SOLA light engine®

Solid state white light excitation subsystems

Power and Control, 21st Century Illumination for 21st Century Microscopy

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.

SOLA Data Sheet

Filter Recommendations

SOLA SM II Manual

SOLA SE II Manual

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SOLA Light Engine Features

Sources

Sources

Multiple solid state sources operating simultaneously to produce white light

 

Power

Power

~ 3W power with 3 mm dia liquid light guide (LLG)

 

wavelength

Wavelength Range

380–680 nm (SOLA SM II and SE II) or 350–680 nm (SOLA SM II 365 and SE II 365)

 

Warm-Up

Warmup Time

1 Second

 

Light Delivery

Light Delivery

3 mm dia liquid light guide; LLG and microscope collimator sold separately

 

Easy to Install

Easy to Install

Pre-aligned, no maintenance

Lifetime

Lifetime

> 20,000 hours

 

Power Requirements

Power Requirements

120 W, 24 VDC, 5 A

 

Weight Dimensions

Weight Dimensions

3.6 kg / 12.5 cm x 26.3 cm x 16.3 cm

 

Warranty

Warranty

SOLA SE II models include 36 month warranty SOLA SM II models include 12 month warranty

 

Control Interface

Control Interface

SOLA SE II: USB connector for computer control or optional Bluetooth-connected touchscreen tablet, foot pedal plug

 

Control Interface

Control Interface

SOLA SM II: Manual on/off, foot pedal plug