Why UVC LED Bulbs are Not Yet a Substitute for Traditional UVC Bulbs

byDonovan Deschnerin Press Release

AIR is focused on providing innovative technology using only the highest-quality materials. UVC LED bulbs have potential to be a substitute for traditional mercury UVC bulbs however, they still have many drawbacks. LED bulbs lack the equivalent intensity of traditional mercury bulbs. This becomes an issue when using them to irradiate pathogens as intensity plays a critical role. Approximately 50 UVC LED bulbs are required to provide the same intensity as a single 36-watt mercury UVC bulb. Overheating is also an issue with the UVC LED bulbs as they are only able to convert approximately 5% of the input into light. The other 95% is converted to heat. This heat must be quickly removed to keep the bulb below the maximum operating temperature and prevent failure. The drawbacks that occur with the use of UVC LED bulbs prevent effective use of the technology currently. Read the full article here: https://www.electronicsweekly.com/news/products/led/heat-light-uvc-leds-2017-09/

Donovan DeschnerWhy UVC LED Bulbs are Not Yet a Substitute for Traditional UVC Bulbs