Illuminators target medical and industrial applications.
January 27, 2009 -
Compact LB24 suite of Solarc® metal halide fiber-optic illuminators produce over 500 lumen output, 5,000°K color temperature, and 90+ CRI while providing operating time of 500 hr. Measuring 5.8 x 3.5 x 2.8 in. and weighing 1.2 lb, 2.2 lb with power supply, units include threaded input port for custom adapters and are available with ACMI and other fiber-optic couplers. Devices also include internal thermal cutout, double insulation, and medical-grade UV/IR optical filter.
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Lighting Products Div., Welch Allyn, Inc.
4619 Jordan Rd.
Skaneateles Falls, NY, 13153 0187
Welch Allyn Introduces Suite of Metal Halide Fiber-Optic Illuminators for Medical, Industrial Applications
Company Will Feature Latest Solarc®-Based "LB24" Products at Photonics West 2009
Skaneateles Falls, New York, January 20, 2009 - Welch Allyn Lighting Products, a premier manufacturer of high-performance lighting and technology, introduces the "LB24" suite of Solarc metal halide fiber-optic illuminators for medical and industrial applications. LB24 products are compact, efficient, long-life illumination sources that produce high-quality, daylight-appearing light for delivery via small-diameter fiber bundles. Welch Allyn will feature LB24 illuminators at Photonics West 2009 booth #6904 from January 27-29 in San Jose, California.
"Our LB24 fiber-optic illuminators provide customers with unmatched value against competitive products and technologies," said Doug Rutan, Welch Allyn marketing manager. "They generate bright, white light that's comparable to xenon sources but at a much lower price. 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.
All Solarc products are constructed with high-quality materials for optimal light production, and held to precise dimensions to enable simple, repeatable integration. They are backed by Welch Allyn's world-class customer service and support.
About Welch Allyn Lighting Products:
Welch Allyn Lighting Products makes high-performance lighting devices and technology for professional users and original equipment manufacturers. We offer some of the industry's highest quality and innovative off-the-shelf and custom lighting solutions. Our mission is to ensure our products and services will enhance our professional users' effectiveness and provide our OEMs with a competitive performance advantage. For more information about Welch Allyn Lighting Products, please go to www.walamp.com.