X-Cite Fluorescence Illuminators by Excelitas ( formerly EXFO / Lumen Dynamics )

   formerly Exfo light Sources for Microscopes

Fluorescence Illumination Solutions

X-Cite® offers the Life Science and Analytical Instrumentation market a broad range of innovative fluorescence illumination and measurement solutions with unsurpassed reliability and control capabilities.>

Whether observing fixed or live cells, X-Cite offers a complete range of lamp and LED microscope light sources that optimize imaging and ensure greater data reliability. These X-Cite products are known for maximum stability and superior illumination uniformity for fluorescence microscopy applications, with lamp-based solutions that provide the convenience of pre-aligned, long-life lamps and easy installation. Delivering high intensity LED illumination, the X-Cite XLED1, X-Cite 120LED, and X-Cite 110LED feature intuitive controls and no bulbs to install, making set-up and operation simpler than ever.

Recognized as the industry standard in research microscopy, the latest generation X-Cite now brings solid state LED technologies to instrument manufacturers, and combines maximum optical performance with flexible design and best-in-class manufacturing quality and lead time.


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X-Cite 110LED

X-Cite® 110LED :
Simple yet Versatile Broadband Illumination

The X-Cite® 110LED is a compact, white light LED light source for fluorescence imaging applications. Providing excitation for DAPI, GFP, mCherry and Cy5 routine imaging, the X-Cite 110LED offers exceptional field uniformity through liquid light guide delivery. With manual, PC and TTL control, the X-Cite 110LED has LEDs guaranteed for 25,000 hours with no lamps or modules to replace. X-Cite 110LED is the newest addition to the X-Cite family which is known for high quality, reliability and exceptional delivery.

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X-Cite 120LED

X-Cite® 120LED :
High Power, Broad-Spectrum LED solution for Fluorescence Microscopy

The X-Cite® 120LED brings a whole new perspective to LED illumination with no compromise. The 120LED offers superior optical power and exceptional field uniformity at the specimen level with the broadest spectrum of fluorescence illumination through manual, PC and TTL control. With LEDs guaranteed for 25,000 hours and no lamps or modules to replace, X-Cite 120LED offers sheer simplicity and convenience to researchers allowing them to focus on their experiments instead of equipment maintenance.

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X-Cite XLED1

X-Cite® XLED1 :
Advanced LED light source for fluorescence excitation

The X-Cite® XLED1 is a high-power LED light source designed to optimize fluorophore excitation with unmatched LED switching speeds. Its unique plug-and-play modularity allows the system to evolve alongside changing research applications, with easily interchangeable LED modules. With unprecedented wavelength switching speeds to capture fast cell dynamics and advanced triggering options including X-Cite Live Cell Mode® to extend live-cell imaging experiments, the X-Cite XLED1 represents the industry's next generation of fluorescence LED illumination.

For configuration options see their XLED1 Online Configurator.

Award-winning on the basis of importance and usefulness to the microscopy community, the X-Cite XLED1 Internal Pulse Generator provides researchers with precise time control and pulsing of each LED for advanced biological imaging applications.

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Exfo XCite light source

X-Cite® 120Q :
High Power Arc Lamp for Fluorescence Microscopy


The X-Cite® 120Q microscope light source system uses a 120-watt lamp to deliver rich spectral fluorescence excitation with a uniformly illuminated field of view. The proprietary Intelli-Lamp® provides more than 2000 hours of life. The lamp is pre-aligned so changing it is a simple, one-step process. The optional adjustable iris allows the user to set the level of illumination. Ideally suited for fluorescence illumination in routine assays and as a microscope light source for use in multi-user facilities.

Features

Benefits

Pre-aligned lamp Easy lamp replacement; no alignment required
2000 hour lamp life, guaranteed Fewer lamp replacements saves time and money
Powerful 120W lamp Rich spectrum with high excitation intensity
Intelli-Lamp® technology Maintains optimum lamp temperature, automatically accumulates lamp hours
Optional adjustable iris Minimize photobleaching by adjusting light intensity

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Exfo XCite light source

X-Cite® 120PC Q :
Computer Controlled Light Source for Fluorescence Microscopy


The X-Cite® 120PC Q offers the same fluorescence illumination performance and convenience as the X-Cite® 120Q - rich spectral fluorescence excitation with a uniformly illuminated field of view, the convenience of pre-aligned lamps, 2000 hour lamp lifetime, and adjustable iris - with the added benefit of being computer controllable. The straightforward RS-232 command set easily allows integration into automated systems as well as commercially available imaging software platforms.


Features

Benefits

Pre-aligned lamp Easy lamp replacement; no alignment required
2000 hour lamp life, guaranteed Fewer lamp replacements saves time and money
Powerful 120W lamp Rich spectrum with high excitation intensity
Intelli-Lamp® technology Maintains optimum lamp temperature, automatically accumulates lamp hours
RS-232 communication PC control of lamp, iris and shutter; integrate into automated system
Standard adjustable iris Minimize photobleaching by adjusting light intensity
Software interface Simple to use
Foot pedal Hands-free operation

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Exfo XCite light source exacte

X-Cite® exacte :
Ultra-Stable Fluorescence Light Source for Microscopy

The Revolutionary New Light Source for Fluorescence Illumination - The X-Cite® exacte microscope light source employs a DC-powered mercury lamp coupled with patented Closed-Loop Feedback technology to provide ultra-stable fluorescence illumination, for imaging protocols lasting from milliseconds to days. With the X-Cite® Radiometer, light output can also be calibrated in absolute power units (watts), ensuring truly repeatable fluorescence illumination for imaging experiments.

The X-Cite® exacte microscope light source has the convenience of pre-aligned, long-life lamps and easy installation combined with innovative functions in the newest generation of mercury arc fluorescence illumination systems.

Setting a new standard. Stability. Control. Repeatability.

Features

Benefits

DC lamp with Closed-Loop Feedback Short and long-term intensity stability
Calibration via optional Radiometer Provides output in watts for consistent illumination and empirical repeatability
Adjustable Iris with 1% steps Intensity control limits photobleaching
Internal High Speed Shutter Flexibility in configuring imaging systems for different applications
Liquid Light Guide Excellent illumination uniformity, no heat transferred to microscope
Automatic Light Guide Detection Ensures proper/complete insertion of light guide to optimize performance and lifetime
Pre-aligned, 2000 hour lamp Easy lamp replacement with no alignment required, lower running costs
Intelli-Lamp® Technology Maintains optimum lamp temperature; tracks lamp hours
Computer Control & GUI Enables computer-driven applications and stability data exporting

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X-Cite 200DC

X-Cite® 200DC :
DC Stabilized Fluorescence Light Source & Illumination System

The X-Cite® 200DC fluorescence microscopy illumination system offers the ultimate combination of optical performance, short term stability and a built-in fast shutter. With the convenience and superior illumination uniformity found in all X-Cite systems, the X-Cite 200DC's intuitively easy-to-use design also includes light guide auto-detection to ensure optimized light coupling - every time. Novice and experienced microscopists will enjoy the flexibility provided by the smooth 0-100% intensity adjustment and expanded spectral range of this advanced DC stabilized fluorescence light source.

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Exfo XCite light source

X-Cite® Radiometer

The X-Cite® Radiometer enables calibration of the
X-Cite® exacte fluorescence illumination system, for the ultimate in repeatability, stability, control and consistency. It is a fact that mercury lamp output degrades over time, and working in relative units means intensity settings are not easily repeatable. Calibrate illumination in watts with the X-Cite® Radiometer for repeatable intensity levels and consistent results.

Features

Benefits

Calibrates illumination intensity Ensures repeatability of illumination levels for comparable experiment results
Designed specifically for the X-Cite® exacte Easy to use, one-touch calibration with no additional hardware or software required
Stand-alone device One Radiometer can be used to service multiple fluorescence illumination systems, keeping equipment costs low
Calibrated using certified transfer standard, NIST* traceable Assurance of accuracy; each X-Cite® Radiometer is accompanied by a certificate of calibration

*National Institute of Standards and Technology.


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