23 March 2020
Crystal IS improves Klaran line of germicidal UVC LEDs to provide 20% higher performance and lower cost
Crystal IS Inc of Green Island, NY, USA, an Asahi Kasei company that makes proprietary ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (UVC LEDs), has completed technology and production improvements to its Klaran product line that provide higher-performing devices at higher yields and corresponding lower costs. The enhancements come at a key time when manufacturers are using germicidal UVC to combat water, surface and airborne pathogens.
In addition to its existing Klaran 60mW UVC LED, Crystal IS is adding a 70mW UVC LED for immediate production use and an 80mW engineering sample to its WD Series. All devices will take advantage of in-house production improvements that lower forward voltage and result in a tighter wavelength specification of 260-270nm – the ideal germicidal range. Klaran WD Series devices will be priced at under 15 cents per mW with supply agreement.
“The completed production and technology improvements fulfill the promise of Crystal IS’ proprietary aluminium nitride substrates; high yields of high-output devices at deep UV wavelengths,” says 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,” he adds. “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.”
The Klaran product line leverages the unique properties of Crystal IS’ aluminium nitride to provide premium germicidal UVC LEDs and associated modules to treat water, air and surfaces for healthcare, consumer appliances and commercial water treatment.