intraLED 3 LED light source
Volpi has introduced the intraLED 3 LED light source. This economical and compact lighting system has a service life of 50,000 hours and a light intensity of over 500 lumens (measured on a 1m light guide with an active diameter of 13.5mm).
The intraLED 3 LED light source is the next generation model of the successful intraLED 2020. The high-power light source is designed for the requirements of machine vision. With a light intensity of more than 500 lumens, a performance increase of more than 30 per cent was achieved over the previous model.
According to the manufacturer, the light homogeneity is +/- 5 per cent and the typical colour temperature is 6,000 degrees Kelvin. Integration is either manually via the integrated RS232 interface (optional USB) or via the multiport with digital and analogue input. The intraLED 3 is available in two variants and is thus compatible with light guides from Volpi and Schott-Fostec.
Given these specifications, intraLED 3 is suitable for most applications using 100W or 150W halogen light sources. Replacement of conventional halogen light sources offers the user numerous advantages: the long service life of 50,000 hours, the maintenance-free design and the substantially lower power consumption (24V DC/max. 55W) reduce total operating costs. The compact enclosure allows use on a small surface and the threaded rails (M4) on four sides facilitate smooth system integration. Due to its low heat emission, in critical applications the ambient temperature no longer has to be cooled, or cooled as much as previously. This gives indirect power savings.
Compared to pure LED lighting components such as long LED line illuminations, the hybrid approach with LED light sources and homogeneous fibre-optic line illuminations offers cost advantages and more flexibility in the application. The hybrid system allows fast replacement of individual light sources. Another advantage of a hybrid solution is higher flexibility. With easy-to-replace glass fibre components the lighting system can be switched between bright field, dark field and transmitted light.