Fluorescence Illumination Solutions
X-Cite® offers the Life Science and Analytical Instrumentation market a broad range of innovative fluorescence illumination and measurement
solutions with unmatched reliability and control capabilities.
Whether observing fixed or live cells, X-Cite offers a complete range of lamp and LED microscope light sources that optimize imaging to ensure greater data
reliability. X-Cite products are known for maximum stability and superior illumination uniformity for fluorescence microscopy applications, with lamp-based solutions that provide the convenience of pre-aligned, long-life lamps and easy installation. Delivering high intensity LED illumination, the
X-Cite XLED1, X-Cite 120LEDBoost,
X-Cite 110LED, X-Cite TURBO, and X-Cite FIRE feature intuitive controls and no bulbs to install, making set-up and operation simpler than ever.
Click here to view the X-Cite Lamp and LED Product Selection Guides to determine which Lamp or LED product is right for your application.
Recognized as the industry standard in research microscopy, the latest generation X-Cite now brings solid state LED technologies to instrument manufacturers, and combines maximum optical performance with flexible design and best-in-class manufacturing quality and lead time.
Fluorescence Microscope Light Sources
X-Cite offers a wide range of lamp and LED light sources and fluorescence illumination systems ideal for a variety of microscopy applications. From our standard X-Cite 120Q model used for routine assays, to our most advanced high-end X-Cite XLED1 and X-Cite TURBO, X-Cite has the right fluorescence illumination system for your application. The X-Cite FIRE features our newest broadband technology providing LED illumination powerful enough to match the output of a lamp!
How does one choose a microscope light source?
Selecting a fluorescence microscope light source depends on the application. How fast are you acquiring images? How much intensity control do you need for your light source? How fast do you need to shutter the light? What fluorophores are you exciting? Find out which system is most suitable for your application – Contact us today.
X-Cite offers a wide selection of illumination systems to meet your application needs ranging from the X-Cite 120Q best used for routine fluorescence imaging and the X-Cite 120PC for shuttered illumination through several software applications; the X-Cite 200DC is suitable for short-exposure imaging and the
X-Cite exacte for long-term stability and time-lapse studies. Our LED suite features the X-Cite XLED1 with intelligent triggering and pulsing capabilities to extend live-cell imaging and the X-Cite 110LED, X-Cite 120LEDBoost, and X-Cite 120LEDmini as green alternatives to the X-Cite 120Q Series. The X-Cite TURBO with LaserLED Hybrid Drive™ enables users to switch between 6 six powerful wavelengths with advanced control options, while the X-Cite FIRE provides a bright, environmentally friendly alternative to mercury lamps with excitation from DAPI all the way to Cy7.
Power Measurement in Fluorescence Imaging
The X-Cite Power Measurement System measures optical power where it matters most — at the objective plane. With consistent illumination levels, reproducible imaging results can be ensured while increasing the integrity of your research. Whether you use a lamp, LED or laser, the X-Cite power meter can measure light intensity from a light guide or at the end of a specific objective.
In the case of lasers, they are notorious for drifting and a nanometer drift in optics can result in a major decrease in the power of the light reaching your sample. To see an example of how the X-Cite Power Meter can work to help maintain your fluorescence microscopy system and reduce equipment down-time, see the following case study.
X-Cite OEM Custom Solutions
With an expanding product line, X-Cite offers illumination solutions with flexible design and best-in-class manufacturing quality to meet the most demanding OEM applications. Existing platforms allow for quick prototyping of LED or Laser illumination for Bioanalytical or Medical applications. Working closely with project teams to understand their requirements, X-Cite develops custom solutions that meet both customer specifications and timelines.