Lumex has launched its new TitanBrite 2W UV LED, which aims to offers energy savings of 70 per cent and space savings of up to 90 per cent compared to alternative technologies.
The company describes it as the best value high-power UV LED on the market. Available in a standard 405nm wavelength (purple), it provides 2x the power output of standard high power LEDs for a wide range of applications.
The TitanBrite 2W UV LED (SML-LXL8047UVC series) has several key benefits over alternative technologies such as compact fluorescent lamps (CCFLs), UV filament lamps and traditional high power UV LEDs, says Lumex.
The 2W UV LED consumes 50 per cent and 70 per cent less energy than CCFLs and UV filament lamps, respectively. The surface mounted design allows the 2W UV LED to provide up to 90 per cent, 50 per cent or 30 per cent space savings compared to CCFLs, UV filament lamps and through-hole UV LEDs.
High power UV LEDs are typically available in 1W packages. The TitanBrite 2W UV LED offers twice the power with the same footprint as a standard 1W package. While some suppliers do offer a higher-power 3W UV LED, the available technology takes up 2.5x more space than the TitanBrite 2W UV LED and costs three times as much, making the TitanBrite UV LED the best value high power UV LED on the market today.
The LED is ideal for a wide range of applications that require bright, intense light with low energy consumption and have space limitations. High power UV LEDs can be used across a number of industries including:
- Medical: tissue improvement, thermal abrasion (dermatological) bacteriological research, fluid protection and identification, epoxy curing (dental);
- Security: forensics, currency verification;
- Water: water treatment facilities, aquariums, killing bacteria; and
- Food processing: equipment sterilisation, surface preparation cleaning, nucleic acid destruction.