Innovative approaches with UV LEDs

22-07-2020 | Rutronik | Lighting Technologies

From industry through to medicine and public infrastructure, the adoption of UV LEDs is providing new approaches in the fields of sterilisation, deep cleaning of air and water, industrial manufacturing and agriculture. For example, ultraviolet A-rays are ideal for application in vertical farming, while the very high-energy UVC rays are successfully employed against harmful micro-bacteria and viruses. The complete portfolio of LED technologies is available from Rutronik UK.


Bacteria, viruses, spores and germs absorb 265nm-280nm light emitted by UVC LEDs. Subsequently, its DNA/RNA bonds are broken so that reproduction is not possible. Particularly when employed against multi-resistant microorganisms, UVC LEDs are the optimal answer. This also pertains to situations that need a comprehensive surface or water disinfection - without the aid of chemicals or thermal disinfection - as in drinking water treatment.


The recognised advantages of LED technologies including long service life, consistent quality, no environmentally harmful heavy metals, low power consumption and voltage and RoHS conformity are, of course, also possible with UV LEDs.


“Rutronik has an extensive portfolio of well-known LED manufacturers. To select the optimum product for individual requirements, our highly qualified product managers are on hand - digitally and in person,” explains Shirley Coblenzer, Senior Manager Product Marketing Opto. “In addition, interested parties can also request product samples in order to test the use of the UV LED at their leisure and in the planned environment.”

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