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IST METZ GmbH
Lauterstrasse 14-18
72622 Nuertingen
Germany

Phone:+49 7022 - 6002-0
Fax:+49 7022 - 6002-76
info(at)ist-uv.com

UV LEDs vs. UV lamps

LEDs have already become a popular choice for lighting. In the printing industry, the merits of LED UV technology compared to systems with UV lamps have also been under discussion for several years now. In other industries, the new technology is still getting started. It is already clear, however, that both technologies boast application-specific advantages which must be considered when selecting a UV system.

 

The following overview highlights the advantages boasted by both technologies:

 

 

 

UV LED

UV lamp

Clocking

Established technology

Zone circuits

Broad lamp spectrum

Compact design

Wide availability of inks and varnishes

Less penetration of heat on the substrate

Lower acquisition costs

No ozone

UV lamp and reflector easily replaceable

No mercury

Also suitable for printing on food packaging

Pure and cold UV light

Simple spectrum change possible

Energy-saving potential

Various lamp doping options available

Long service life

No exhaust air installation

Cascadable

Can be used immediately after activation

Can be dimmed from 0-100%