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UV applications & knowledge

The following articles are intended to provide a good introduction to UV applications and the corresponding knowledge. If you have any further questions, we will be happy to provide competent support with words and deeds.

1. What is UV radiation?

The abbreviation "UV" stands for ultraviolet radiation. In everyday language it is often referred to as UV light, since light generally sounds more harmless than radiation.  By definition, however, radiation that the human eye perceives is called light. Therefore, strictly speaking, there is no UV light at all. [Read more]

2. UV calibration

We consistently rely on calibrated sensors. These are easily exchangeable, reorderable and provide high quality, absolute results. We trace our calibrations back to the Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB). [Read more]


3. UV Erythema

UV erythema, often referred to as sunburn, is a reddening of the skin caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation. People who work outdoors or are exposed to UV radiation at work are particularly at risk. This page provides comprehensive information on the causes, consequences and protective measures against UV erythema as well as recommended treatment strategies.. [Read more]


4. safety of UV disinfection of surfaces, air and human skin

The product safety of UV surface disinfection devices or air cleaning devices with UV disinfection is regulated by the maximum exposure duration, dose and by the Product Safety Act [Read more]


5. UV spectra database and downloads

Here you will find a comprehensive collection of accurate and reliable spectral data of various UV light sources, measured in our state-of-the-art calibration laboratory. This database serves as a valuable resource for professionals and researchers who need detailed information on UV radiation sources. The spectra are freely accessible and measured according to the latest CIE standards. [Read more]


6. Differences between UVA, UVB and UVC LED

UV LEDs offer numerous advantages over traditional mercury vapour lamps, such as higher efficiency, environmental friendliness and safety. This page explains the differences between UVA, UVB and UVC LEDs, their manufacture and specific applications in different industries. [Read more]



Here you will find detailed information on the ageing processes and service life of UV light sources. Find out which factors influence the efficiency and service life of these light sources and how you can monitor UV performance using precise measuring devices. [Read more]


8. selection of suitable UV radiometer sensors & application notes

The application range of our UV sensors is manifold and reaches from process monitoring, risk assessment and occupational safety to medical applications of UV lamps and UV LEDs. The following information is intended to assist in the selection of suitable sensors. [Read more]