niji LED light source for microscopy
Go mercury-free. niji, the new state-of-the-art LED light source helps to eliminate mercury from microscopy.
The niji is a revolutionary innovation in mercury-free microscopy, taking advantage of recent advances in lighting technology. With a much smaller environmental impact, this low cost modular LED source with single and multiband wavelength illuminations is leading the way. We care about the environment and are trying to help users to care too. The niji can help you to remove dangerous toxins and use less power consumption, helping to do your bit toward the environmental impact of research. We’ve tried to use the latest technology to reduce the impact of production but also used old technology and made our packaging recyclable or degradable where possible. You may also be able to benefit from a sustainability grant from your institution to help you switch to new “green tech”. Find out more with our very approximate running cost comparison example (*costs will vary around the world, this is meant for illustrative purposes!).
But, why should I choose a niji?
Benefit from the uniquely reconfigurable mainframe and the future-proof design of the niji.
niji combines a low-cost entry point with an easy and affordable upgrade path suitable for use in research institutes, hospitals, universities and pharmaceutical companies. No need to know today which wavelengths you’ll need tomorrow with our mercury-free, modular lab equipment.
Individually addressable, individually filtered LED channels
Fully compatible with microscopes and microscope software
Individual excitation filters
Constant current and optical power LED drive modes
User-changeable LEDs and filters
Control individually or simultaneously
niji’s individual wavelength spectrum
Features & specs
|Modular Channels||Up to seven channels, user-fit*|
|Sources||Solid state LED|
|Wavelength Range||380 – 730 nm available|
|Noise Level||Approx. 47 dB|
|Bandpass Filters||Individual bandpass filter holders for each channel|
|Light Interface||Liquid light guide with microscope collimators, available separately|
|Connection||USB-A (powered), USB-B, RS232 (serial), and TTL via 15-way connector|
|Operation||Control via dedicated software, MicroManager, MicroManager 2, tablet, or third-party software|
|Programmable Setup||XML upload for complete flexibility|
|Optical Safety||Key switch, light guide, and lid-off interlock|
|Power Consumption||Standby / all light off ~5 W Single colours: green ~40 W, all other colours ~18 W All 7 colours on ~80 W|
|Dimensions & Weight||315 x 288 x 107 mm, 4.7 kg|
|Warranty||12 months, optional 3 years|
|Line Voltage||110V & 240V AC|
|Line Frequency||50/60 Hz|
|Power Consumption||350 VA|
|Operating Temperature||10 to 40 °C|
|Storage Temperature||-10 to 60 °C|
|Humidity||40% to 70% RH|
|niji Product Codes|
|BN7-MF-7-3-002||niji 7-colour LED source (complete, populated unit)|
|BN7-MF-0-3-002||niji (mainframe only)|
|BN7-LED-390-001||niji UV 390 nm LED Module|
|BN7-LED-440-001||niji Royal Blue 440 nm LED Module|
|BN7-LED-470-001||niji Blue 470 nm LED Module|
|BN7-LED-510-001||niji Cyan 510 nm LED Module|
|BN7-LED-550-001||niji GY 550 nm LED Module|
|BN-LED-630-001||niji Red 630 nm LED Module|
|BN-LED-720-001||niji Far Red 720 nm LED Module|
|Liquid Light Guides & Collimator Product Codes|
|BN7-LLG-310-001||Liquid light guide, 3mm diameter, 1 m long|
|BN7-LLG-315-001||Liquid light guide, 3mm diameter, 1.5 m long|
|BN7-LLG-320-001||Liquid light guide, 3mm diameter, 2 m long|
|BN7-LLG-330-001||Liquid light guide, 3mm diameter, 3 m long|
|BN7-LLG-520-001||Liquid light guide, 5mm diameter, 2 m long (custom order only)|
|BN7-LLG-530-001||Liquid light guide, 5mm diameter, 3 m long (custom order only)|
|BN7-ZCOL-3-001||Zoom collimator for 3mm light guide (requires microscope adapter)|
|Microscope Adapter Product Codes|
|BN7-BNC-7-001||BNC breakout cable|
|UV||Royal Blue||Blue||Cyan||Green/Yellow||Red||Far Red|
|Bandwidth FWHM (nm)||10||18||19||31||62||18||38|
|Typical Optical Power (mW)||120||200||185||90||550||225||70|
|Recommended Filter Sets||LED-DAPI-A-000||LED-CFP-A-000||LED-FITC-A-000||LED-YFP-A-000||LED-TRITC-A000
Note: Optical output powers are given for a ø3 mm liquid light guide, use of a 5 mm light guide will provide approx. 50% more power. Wavelengths and powers are approximate and may vary on LED batch. Each niji will be supplied with a full optical power and wavelength test data.
Book your evaluation unit today
To see a demo or to book your free evaluation unit, please call our team, or your nearest distributor.
Pssst, can you hear yourself thinking?
The niji is one of the quietest LED sources on the market.
With optimised fans running only when needed, you’ll be
able to hear yourself thinking.
Photo-biological Safety of Lamps and Lamp Systems
BS EN 62471
Low Voltage Directive
UL-certified Power Adapter
Let’s Work Together
If you are not sure where to get the niji from, or you are a distributor who is interested in adding the niji to your portfolio, let us hear from you. Just send us an email or give us a call.