Saving Energy and Cutting Costs in Microscopy

Leica Microsystems Presents Its Latest Range of Innovative LED Illumination Modules

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Leica M165 C stereo microscope




December 5, 2011

Heerbrugg, Switzerland. The LED illumination series LED3000 and LED5000 from Leica Microsystems have proved their worth in numerous industrial applications for rapidly and accurately identifying the finest structures, faults, scratches or dust particles on surfaces. The LED5000 series has been especially designed for Leica’s high-end stereo microscopes, whereas the LED3000 series integrates perfectly into routine stereo microscope systems. Both series have now been complemented by the new spotlight, ring light and multi-contrast illumination modules, so that users can choose the most suitable illumination solution for every stereomicroscopic task.

Due to their flexible goosenecks, the two-arm LED spotlight illuminations Leica LED3000 SLI™ and LED5000 SLI™ provide variable and easily adjustable contrast. They offer a unique operating concept: The control unit on a separate gooseneck is positioned to suit the ergonomic needs of the user without requiring extra space on the desk.



The Leica LED5000 RL ring light is a universal illumination solution for different applications. The second generation of this illumination features greater brightness and improved homogeneity. The segments can be conveniently switched to gain additional information from the sample without having to move it.

The multi-contrast illumination Leica LED3000 MCI™ with the four integrated LED spots produces particularly high contrast: The flat angle of the oblique incident light visualizes the finest unevennesses and impurities such as scratches and dust particles.



All illuminations of the Leica LED3000 and LED5000 series offer the same benefits of LED technology and perfect integrability into Leica stereo microscope systems. With a lifetime of up to 50,000 hours, there are virtually no more downtimes. Saving up to 90 per cent of the power required by a 150 watt halogen lamp, the LEDs cut operating costs while making a valuable contribution to the protection of the environment. The illuminations have been closely matched to the technical specifications of Leica stereo microscopes. In the case of the LED5000 series, this even means communication with Leica Application Suite (LAS) software. Illumination settings are saved together with the image and can be recalled whenever needed.

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