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Lauterstrasse 14-18
72622 Nuertingen
Germany

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

UV LED vs UV lamps

UV LED light sources are encroaching on application areas currently home to conventional medium-pressure mercury lamps. Differences arise as a result of the various technologies used for generating the light, as compared in the following table:

 

 

UV LED

UV classic

Spectrum

"Narrow band"
365 / 375 / 385 / 395 nm

Broadband spectrum
200 - 440 nm

Efficiency

5 - 25%

25 - 30%

Service life

Expected: higher

Expected: lower

Temperature influence

lower

higher

Variable format lamp

Yes

No

Immediate activation

Yes

No

Run-up time

No

Yes (2 minutes)

Dimming range

0 - 100%

20 - 100%

Energy consumption

Chemical-dependent

Chemical-dependent

Mercury

No

Yes

Ozone generation

No

Yes / No

Exhaust air ducting

No

Yes

Size

Smaller

Bigger

Chemical availability

Lower

Higher

Distance dependency

Higher

Lower

Spectrum change

Complicated

Simple

 

We will be more than happy to advise you on selecting the light source best suited to your requirements.

Talk to our expert Oliver Starzmann!