Lumencor offers a true arc lamp replacement with the release of the SOLA SE Light Engine. The SOLA SE produces continuous white light from 380 to 680 nm and is suitable for imaging all the most common fluorophores and fluorescent proteins.
SOLA SE offers the end user an affordable solid state alternative as an arc lamp replacement. The SOLA SE 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 SE is greater than 20,000 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 SE 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.