• pE-100 Control Pod
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The pE-100wht is a powerful white LED illumination system designed to replace a 100W halogen lamp.  Histologists and cytologists who are familiar with results from a conventional halogen lamp can immediately make accurate and reliable diagnosis using the pE-100wht as colours will appear the same.  Unlike a Halogen lamp, the colour balance of the pE-100wht illumination system does not vary with intensity, removing the need to make any adjustment.  The many additional benefits which LEDs offer – mercury-free, instant on/off, control and repeatability – mean that laboratories using halogen lamps will find that the move to the pE-100wht is obvious and simple.

The pE-100wht is a compact and simple-to-use LED illumination system for transmitted light applications and comprises a pE-100wht LED Light Source, control pod, and power supply.  The user is given instant on/off and intensity control in 1% steps from the manual control pod which can be positioned close at hand.  Remote control is available via a TTL trigger.

CoolLED pE-100wht-Spectrum-Graph

The system uses a new LED technology which has a spectrum closely matching halogen.  Previous LED technology offered illumination which was weak at longer wavelengths. This made the red element of images appear faint and caused colours to lose their clarity.

CoolLED pE-100wht-Colour-Balance-Graph

When adjusting the intensity of the pE-100wht, the balance between the colours remains constant so there is no need to make adjustments to the colour balance that is necessary when using halogen.  In addition, the  pE-100wht does not produce unwanted light in the UV which makes it a safer product for the user as risk of eye damage is significantly lower.

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The pE-100wht offers:-

  • Spectral performance matched to 100W halogen – familiar images
  • No variation in colour across intensity range – no need to colour balance
  • Replaces 100W halogen lamp housing on most current and older microscopes – quick & easy exchange
  • No unwanted UV – reduced risk of eye damage
  • Instant on/off  - no shutters required, no warm up or cool down
  • Simple to fit, simple to use – no need to align
  • Stable & repeatable – reliable and consistent results
  • Wide range of microscope adaptors – fits most microscopes
  • Precise intensity control in 1% steps (0-100%) – no ND filters required
  • Excellent uniformity over field of view – fixed and stable, no alignment necessary
  • Long lifetime – expected to exceed 60,000 hours of operating time

Power requirements
100-240V a.c. 50/60Hz, 0.7A

Power consumption
1W (standby)
20W (full intensity)

pE-100wht Light Source (direct fit): 66mm(diameter) x 128mm(d) Weight 0.42kg
pE-100wht Control Pod: 102mm(w) x 110mm(d) x 50mm(h) - Weight 0.55kg
pE-100wht Power supply: 55mm(w) x 95mm(d) x 40mm(h) – Weight 0.19kg


Environment & Safety

  • Mercury-free
  • Energy Efficient: 80% less power
  • Long lifetime (25,000 operating hours)
  • No bulb replacements
  • Reduced risk of eye damage
  • Quiet operation
  • No special disposal regulations or issues

System = 12 months extendable by free product registration.  LEDs = 36 months

Control pod for operation and access to settings and usage history.

Manual control for instant on/off and intensity control in 1% steps from 0 – 100%

Via single TTL for on/off control using a BNC connection on the control pod.  Triggering speed <150us

Direct fit to a microscope

Specify a Microscope Adaptor from CoolLED's range of transmitted port microscope adaptors.

pE-100-WHT-YYY-ZZ:   pE-100wht direct fit Light Source, interchangeable microscope adaptor to customer-specified microscope, remote manual control pod, and power supply.

To specify microscope code (YYY) see Adaptors

To specify power cable (ZZ):  10 = Australia, 20 = Europe, 30 = UK, 40 = USA

CoolLED pE-100wht leaflet

CoolLED pE-100wht leaflet (Deutsch)

CoolLED pE-100wht User Manual 

CoolLED pE-100 Declaration of Conformity 

pE-6501: The pE-6501 is a USB controlled TTL trigger box which allows seamless integration of the pE-100wht into major software packages e.g. cellSens, MetaMorph & uManager.
Download the leaflet here