Practical and Economical Solutions for Viewing and Photographing Fluorescence

Fluorescence has diverse applications in science, education, art, forensic sciences, industry and more. NIGHTSEA provides complete and economical solutions – light sources and matched filters – for viewing and imaging fluorescence at scales from macro to micro. With both off-the-shelf and customized equipment we have helped thousands of customers around the world enter this hidden spectral realm.

“I started out making equipment for myself to explore for fluorescence in the sea while SCUBA diving at night. The challenge of working underwater in the dark is a great motivator for making simple, reliable gear that just plain gets the job done. This mindset guides the design of everything that NIGHTSEA produces to view and image fluorescence, wherever you need to work.”

– NIGHTSEA Founder Charles Mazel, PhD



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NIGHTSEA has been featured as a SBIR Success Story by the NOAA Technology Partnerships Office.

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KEY Award Recipient – 2020

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Heather Ray, Idaho State University, is the recipient of the 2020 NIGHTSEA/EMS KEY Award for New Faculty.

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Fluorescence Transitions

Explore the magical transformation of fluorescence with this selection of white-light/fluorescence image overlays.

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Art Conservation and Fluorescence

Hirox digital microscope combined with NIGHTSEA fluorescence aid in the conservation of 17th century art.

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