Backlights

Patented SCHOTT Backlights are calibrated to provide bright, even illumination for Microscopy and Machine Vision applications.

Single and Dual Backlights

Backlight
Product and Performance Characteristics:
  • Calibrated with DDL-bulb from ±13 to ±15 gray scale levels at a mean of 200, gamma setting of 1.0, using a patented process to create diffuse, uniform illumination within the active area (Uniformity scans are available upon request)
  • The white acrylic diffuser plate provides the optimum combination of uniformity and intensity, a protective IR filter is included with every unit
  • Backlight housing is made of rugged, black anodized aluminum, the plastic fiber bundle is protected with flexible PVC covered metal tubing
  • Compact, low profile housing fits in small spaces
  • Can be used to create a crisp edge definition, or soft, diffuse incident light
  • Dual and quad backlights increase lighting versatility, additional combinations and sizes can be custom ordered
  • Intended for use with strobes and ColdVision Series light sources; other sources, particularly those without an IR filter, may damage the plastic fibers
  • ColdVision dichroic color filters can be used on the products in conjunction with the A08931 backlight color filter adapter (see photo)

PANELite® Backlights

PANELite® Backlight
Product and Performance Characteristics:
  • A versatile addition to the extensive line of our patented backlights
  • Patented process creates diffuse, uniform† illumination within the active area
  • Slim profile to fit the most restrictive space requirements and economical since no housing is required
  • Dependable performance built into three standard configurations, all with an IR filter included
  • Flexible panel A23000 can create a seamless, curved background and can be trimmed to final size
  • When used with a curved diffuser (not included) PANELite® backlights are ideal for multi-camera inspection of cylindrical surfaces
  • Intended for use with strobes and ColdVision Series light sources; other sources, particularly those without an IR filter, may damage the plastic fibers
  • Can be used with all of our dichroic color filters in conjunction with the A08931 backlight color filter adapter
Typical Applications:
  • Glass Inspection
  • Edge detection
  • Photography
  • Instrumentation display
Special Configurations:
  • Due to the special nature of these products, all models are made-to-order
  • PANELite® backlights can be manufactured with different active areas, placement of outputs and mounting hole locations; contact us for a custom quote
NOTE:
This product contains plastic fibers. To avoid fiber damage use only with SCHOTT or other approved light sources. Do not use input filters or diffusers without a SCHOTT adapter. Thermal transfer may cause damage to the fibers. All PANELite® Backlights have permanent input IR filters which must be kept clean. Clean panels with isopropanol only. OTHER SOLVENTS will damage the fiber and affect uniformity.
Flexible PANELite® Backlight with adhesive back, A23000
PANELite® Backlight with flexible, adhesive back, A23000, can create a seamless, curved background and can be trimmed to final size.