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Optimize UV LED Arrays For Efficiency and Performance

By Sharayah Follett | July 18, 2018

UV curing systems using UV LED arrays without an optical element frequently allow light rays to miss the curing surface. This wasted energy leads to increased operating costs. Conversely, an optimized system will direct the bulk of UV rays to the intended surface.

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Increasing the Power and Efficiency of UV-C LED Devices

Increasing the Power and Efficiency of UV-C LED Devices

By Sharayah Follett | March 22, 2018

Kopp Glass has released a technical presentation of a comparative study on how optics can be used to increase UV-C LED efficiency and power titled,” Custom Molded UV-C Transmitting Glass Optics”. An overview of the study is now available for public download. The study was recently presented to industry professionals at…

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Kopp Glass UV LED Optic Design Lab

New UV LED Optic Design Lab

By Adam Willsey | October 2, 2017

Kopp Glass invites you to explore a new website created to streamline the optical design process in support of engineers and designers in the earliest stages of UV LED product development.

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RadTech 2016

UV LEDs Take Center Stage at RadTech UV+EB 2016

By Adam Willsey | June 1, 2016

RadTech UV+EB 2016 exceeded expectations for many. Attendance was at an all-time high with more than 1,400 attendees, including many attendees new to RadTech. The UV-curable market is growing and attracting new people to the conference. Much of this growth is being fueled by interest in UV LEDs, which have opened new applications for UV curable…

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Current State of UV LED Technology

Current State of UV LED Technology

By Mike Ulizio | March 21, 2016

Over the last decade, the ultraviolet (UV) LED market has grown substantially. Since 2008, there has been more than a fivefold increase in the number of companies manufacturing UV LEDs. Last year, we reviewed the current state of UV LED technology; a lot has changed since then, and UV LED adoption continues to accelerate. Much…

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UV LEDs in Medical Use

UV LED Performance Improvements Accelerate Market Adoption

By Adam Willsey | April 17, 2015

The promise of greater efficiency and reliability over a long lifetime has enabled LEDs to penetrate almost all lighting markets. They’re being installed in residential, industrial, healthcare, and office applications. Almost everywhere we go, LEDs are illuminating the environment. While visible LEDs are rapidly being adopted, manufacturers have been slow to embrace LEDs that operate…

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Smart, Connected Products Promise to Transform our Airports

Smart, Connected Products Promise to Transform our Airports

By Darin Bernardi | November 21, 2014

Every fall, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Aviation Lighting Committee (IESALC) holds an annual conference that brings together a diverse group of airfield lighting professionals, including; FAA officials, pilots, airport maintenance specialists, testing facilities, and airfield lighting equipment manufacturers. This committee is dedicated to safely – and efficiently – guiding aircraft in and…

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Biomimetic Antireflective Surfaces for Improved Lighting Efficiency

By Adam Willsey | October 5, 2014

Biomimetic research is leading to nanostructured surfaces that minimize reflections for more efficient photovoltaic and illumination systems. When presented with complex challenges, scientists and engineers often look to the natural world for inspiration– asking “how does nature solve this problem?” Eons of evolutionary development have resulted in remarkable natural capabilities: frictionless motion through water, aerodynamic wings that reduce…

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