Leica releases first inverted routine microscope with LED light
9 November 2008
Leica has released a new microscope, the DM IL LED, the first
inverted routine microscope to combine high quality Leica HC optics with
state-of-the-art LED illumination.
The low-maintenance light source with no heat build-up, the long free
working distances and generous space for operation and the system’s high
stability, create ideal conditions for microscopy with live samples. The
Leica DM IL LED and the fluorescence variant Leica DM IL FLUO are
versatile and can be individually configured with a wide range of optics
and accessories — advantages that are unique in this class of
The Leica DM IL LED is suitable for a wide variety of cell and tissue
culture examinations in biology and medicine, for studies in development
biology or micromanipulation all the way up to live cell experiments in
transgenics or electrophysiology.
The Leica DM IL FLUO variant offers versatile application potential
for fluorescence applications such as GFP labeling and can also be
supplied with LED fluorescence illumination on request. Featuring an
energy-saving automatic shutoff, the compact illumination unit
integrates a pre-centered LED with a lifetime of 50,000 hours — which
needs the light will not need to be changed.
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