NEW SOLA light engines®

Updated for 2021 and Beyond

Superior Performance. Better Value.

Lumencor’s new family of SOLA light engines are now the market leaders in modern solid-state illumination for microscopy and other life science applications. Why tolerate the limitations of an archaic arc lamp in your microscope when such a reliable and technically superior replacement is within easy reach?  Eight years after its introduction, and with thousands of light engines in service, Lumencor has further enhanced the SOLA light engine product line with the addition of active light output stabilization, fully linear intensity control and electronic control interfaces on all models.

The four SOLA light engine models are primarily distinguished by spectral distribution differences in their light output. The SOLA light engine provides white light output for excitation of DAPI, GFP/FITC, YFP, Cy3, mCherry, Cy5 and spectrally similar fluorophores. In the SOLA FISH light engine, output in the 475–600 nm region is red-shifted to provide optimal excitation for SpectrumGreen, SpectrumRed and other fluorophores commonly used for fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analysis in cytogenetic testing laboratories.  The SOLA V-nIR and U-nIR light engines offer the broadest spectral coverage, including near infrared (nIR) output for excitation of fluorophores such as Cy7 and ICG, and for other applications that benefit from the enhanced tissue penetration of nIR light.

SOLA Light Engine Features



Multiple solid state sources operating simultaneously to produce white light



3 to 4 W (depending on model) white light output from 3 mm dia liquid light guide (LLG)

Active light output stabilization on all models


Wavelength Range

380–680 nm (SOLA, SOLA FISH)

380–760 nm SOLA V-nIR

350–760 nm SOLA U-nIR


Warmup Time

1 Second


Light Delivery

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


Easy to Install

Pre-aligned, no maintenance


Power Requirements

120 W, 24 VDC, 5 A



3.6 kg


125 mm x 263 mm x 163 mm



24 months


Control Interface

USB connector for remote control by light engine control pod or host computer. BNC input port for TTL-activated electronic shutter. Manual on/off, foot pedal plug


14940 NW Greenbrier Parkway | Beaverton, OR 97006 USA | 503.213.4269 |