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Lumencor SOLA Light Engine

Lumencor SOLA Light Engine

Lumencor SOLA Light Engine

Solid state white light excitation subsystem


Lumencor's four-strong family of SOLA Light Engines are the market leaders in modern solid-state illumination for microscopy and other life science applications. Why tolerate the limitations of an archaic mercury or metal halide lamp on your microscope when such a reliable and technically superior replacement is within reach?


  • Sources 4, 5, or 6 solid state sources operating simultaneously to produce white light
  • Output Power 3.5 to 4.5 Watts (depending on model) white light output from 3 mm diameter liquid light guide (LLG)
  • Spectral Range 380-660 nm (SOLA, SOLA FISH); 380-760 nm SOLA V-nIR; 350-760 nm SOLA U-nIR
  • Light Delivery 3 mm diameter liquid light guide (LLG) included. Collimating adapter for microscope sold separately
  • Installation 10-15 minutes. Fully assembled and pre-aligned
  • Routine Maintenance None. No consumables required
  • Control Interface USB connector for remote control by light engine control pod or PC. BNC input port for TTL-activated electronic shutter. Manual light output on/off button, optional foot pedal accessory
  • Power Requirements 100-240 V AC, 50-60 Hz. DC power supply (120 W, 24 V/5 A) and AC cord included.
  • Dimensions 125 mm x 263 mm x 163 mm (W x L x H) Weight 3.6 kg
  • Warranty 24 months

The four SOLA Light Engine models are primarily distinguished by spectral output:

  • SOLA Light Engine provides white light output for excitation of DAPI, GFP/FITC, YFP, Cy3, mCherry, Cy5 and spectrally similar fluorophores.
  • SOLA FISH Light Engine, output in the 475-600 nm region is red-shifted to provide optimal excitation for SpectrumGreen™, SpectrumRed™ and other fluorophores commonly used for fluorescence in situ* hybridisation (FISH) analysis in cytogenetic testing laboratories.
  • SOLA V-nIR and U-nIR Light Engines offer the broadest spectral coverage, including near infrared (nIR) output for excitation of fluorophores such as Cy7 and ICG, and for other applications that benefit from the enhanced tissue penetration of nIR light.

All SOLA Light Engine models provide both manual and electronic control of light output on/off status and electronically controlled linear output intensity adjustment. The user interfaces for these controls are an optional control pod accessory or one of several supporting software packages on a USB-connected computer. SOLA Light Engines contain no parts requiring replacement or alignment, need no routine maintenance and have a typical working lifetime of ten years, far exceeding that of any lamp.

For further information please contact us or download the datasheet.

SOLA datasheet Read more on Lumencor's website