Big Brands Enter The Field Of UV LED, LED Competition Will Be Intense.
- May 20, 2018 -

With the announcement of big brand manufacturers to enter the UV LED field, the competition of UV LED will be more intense.

General Electric (GE)'s Current company and the Hubbell Lighting (Hubbell Lighting) in the United States have introduced LED based continuous disinfection technology on the United States International Lighting Exhibition (LightFair International). There is no doubt that new participants have been added to the narrow domain of UV LED.

Harbert lighting said it signed an authorization agreement with University of Strathclyde to get the University's continuous disinfection technology. The continuous disinfection technology announced by GE's Current company is based on the luminance under the visible spectrum and ultraviolet range, and has intellectual property rights.

The concept of continuous disinfection is aimed at pathogens that lurk in sports dressing rooms, food and beverage areas, and medical institutions.

It can kill most pathogens almost immediately, but its spectral range of 100-280 nanometers also kills healthy cells and is dangerous to human eyes and other organs. Longer wavelengths of light will take longer to kill bacteria, but they can be used together on site.

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John DiNardi, general manager and vice president of Harbert's lighting unit business, says the company will locate applications such as the dressing room and call it high intensity narrow spectrum (HINS) lighting.

After obtaining technology licensing, Harbert lighting's component team will develop intellectual based optical engines and other components, such as linear optical engines.

At first, the technology will enter the market through Hubbell Lighting brand on all kinds of luminaires. Harbert lighting may also eventually provide support for other lighting manufacturers.


Current is currently the first company that plans to use UV for continuous disinfection. The company says the method relies on UV a luminescence. Normally, the UV a means a wavelength of 3, 15 to 40 nm. The upper limit of UV a scope is just below the purple 405nm area of visible products. Current said its products will glow in the range of 300 to 3 80 nm.

Current seems to focus on the application of UV technology in the medical centric application.

The company says the reentry rate, which is associated with medical related infections, accounts for 28% of all reentry rates, and the company hopes that the continuous disinfection technology can positively affect the trend. Companies can use this technology in many forms.