X-Cite XYLIS™ II – Broad Spectrum LED Illumination for Microscopy

Jan 31, 2024
Category: General
X-Cite XYLIS™ II – Broad Spectrum LED Illumination for Microscopy

The X-Cite XYLIS™ II is a true arc lamp illumination system for routine microscopy and advanced fluorescence imaging applications. With increased output across its broad spectrum and significantly reduced sound levels X-Cite XYLIS™ II is 10dB quieter than the original XYLIS, making it an even more desirable LED Illuminator for routine microscopy researchers. It surpasses traditional arc lamps for brightness making it ideal for both compound and stereomicroscopes.

While the rich broad spectral range of X-Cite XYLIS™ II is the same as the original XYLIS, updated LEDs and a revamped LaserLED Hybrid Drive® provide even more power from DAPI to Cy 7. In addition, LED and electronics design changes have reduced the operating temperature of the LEDs, offering improved long-term reliability.

The cooling system of the X-Cite XYLIS™ II has been redesigned allowing it to achieve lower acoustic noise to a more comfortable level. The new whisper quiet operation makes it ideal for use in multi-station FISH labs and any other imaging facility wishing to maintain a peaceful environment for conducting research.

To accommodate the cooling system changes, Excelitas made some minor adjustments to the width (+10mm) and height (-10mm). During the redesign, they also simplified several assemblies, removing almost a kilogram of material and making the unit much lighter.

There are two models available with a choice of UV wavelength--365nm or 385nm and labs may choose the one that works with their preferred or existing DAPI filter sets. The option to turn OFF the UV part of the spectrum allows stereomicroscope users the ability to preserve their samples. When it comes to control options, all are built-in into every X-Cite XYLIS™ II - each system includes intuitive fingertip control with speedDIAL, hands-free operation with a foot pedal, and USB and TTL inputs for automated applications.

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