BEAVERTON, Ore., March 3, 2011 — Lumencor Inc. has announced options and accessories for its solid-state light engines and illuminators for life sciences instruments, including microscopes. The new-generation Spectra X light engine affords the user a set of exchangeable filters to the already spectrally broad Spectra 7 light engine. The line preserves performance in the form of cool, stable, robust, spectrally pure and intense output and now offers maximum flexibility on par with a filter wheel. Seven replaceable filters in holders are shipped with every Spectra X purchase. Features include high intensity, user-changeable filters, easy control and camera-ready synchronization A remote control accessory enables user operation without a dedicated computer or third-party software. It is compatible with third-party software control of the illuminator but simplifies light engine operation and reduces startup time. A camera interface accessory elevates the light engine timing to the next level of precision, offering exact synchronization in a complete imaging system. The electronics eliminate lag time, minimize photodamage to sensitive samples and ensure biologicals’ exposure to only the required amount of light required for an experiment. A Core illumination and imaging product expands the light engine offering to provide the assembly of optical components required in a reader or scanning instrument. Custom component assembly is integrated via a 3-D base plate. The robust assembly enables fast-to-market product designs for new OEM instruments.