Lumencor offers a bright, solid state white light source as an alternative to traditional mercury-containing arc lamps: the SOLA light engine. Now, with the NEW SOLA SM II 365 and SOLA SE II 365 models, making the switch from mercury arc light sources is easier than ever. The SOLA SM II model is designed to operate via simple manual on/off control or with the aid of a foot pedal. SOLA SE II light engines provide all the features and benefits of SOLA SM II models with added capabilities for electronic control of both light output on/off status and intensity. SOLAs offer unprecedented access to solid state illumination at a price comparable to most metal halide light sources. While SOLA is very simple to operate, be assured it is also very powerful. Expect several watts of visible light pumped through the light guide, giving ample intensity for even the most demanding microscopy applications.
The SOLA light engine enables microscopists simple integration with existing filter cubes and hardware configurations. Cost of ownership is reduced relative to lamps because of long life time, no bulb or light guide replacements and energy efficient operation. The output spectral range is targeted for the VISIBLE spectrum, no deeper UV or IR is produced. Why would anyone use an arc lamp when a superior mercury-free alternative, SOLA, produces more light with less power, requires no maintenance, generates very little heat and is highly efficient in a compact design?
Customers will never again have to worry about arc lamp alignment, installation and replacement. The expected lifetime of the SOLA light engines is greater than 20,000 hours. Essentially no warm-up time and superior stability mean these are all usable hours with highly reproducible output power. Units ship with a warranty covering any failures with the light engine including parts and labor.