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Lumencor SOLA Light Engine Solid State Lighting for Microscopes

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SOLA is a true arc lamp replacement. The SOLA offers UV-VIS solid-state based white light to replace Metal Halide and HBO arc Lamps. The SOLA produces continuous white light from 380 to 680 nm and is suitable for imaging all the most common fluorophores and fluorescent proteins.

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 photo bleaching during sample illumination.
Features: Detail:
Source technology
multiple solid state sources operating simultaneously
Maximum number of outputs one white output, 380 - 680 nm, no UV or IR light
Filtering requires external band pass filters
Switching speed 5 kHz with turn on/off ~ 10 μs
Liquid light guide & adapter, included compatible with all major microscope models
Easy to install pre-aligned
Lifetime ~ 15,000 hours, 36 month warranty to end user
Easy camera synchronization Uniblitz command control for on/off and electronic shutter
No-hands operation Remote control accessory and foot pedal options
Power requirements 220W, 28-30VDC, 7.9A
Weight, Dimensions 3.6 kg, 9 x 18 x 23 cm or smaller
Operating Temperature 32 to 95° F (0 to 35° C)
Non-operating Temperature -4 to 158° F (-20 to 70° C)
Operating and non-operating Humidity 0 to 80% relative humidity, non-condensing
Operating Altitude 0 to 10,000 feet (3,048 meters)
Non-operating Altitude 0 to 20,000 feet (6,096 meters)
Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.0 x 7.0 x 4.0 in / 27.9 x 17.8 x 10.2 cm
Weight 9 lb / 4.1 kg
Lifetime > 15,000 hr
Input Power Requirements 24-30 VDC / 7.9A
Warm-up Period Less than 1 minute
Protection IP Rating of X0
Sound Level Sound Level at 1 meter < 65db(A)
Connectivity RS-232, USB
Warranty 36 months parts and labor for end users
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