WelchAllyn lighting division has introduced a new metal-halide powered fiber optic lighting system that can deliver high intensity light at a lower cost. The system is meant to be used in a variety of medical devices, such as endoscopes, laparoscopic cameras, and other gadgets where high quality localized light is needed.
From Welch Allyn:
“They generate bright, white light that’s comparable to xenon sources but at a much lower price," said Doug Rutan, Welch Allyn marketing manager. "And when compared with halogen illuminators, LB24 products produce significantly higher-quality, brighter light, are longer life and more efficient. They’re an ideal option for applications that demand intense, white light at an affordable cost, even for sub-millimeter diameter fibers.”
LB24 fiber-optic illuminators are available in both industrial and medical-certified configurations. The medical series, LB24M, is ideal for applications such as surgical microscopy, endoscopy and surgical device illumination and includes a mandatory power supply. The LB24 industrial series is intended for OEM system integration such as lighting for borescopes, fiberscopes and microscopes and can be operated in portable applications using low-voltage battery packs.
LB24 illuminators produce over 500-lumen output, 5,000°K color temperature, 90+CRI and feature a median lamp life of 500 hours. They measure 5.8 inches x 3.5 inches x 2.8 inches and weigh just 1.2 lbs (2.2 lbs with power supply). For maximum flexibility, LB24 products are available with ACMI and other industry-standard fiber-optic couplers and have a threaded input port for custom adapters. They also feature an internal thermal cutout, double insulation, low electrical noise, full-off light attenuation and a medical-grade UV/IR optical filter. LB24 illuminators for international sale come equipped with an eight-language manual.
Press release: Welch Allyn Introduces Suite of Metal Halide Fiber-Optic Illuminators for Medical, Industrial Applications
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