THzDC is thrilled to announce a new product in our LED arsenal - a long wave IR LED reaching out to a peak emission wavelength of 9.1 µm. These measurements target gas emissions of ammonia, SF6, and other gases which lie in the region.

SF6: Most health and environmental specialists know that SF6 is in cahoots with CO2 and Methane as a dangerous greenhouse gas, but the general public is unaware of the long term effects. Typically SF6 is used in electrical power equipment because of its outstanding electrical, physical and chemical properties enabling significant benefits for the electricity supply network. If used instead of air (N2), it insulates 2.5x better, has over 100x better arc quenching capability, and dissipates heat better ( Nov, 2014). There are many other valid benefits to its use, but it has been determined that its concentration in the earth’s atmosphere is rapidly increasing. How can we help?

This is a prime application for the THzDC LWIR QuiC SLED™. If incorporated into monitoring systems, small SF6 quantities leaking into air or stagnated pollutant concentrations in the operating field could be better analyzed and compared to the threshold limit values and permissible exposure levels.  It’s an exciting way we can do our part in monitoring and regulating SF6 excess leakage to help reduce loss, hazards, and costs. No other LEDs on the market can reach these wavelengths, we are the first.

AMMONIA: Ammonia also falls into the scope of the new THzDC LWIR QuiC SLED™. About 80% of the ammonia produced in industry is used in agriculture as fertilizer. Ammonia is additionally used as a refrigerant gas, to purify water supplies, and in the manufacture of plastics, explosives, fabrics, pesticides, dyes and other chemicals. It is found in many household and industrial-strength cleaning solutions.

Ammonia can have dramatic affects on both human health and the natural environment. Its emissions negatively affect biodiversity, with certain species and habitats particularly susceptible to ammonia pollution. The negative impacts can be costly, while policy actions for agricultural interventions can include increased regulation, interventions, and education.

If ammonia pollution continues to harm human health and reduces the richness and diversity of the environment, we wish to be part of the solution.

This new LWIR QuiC SLED™ is the first of its kind, reaching wavelengths not possible before, and can assist in the actions and solutions which minimize the environmental impacts of various gas emissions. While we have talked about SF6 and ammonia particularly, it is important to note that our technology capabilities are expanding exponentially, and will be instrumental in a healthier future.

Need and LED with a different wavelength than currently on the market? We can produce it! We are demonstrating the ability to answer the call for LEDs in many wavelengths and in a variety of applications and solutions.

Let us know what you need today.