The NIGHTSEA Model SFA Stereo Microscope Fluorescence Adapter is designed for use with the Dino-Lite EDGE series of digital microscopes (see below for recommended models). Dino-Lite does offer microscopes with built-in fluorescence (excitation LEDs and barrier filters), but in some cases you can achieve improved performance by using the NIGHTSEA SFA excitation light sources in combination with our 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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The images below are a sampling of those we have made with the Dino-Lite/NIGHTSEA combination.
This video, produced by Dino-Lite, shows how the NIGHTSEA system works with the Dino-Lite Edge microscopes
The NIGHTSEA system is best suited to the long working distance Dino-Lite Edge models. The higher magnification units have very short working distances, making it difficult to direct the NIGHTSEA light source onto the subject.
These are the recommended compatible white light models:
The NIGHTSEA system can also potentially add performance to some of the Dino-Lite fluorescence models. At longer working distances it can become difficult for the built-in LEDs to provide sufficient excitation on the subject. The NIGHTSEA source is more powerful, and can be positioned closer to the subject.
The compatible fluorescence models are listed below. Contact NIGHTSEA or Dino-Lite for information about how to use our systems in combination with these or any other models.
These images were made by Dino-Lite, showing split-screen images made with excitation by Dino-Lite (left) or NIGHTSEA (right).
Read more in this post by Dino-Lite.
The Model SFA Dino-Lite Fluorescence Adapter is a complete 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:
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.
|UV – Ultraviolet||360 – 380nm||415nm longpass|
|VI – Violet||400 – 415nm||450nm longpass|
|RB – Royal Blue||440 – 460nm||500nm longpass|
|RB-GO – Royal Blue||440 – 460nm||500 – 560nm bandpass|
|CY – Cyan||490 – 515nm||550nm longpass|
|GR – Green||510 – 540nm||600nm longpass|