Illumination Systems

The light you need when you need it

Light sources from 89 North and Cairn Research for your scientific imaging needs.

User-friendly, modular and affordable systems for applications ranging from widefield and confocal fluorescence to brightfield and transmitted light imaging, plus optical wavelength scanning and photolysis.

Compact filter wheel provides high-speed stepping without vibration

  • Offers continuous spinning over a wide range of speeds and between filter positions
  • Two filter wheels can be combined to economically replace a traditional 10-position filter wheel
  • Excellently-suited for high-speed applications

Light separation device for precise selection of wavelengths from a full-spectrum source

  • Controls both center-wavelength and bandwidth with millisecond time resolution
  • May be readily integrated into commercial imaging systems or custom controlled

Highly modular coupling system for linking up to four light sources

  • Connects to the epi-fluorescence or transmitted light port of a microscope
  • Supports epiport, transmited port, direct, and infinity port illuminators
  • Well-suited to a broad variety of applications including multi-wavelength LED illumination and LEDs combined with arc lamps

Ring-light phase contrast illuminator for inverted microscopes that eliminates the traditional transmitted condenser

  • Allows true Zernike phase contrast with extra working space around a sample
  • Excellent for complex experiments in electrophysiology, live cell imaging, and multimodal time lapse

 

Compact, affordable  LED illuminator

  • Designed for transmitted light and routine fluorescence applications
  • Wide range of control options to operate manually or with any software
  • Easily integrates with a wide range of microscopes

LED-based flash lamp for short-duration, high-intensity light pulses

  • User-defined flash intensity
  • Excellently-suited for optogenetics and flash photolysis applications

Affordable, high-intensity, modular illuminator

  • Independently drives two LEDs over a wide range of currents
  • Well-suited for epifluorescence, transmitted light microscopy, macroscopy, and optogenetics

 

Ultra-stable, high-intensity, modular illuminator

  • Independently drives two LEDs over a wide range of currents
  • Well-suited for epi-fluorescence, transmitted light microscopy, macroscopy, and optogenetics

Low-cost, high-power, ultra-stable metal-halide light source

  • Mounts directly to microscope with small footprint
  • High UV output and no flickering
  • Well-suited for routine fluorescence, FISH, and clinical applications

Flexible, modular, and upgradeable laser launch for the biosciences

  • Supports six solid-state lasers
  • Provides the convenience of a customizable, turn-key system at about half the cost of similar products
  • Ideal for TIRF, spinning disk confocal, FRAP, and optogenetics

Modular and affordable laser launch for the biosciences

  • Well-suited for TIRF, spinning disk confocal, FRAP, and optogenetics
  • Supports three solid-state lasers
  • Provides the convenience of a customizable, turn-key system at less than half the cost of similar products