UV LED: After the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, what is the status of this industry?

The UV lighting market will double or treble in size in the next five years, driven by disinfection and new functionalities.

“There is good in everything bad”, asserts Pars Mukish, Business Unit Manager, Solid-State Lighting & Display at Yole Développement (Yole). “For example, The COVID-19 pandemic has created some perfect use-cases for UV lighting technologies to spread throughout a rapidly changing disinfection market.”
Indeed, SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has one of the highest reproduction/transmissibility rates among all viruses that have emerged in our modern society. To reduce the spread of the disease, light in the UVC wavelength band, which can deactivate bacteria and viruses through physical methods, has gained unprecedented attention. Overall, there will be a “before” and an “after” the COVID-19 pandemic for the UV lighting industry.
According to Joël Thomé, CEO of PISEO: “Indeed, the health crisis due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus has generated unprecedented demand for the design and manufacture of disinfection systems using optical UV rays. LED manufacturers have seized this opportunity, and we are currently seeing an explosion in UV-C LED products.”

In this context, the two companies Yole and PISEO combined their expertise to investigate the disruptive LED technologies and related markets in depth. The partners highlight the latest innovations and underline the business opportunities. They analyze the latest technology and market trends in the specific context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has strongly impacted the UV industry in general.