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.
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.