BivarOpto, the Optoelectronics Division of Bivar, Inc., has introduced the industry's first high powered ultraviolet LEDs featuring typical intensities from 500 mcds (700 mcds maximum), with a typical stable wavelength of 400 nm. The new Ultraviolet LED Series is ideally suited for a wide range of specialty applications including currency validation in vending and change machines, automotive instrumentation, counterfeit bill detection/bill validation, medical equipment, high-pressure hydraulic leak detection systems, test and measurement and security/biometrics.
The new Ultraviolet LED Series features a 30-degree viewing angle and stable 400 nm wavelength ranges from 390 nm to 410 nm. Other performance characteristics include an operating temperature range of -25°C to +85°C and a resistance to shock and vibrations not afforded by traditional filament lamps. Available in industry standard discrete SMD and through-hole packages including T-1 (3 mm) and T1-3/4(5mm) sizes, the new series will also be offered in Bivar's proprietary PIX-TEK and MAKO Super Flux packages.