UV Glass Optic Mixes Multi UV LED Wavelengths

New UV Glass Optic Mixes Wavelengths from Multi-UV LED Array

To help accelerate UV LED adoption within the UV curing market, we developed a new optical solution that utilizes LEDs of various UV wavelengths to produce a mixed, uniform light output. For decades, mercury (Hg) vapor lamps have been the most common light source used for UV curing applications. However, as UV LED technology improves, they’re…

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UV LED Product Database Eases Selection Process

Recent developments in UV LED technology, especially in UV-B and UV-C regions, are leading to rapid adoption in applications such as sterilization, horticultural lighting, medical phototherapy, and UV curing. UV LEDs are known to offer significant energy, cost, and space savings when compared to traditional lighting technologies such as mercury vapor or high-pressure sodium bulbs.…

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New Webinar: Lens Material Selection for Exterior Aircraft Lighting

New Webinar: Lens Material Selection for Exterior Aircraft Lighting

When designing an exterior aircraft lighting fixture, it is necessary to choose a cover lens material that is resistant to pressure, abrasion, and impact.  With the onset of LED technology, manufacturers of lighting fixtures essentially have two options for cover lens materials: glass or plastic. This decision affects safety, maintenance, and total cost of ownership.…

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Optimize UV LEDs Used in UV Curing

Optimize UV LED Arrays For Efficiency and Performance

UV curing systems using UV LED arrays without an optical element frequently allow light rays to miss the curing surface. This wasted energy leads to increased operating costs. Conversely, an optimized system will direct the bulk of UV rays to the intended surface. Kopp found that by introducing an optimized UV glass optic, the efficiency…

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Kopp Glass Discusses “The Effects of UV Glass Optics on UV LED Arrays” at the RadTech UV + EB Technology Expo and Conference

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (May 2018)— Kopp Glass will feature their moldable UV transmitting glass compositions at the upcoming RadTech UV+EB Technology Expo and Conference in Rosemont, IL. Unlike fused silica and quartz, Kopp’s UV glass has unique material properties that enable it to be molded into complex and contoured shapes that allow you to control the…

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Increasing the Power and Efficiency of UV-C LED Devices

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (March, 2018)— Kopp Glass has released a technical presentation of a comparative study on how optics can be used to increase UV-C LED efficiency and power titled,” Custom Molded UV-C Transmitting Glass Optics”. An overview of the study is now available for public download.  The study was recently presented to industry professionals at…

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New White Paper Demonstrates How Abrasion Resistant Lenses Lower Maintenance Costs

In this two-part study, Taber abrasion and high-velocity particulate impact testing are used to evaluate the suitability of borosilicate glass, polycarbonate, and aviation grade acrylic in exterior jet aircraft lighting applications. In the aerospace industry, Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology promises to keep planes operating longer with reduced maintenance costs and lower power consumption. With…

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UV LED Optic Design Lab

New UV LED Optic Design Lab

Kopp Glass invites you to explore a new website created to streamline the optical design process in support of engineers and designers in the earliest stages of UV LED product development. Kopp Glass announces the launch of a new interactive website that enables users to develop UV LED products with increased power, greater design flexibility,…

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LDI 2016 Glass Fresnel Lighting

Designers Head to LDI to Enhance Lighting Skills and Get the Latest Gear

In a few weeks, lighting designers seeking to enhance their technical skills and looking for the newest gear will head to Live Design International in Las Vegas, NV. Learn more about the exhibit, Kopp Glass’ UV filters and Fresnel lenses, and premier training opportunities available at the conference. Every year, millions of people flock to…

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How to Customize Glass for Light-based Technologies

How to Customize Glass for New Light-based Technologies

Light-based technologies continue to advance at an impressive speed. They’re being used in new and emerging applications where the ability to control light is critical for success. Ultraviolet (UV) light is used to treat skin disorders, such as jaundice and eczema. In phototherapy applications, it’s important to block dangerous UVC light so that it doesn’t…

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The Properties of Glass eBook

The Definitive eBook on The Thermal, Optical, and Mechanical Properties of Glass

Designing a glass lens, filter, or component? Not sure how to best meet your performance requirements? Our comprehensive eBook on the properties of glass can help you.   Glass is a unique and complex material—much different than other transparent materials; if you’re new to designing glass lenses, it can be an intimidating challenge. You’re probably wondering why…

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