KL 1500 LED Plus LEDs
Schott has expanded its portfolio of LED cold light sources with the introduction of the KL 1500 LED Plus. The LEDs deliver the same light output as a 150W halogen lamp, yet requires 80 per cent less energy. This savings really pays off, especially during long periods of use, in automated processes, for instance. Now, the brightness, shutter speed and flash can all be set on a PC and controlled with the help of software.
The laboratory sector is known for its rising cost pressures and high volumes of samples. Halogen light sources are gradually being replaced by those that use energy-efficient high-performance LED technology and processes like stereomicroscopy are being automated. For this reason, Schott has expanded its successful KL LED series to include a system that can be integrated easily into existing infrastructures.
The KL 1500 LED Plus light source can be controlled directly from a PC via a USB interface. It features an electronic shutter and a flash function. The brightness can be set at two different increment values (coarse/fine). An LCD display shows the brightness setting and the operating mode. The product also features a port for a foot control switch.
The LED has a service life of 50,000 hours or 125 times that of a halogen light bulb, an aspect that translates into less downtime. Furthermore, LED technology can provide energy savings of around 80 per cent and thus significantly lowers operating costs.