New LIDA Light Engine

LIDA 4-PANEL: Red, green and blue grayscale and composite RGB color images of mammalian pyloric stomach (LIDA light engine, Nikon Ti microscope, 10X objective)

LIDA 4-PANEL: Red, green and blue grayscale and composite RGB color images of mammalian pyloric stomach (LIDA light engine, Nikon Ti microscope, 10X objective)

Our new LIDA light engine® is designed from the ground up 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. Many capabilities and features are integrated into a small package mounted directly to the microscope’s transmitted light illumination port. TTL gating of LIDA’s three solid state light sources synchronized with camera exposure generates color transmitted light images in one electronically controlled, high-speed sequence. For more information on the LIDA light engine, please speak to your Lumencor sales representative or contact us at

Metered Dosage

Could You Use Some Feedback?

The ability to control the input quantity of the light “reagent” is a critical factor in obtaining predictable and reproducible outputs from photochemical processes. Controlled light delivery for applications such as quantitative fluorescence microscopy, photodynamic therapy (PDT) photolithography and optogenetics requires intelligent light sources equipped with output monitoring and feedback systems.

At Lumencor, we refer to quantitative light delivery as metered dosage. The necessary monitoring and feedback systems can be optionally installed in all SPECTRA light engine®, SPECTRA X light engine® and AURA light engine® models.

Open loop and closed loop metered dosage systems are available. In both schemes, an onboard photodiode continuously monitors the light output and generates a reference signal. In open loop monitoring, the reference signal is delivered for external display or processing via a BNC connector on the rear panel of the light engine. In the closed loop metered dosage scheme, the reference signal meters the light output and shuts it off when a user-input time-integrated intensity threshold is reached. All closed loop metered dosage functions are controlled from a serially connected computer.

For more information, download our metered dosage data sheet.2730-lum-blog_metereddosage

  • Discrete spectral outputs of 4 solid state light sources are electronically selected and combined according to application requirements.
  • The spectral output of each source may be refined by filtering (F).
  • Optionally, light engine output may be monitored by a reference photodiode (rPD) to provide feedback control.

Lumencor Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Lumencor, Inc. founders, Claudia Jaffe, Ph.D. and Steven Jaffe, Ph.D., display their ten thousandth unit produced at their headquarters in Beaverton. Lumencor is celebrating 10 years in operation in Beaverton.

Lumencor, Inc. founders, Claudia Jaffe, Ph.D. and Steven Jaffe, Ph.D., display a SOLA light engine, produced at their headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. Lumencor is celebrating 10 years in operation in Beaverton.

Lumencor is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. The company got its start as a resident in the Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC) incubator in 2006. Lumencor is a global manufacturer of technical lighting products for life sciences and other industrial markets.
“We’re thrilled that Lumencor has called Beaverton home for the past 10 years,” said Mayor Denny Doyle. “Lumencor is a great example of a company that got a strong start because of their time at OTBC. When we invest in the startup community, the returns are often great – from locating their business here, to expansion, job creation and product innovation — we’re proud of Lumencor’s work and their investment in our community.”
“I was honored to visit Lumencor recently, and I congratulate them on their tenth anniversary,” said Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici. “The company exemplifies the great talent and innovation in Oregon, and is an excellent example of why Oregon supports so many bioscience startups. I appreciate Lumencor’s commitment to developing mercury-free, clean technology, and I wish them every success in their next 10 years and beyond.”
Lumencor offers lighting solutions tailored to support the demands of researchers and manufacturers alike. The company contributes to the advancement of this century’s best and most innovative analytical tools, diagnostic devices and surgical treatments. Lumencor’s light engines are uniquely energy efficient and mercury-free.
“Ten years ago, OTBC made it possible for us to get off to a fast start and we will forever be grateful for the OTBC’s professionalism and generosity. It was instrumental in our launch of the company,” said Claudia Jaffe, Ph.D., co-founder and executive vice president, business development at Lumencor. “The Lumencor team creates novel lighting products designed to push the boundaries of research, diagnostics and treatment forward. Our hope is to stay at the forefront of performance and to continue to assist our universities, labs, hospitals, and clinics to be the cleanest and brightest possible.”
“Lumencor is one of our best examples of the value that can result from creating a startup-friendly environment that provides affordable office space, mentoring, and introductions to investors and other entrepreneurs,” said Steve Morris, executive director of OTBC. “The City of Beaverton’s investment in OTBC is helping startups like Lumencor launch and grow so they can in turn create jobs and help grow the economy.”
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