Solid-state white light engine from Lumencor

Lumencor SOLA solid-state light engine

An alternative to arc lamps, the SOLA solid-state light engine from Lumencor (Beaverton, OR) produces continuous white light from 380 to 680 nm for imaging common fluorophores and fluorescent proteins. Compatible with all filter cubes and microscope configurations, the light engine offers a >15,000 hr lifetime and UV- and IR-free light. Integration with a camera enables light blanking during frame readout, prolonging sample life and minimizing photobleaching during sample illumination.

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SOLA Light Engine

Solid state white-light excitation subsystem

State of the Art Solid State Lighting for Microscopists and Instrument Manufacturers

Lumencor now offers a true arc lamp replacement with the release of the SOLA Light Engine. The SOLA produces continuous white light from 380 to 680 nm and is suitable for imaging all the most common fluorophores and fluorescent proteins.

The SOLA offers the end user an affordable solid state alternative as an arc lamp replacement. The SOLA Light Engine can be controlled by every microscopy software in the marketplace. It offers unprecedented access to solid state illumination at a price comparable to most Metal Halide light sources used in a host of life science equipment including fluorescence microscopes.

Lumencor preserves performance in the form of powerful, cool, stable, robust, UV- and IR-free light AND now allows the user simple integration with existing filter cubes and hardware configurations. This additional flexibility allows individual users, core facilities and OEMs a superior solid state excitation subsystem. Power exceeds most spectral bands of the arc lamps while cost and wavelength range are on par with traditional arc lamps.

Customers will never again have to worry about arc lamp alignment, installation and replacement. The expected lifetime of the SOLA is greater than 15,000 hours. Short warm-up time and superior stability mean these are all usable hours with highly reproducible output power. Units ship with a three year warranty covering any failures with the light engine including parts and labor.

The SOLA can be integrated with high end cameras. In so doing, they enable light blanking during frame readout. This prolongs sample life and minimizes photobleaching during sample illumination.

For more information on the SOLA, please contact:
Lumencor, Inc.
14964 NW Greenbrier Parkway
Beaverton, OR 97006 USA
T 503-530-1008


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