2021-11-08

Crystal IS Launches Klaran LA—The World’s First and Only 100mW, 10,000 hour, 265nm Germicidal UVC LED

A Breakthrough in Combating Water, Surface and Airborne Pathogens. Crystal IS, a subsidiary of Asahi Kasei, has launched Klaran LA®—the newest addition to its industry-leading Germicidal UVC LED product line. Klaran LA® represents a breakthrough in higher performance, and extended lifetime. “The Klaran LA offering of 100 mW, available in quantity at $0.10 per mW and in the ideal germicidal range of 260–270 nm continues to demonstrate the power of Crystal IS’ proprietary Aluminum Nitride substrates; high yields of hig...
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2020-09-29

Crystal IS and Boston University Research Demonstrates Klaran UVC LEDs’ Effective Wavelength for Inactivating SARS-CoV-2

Crystal IS, an Asahi Kasei company, and Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratories (NEIDL) have performed research demonstrating the efficacy of Crystal IS’ Klaran UVC LEDs to inactivate SARS-CoV-2. Crystal IS initiated this research to understand how SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, responds to ultraviolet light across the emission range of Klaran UVC LEDs (260 nm to 270 nm) and at different doses. (Image: Crystal IS) Log Reduction as a Function of Dose and LED Peak ...
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2020-04-27

Urgent Need of Surface Disinfection Powered by UVC LED Technology

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has prompted the large-scale search for practical solutions that can prevent the spread of the deadly virus — from researchers and scientists committed to finding a solution, to the manufacturers and consumers looking for credible information. In this time of uncertainty, many are seeking information around the potential technologies that can be used to combat the virus. One proven approach is using UV light. Disrupting the DNA of pathogens with UV light UVC light is a commonly used sterilization technology that has been shown to i...
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2019-05-31

Klaran Introduces New 60mW UVC LED and Reactor Prototype for Water Disinfection

Klaran, a product line of Asahi Kasei’s subsidiary Crystal IS, announced the addition of a new 60mW UVC LED to its water disinfection (WD) series. In an advanced prototype reactor, the 60mW LED has demonstrated effective and affordable water treatment at flow rates up to three liters per minute, with disinfection rates comparable to NSF/ANSI 55 Class “A.” Klaran’s current WD series LEDs and water treatment reactors are used to treat point of use water at flow rates up to two liters per minute and at disinfection rates comparable w...
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NF2W585AR-P8 is a dual function LED that provides both white light and high doses of energy geared for inactivation of various prevalent bacteria. With a 405nm wavelength1 die known to be effective in sterilization, this LED can be used t... READ MORE

  The 5050 LED is replacing the 3535 LED, which has long been the leader in the outdoor lighting market. The existing ceramic-based 3535 has excellent reliability but is expensive. At present, the 5050 LED, which has achieved remarkable p... READ MORE