CoolLED Says Goodbye to the pE-2 LED Illumination System
As we stand at the edge of progress, it is with a blend of nostalgia and anticipation that we can formally announce the ceasing of production of our pioneering pE-2 LED light source.
First designed, manufactured and sold in 2007, the pE-2 has been an integral part of our journey for over 15 years, serving as a cornerstone in our commitment to providing cutting-edge illumination solutions for the scientific community. Now, with nearly 2000 units sold in its lifetime, we are bidding a fond farewell to our pioneering microscope light source.
Originally conceptualised and crafted in the early years of CoolLED’s inception, the pE-2 LED light source quickly became synonymous with reliability, stability, and groundbreaking technology. Its impact extended across various fields, from life sciences to industrial applications, earning its reputation as a workhorse in laboratories worldwide.
The pE-2’s enduring legacy lies in its ability to deliver precise, stable illumination. Revolutionary in its day, marking a groundbreaking shift away from mercury and halogen bulbs to LED illumination, it quickly became a favourite among researchers; enabling them to focus on their experiments with confidence that their chosen light source wouldn’t let them down.
However, as technology evolves and new frontiers beckon, we have made the strategic decision to bring the curtain down on the production of the pE-2 LED. The last units have been meticulously manufactured, tested, and dispatched, marking the end of an era and paving the way for the next chapter in our quest for illumination excellence.
We have now manufactured and shipped the very last units, and as we close the chapter on this iconic product, we eagerly anticipate the exciting innovations that the future holds in the ever-evolving landscape of LED technology.
At CoolLED, we’ve made it our mission to continue innovating and developing new illumination systems that will help researchers and scientists around the world make new discoveries and push the boundaries of science.
As one chapter closes, we are always looking to the future and have numerous options available that can take your research to the next level.
Nowadays, far more channels and options are available, so a perfect replacement for the pE-2 could be one of our Illumination Systems from the game-changing pE-400 Series.
The pE-400 Series delivers the most advanced yet cost-effective illumination for routine to advanced fluorescence microscopy applications. Four powerful LEDs offer broad spectral coverage from 365-635 nm for use with fluorophores ranging from DAPI through YFP to Cy5.
While the bright white pE-400 offers the ideal lamp replacement, the four-channel pE-400max enhances performance in applications where speed and control is crucial, such as live cell imaging and optogenetics.