For fluorescence microscopy imaging applications, Lumen Dynamics Group Inc. has unveiled the X-Cite XLED1, a high-power LED illumination solution offering advanced triggering capabilities that enable precise time control for high-speed image automation. It provides instant switching of wavelengths and fast LED pulsing for data integrity. The system is used for excitation or photolysis. The touch-screen panel provides a simple and precise method to control the device and to save protocols for multiple experiments. With optimized excitation through high-power LEDs via narrow spectral profiles, the system delivers maximum illumination right at the sample plane. It provides fine light intensity control and brings high-speed automation to live-cell imaging. A selection of plug-and-play LED modules for a wide range of applications is available.