Larson Electronics has announced the release of a 365 nanometer Ultraviolet LED Light fixture approved for paint spray booths.
According to the company, the compact LED light head provides 35,000 mW of precise 365 nanometer ultraviolet LED light output. The company says the the GAU-HB-100LED-RT-UVA ultraviolet LED light fixture provides operators with a powerful and energy efficient alternative to traditional luminaires with UV cutoff filters.
“Our new 100 watt light fixture produces 35,000 mW of high output ultraviolet light in the UV A light spectrum,” says Rob Bresnahan with Larson Electronics. “This new ultraviolet light fixture uses LED technology that is far better in energy savings than traditional UV bulbs and do not require the special cut off lens filters.”
Traditional ultraviolet lights require a coating to block out visible light, or a special composition of gases and chemicals used to create a higher concentration of ultraviolet light, Larson says. This process also produces many other wavelengths of light which go unused and end up as wasted energy. Larson says LED lights are unique in that they have a narrower wavelength band than traditional ultraviolet sources and therefore do not require these special coatings. As a result, LED lights do not produce unused, wasted light and consume less energy than traditional UV lights on the market.
LED lights are capable of producing very specific wavelengths with tighter curves and are more durable as well as lighter in weight. Larson says the ultraviolet A wavelength produces a longer wave between the 400nm – 315nm spectrum. This LED light has a peak wavelength of 365nm.
This ultraviolet fixture is comprised of a 100 watt LED light head that produces 35,000 mW of high quality ultraviolet light. The copper-free aluminum alloy body is powder coated for added durability and an attractive aesthetic appearance, the company says. Special heat dissipating design in conjunction with LED technology helps this fixture achieve an excellent 50,000 hour rated lifespan with 80 percent intensity retention.
Lightweight and a low profile make this unit an attractive alternative to larger and heavier fixtures and require less hardware to install, Larson adds. This fixture can operate on voltages ranging from 120V-277V and is ETL approved for use in wet environments and areas where UV lamps are used in paint and adhesive curing, food inspection, and for non-destructive testing.