Advantages over halogen and metal halide lamps include: long life, energy efficient, true “cool light” source, interchangeable fiber optic interface adapter, smaller package, minimal color temperature variation when dimmed and over lifetime, fast warm-up and output stabilization, no high voltage power supply
Coolight Illuminator, LED, Single and Dual Gooseneck
Advantages vs. halogen and metal halide lamps
true “cool light” source
interchangeable fiber optic interface adapter
minimal color temperature variation when dimmed and over lifetime
fast warm-up and output stabilization
no high voltage power supply
Why This Matters
Long life >25,000 hours saves money. A typical 150W EKE halogen bulb will require 125 replacements before the LED fiber illuminator reaches 70% of its original light output. At $27.50 *125 the cost for replacement lamps is $3,438.00
Long life LED sources are environmentally responsible. Helps keep waste out of landfills.
Energy use is just one-third that of a 150W halogen.
Halogen lamps turn yellow when aged and when dimmed. LED’s provide consistent color temperature throughout their lifetime.
LED’s have almost no infrared energy - they are truly a cool light source.A 150W halogen lamp operates between 260°F - 340°F (126°C – 171°C). Halogens can burn plastic fibers and fingers. LEDs are cooler and safer.
Halogen lamps transmit IR heat that can damage a sample / specimen.
Halogen lamps require costly IR filters that have to be replaced over time.