The XLED1 light source from Lumen Dynamics is the perfect solution for live cell applications. With high speed on/off cycling, fine intensity control and the ability to synchronize with other image capture devices for multi-parameter imaging, you can be sure of protecting your live samples from phototoxicity and bleaching. The XLED is the ideal partner for the Andor Mosaic device used for applications such as optogenetics, photoactivation, switching/conversion.

  • Wavelength range 360 – 750 nm
  • Switching time: TTL 10μs; USB 1ms
  • Intensity control 0-100% - 1% resolution
  • Easy switch LED/Dichroic for additional wavelengths
  • Optional touch screen controller

XLED1 from Lumen Dynamics

LED light source for fluorescence microscopes

The Lumen Dynamics XLED1 is a high performance multi-line LED light source. The XLED1 can be configured with up to 4 LED modules across UV-Vis-NIR (see features & benefits). With integrated filters the XLED1 can be used with fluorophores in most live and fixed specimensLEDs (light emitting diodes) are very efficient, consuming a small fraction of the power of conventional arc lamps with much lower optical noise and excellent power stability. They support high speed modulation (frequency ~10 kHz), and since LEDs are extinguished whenever you have them off in an experiment, there is no leakage of UV light which can be highly damaging to live cell specimens and no mechanical shutters are needed.

LEDs in the XLED1 system are covered by warranty for 20k hours, or 3 years, ensuring low cost of ownership. The combination of these qualities makes the XLED1 a desirable source for applications in fluorescence microscopy where specimen longevity and data quality are key factors.

Features & Benefits
High powered LED solution for optimized fluorophore excitation
Unmatched field uniformity at the specimen
Plug-and-play modularity to evolve with future applications
Rapid wavelength switching to capture fast cell dynamics
Flexible triggering for sequential or simultaneous imaging
Extended live-cell imaging with limited photobleaching and cellular damage