Interesting question… Are we talking vaporize, ignite, or heat up until death for the mosquito? I’ll assume we want to minimize damage to surroundings so let’s just heat them up till they stop functioning. We’d need to figure out the temperature at which a majority of mosquitos will die. Since they seem to love hot weather, let’s assume we need to hit 100°C for them to fry. Estimating the average absorption coefficient for a mosquito when illuminated with the spectrum of your favorite LED source (50% of incident radiative power absorbed?), cross sectional area presented to the beam (1mm2?), and mosquito heat capacity (likely somewhere near that of water, 75.3 J/mol.K), and average weight (2.5mg).Another limiting factor will likely be time-on-target for the beam. According to Wolfram Alpha the max speed of a mosquito is 1.4km/h or 0.39m/s, which means a transit time of 0.26second to fly through a 10cm diameter beamFrom 2,3,4 we can determine the radiometric power needed.
We have launched a great new product, the AR-GL, it has been designed for harsh locations, extreme water resistance and comes with corrosion protection. Key Features: Thermally managed for maximum longevity; Multiple mounting options; Emits light in the photosynthetic photon ux (PPF) range of plants (400 to 700 nm); ‘Sunlight’ model’s spectum can be tuned based on the crop and lifecyle of the plants; Special powder coating for extreme resistance to chemical attack and aggressive cleaning agents and bio-cides used in food processing industries; Low surface-energy coating and smooth surface textureprevent debris build-up and staining; Vented enclosure ensures long-term reliability; 0-10V Dimming 1%-100%.
We are currently developing a grow light. This fixture is designed to be better at growing and brighter than conventional solutions. The lux to PPFD or lumen to PPF conversion for AR30-H1-WC-WT-GL-AC fixture is much higher than HPS fixture. We have taken our “Food Safe” fixture design and integrated plant lighting. The fixture is sealed, watertight and perfect for large scale growing.
Photobiology is the study of light and its effect on living things. There has been a great deal of study on photobiology in the area of agriculture. The interest continues to grow because the science is becoming more refined and the marketplace is developing. Some random notes and an initial Nemalux fixture spectra is shown below. McCree Curve: K. J. McCree (1970) studied and developed the action spectrum, absorption and quantum yield curves of photosynthesis in crop plants. The action spectrum is commonly known as the McCree Curve. McCree curve shows the relative photosynthesis response in the between 400-700 nm (commonly known as photosynthetically active region or PAR) for plants growth. This is also known as the generalized PAR curve. McCree also showed the relative quantum yield and relative absorption for 400-700nm region. This work has been the basis of all of the researches that followed until now.
Photobiology is the study of light and its effect on living things. There has been a great deal of study on photobiology in the area of agriculture. However, its application in the oil & gas environment is a new field. It is a niche market for those companies like Nemalux that have the expertise to engineer lighting systems that enhance operations and safety in the energy sector. An oil & gas operation runs on a 24 hour rotation. It is a rhythm that is dictated by the market demand for the product. Employees on the same site are not immune to the demands of the market. Twelve hour shifts and rotating shift work is part and parcel in the oil & gas industry. It’s a potentially explosive environment where serious accidents can occur. Statistically, most oil rig accidents occur between the hours of 8:00pm and 10pm. The principal cause: worker fatigue.
Eyes are the doorway to the most crucial of senses. Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) and Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) are progressive blinding diseases caused by the death of retinal rods and cones in the eyes. The visual system remains relatively intact but is unable to respond to light. The University of Pennsylvania conducts research into the diagnosis and treatment of RP and AMD. The purpose of this research is to develop improved methods of diagnosis and effective treatments for these diseases. In today’s research there are several approaches for rendering the surviving neurons sensitive to light and restoring a light response to a diseased retina. Testing the effectiveness of these approaches requires a way to deliver different wavelengths of light at various temporal frequencies and intensities. The challenge is to apply these different light stimuli, observe the results, and use the results to objectively assess the effectiveness of the various approaches for restoring retinal light response.