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Microscopy Illumination: Considering Nonlaser Light Sources

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Metal halide and LED light sources are changing the illumination landscape in microscopy. Brighter, easier to use and growing in application, they are driving new options in fluorescence, conventional bright-field and other contrast techniques.

BARBARA FOSTER, THE MICROSCOPY & IMAGING PLACE INC.

As recently as five years ago, shopping for a microscope light source was fairly straightforward. For routine applications, it was tungsten halogen, typically 100 W, while for fluorescence, it was an arc source, typically 100 W mercury. Today, there is a dizzying array of choices available from...Read full article

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