10 November 2020
Luminus launches XFM-5050 UVC LEDs
Luminus Devices Inc of Sunnyvale, CA, USA – which designs and makes LEDs and solid-state technology (SST) light sources for illumination markets – has introduced its new XFM-5050 UVC LED series that is said to set new benchmarks for output, and lower the $/mW by another 20% compared with previous Luminus UVC LEDs.
The series offers 2-, 3- and 4-chip options with nominal power levels of 120, 180 and 240mW of disinfection power. With the industry rapidly transitioning from mercury lamps to LEDs and new applications emerging that require higher power from smaller LEDs, XFM-5050 can deliver more than 400mW at maximum drive current from a 5mm x 5mm package. At this new level of power, price and reliability, even challenging applications such as municipal/industrial water purification are within reach, it is reckoned.
“Effective UVC applications require the right combination of wavelength, intensity and reliability, and the market demands all three at a cost that enables LED adoption,” says Murali Kumar, director of specialty marketing. “Earlier this year we dropped the cost per milliwatt to $0.10 with the XBT-3535. Lowering the cost an additional 20% and increasing output comes just in time to support the rising demand for UVC LED solutions.”
The XFM-5050 series is sampling now, with production volumes starting early in 2021.