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Kopp Glass Announces an On-Demand, Technical Presentation Focused on Improving the Light Output for UV-C LED Applications

Kopp Glass has released a new, technical presentation highlighting two, comparative cases that feature the use of common optic types to address challenges facing UV-C LED application adoption, including cost, efficiency, and light distribution. The presentation titled “UV Transmitting Glass Optics to Improve Light Output for UV-C LED Applications,” was recently presented to industry professionals at the 2021 IUVA World Congress by Michael Ulizio, New Product Engineer.

The comparative case studies demonstrate how molded UV glass optics utilize available UV-C light from LEDs in the most efficient manner resulting in:

  • Increased irradiance/dose at longer working distance
  • Reduced UV disinfection cycle times
  • Improved disinfection area coverage
  • Decreased LED count for area coverage and UV dose requirements

Both case studies presented show a reduction of LED count (≥67%) where optics were implemented while maintaining or improving application outcomes. When paired with UV-C LEDs, UV transmitting glass optics allow for design flexibility to overcome application challenges and achieve unique performance goals.

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View the technical presentation here for a deeper explanation of this new research, results and to learn how molded, UV optics can help you achieve your UV-C LED application goals.

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Kopp Glass, Inc. manufactures high-performance glass for mission critical applications. Grounded in Pittsburgh, PA’s industrious history, Kopp employs applications engineering expertise to develop solutions that meet demanding specifications. Kopp’s material science mastery supports an expansive composition portfolio including over 200 glasses that transmit wavelengths from UV to visible to IR. For nearly a century, Kopp has helped customers effectively navigate emerging technologies and develop innovative products that enable a safer and more productive world.