OEM Illumination – Working With CoolLED
Modular Approach – What do you Need?
What are your illumination requirements?
Tell us about the fluorophores/probes/markers etc. that you plan to use. You can also tell us the desired wavelengths but in our experience, starting discussions at a more abstract level, is more effective in defining the optimal solution.
How will the light reach your sample or subject?
Understanding the options and constraints of your system’s performance can determine the most suitable option for delivering the light where it is required. A full understanding of this will allow us to optimise all parts of the design process to meet your needs. Delivery options include:-
- Directly into your device
- Via a liquid light guide
- Via a fiber or fiber bundle
What level of control will you have over the light?
One of the greatest advantages of LED based illumination is the ability to control. For example minimising photo bleaching, precisely synchronizing with other components in your system, or reducing power usage whilst maximising system reliability.
In order for us to understand the level of control required, we will need to know details on:
- Wavelength selection and switching
- External input: USB-Serial? TTL? Analogue?
Where does the illumination solution need to sit or fit?
- Are you looking for a standalone illumination solution?
- Will it be integrated within your system?
- What are the size, cooling, power and other constraints?
Quality & Compliance
What are your particular quality and compliance needs?
CoolLED designs and manufactures robust solid state LED illumination to the highest standards.
- Are there specific thresholds that your products need to meet?
- Which markets around the world will your product be offered?
- Will it be regulated by the FDA or other agencies?
Life Cycle Planning
When do you need to resolve your illumination requirements and what is your next step?
We need to understand the following:
- When are you looking to release your product?
- When will you need prototypes and production solutions from CoolLED?
- How long will you require supply of the desired specification?
- Are future versions planned that you would like incorporated into the design process?
We needed a branded offering to package with our range of microscopy camera’s. CoolLED have worked with us to deliver a solution which is simple to demonstrate and sell while complementing our own market leading products. They have also worked with our purchasing, logistics and support teams to ensure a quality experience for us and most importantly our customers.
Medipan has used CoolLED LED illumination systems for many years. The ability to control the intensity of excitation of our assays for sample analysis has been crucial for the successful performance of our Aklides system. Instant on/off controlled though our system software means that the illumination is fully integrated within the product. CoolLED has worked closely with Medipan as we have developed our products to ensure compatibility and performance. A responsive helpful supplier allows our scientists and engineers to focus on our core capabilities when developing products for the life sciences.