UV power continues to improve each year for LEDs. UV light has been recognized for decades for its ability to inactivate biological molecules like DNA. However, complete inactivation of difficult targets like enzymes has been out of reach for traditional light sources like mercury lamps. High-intensity UV LEDs are capable of complete inactivation of hard-target biological molecules, even RNase A.
By targeting specific molecular bonds, Phoseon’s technology exhibits higher efficacy with lower total power consumption than broad-band sources. Coupled with irradiance in the critical UV-C wavelengths that is two orders of magnitude higher than packaged LEDs. Phoseon builds complete light engines from individual diodes versus using pre-packaged LEDs. Phoseon matches individual LED characteristics with other components to maximize the total UV output.
Not only has the general technology of LEDs improved, but Phoseon Technology has a track record of getting the most out of LED systems. Our patented Semiconductor Light Matrix (SLM)™ technology offers unmatched levels of deep UV irradiance and is key to achieving the performance benefits. High irradiance, combined with appropriate wavelengths as researched and tested by our research team, targets specific bonds within the biomolecules of microorganisms. Phoseon Technology is the first to develop a UV LED system that surpasses 5 W/cm² at 275nm, significantly higher than the levels reached previously by other LED systems, and surpassing many other technologies in the market including the legacy technology used in industrial disinfection . This milestone development enables manufacturers to install UV LED systems where they were prohibited in the past. Learn more about UV power.