LIDA light engine®

Solid state illumination for color light microscopy

Enabling high-speed color transmitted light microscopy with monochrome cameras.

LIDA light engine is designed to work hand-in-hand with the latest monochrome cameras to generate RGB color transmitted light images with unprecedented sensitivity, spatial resolution, speed and color fidelity. LIDA integrates three solid state sources, including Lumencor’s patented green luminescent light pipe, with the sophisticated control electronics required for high speed synchronization of light output with camera exposure. Transmitted light images are captured in one electronically controlled high-speed sequence.

Variances associated with moving parts are eliminated, resulting in perfect alignment of pixel-registered images across the wide fields of view afforded by modern sCMOS cameras. Independent control of the intensity of the three component light sources allows balanced color rendition without resorting to extensive post-processing of images.

LIDA Light Engine Features

_Sources

Sources

3 solid-state sources: Red (610–650 nm), Green (510–600 nm), Blue (420–480 nm)

 

_Power

Power

>500 mW total power

 

_Speed

Speed

Maximum 1 kHz R>G>B channel switching or all channels (white) on/off

 

_LightDelivery

Light Delivery

Direct mount to transmitted light illumination port of microscope. Vibration-free.

 

_EasyToInstall

Easy to Install

No replacement parts, fully pre-aligned, no routine maintenance

 

_Lifetime

Lifetime

> 20,000 hours with more than 70% initial light output

 

_Warranty

Warranty

18 month warranty to end user

 

_ControlInterface

Control Interface

USB: Control of source on/off and output intensity


TTL: Single-line sequential R>G>B switching or 3-line independent gating of R, G and B sources. Side-panel knobs for white light output on/off and intensity level adjustment

1_PowerRequirements

Power Requirements

40 W, 9 V, 4.45 A DC power supply included with light engine

 

_WeightDimensions

Weight

<2kg

Dimensions

9 cm x 15 cm x 11 cm

 

_EcoSafe

Eco-friendly

Low power consumption, mercury-free

 

_OperationalModes

Operational Modes

R>G>B sequential (camera triggered); white light for ocular viewing

 

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