First we had blue LEDs, then Royal Blues and now prepare yourself for the onset of “True Violet” LEDs. With a maximum emission peak of 420 nanometers, the True Violet LED is an exciting new LED color for it’s potential to get closer to the original actinic light, the Phillips Actinic 03 lamp. NanoCustoms/NanoTuners is letting loose that they will be making the spankin new True Violet LED available in as a little over a month from now, in early November. NanoCustoms describes the True Violet LED as being “a really light violet, and is washed out quickly with bright white light. Additional fluorescence in corals isn’t really noticeable unless used in larger quantities”.
The 420 nm LED light engine will be available from NanoTuners riding solo on it’s own 20mm MCPCB for $6 a piece and is compatible with Cree optics. We can’t wait to see this True Violet in action alongside some blue LED colors like blues, royal blues, cyans and everything in between. This is one case where it’s pretty certain that the True Violet LED won’t be incorporated into commercial LED fixtures until the next production cycle so the DIYers will get first crack at this exciting new true violet LED shade by making their own. When the True Violet LED goes on sale at NanoTuners you might as well order up a single or a strip heatsink from NanoTuners, load one of these True Violet LEDs and show us what you got. Pictured above is a test tank that NanoTuners has going with the True Violet LED and as you can see, it’s a deep rich coloration. More geek deets on the True Violet LED after the break.
Wavelength – 420nm +/- 5nm
Spectral Half Width – 12nm
Optical Output Power – 350-400mW
Max Current – 500mA
Typical Forward voltage (@500mA) – 3.8v
Viewing Angle – 120 degrees
Max LED Junction Temperature – 125C