Crystal IS Adds High Power UV-C LEDs
Crystal IS, a US-based manufacturer of ultraviolet C-band (UV-C) LEDs, has announced a new commercial product line targeting higher power applications for disinfection of water, air and surfaces using 280nm to 100nm LED light.
Klaran, Crystal IS's first generation disinfection product line, offers germicidal output powers from 15mW to 30mW. It is said to be uniquely suited for use in healthcare, lab water and consumer product applications where health and human safety is of primary importance.
Use cases demonstrating the need for high powered UV-C LEDs include healthcare, lab water and consumer products.
According to the US Centers for Disease and Control (CDC), Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) impact one in 25 patients in the US each year. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) report improved patient outcomes, shorter stays and fewer repeat visits linked to healthier environments that incorporate UV-C technology in addition to approved standard surface wipe protocols.
Point-of-Use lab water purifiers now make up 75 percent of an approximately 480 million dollar global market. UV-C LEDs can be integrated into these systems for Type I, II and III water purification, as defined by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).
Global headlines highlight the need for safe and reliable drinking water and with that, the UV-C water purifier market is expected to almost double in size over the next five years from 9.16 billion to 17.85 billion dollars in 2020. In addition to the US, this growth is attributed to China and India where industrialization and a rising urban population is putting a strain on drinking water resources.
Crystal IS says Klaran extends its value to manufacturers who need optimised, high output germicidal power for maximum disinfection rates; smaller footprints; rugged design for mobile use; and a non-hazardous, mercury-free solution with no fragile quartz tubes.
"For Crystal IS, developing a reliable disinfection product has been one of the company's primary strategic goals," said Larry Felton, CEO of Crystal IS. "Building on the successes of our commercialised Optan product line, we are pleased to now offer our high performing Klaran UVC LEDs for disinfection."