RadTech UV+EB 2016 Expo

UV LEDs Take Center Stage at RadTech UV+EB 2016

RadTech UV+EB 2016 exceeded expectations for many. Attendance was at an all-time high with more than 1,400 attendees, including many attendees new to RadTech. The UV-curable market is growing and attracting new people to the conference. Much of this growth is being fueled by interest in UV LEDs, which have opened new applications for UV curable…

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Current State of UV LED Technology

Current State of UV LED Technology

Over the last decade, the ultraviolet (UV) LED market has grown substantially. Since 2008, there has been more than a fivefold increase in the number of companies manufacturing UV LEDs. Last year, we reviewed the current state of UV LED technology; a lot has changed since then, and UV LED adoption continues to accelerate. Much…

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Ultraviolet (UV) Phototherapy

UV LED Performance Improvements Accelerate Market Adoption

The promise of greater efficiency and reliability over a long lifetime has enabled LEDs to penetrate almost all lighting markets. They’re being installed in residential, industrial, healthcare, and office applications. Almost everywhere we go, LEDs are illuminating the environment. While visible LEDs are rapidly being adopted, manufacturers have been slow to embrace LEDs that operate…

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Smart, connected Products Make Better Airports

Smart, Connected Products Promise to Transform our Airports

Every fall, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Aviation Lighting Committee (IESALC) holds an annual conference that brings together a diverse group of airfield lighting professionals, including; FAA officials, pilots, airport maintenance specialists, testing facilities, and airfield lighting equipment manufacturers. This committee is dedicated to safely – and efficiently – guiding aircraft in and…

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Biomimetic Antireflective Surfaces for Improved Lighting Efficiency

Biomimetic research is leading to nanostructured surfaces that minimize reflections for more efficient photovoltaic and illumination systems. When presented with complex challenges, scientists and engineers often look to the natural world for inspiration– asking “how does nature solve this problem?” Eons of evolutionary development have resulted in remarkable natural capabilities: frictionless motion through water, aerodynamic wings that reduce…

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