Laser Components, Olching, Germany, offers not only individual germicidal ultraviolet C (UVC) LEDs from Bolb, Livermore, Calif, but also high-performance arrays. The individual chips provide an optical power of 100 mW or more at a wavelength of 270 nm. The LED types S6060 and S3535 are available as preassembled arrays at sizes of 1 x 4, 1 x 12, and 5 x 5.
The main application area for UVC technology is the sterilization and disinfection of air, water, and surfaces. With their high output power, the arrays allow significantly shorter treatment times. In addition, the components can be quickly and easily integrated into disinfection devices to allow developers at application companies to concentrate on their core competencies.