The new Mighty Light from Spectrolight is a turnkey, compact source of broadband light based on a high power tungsten-halogen lamp which is ideal for microscopy, machine vision, photovoltaic research and testing, and other diverse illumination applications.
With a nominal colour temperature of 2,900K, the Mighty Light provides over 2W of low-noise, white light output spanning the visible through near-infrared spectral regions (400nm-2.5µm). Yet the entire package, including the lamp, power supply and custom low noise control board, measures only 125mm x 75mm x 70mm. Extremely low output noise is ensured at around 0.5 per cent by the power controller. Moreover, the aluminium housing is convection cooled, eliminating the complexity and vibrations of cooling fans or water cooling.
The Mighty Light is designed as a modular product in order to support a wide range of applications. Several modular accessories offer simple bolt-on functionality with no need for special alignment, including a collimator and diffuser that yields a white light beam with around 5˚ divergence. The collimator can then be optionally coupled to one of Spectrolight’s wavelength selector devices to provide a large area circular beam of filtered light with tuneable centre wavelength and adjustable bandwidth. Another accessory provides simple coupling into a multi-mode fibre via a standard SMA connector. Plus, a microscope adapter enables the lamp output to be used in virtually any commercial optical microscope.