Vishay Intertechnology announces Medium Power Ultraviolet Emitting Diode with Quartz Window

Vishay Intertechnology Inc. has introduced a ceramic, mid-power, ultraviolet (UVC) light emitting diode for sterilization, sanitation and purification applications. Vishay Semiconductor VLMU35CM.. -280-120 uses quartz window and compact 3.5 mm x 3.5 mm x 1.2 mm surface mounting package, which has long service life.

The device is designed to replace the mercury UVC lamp with an emission angle of ±60 ° C and an 18 mW radiant power of 100 m, without the need for an external lens.  The VLMU35CM ..- 280-120 uses aluminum gallium nitride (AlGaN) technology with forward currents up to 150 mA, forward voltages as low as 4 V and wavelengths from 270 nm to 290 nm.

The specifications of emission diode's make it ideal for water and air purification, physical surface sterilization, medical disinfection and portable sanitizers. RoHS-compliant, halogen-free and Vishay Green, the VLMU35CM..-280-120 is compatible with reflow soldering processes and has a moisture sensitivity rating of 3 in according with J-STD-020.