LIDA light engine®
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
3 solid-state sources: Red (610–650 nm), Green (510–600 nm), Blue (420–480 nm)
>500 mW total power
Maximum 1 kHz R>G>B channel switching or all channels (white) on/off
Direct mount to transmitted light illumination port of microscope. Vibration-free.
Easy to Install
No replacement parts, fully pre-aligned, no routine maintenance
> 20,000 hours with more than 70% initial light output
18 month warranty to end user
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
40 W, 9 V, 4.45 A DC power supply included with light engine
9 cm x 15 cm x 11 cm
Low power consumption, mercury-free
R>G>B sequential (camera triggered); white light for ocular viewing