White LED Light Source

Patent Pending White LED Light Source

NEW!

The NEWEST fiber optic lighting offering from FTI is a white LED light source featuring a patent-pending optical connector that collects and transmits more optical power than a quartz halogen EKE lamp in a 5mm spot.

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In general, LED's as "light engines" have several advantages:

  • Useful life at least 50X longer than Halide (100x longer than Halogen).
  • They are more efficient (less power consumed per unit of output) when compared to Halogen, Halide, or Xenon.
  • They take up less space; they weigh less, they can be digitally controlled using simple circuitry.
  • Units could be made available for UV, IR, and narrow wavelength applications.

Of course, the LED “Light Engine” is not a panacea for the shortcomings of traditional fiber illumination sources. LEDs also have the following disadvantages:

  • Their output is affected by heat. If the heat is not controlled, light output diminishes. More heat is generated, further diminishing output; the system eventually fails.
  • It’s very difficult to get daylight color (5600K) white balance.
  • They are not efficient light couplers; much of their power never enters the fiber.

FTI’s LED light engine technology was developed to manage or overcome some of the shortcomings listed above. A patent-pending coupling strategy collects and transmits a higher percentage of LED output. In the current configuration, this approach can collect and transmit enough power to surpass the output of a traditional EKE type Halogen lamp within a 5mm spot. This is a current limited device for consistent output. Color temperature is bin selected and stable at 6000K. The active heat management approach is efficient AND flexible. Should the chip ever fail, it can be replaced in the existing housing. This is also the first light engine module offered by FTI for OEM application as well as being integrated into a stand-alone unit.

  • Long life (50000) hours – no lamp to change
  • Stable output throughout the usable life
  • Integral heat management with temperature controlled cooling fan
  • Very small footprint
  • White, daylight balanced 6000K output.
  • Separate dimming and on/off function
  • Chip can be replaced
  • Prepared for FDA Class II certification
  • Cost efficient

Part Number
Type
Short Description
Maximum Focal Spot Size
Lamp Wattage
Input Voltage
Comm
CE
Certified
Spec
Sheet*
FTIII21249
LED
Medical FDA Class II Product L050
5mm
50
Universal
N/A
Y
Y
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FTIII22039
LED

Industrial Product L0100

12mm
100
Universal Optional
Y
Y
View spec sheet

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