ams OSRAM’s high and low power UV-C LEDs can effectively inactivate SARS-CoV-2

2021/11/04

- UV-C LEDs such as the Oslon UV 3636 from ams OSRAM inactivate up to 99.99 percent of viruses at a dose of 3,6 mJ/cm²
- Even at very low intensities SARS-CoV-2 virus can be inactivated effectively which allows more efficient system designs for e.g. air disinfection systems
- The UV-C radiation damages the nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) within the virus and therefore not only works for SARS-CoV-2, but independently from the variant

04.11.2021 | Trade Press

Premstaetten, Austria (4th November, 2021) -- ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions, together with the University of Padua, presents test results on the effectiveness of ams OSRAM UV-C LEDs against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The corona pandemic continues to dominate daily life in many regions of the world. In addition to the various measures taken to contain the pandemic, disinfection solutions based on UV-C light are becoming increasingly popular. Previously used mercury vapor lamps are often bulky and limited in their target wavelength. Significant advances in LED technology are now opening the door to new applications. The fact that they are already a useful aid in combating the pandemic has now been confirmed by research conducted by the University of Padua on the effectiveness of UV-C LEDs from ams OSRAM.