters and UVC technology.