LED Light Source
Aug 2010Carl Zeiss Microscopy LLCRequest Info
New LED technology has been incorporated into Carl Zeiss MicroImaging
Inc.’s Colibri illumination system, a light source for wide-field fluorescence
microscopy that uses wavelength windows with less need to suppress unwanted peripheral
wavelengths from a white-light arc lamp. The system uses up to four LEDs, each individually
and instantly controlled by electrical current without mechanical switching devices
such as the filter wheels or shutters required by traditional illumination systems.
Various colored LEDs can be used in combination, enabling users to see multiple
fluorochromes simultaneously and to rapidly capture sequential images of each one.