Powerful LED light source for flexible use

SCHOTT extends “LEDgine 2” family of precision light guides to include a stand-alone version

Mainz (Germany), November 11, 2011 – A convenient stand-alone version of the efficient “LEDgine 2 LS” light source will be presented at COMPAMED for the first time. The second generation of SCHOTT’s “LED light engine” platform offers a strong luminous flux of 700 lumen. Its power consumption, on the other hand, is less than 30 watts.

Precise light points are of importance to many areas of medicine, in endoscopy, pathology, ophthalmology, or to examine the ears, nose or throat, for instance. Powerful light sources are needed to achieve excellent illumination when using fiber optical light guides with small diameters of less than 5 mm.

SCHOTT presented the second generation of its LED light engine (LEDgine) that now offers twice the light intensity or
700 lumen only this February. A compact stand-alone unit is now available in addition to a light source module for integration into OEM housings. The housing of the light source that weighs 1.6 kg features an integrated handle that allows for convenient mobility.

The device approved for medical applications offers flicker-free, bright light that can be changed in terms of its intensity from
0 to 100 percent. A low-noise axial fan and an electronic temperature control help prevent overheating and ensure safe operation and long service lives of the energy-efficient, high brightness LEDs.

“LEDgine 2 LS” comes with an external power supply that can be used anywhere in the world. It is equipped with a high-quality optical module as well as an integrated slide for optical insert filters with diameters of 28 mm. Interchangeable adapters allow for light guides with different input ferrule diameters to be used.

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SCHOTT is an international technology group with more than 125 years of experience in the areas of specialty glasses and materials and advanced technologies. SCHOTT ranks number one in the world with many of its products. Its core markets are the household appliance, solar power, pharmaceuticals, electronics, optics, transportation and architecture industries. The company is strongly committed to contributing to its customers’ success and making SCHOTT an important part of people’s lives with high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is committed to managing its business in a sustainable manner and supporting its employees, society and the environment. The SCHOTT Group maintains close proximity to its customers with manufacturing and sales units in all major markets. Its workforce of around 17,500 employees generated worldwide sales of approximately 2.9 billion euros for the 2009/2010 fiscal year. SCHOTT AG, with its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) is owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation.www.schott.com