The Lambda LS is a stand-alone lighting system consisting of a xenon-arc lamp, lamp housing, cold mirror and power supply in a single enclosure. The Lambda LS is designed to be used with a liquid light guide which transmits remarkably flat, intense, illumination to the optical train of the user’s microscope or other instrumentation. The lamp’s cabinet accommodates a standard Sutter Instrument filter wheel that slides easily in and out of a slot in the light path. If desired, a second filterwheel can be mounted on the outside of the cabinet. When used with appropriate adapters, the light guide output is compatible with most common microscope systems. Unlike the arc lamps used with most fluorescence microscopes, the xenon bulb is pre-aligned using a parabolic mirror and does not require alignment, focusing or collimation. In the standard configuration, the Lambda LS bulb is capable of producing light output from 330 nm to a cutoff of 650 nm determined by the cold mirror. An optional enhanced UV bulb produces output much lower into the UV (cut off near 200 nm). As with any UV generating light source, the optional bulb generates significant quantities of ozone and must be used in an adequately ventilated environment.
The Lambda LS utilizes a compact design, which places power supply, lamp house, arc lamp and cold mirror in a single enclosure. This system eliminates a common failure associated with standard arc lamp designs: when using a remote power supply aging may lead to a decreased ability to light the lamp due to loss of the insulating characteristics of the lengthy high-tension line. As with all our equipment, the power supply has been designed to minimize electrical noise that can be picked up by physiological recording equipment.
- 175 W xenon lamps provide light levels which exceed those of standard microscope fluorescence lamps
- Equipped with a cold mirror to eliminate IR heating of down stream optical components
- Compact stand-alone lamp housing-power supply enclosure
- Pre-aligned bulb eliminates common focusing problems
- Integrated hour meter for convenient monitoring of lamp life.
- Modular construction allows use of optional liquid light guide for flexible direction of light output
- Easily accomodates Sutter Instrument filter wheels or SmartShutter within the body of the lamp
- Can be coupled via a liquid light guide to many standard microscopes (Nikon, Zeiss, Leica and Olympus).
- Microscope coupling requires special adapters (not included).
Output Range Standard bulb 330 nm to 650 nm (optional full-spectrum bulb) 200 nm to 650 nm
Lamp Type 175 W or 300 W xenon (pre-aligned to produce collimated output)
Radiant Output 2.5 W (175 W lamp), 4.5 W (300 W lamp) (broadband, full beam)
Lamp Life 1000 h (Bulb warrantied for 500 h. Longer life depends on application. Expected life is 1000 h.)
Power Consumption 175 W or 300 W
Dimensions 26.7 cm × 24.1 cm × 25.4 cm
Weight 4.8 kg
Electrical 115/230 V, 50/60 Hz
LB-LS/FS17 Includes 175 W full spectrum lamp, cold mirror, power supply and lamp housing, support base with mounting rods, drop-in filter holder and manual
LB-LS/OF17 Includes 175 W ozone free lamp, cold mirror, power supply and lamp housing, support base with mounting rods, drop-in filter holder and manual
LB-LS/FS30 Includes 300 W full spectrum lamp, cold mirror, power supply and lamp housing, support base with mounting rods, drop-in filter holder and manual
LB-LS/OF30 Includes 300 W ozone free lamp, cold mirror, power supply and lamp housing, support base with mounting rods, drop-in filter holder and manual
LB-LS/OF30R Includes 300 W ozone free lamp, cold mirror that refects to 780 nm, power supply and lamp housing, support base with mounting rods, drop-in filter holder and manual (Order with LLG/380)
O661176 Ozone free 175 W xenon bulb (attenuated output below 340 nm)
O661175 Full spectrum 175W xenon bulb
O661301 Ozone free 300 W xenon bulb, replacement for early LS units (attenuated output below 340 nm)
O661300 Full spectrum 300 W xenon bulb
O661115 Housing and heat sink for bulb (bulb will be installed when ordering at same time as housing)
LLG Liquid light guide and coupling adaptor (2 m length, 3mm diameter), c-mount, lens and lens tube
LLG/380 Liquid light guide and coupling adaptor (2 m length, 3mm diameter), c-mount, lens and lens tube DROP-IN Drop-in 25 mm filter holder (Allows light input into near IR)
Mounting Adapters for Nikon, Zeiss, Leica and Olympus microscopes are available. Please ask our technical support for more information.