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Crystal IS boosts UVC LED performance


Germicidal UVC LEDs to provide 20 percent higher performance and lower cost

Crystal IS, an Asahi Kasei company, has announced the successful completion of technology and production improvements to its Klaran product line which provides higher performing devices, at higher yields and corresponding lower costs. These enhancements come at a key time for manufacturers using germicidal UVC to combat water, surface and airborne pathogens.

In addition to its existing Klaran 60 mW UVC LED, Crystal IS is adding a 70 mW UVC LED for immediate production use and an 80 mW engineering sample to its WD Series. All devices will take advantage of in-house production improvements which lower forward voltage and result in a tighter wavelength specification of 260 nm to 270 nm – the ideal germicidal range. Klaran WD Series devices will be priced under 15 cents per mW with supply agreement.

“The completed production and technology improvements fulfill the promise of Crystal IS’ proprietary AlN substrates; high yields of high output devices at deep UV wavelengths” said Eoin Connolly, VP, Product Management. “Klaran continues to focus and achieve key milestones which allow us to deliver the products, performance and price needed to meet the needs of global germicidal markets. Our rigorous testing, in-house microbiological facilities and ISO 9001:2015 quality system provide the data-driven proof of the reliability, performance and efficacy of our products.”

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