Many microscopy core laboratory managers still spend more time than they would like to on the onerous task of replacing mercury bulbs. Furthermore, as shown in the table below, the time and material costs of frequent bulb replacements can make a sizable dent in the facility’s annual operating budget.
Replacing a mercury source with a SOLA SM light engine® will not only bring an end to bulb replacement chores, but in just over two years, the modest capital investment will have been recouped in saved operating costs. And the SOLA SM light engine will still have about 80% of its 20,000–hour design lifetime left to run. It’s an excellent investment in a brighter future.