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18 May 2016

RayVio launches surface-mount UV LEDs for compact, portable disinfection of water and environments

RayVio Corp of Haywood, CA, USA, which is commercializing deep-ultraviolet (UV) LEDs and consumer disinfection solutions, has launched a new series of UV LEDs with what is claimed to be the highest power output available from a small surface-mount device (SMD) footprint. RayVio's technology enables the UV disinfection of water and environments via a new generation of powerful and portable health and hygiene devices.

The new series of UV LEDs is reckoned to be among the smallest commercially available (at a width of 6.5mm), enabling the flexibility for incorporation into a range of products from self-disinfecting water bottles to hospital surface cleaners. The technology provides up to 40mW at 100mA continuous current operation in a single package (the most power available in that size on the market, it is claimed). With its wavelength range 280-290nm and its high power density, the LEDs can deactivate the DNA of bacteria, viruses and other pathogens, preventing disease.

"RayVio's innovative new form factor brings the protective power of ultraviolet light to a galaxy of innovative new products," says RayVio's CEO Dr Robert C. Walker. "We're facing serious global challenges around hospital-acquired infections and contamination of the food and water supply. This new technology marks an important step in providing peace of mind to billions of consumers," he adds. 

UV light is widely used to protect against germs in water, surfaces and air, and can also aid in treating skin diseases including psoriasis, eczema, rickets and jaundice.  However, traditional UV light sources are bulky, fragile and contain toxic mercury. RayVio's UV LEDs are portable and compact and can be used safely across a range of applications, from cleaning water tanks in home humidifiers to disinfecting water at the faucet. The firm is working with partners worldwide to incorporate its line of UV LEDs into a new generation of products and applications.

Coupled with a hemispherical quartz lens, RayVio's new UV LEDs provide precise beam shape, enabling uniform light distribution over a large area. The UV LED emitters are offered in a range of wavelengths, power levels and mounting designs. They also offer thermal resistance of 6°C per watt, are RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliant, and are manufactured in a facility in Silicon Valley, with additional high-volume manufacturing partners around the world to meet global demand.

RayVio will exhibit its technology at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Annual Conference (APIC 2016) in Charlotte, NC, USA (11-13 June). Product samples and a wide range of application support are available.

See related items:

RayVio expands UV LED manufacturing capacity and global sales force

RayVio claims record deep-UV LED cw power density of 30W/cm2

RayVio closes $9.3m Series B as it emerges from stealth mode

Tags: UV LEDs

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