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Shuttered Illumination System for Sensitive Samples

Date Announced: 04 Aug 2015

Prior Scientific, a leading supplier of illumination equipment for fluorescence microscopy, announces the new Lumen 200S metal halide illumination system with shutter control.

The Lumen 200S is a powerful 200 Watt, cost effective alternative to standard 100 Watt mercury and halogen lamp houses traditionally used for fluorescence imaging. The built-in shutter of the Lumen 200S is able to close in 30 ms, allowing very brief exposure periods thereby minimising the risks of photobleaching damage even to sensitive samples. A wide variety of control options are available for the Lumen 200S including RS232, USB, TTL and via the ProScan® III controller.  Light is delivered from the Lumen 200S via a 2m or 3m liquid light guide to eliminate heat transfer to the microscope, to minimizing thermal drift and aid image stability in long term experiments.

The spectral emission of the Lumen 200S is similar to that of a traditional mercury bulb, covering most commonly used fluorophores and their corresponding filter sets. However, the light quality is vastly superior, offering more even and consistent illumination across the spectrum and over time.

Bulb life, at 2000 hours, is approximately ten times longer than that of a conventional mercury bulb, and bulb replacement is easy requiring no special realignment tools.

Overall, the Lumen 200S offers microscopists an excellent, stand-alone source of illumination for most fluorescence applications.

For further information visit www.prior-scientific.co.uk//Products/Illumination/Lumen-Shutter.aspx?fid=1or contact Prior Scientific onuksales@prior.com / +44-1223-881711.

Prior Scientific has been manufacturing top quality, high performance equipment and instruments for optical microscopy since 1919. Prior Scientific produces a wide range of motorised stages, system controllers, robotic sample loaders and illumination devices. To find out more about this range of products please visitwww.prior.com


Prior Scientific Instruments Ltd
3-4 Fielding Industrial Estate
Wilbraham Road
Cambridge CB21 5ET

Tel:     +44 1223 881711

E-mail: uksales@prior.com

Web Site: www.prior-scientific.co.uk/

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