microscope light source
State of the Art Illumination
Lumencor’s SOLA light engines offer access to modern solid state illumination, with all its performance and efficiency benefits, at a price comparable to most metal halide light sources. With reliability and maintenance-free service built in, they provide sustainable and cost-effective replacements for traditional mercury-containing arc lamps. The SOLA SM model is designed to operate via simple manual on/off control or with the aid of a foot pedal. SOLA SE light engines provide all the features and benefits of SOLA SM models with added capabilities for electronic control of both light output on/off status and intensity. The SOLA SE FISH light engines provide assay specific lighting for fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), with red shifted spectral outputs resulting in optimal matching to the excitation spectra of widely used nucleic acid hybridization probes.
SOLA Light Engines deliver more than enough output power for even the most demanding microscopy applications. Expect several watts of visible light output pumped through the liquid light guide coupling to your microscope. For SOLA SE nIR light engines, the bright visible-range output is extended into the near infrared (nIR), providing additional utility for excitation of fluorophores such as Cy7 and ICG, and for other applications that benefit from the enhanced tissue penetration of nIR light.