LED System Offers Cool, Consistent, Visible Light Curing
Wed, 09/17/2008 - 7:00am
The BlueWave LED visible light, high-intensity spot curing system offers many advantages over traditional UV spot curing systems including no bulbs to change, cool cures, no warm-up, and constant intensity for thousands of hours. The unit generates light using an array of surface mount LEDs instead of traditional metal halide or mercury bulbs. The LEDs produce visible light energy in a relatively narrow wavelength band centered at 410 nm, as contrasted to a typical broad band, high-pressure UV bulb (300-500 nm). This system emits a maximum visible light intensity output of over 2,500 mW/cm2 from an 8.0 mm diameter lightguide, and allows users to adjust intensity output from 0% to 100%. The relatively narrow band produced by LEDs generates cooler curing temperatures. The BlueWave LED is excellent for spot curing of coatings, as well as adhesive bonding of polycarbonate, PVC, PET, metal, glass, and many other substrates.