Benefits of LightLab’s UVC technology

Totally free of mercury

The absence of mercury makes our technology an extremely attractive alternative from an environmental perspective. Mercury is harmful to the environment and to health, and its use should be limited as far as possible.

Read more about the benefits of eliminating mercury on the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency’s website.

Switches on/off instantly – no warming-up time

Present-day UVC water treatment systems use mercury lamps. These require 1-5 minutes to warm up, depending on the size of the lamp. LightLab’s technology requires no warming-up time, which makes it ideal for small water treatment systems where it is impractical and inefficient to let the water run for several minutes before it is drinkable.

Lower operating costs for small systems

The usual way of dealing with the problem of the warming-up time for mercury lamps (Hg lamps) is to leave them switched on continuously. LightLab’s technology means a significant energy saving, especially in smaller water treatment systems.

Read more about the potential energy savings from our technology.

Higher bacterial effect than conventional UVC sources

LightLab’s technology enables disinfection that is at least 100 times better than with conventional mercury lamps. Read more about why our light sources have a greater effect on bacteria and microorganisms.

Full function in temperature range -20 – +100°C

Our technology shows no significant change in performance in the range from -20 to +100°C. This means that systems based on our technology are less complex and also safer and more robust for the user compared with other existing technologies. This also opens up opportunities for totally new applications.

Different forms possible

The mercury lamps used today are usually tubular. LightLab’s technology does not have the same limitations, and our light sources can be used to manufacture, for example, flat UV chips, which provide greater design freedom and open up opportunities for more applications.