Introduction to Phoseon SLM™ Technology

Introduction to Phoseon SLM™ Technology

While many people are familiar with Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) from a consumer perspective (think Christmas lights, flashlights, automobile head lamps, stop lights, etc.) not many are familiar with industrial-strength low-wavelength LED-based systems based on Phoseon’s patented Semiconductor Light Matrix (SLM) technology. These system-level products incorporate advanced optics, thermal management, precise electronic control and LED-based arrays to provide a multiple Life Science benefits:

1) Stability. Due to Phoseon’s patented and proprietary SLM design, the output of each array is calibrated and controlled to provide consistent and stable output. This happens in three phases: first the input current is carefully monitored and adjusted over time so as the diodes slowly degrade a consistent output level is maintained. Second, upon initial startup controlling the current to each array ensures the no overshoot of the nominal operating output. Last, the units are consistent over a wide ambient operating temperature range so the same energy is produced in summer and winter.

2) Low-temperature. Phoseon’s SLM technology uses custom thermal and optical capabilities to minimize temperature transfer from the array to the working surface. Unlike traditional bulb sources that generate heat in excess of 250°C, Phoseon’s solutions typically run below 60°C with the majority of heat being handled by the thermal management system and not at the surface.

3) Instant-On/Off. Being able to quickly turn the SLM array on and off leads to more productive laboratories. LED arrays are similar to a light switch and can be turned on/off at will. In fact, it is good practice and good for extending lifetime to only turn the LED system on when in use. Gone are the days of having to ‘warm-up’ a system for 45 minutes before it is stable enough to  use then leave it in ‘standby’ mode to waste energy while not performing experiments.