News | January 10, 2017

AquiSense Technologies Announces Business Collaboration With International Light Technologies

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AquiSense Technologies is pleased to announce that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with International Light Technologies (ILT) whereby ILT sensors will be offered in combination with the AquiSense PearlBeam, a bench-scale UV device for research applications. New advancements in UV-C LEDs have lead the way to the creation of collimated beam devices whereby researchers can now select multiple discrete UV-C wavelengths which allows them greater precision in their research to better understand how microorganisms respond to UV light applications. In unison, as the precision of the wavelength emission increases, more advanced sensors are required to track emission data. ILT provides the needed sensor technology with a handheld light meter.

“AquiSense recognized that an entirely new tool was required to advance UV science to take advantage of the many benefits of UV-C LEDs,” said AquiSense Director of Business Development, Jim Cosman. “The PearlBeam was the first step in this process and now the incorporation of International Light Technologies advanced sensors is the next step in our quest to rapidly convert many disinfection applications from mercury containing UV lamps to more environmentally sound UV-C LEDs.”

Collimated Beam Devices are an increasingly critical tool in providing a standardized unit of measurement for UV exposure. Historically these devices, which use mercury lamps, have been expensive, cumbersome, and difficult to operate. The PearlBeam is the world's first UV-C LED collimating beam device, taking advantage of solid-state technology. This device is small in size, light-weight, and does not contain fragile glass providing a research tool for the lab but that is also field-ready. The use of UV-C LEDs offer instant on/off with immediate intensity allowing for exact exposure times. LEDs also provide variable UV-C wavelengths. The PearlBeam has up to three wavelength options with an activation switch for each wavelength.

International Light Technologies has been leading in light innovations for over 50 years. ILT has been solving the inherent difficulties in light measurement through the design and manufacture of a wide range of light measuring instruments, including the most accurate light meters on the market. The sensor used with the PearlBeam will allow testing in the 255-300 nm range which prevents the need for several sensors to test a variety of wavelengths. The hand held unit from ILT provides data, trends, and averages in a portable setting making the combination of the PearlBeam and ILT products truly field-ready.

About AquiSense Technologies
AquiSense Technologies is the global leader in UV-C LED systems design and manufacture. They work with leading LED manufacturers to evaluate their devices and then design efficient disinfection products. Using a combination of patented technology and in-depth know-how, AquiSense integrates LED devices into products that solve real world problems in water, air, and surface applications.

SOURCE: AquiSense Technologies