The July 17, 2023, report by Crystalis explores ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (LEDs) emitting light between 200nm and 280nm (‘UVC’), emphasizing their superiority over mercury bulbs for disinfection purposes. The two most important advantages include better power output and longer lifespan. When designing innovative UVC solutions, consideration must be given to the target microbe, disinfection requirements, and thermal management system. The main takeaway is that designers need to carefully consider LEDs beyond the specification sheets, as LEDs that appear less than ideal on paper could lead to simpler and more cost-effective solutions.

Keywords: Energy Efficiency/Management, Protocols/Standards, Disinfection, LED, UVC, Ultraviolet

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