I don’t know how they compare as I don’t have that light. The linked Convoy S2+ is apparently using a NCSU276A (I might be wrong) but that led costs less than half of what 033b are still selling for.
Could there be a spectral difference after all? I was told that the Nichias in those golden-ceramic packages with glass lens (i can’t find what the package is called) are made for prolonged life under industrial use.
Maybe some UV-savvy flashaholic fella could enlighten us.
I’m waiting for several hosts to arrive so I can test them outdoors.
I’m not seeing P9 listed as a flux bin for the 033B. The highest flux bin listed is P34d22, which is 590-640mW at 500mA forward current. The lowest flux bin in the 276A is P35d21, which is 640-700mW at 500mA.
I know fairly little about UV LEDs, so I could easily be missing something obvious, but I don’t see an advantage to the 033B over the 276A.
There seems to be multiple different editions of the NCSU033B(T) which I cant find a documentation for.
Googling after NCSU033B P9 350 ends up with few links to a datasheet with earlier binning nomenclature.
As for the objective differences between the NCSU033B and NCSU276A these are what I could find is:
NCSU033B has a slighly narrower beam profile 115° vs 130°
NCSU033B has a better thermal resistance 4.4°C/W vs 11°C/W
on the other hand NCSU276A has more raw output
I think these models are not a replacement to each other but rather a compliment.
It’s true that, there could be many applications where the 033B (or it’s bigger brothers sharing the same package size such as: NVSU333A, NC4U133B) would NOT fit the bill due to larger size and higher cost.
Nonetheless, consindering the constructive feedback I’ve received, I’ve readjusted the price.
Thanks for offering these!
I’ll take one. Sent you a pm.
There is one very big difference between these and the newer Nichias:
These older ones have a central solder pad for heatsinking. This is important because UV LEDs are much more heat sensitive than white LEDs. They start to die at much lower temperatures.
The newer ones in turn are much more efficient and thus brighter (but only when they are kept cool).
Please check out this thread here (it’s in German). It shows what happens to the Nichia 276 when it gets too hot inside a Convoy S2+. My light also now has this problem :(.
Thanks for the link. You have a good point there: in addition to a better thermal resistance, the older package can obviously endure a noticeably higher junction temperature
I thought so too, but considering that the solder bulges slightly up it worked without a problem. The led got pulled into it’s place once the solder started to flow.
I’ve had (the start) running yesterday without any issues. Then I decided to test the limits…