Evolution of UV from Lamps to LEDs

Ruben Rivera, Phoseon Technology

Abstract:UV Mercury sources have been around since the early 1900’s and over the years have evolved into a variety of configurations that have been used in the curing industry. With the introduction of UV LED’s in the new century, the evolution continues with a variety of sources, configurations and wavelengths. This presentation will give a historical perspective of both the mercury sources and the UV LED’s as well as a discussion of the future scenarios for both sources.