Scitech presents the Lumen 200 from Prior Scientific, a fluorescence
illumination system that offers a powerful, cost-effective alternative to
standard 100 Watt mercury and halogen lamp houses for microscopy applications.
The Lumen 200 combines Prior’s proprietary 2,000-hour-life, 200 watt
metal arc lamp with a two or three-metre liquid light guide to provide
unrivalled versatility and illumination power. Featuring a metal halide lamp instead
of the more traditional high pressure mercury or xenon burners, the fluorescence
microscopy illumination system is able to provide 2000 hours of stable output
compared to a maximum of 300 hours for a mercury lamp.
Coupled to the microscope using a liquid light guide, there is very
little heat transfer helping to eliminate thermal drift during time lapse
experiments. The Lumen 200 incorporates a variable light attenuation control to
reduce the potential of bleaching and photo-toxicity.
Prior Scientific also offers the Lumen 220 fluorescence illumination
system with extended wavelength in UV and IR. Fluorophores requiring light in
the 360nm and below range will see significant increases in signal strength from
the Lumen 220 as compared to the Lumen 200 models.
For more information, please visit the Scitech website
www.scitech.com.au or call (03) 9480 4999.