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18-02-2022 | Solid State | Lighting Technologies

Solid State Supplies now provides Pulsed Xenon Light Sources from Excelitas, including the new µPAX-3 precision-aligned 2W module.

Excelitas PAX Light Sources are compact, integrated light source solutions comprising a flash lamp, trigger circuit, and power supply in an EMI-suppressant enclosure. This family of compact, precision-aligned Xenon light engine modules is excellent for clinical diagnostic, in-vitro diagnostics, drug discovery, proteomics, life sciences, and analytical instrumentation applications.

The new solution is the next generation 2W Pulsed Xenon Light Source, with a smaller, tougher design that is 17% smaller than its µPAX-2 predecessor. State-of-the-art electronics and a precision aligned flashlamp are combined into a single light source that provides broadband light in microsecond pulses with superior arc stability.

Lorna Lawson, Excelitas product manager at Solid State Supplies, noted: “We are excited to be adding the PAX light sources to our existing portfolio of Excelitas products. These miniaturised modules can offer significant advantages over LEDs in analytical instrumentation and similar applications, particularly with regard to the broad and continuous spectrum of the light output.”

“Excelitas takes pride in providing speciality lighting products and solutions that help to create a brighter, healthier and safer environment, so we are pleased to introduce µPAX-3 as an enhanced evolution of our µPAX-2 light source,” said Mark Gaston, product manager at Excelitas. “µPAX-3 features guaranteed stability <1% and precision arc alignment for easy integration and improved overall performance – all in a more robust and compact design compared to our µPAX-2. The µPAX-3 is an ideal solution for product designers and engineers developing small form factor analytical systems for point of care and field use applications such as medical analytics, water quality monitoring, environmental analysis and more.”

By Natasha Shek