UVC LED Application Trend: Self-Cleaning Water Bottle

The applications of water disinfection and purification are expanding and becomes a driving force of the UVC LED market. One of the growing applications is UV-C embedded water bottle.

LEDinside reported in August one model of the UV-C LED integrated bottle offered by an on-line design shop NOERDEN. Soon after that, we found more and more similar products launched in the past two months.

In most of the bottles, a UV-C LED module with Li-Polymer battery is equipped with the bottle cap and can be activated to water disinfection by tapping the cap. The caps are mostly water proof and with USB for charging.

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Some products have two purification modes, one for low to medium contaminated water which takes about 60 second to diminish up to 99.99% of pathogens and a stronger mode with longer purification time for water sources with medium to high contamination. According to the UV bottle providers, the stronger mode can kill up to 99.9999% of contaminates with two to three minutes satirizing process.

The bottles also provide auto-clean function that turns on autonomously with intervals of every two to four hours for 10 to 20 second cleaning.

LEDinside noted it the latest report that water sterilization is a major drive for UV LED. UV LED makers are aiming to develop home appliances with UV-C LED for static and flowing water disinfection. Compared to flowing water cleaning, the power requirement for LED is lower for static water. UV-C water bottle thus offer an entrance for LED supplier.

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