Strengthening LED business with technology developed for automotive applications
Pioneering new markets while contributing to society
Stanley Electric, leader in optics technology, has embarked on the development of a new LED market.
In addition to LEDs in the visible light spectrum, boasting many achievements for automotive applications, Stanley Electric has introduced ultraviolet LEDs and infrared LEDs, which can perform various functions. The company is planning to increase market share by proactively developing products intended for applications that contribute to social development. Mr. Hiroyuki Enomoto, Executive Officer, spoke about the company's efforts and approach to LED development.
Expectations about Deep-UV LED evolution
New opportunities for development of water purification technology
Interest in Deep-UV LEDs, which exert a bactericidal effect, is increasing in the field of water purification.
This is because UV LEDs bring more advantages to water purification systems than mercury lamps, which have been used for a long time as a source of water sterilization through Deep-UV light. Furthermore, the move to commercialize Deep-UV LEDs has spurred device manufacturers to become active, and the momentum for further development of water purification technology through light is also increasing. Professor Masahiro Otaki of Ochanomizu University, a leading expert in this field, spoke about the new possibilities of Deep-UV LED to purify water.
Deep-UV LEDs attracting attention about water disinfection
Leading the industry with high output products that hold the key to market expansion
Stanley Electric's high-power Deep-UV LEDs have attracted a great deal of attention, especially in the hygiene field.
Stanley achieved the highest output power in the field (50 mW) emitting at 265 nm, optimal for sterilizing water.
This is because the possibilities of expanding Deep-UV light applications to equipment such as water purification devices have further increased.
The company is pursuing an even higher light output by making full use of technologies, materials and processes that have been cultivated with visible light LED and IREDs for many years. Their idea is to accelerate the development of Deep-UV LEDs' new market.
Pioneering new applications with high-efficiency IREDs
Added unique value thanks to optical technology developed for automotive applications
Stanley Electric is deploying various LED devices covering a wide range of wavelengths. The company is attracting attention with the newly released "high-efficiency high-power IREDs".
Stanley Electric achieved the highest luminous efficiency in the industry thanks to its diverse know-how, combined with optical technology developed for automotive applications, in order to create unique features.
These features contribute to rationalization of design and enhancement of functions in existing IRED applied equipment, such as security cameras, and at the same time contributes to the development of new applications such as automotive safety systems.