Working to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, industries are broadening the use of ultraviolet light for sterilization and disinfection. Along with accelerated adoption in other applications—like medical phototherapy, horticultural lighting, and UV curing—UV LED technology is continually advancing. UV LEDs, especially in the UVC range, are at a higher demand. In this time of urgent product development and resultant market growth, Kopp’s UV LED Product Database eases the selection process to expedite new product time to market.
UV LEDs are known to offer significant energy, cost, and space savings when compared to traditional lighting technologies like mercury vapor or high-pressure sodium bulbs. However, designing with UV LEDs brings an entirely new set of challenges. The essential first step when designing a new device is to evaluate and select the optimal UV LED that meets application requirements.
With hundreds of new UV LED’s available each year, researching and comparing the various options for your project is tedious and time-consuming. To streamline the selection process, Kopp Glass updated our UV LED Product Database to now include over 1,380 UV LED products from 27 manufacturers—including products from industry leaders such as Seoul Viosys and SemiLEDs.
The database provides specification data on:
- Peak Wavelength
- Product Type (Chip, COB, SMD, T-Type, POB)
- Product Code
- Radiant Flux
- Forward Current
- Forward Voltage
- Emission Angle
Every application comes with its own unique set of requirements and performance goals. When you are selecting an LED for a new product you need to take into account parameters such as peak wavelength, viewing angle, and optical power. As you move forward and incorporate optical elements, all of this information is needed to create an optimized optical design that will achieve the performance goals for your application. When evaluating options to select an appropriate LED, key questions to ask are:
- What is the peak wavelength of my application?
- What beam angles are available for LEDs at the wavelength of interest?
- What optical power output is required for my application?
Refer to our UV LED Product Database for the vital details needed to make pragmatic decisions when choosing an optimal LED. This resource will alleviate the need to spend valuable time scouring dozens of websites to find the LED best suited for your application and performance goals. Although Kopp does not manufacture LEDs, we have over 90 years of expertise in manufacturing custom glass products that are used in tandem with LEDs to optimize light output, resulting in differentiated, high-performing lighting products.