Crystal IS Announces Improvements to its Klaran® Line of Germicidal UVC LEDs to Provide 20% Higher Performance and Lower Cost

New germicidal UVC LEDs will be used to treat viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens in water, surface and airborne environments
03/23/2020

GREEN ISLAND, N.Y.--
Crystal IS today announced the successful completion of technology and production improvements to its Klaran product line which provides higher performing devices, at higher yields and corresponding lower costs. These enhancements come at a key time for manufacturers using germicidal UVC to combat water, surface and airborne pathogens.
“Klaran continues to focus and achieve key milestones which allow us to deliver the products, performance and price needed to meet the needs of global germicidal markets. Our rigorous testing, in-house microbiological facilities and ISO 9001:2015 quality system provide the data-driven proof of the reliability, performance and efficacy of our products.”

In addition to its existing Klaran 60 mW UVC LED, Crystal IS is adding a 70 mW UVC LED for immediate production use and an 80 mW engineering sample to its WD Series. All devices will take advantage of in-house production improvements which lower forward voltage and result in a tighter wavelength specification of 260 nm to 270 nm – the ideal germicidal range. Klaran WD Series devices will be priced under 15 cents per mW with supply agreement.

“The completed production and technology improvements fulfill the promise of Crystal IS’ proprietary Aluminum Nitride substrates- high yields of high output devices at deep UV wavelengths” said Eoin Connolly, VP, Product Management. “Klaran continues to focus and achieve key milestones which allow us to deliver the products, performance and price needed to meet the needs of global germicidal markets. Our rigorous testing, in-house microbiological facilities and ISO 9001:2015 quality system provide the data-driven proof of the reliability, performance and efficacy of our products.”

“The research by NEIDL at Boston University demonstrates that SARS-CoV-2 can be effectively inactivated in a matter of seconds through exposure to low doses of UVC light in the key germicidal range” said Larry Felton, President at Crystal IS. However, comparing test results from this study against published results from the University of Miyazaki (which used UVC LEDs emitting at 280 nm) highlights a marked drop in efficacy beyond 270 nm wavelength. While there is much to be done in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, Crystal IS believes this type of data can be used to help design innovative and effective disinfection solutions.

Klaran UVC LEDs are currently being used by a number of partners, including Healthe AirTM by Healthe, Inc., and Big Ass Fans Clean Air System Haiku with UV-C, which provides continuous disinfection and clean airflow in retail, restaurant, fitness and office settings.

To learn more about Klaran UVC LEDs visit klaran.com.

About Klaran

The Klaran product line leverages the unique properties of Crystal IS’ Aluminum Nitride to provide premium germicidal UVC LEDs and associated modules to treat water, air and surfaces for healthcare, consumer appliances and commercial water treatment.

As the leading choice for the world’s top appliance and equipment manufacturers, Klaran offers an international, award-winning team of application engineers to provide hands-on support for prototyping, testing and validation of its UVC LED solutions.

To learn more, visit klaran.com klaran.com

About Crystal IS

Crystal IS, an Asahi Kasei company and ISO 9001:2015 certified, is a pioneer in the development and commercialization of Aluminum Nitride substrates. Aluminum Nitride’s wider bandgap capability means that devices grown on Aluminum Nitride can more effectively (technically and economically) emit at the deeper ultraviolet (UVC) wavelengths than devices grown on sapphire. Crystal IS products are used to produce high performance UVC LEDs for environmental monitoring and disinfection in a variety of applications that enhance and sustain life and living around the world.

For more information, visit cisuvc.com