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realUV LED Lights for Activating Antimicrobial Glass
I have come across the realUV product range while researching producers of LED lighting. I am looking for solutions for activating the coating when natural daylight UV is unavailable. The realUV series appears to be a good fit, emitting strongly in the 360 nm range.
Our 365 nm UV LED products sound like a great fit for the application!
We do have several form factors, such as our 20-watt flood light, as well as the LED strip lights, which could work for your needs.
Can the LED light be directionally controlled?
The LEDs have an inherent 120-degree beam angle; as such, they can be somewhat "directed" toward a target but their orientation cannot be dynamically controlled.
What is the smallest form factor that can be used?
The smallest form factor would be our LED strip lights. I've included the product datasheet below for your reference, with a dimensional diagram included.
Have the products been safety certified for use when people are present?
The products have not been safety certified. We would recommend taking additional precautions if the lights will be used extensively and/or near people. UV-blocking glasses may also be a beneficial addition for safety purposes.
Do you have known values for UV irradiance at a set distances from the light (i.e. value of mW / cm2 at 50 cm, 1 m, 2m, etc)
Please see below:
What we would like to do is find LED solutions for the concept described in the attached PDF. Can the LEDs be housed/contained, such that the light is directed onto the face of the glass, and not towards customers or employees on either side?
Unfortunately, I do not believe the geometry would allow for irradiating the surface of the material effectively without having the lamps shining perpendicularly from one side or the other. The only thing I can think of would be to implement an edge-lit solution with the UV LED strip lights, but we do not have any data or experience for this type of application and we would need to have the testing and validation performed on your end.
Another thought I have is that if the barrier itself contains UV-blocking properties (as do most residential and commercial windows), I would imagine that the LED lamps could be directed at the barrier without the harmful UV rays passing through, thereby preventing any harm to people on the other side.
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Sterilization (disinfection)UV-A LED strip lights