Fluorescence Adapter for Dino-Lite Digital Microscopes
The NIGHTSEA Model SFA Stereo Microscope Fluorescence Adapter is designed for use with the Dino-Lite EDGE series of digital microscopes. Dino-Lite does offer models with fluorescence built in, but in some cases you can achieve improved performance by using the NIGHTSEA SFA excitation light sources in combination with matching barrier filters pre-mounted in a Dino-Lite endcap so that they just snap onto the front of the microscope.
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Dino-Lite digital microscope paired with NIGHTSEA fluorescence excitation light source
Detail – Dino-Lite digital microscope and NIGHTSEA barrier filter and excitation source
Dino-Lite digital microscope with array of NIGHTSEA barrier filters
The images below are a sampling of those we have made with the Dino-Lite/NIGHTSEA combination.
Fluorescent markings in currency. Dino-Lite + NIGHTSEA UV excitation
Fluorescence in a cicada. Dino-Lite + NIGHTSEA Violet excitation
Red fluorescence from chlorophyll in a leaf. Dino-Lite + NIGHTSEA Royal Blue excitation
Gel defect in nylon granules. Dino-Lite + NIGHTSEA Royal BLue excitation
Fluorescent mineral with calcite (red) and willemite (green). Dino-Lite + NIGHTSEA Royal Blue excitation
This video, produced by Dino-Lite, shows how the NIGHTSEA system works with the Dino-Lite Edge microscopes
The Model SFA Dino-Lite Fluorescence Adapter is acomplete solution for adding fluorescence to an Edge Series Dino-Lite digital microscope. You can purchase any of the 6 modular wavelength combinations (see below) that you need and add more at any time.
A complete system with one excitation/emission combination includes just 5 items:
The two below are needed once for a full system:
Flexible gooseneck lamp base with dimming control circuit
Power supply that operates from 120/240VAC, 50/60Hz and international plug set
The three items below (for one wavelength combination) are included in a full system and as add-on light + filter sets to add additional combinations:
LED light head
Barrier filter mounted in an opaque Dino-Lite cap that snaps onto the bottom of the lens
Barrier filter glasses
You only need the first group one time. The light head and filters can be removed and replaced in seconds, and color coding ensures that you are using the right combination. Full systems and add-on wavelength sets are supplied in custom foam-lined cases. All components are also available a la carte.
Wavelength sets are named and color coded for the color of the excitation light, not the color of the emitted fluorescence.