ROCKLAND, Mass., March 16, 2012 — Prior Scientific has announced an addition to its line of illumination products for microscopy. The Bright-Field LED illuminator provides all the advantages of LED illumination in a flexible package that can be fitted to most modern upright and inverted microscope systems. With ≥10,000 h of operating lifetime, the LED simply replaces the standard lamp house and is easily fitted to the microscope. Control of the unit is a choice of manual, transistor-transistor logic or on/off, eliminating the need for shutter mechanisms. The intensity can be regulated manually via a small controller for precise adjustment of the illumination. The intensity is sufficient for techniques such as phase contrast and differential interference contrast imaging. Illumination is even across the field of view, and a constant color temperature is assured at all intensities. The LED can be powered directly from the company’s ProScan and OptiScan controllers via the shutter connections or as a stand-alone light source with a separate power cable. Adapters are available for most microscopes from the major manufacturers.