LUMA® and RETRA® light engines
Lumencor’s LUMA and RETRA light engines are designed for laboratory use by bioanalytical researchers and/or developers of bio-optical instrumentation. The RETRA incorporates two individually controllable solid state light sources with associated bandpass filters, producing spectrally discrete outputs. Spectral outputs can be situated from the ultraviolet through the visible to the near-infrared, according to application-specific requirements. For example, the RETRA FURA light engine provides 340 nm and 380 nm outputs for fura-2 ratio calcium imaging. The LUMA contains a single solid state light source. LUMA and RETRA light engines can be controlled by serial commands for on/off switching and intensity control or by TTL triggering for source selection and on/off switching.
LUMA and RETRA Light Engine Features
LUMA has one solid state light source.
RETRA has two independently controlled solid state light sources.
Source output spectra refined using integrated bandpass filters
Serial: control of source on/off and output intensity.
TTL: Independent on/off for each color channel.
Maximum 10 kHz channel switching
200-700mW per source color channel (dependent on filtering)
Liquid light guide (LLG) or optical fiber
LUMA: 36 months
RETRA: 36 months
RETRA FURA: 18 months
105 mm x 187 mm x 159 mm (4.1 in x 7.4 in x 6.3 in)
220W (24V DC/ 9.2A) power supply included with light engine
No replacement parts, fully pre-aligned, no routine maintenance
Low power consumption, mercury-free