Lumex announces the launch of its QuasarBrite UV family of LED technologies. The company asserts the UV LEDs provide a 10 times longer lifespan, tight beam angle, enhanced durability and up to 50 percent cost savings compared to alternative technologies. The family is available in 385 nm, 405 nm and 415 nm wavelengths at 4 mW to 6 mW in through-hole format. This technology is appropriate for applications such as bacterial and superficial sterilization for medical device technologies related to phototherapy, dental, and dermatology equipment; industrial control device technology related to leak and biohazard detection; forensic applications related to counterfeit detection and forensic analysis of bodily fluids; and ink fluorescing. QuasarBrite UV LEDs provide a uniform beam pattern; do not use the hazardous mercury material found in CCFL technology and they are more durable in their design, according to the company.