LEDs exhibit 50,000-hour lifetime

JUNE 5, 2009--The direct LED illumination VisiLED and EasyLED series now includes an additional product range developed for use with fiber-optic illumination components in the field of stereomicroscopy.

JUNE 5, 2009--The direct LED illumination VisiLED and EasyLED series now includes an additional product range developed for use with fiber-optic illumination components in the field of stereomicroscopy. The development goal was to replace the previous standard fiber-optic instruments, the halogen KL200 (20W) and KL1500 (150W) light sources, with the KL200 LED and KL1500 LED light sources, at a comparable price level. In comparison with the 400-hour performance of a halogen lamp, the LEDs exhibit a high lifetime of 50,000 hours and energy savings of up to 80%. The light guide interface of the halogen sources remains unchanged so users can exchange the light sources and continue to use existing light guides. The LEDs generate neutral white light with a color temperature of approximately 6,000 K. Daylight filters are not required and the intrusive change in color temperature when dimming halogen systems no longer arises. For users preferring the yellowish tinge of halogen lamps, an appropriate "halogen" filter is available in the KL1500 LED system.
SCHOTT
Lighting and Imaging
Mainz, Germany
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-- Posted by Carrie Meadows, Vision Systems Design, www.vision-systems.com

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New SCHOTT cold light sources combine fiber optics with LED technology

Equipment for stereo microscopy applications save energy and reduces operating cost

Mainz/Germany, May 28, 2009 - As a pioneer in LED technology, over the years SCHOTT has expanded its renowned direct LED illumination VisiLED and EasyLED series to include an additional product range, specially developed for use with fiber optic illumination components in the field of stereomicroscopy.

The development goal was to replace the previous standard fiber optic instruments, the halogen KL200 (20W) and KL1500 (150W) light sources, with the KL200 LED and KL1500 LED light sources, at a comparable price level.

For the first time it is now possible to combine the high level of light intensity for small areas, key to applications in microscopy and only achievable with fiber optic light guides, with the advantages of an LED light source.

In comparison with the 400-hour performance of a halogen lamp, the high lifetime of 50,000 hrs characteristic of LEDs and energy savings of up to 80%, lead to considerably lower operating costs and reduced downtimes. This makes it economically viable to replace existing halogen appliances with this new technology.

As the tried-and-tested light guide interface of the halogen sources remains unchanged users can simply exchange the light sources and continue to use existing light guides.

The high-performance LEDs used generate neutral white light with a color temperature of approx. 6,000 Kelvin. Daylight filters common in halogen systems are not required and the intrusive change in color temperature when dimming halogen systems also no longer arises.

For users preferring the yellowish tinge of halogen lamps, an appropriate "halogen" filter is available in the KL1500 LED system.

All instruments are supplied with wide-range power supply units and universal connector systems, meaning they can be used worldwide without restrictions.
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SCHOTT is an international technology group that sees its core purpose as the lasting improvement of living and working conditions. To this end, the company has been developing special materials, components and systems for nearly 125 years. The main areas of focus are the household appliances industry, pharmaceuticals, solar energy, electronics, optics and the automotive industry. The SCHOTT Group is present in close proximity to its customers with production and sales companies in all its major markets. The Group's approximately 17,300 employees generated worldwide sales of approximately 2.2 billion euros for its 2007/2008 fiscal year. The company's technological and economic expertise is closely linked with its social and ecological responsibility. The parent company of the SCHOTT Group is SCHOTT AG, whose sole shareholder is the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung (Foundation).

The Business Unit SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging offers a wide range of Lighting and Imaging solutions for various applications. The product group Microscopy realizes innovative lighting concepts on the basis of LED and fiber optic technologies, mainly for stereo microscopy.

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D-55127 Mainz
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lightingimaging@schott.com

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