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B-Series Brightfield Microscope Illuminator



"The B-Series LED light source by ScopeLED has multiple advantages over a standard halogen or white light source. Illumination is completely flat, there is no uneveness across the entire image field, and each color can be controlled individually through software and TTL allowing rapid sequential collection of color corrected images. Finally it is far less expensive than a standard light source (less than half the price) and has no parts that need to be replaced for the entire lifetime of the unit."

- Dr. Simon Watkins, Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair, Cell Biology, University of Pittsburgh



Overview

ScopeLED's B-Series microscopy illuminators replace conventional halogen light sources used for a variety of transmitted and reflected light applications, such as bright-field, dark-field, phase contrast, polarized light and DIC. The heart of the B-Series illuminators is DiCon's high performance Dense Matrix LED™ Array. Using advanced thermal design, it offers vibration-free fan-less cooling with a high intensity optically stable light output. The RGB model allows any quantitative black and white camera to function as a high speed monochrome or color imaging system by utilizing separate controls for Red, Green and Blue light. Adjusting the intensity of each color with respective analog voltage and switching between each color with respective TTL triggers eliminates the need for a color camera. Our non-phosphor RGB version is inert to laser excitation allowing it to be used as a self shuttering light source within any confocal or widefield fluorescence microscopy system. This high-powered LED is easily able to illuminate multi-headed microscope configurations of over 10 viewing stations using objectives from 1X all the way up to and including 100X oil immersion. With over 30,000 hours of LED lifetime and low power consumption, the ScopeLED B-Series illuminators are the smart, reliable and economic alternative to halogen bright-field illuminators.

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B190
B190
B200
B210

Features

  • Individual Channel Control for Sequential R,G,B Imaging in Merged Color Acquisition Applications
  • Non-phosphor RGB LED Array that is safe for use with laser based fluorescence microscopes
  • USB, 0-6V Analog and TTL connections for remote control and automation
  • Supports Maximum 250Hz External Input for 0-6V Analog control
  • High Efficiency Dense Matrix LED™ Array Light Engine
  • Small Form Factor, Fan-less Cooling, Vibration Free
  • No Hazardous Material in the Laboratory
  • Serial Port: Virtual COM Port via USB
  • Ergonomic Manual Control Interface
  • Optical Foot Switch for Shuttering
  • 30,000 Hours of LED Lifetime
  • Highly Stable Light Intensities
  • No UV or IR Radiation

Optical Performance

- Phosphor White 5600K for B190
Typical CCT/Color Settings Total Output
  Radiant Flux
(mW)
Luminous Flux
(Lm)
5600K 3200 1092

- Non-Phosphor RGB with color control for B210*
Typical CCT/Color Settings Total Output
  Radiant Flux
(mW)
Luminous Flux
(Lm)
3000K 2250 568
4300K 2330 569
5600K 2372 565
Red @ 635nm 1345 238
Green @ 521nm 1010 415
Blue @ 465nm 1145 86
* B210 illuminator includes a diffusing rod and collector lens with adjustable focus.

Specifications and Ratings

  Supply Voltage   12VDC
  Input Current   2A max
  Maximum Power Consumption   24W
  Operating Temperature   0ºC to 40ºC
  Storage Temperature   -40ºC to 70ºC
  Humidity   10% to 90%
  Model Weight: B190   1.10 lbs
  Model Weight: B210   1.84 lbs

Documents

Datasheet PDF Download
Quick Start Guide PDF Download
Operation Manual PDF Download
Sample Code ZIP Download

Application Outcomes




"Triggering of the individual LEDs on the ScopeLED RGB illuminator is an easy way to rapidly acquire RGB images using a grayscale camera. We have been able to acquire RGB images at up to 30 fps in this manner."

- Dr. Kurt Thorn, Director, Nikon Imaging Center, UC San Francisco.




Mechanical Dimensions

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Ordering Information

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