SPECTRA X light engine ®

Lumencor now offers the spectral breadth of an arc lamp and the flexibility of a filter wheel in it’s most powerful and comprehensive light engine design.

The SPECTRA X model has been released to afford the end user the ability to exchange single bandpass filters within the light engine. Lumencor preserves performance in the form of cool, stable, robust, spectrally pure, powerful outputs and now allows the user to make his or her own choices about bandpass during use in the field. This provides individual users, core facilities and OEMs an adaptable solid state excitation subsystem on par with the flexibility of a filter wheel but without additional moving parts.

The SPECTRA X light engine provides six solid-state light sources generating output in seven color bands (violet, blue, cyan, teal, green, yellow and red) across the visible spectrum. A suite of seven filters, one for each color band, is included in the purchase. The range of available bandpass filters is described here. Additional filter paddles and filters may be purchased at any time to increase the range of bandpasses for the ensemble of sources within the light engine.

Each output in the optical train of the light engine remains aligned through filter exchanges, allowing the user to focus on data acquisition and interpretation instead of attending to light source adjustment and maintenance issues.

Filters for SPECTRA X light engines®


Source technology
multiple solid state sources operating independently

Maximum number of outputs
six discrete source bands through UV-VIS-NIR

customer may select bandpass filters

Switching speed
5-10 kHz with turn on/off ~ 10 μs

optical fiber, liquid light guide and custom optics on request

Easy to install

Control Interface
RS232 connector for SW or optional Control Tablet
TTL connector for on/off triggering

> 20,000 hours with more than 70% initial intensity

Camera synchronization
Sophisticated electronic shutter and switching available

Power requirements
220W, 28-30VDC, 7.9A

Weight, Dimensions
3.6 kg, 28 x 19 x 10 cm

36 month warranty to end user