ELECTRONICS: Lumex announces the global launch of its QuasarBriteTM UV family of LED technologies. The UV LEDs provide a 10 times longer lifespan, tight beam angle, enhanced durability and up to 50 percent cost savings compared to alternative technologies.The RoHs compliant QuasarBrite UV LEDs are available in 385 nm, 405 nm and 415 nm wavelengths at 4-6 mW in through-hole format.
QuasarBrite UV technology is ideal for a wide range of applications including:
- bacterial and superficial sterilization for medical device technologies related to phototherapy, dental, and dermatology equipment;
- industrial control device technology related to leak and biohazard detection;
- forensic applications related to counterfeit detection and forensic analysis of bodily fluids;
- ink fluorescing.
In addition to enhanced life span, QuasarBrite UV LEDs provide several key benefits compared to alternative technologies like CCFLs. QuasarBrite UV LEDs provide a uniform beam pattern. To match this performance CCFLs would require a secondary lens resulting in additional cost and space investment. Additionally, QuasarBrite UV LEDs do not use the hazardous mercury material found in CCFL technology and are more durable in their design, thereby significantly reducing maintenance costs. Finally, Lumex’s UV LEDs have up to 70 percent lower energy consumption than CCFLs. These factors combined allow Lumex’s QuasarBrite UV LEDs to provide up to a 50 percent cost savings compared to CCFLs.
Samples of these devices are available from stock, with custom production quantities in eight to 10 weeks and standard production quantities in six to eight weeks. Pricing is dependent on quantity ordered, and is approximately $2.50 to $5.25 per unit in production quantities dependent on size and quantity ordered.
- Edited by Liz Taurasi