Comparing microscope illumination systems
Whether using fluorescence microscopy or transmitted light methods, the light hitting a sample can make the difference between a breakthrough discovery and inconclusive results. Selecting the optimal microscope illumination system is therefore crucial. Until recently, choices were limited to mercury or metal halide for widefield fluorescence or halogen lamps for transmitted light. Since LED microscope illumination systems arrived on the market, scientists around the globe are increasingly moving towards this technology due to its many benefits. We look at where the technology is today and compare LED microscope illumination systems, to help microscopists select the optimum system for their needs.
CoolLED and microscope illumination systems
CoolLED designs and manufactures cutting edge LED microscope Illumination Systems for researchers and clinicians using the latest LED technology.
Since our team of four introduced the first commercially available LED microscope illumination system for fluorescence microscopy in 2006, we have led the way in illumination technology for fluorescence and transmitted applications. Now we are a fast-growing company in Hampshire, UK, with a vast product range and technical expertise spanning optical engineering and the life sciences.