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The consortium “Advanced UV for Life” has as one of their goals, to bring ultraviolet LEDs inside your home.

The aim of this contest is to find where, when and how UV LEDs can be used in a household. This includes household appliances and house maintenance for every room in the house, the garden, the garage, the basement etc…

Ultraviolet light is more energetic than visible light. This energy enables it to have various effects such as:

  • Curing varnish, ink, lightweight construction, 3D printing

  • Optimizing plant growth

  • Gas sensing

  • Fluorescence marking

  • Tanning

  • Eliminating 99.99% or more of bacteria, pollutants and algae from surfaces, water and air

More capabilities and details on UV light and LED technology can be found in the Detailed Information section.


How to submit an idea

  1. Learn more about UV radiations and UV LEDs in the Detailed Information section. We know you want to submit your idea RIGHT NOW, but this is an important step, so don’t skip it!

  2. Develop your idea.

    1. Give it a proper title.

    2. Write a description text for your idea. The clearer it is, the easier it is for the experts and the other users to rate and give feedback on your idea. So to give yourself the best chance, make sure to put all your ideas and variations in separate submissions.

    3. Attach files. It can be images, designs, sketches or anything else that would help describe or visualize your idea (optional but recommended).

  3. Submit your idea!

  4. Comment and interact with others to learn more on the subject and possibly adapt your idea as well according to the feedback you will get.

Evaluation Criteria

Vote on other people’s ideas and receive votes from them on your ideas according to the following criteria:

  • Creativity

How creative is the idea?

  • Ease of Use

How easy and how fast would it be to use the product or feature?

  • Beneficial

Would this bring a distinctive added value to the consumer?

  • Market Potential

Would others be interested in buying this product/feature?

  • Relevance

Does this idea fit in the frame of UV LEDs for household appliances and maintenance?

Experts are reviewing your ideas and will give their feedback.
Your votes are important as well, as they help in the selection of the winning ideas.