X-Cite exacte ultra-stable fluorescence lamp system
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X-Cite exacte

The X-Cite® exacte ultra-stable fluorescence light source employs a DC-powered mercury lamp coupled with our proprietary Closed-Loop Feedback technology to provide unmatched short and long-term intensity stability, for imaging protocols lasting from milliseconds to days. With the X-Cite Optical Power Measurement System, light output can also be calibrated in absolute power units (watts), ensuring truly repeatable fluorescence illumination for imaging experiments. The X-Cite exacte offers the convenience of pre-aligned, long-life lamps and easy installation combined with innovative functions in the newest generation of mercury arc fluorescence illumination systems.

Illumination Stability You Can Count On
Using a DC-powered lamp coupled with our proprietary Closed-Loop Feedback (CLF) technology, the X-Cite exacte maintains constant power and ensures ultra-stable illumination. The X-Cite exacte is ideal for long term time-lapse and comparative imaging, remaining consistent whether experiments last for milliseconds or days.

Ideal for Live Cell Imaging
Equipped with an iris to provide adjustment of light intensity in steps as small as 1% from 0-100%, the X-Cite exacte optimizes specimen illumination. This provides the flexibility and control of intensity attenuation required where photobleaching is a concern.

High-Speed Internal Shutter
The X-Cite exacte is equipped with a high-speed internal shutter activated by push-button, foot pedal, RS-232 commands or TTL, eliminating the need to purchase additional hardware for high-speed applications.

Other lamp system features include:

  • Light delivery via Liquid Light Guide for excellent illumination uniformity and avoidance of heat transferred to the microscope.
  • Automatic Light Guide Detection to ensure proper/complete insertion of light guide to optimize performance and lifetime.
  • Pre-aligned, 2000 hour lamp for easy lamp replacement with no alignment required and lower running costs.
  • Intelli-Lamp® Technology to maintain optimum lamp temperature and track lamp hours.
  • Computer Control & GUI to enable computer-driven applications and stability of data exporting.

System Includes: Lamp module, liquid light guide with adapter, software CD, foot pedal, USB cable, grounded and shielded power cord, user guide, quick-start guide

Lamp: 200W Mercury Vapor Short Arc, DC

Lamp Life: 2000 hours guaranteed; 2500 hours typical

Adapters: Compatible with microscopes from all major manufacturers

Filter: Bandpass, 340-675nm

Power Supply: High efficiency, switch mode, line isolated 100-120VAC / 200-240VAC, 50/60Hz

Warm-Up Period: 4-minutes (typical)

Connectivity: RS-232 control via USB port; PC and Mac control of lamp, iris shutter; TTL control of shutter via BNC; ready for integration in automated system

Drivers: Base commands same as X-Cite 120PC; Build onto existing driver scripts to control X-Cite exacte.

Panel Controls: Power on/off, display mode selection, intensity up/down adjustment, Closed-Loop Feedback on/off, shutter open/close

Panel Display: Accumulated lamp hours, intensity setting, status messages

Panel Status Indicators: Lamp on, shutter open, display mode, calibration, light guide insertion, Closed-Loop Feedback

Dimensions (LxWxH): 13.5″ x 7″ x 8″ (34 cm x 18 cm x 20 cm)

Weight: 10.8 lbs (4.9 kg)

Certifications: CE marked, certified to IEC, Canadian and US Standards; RoHS compliant

Warranty: 1 year (excluding lamp and light guide)

Patents: X-Cite exacte incorporates technology protected by the following patents: US# 5,521,392; US# 6,333,602; US# 6,437,861; US# 6,847,170; US# 7,335,901

System Includes: Lamp module, liquid light guide with adapter, software CD, foot pedal, USB cable, grounded and shielded power cord, user guide, quick-start guide

Lamp: 200W Mercury Vapor Short Arc, DC

Lamp Life: 2000 hours guaranteed; 2500 hours typical

Adapters: Compatible with microscopes from all major manufacturers

Filter: Bandpass, 340-675nm

Power Supply: High efficiency, switch mode, line isolated 100-120VAC / 200-240VAC, 50/60Hz

Warm-Up Period: 4-minutes (typical)

Connectivity: RS-232 control via USB port; PC and Mac control of lamp, iris shutter; TTL control of shutter via BNC; ready for integration in automated system

Drivers: Base commands same as X-Cite 120PC; Build onto existing driver scripts to control X-Cite exacte.

Panel Controls: Power on/off, display mode selection, intensity up/down adjustment, Closed-Loop Feedback on/off, shutter open/close

Panel Display: Accumulated lamp hours, intensity setting, status messages

Panel Status Indicators: Lamp on, shutter open, display mode, calibration, light guide insertion, Closed-Loop Feedback

Dimensions (LxWxH): 13.5″ x 7″ x 8″ (34 cm x 18 cm x 20 cm)

Weight: 10.8 lbs (4.9 kg)

Certifications: CE marked, certified to IEC, Canadian and US Standards; RoHS compliant

Warranty: 1 year (excluding lamp and light guide)

Patents: X-Cite exacte incorporates technology protected by the following patents: US# 5,521,392; US# 6,333,602; US# 6,437,861; US# 6,847,170; US# 7,335,901