Lambda HPX-L5
High Power LED Light Source with Liquid Lightguide

The Lambda HPX-L5 was created as a liquid light guide coupled version of the HPX, our newest high power LED light source. The liquid light guide allows for LED cooling via an internal heatsink with a whisper fan. This requires less maintenance than the liquid-cooled direct mount version. Designed around a single 90W 3 mm LED die, the Lambda HPX-L5 provides light output comparable to a 150W xenon arc lamp when using the same light guide. The Lambda HPX-L5 is optimized for coupling to an optional 5 mm liquid light guide, and off-the-shelf microscope adapter. The HPX is expected to retain 70% of it's original light output after 60,000 hours.

Because LEDs exhibit color shift with current change, the Lambda HPX was designed to dim the LED using either PWM or current control. PWM will be preferable for most applications, and allows the LED to run cooler. PWM switching is at 28 kHz, high enough for use with most high speed cameras. For those with applications intolerant of any pulsed output, dimming via current control is also available. PWM and Current information are conveniently displayed on the front panel display, and are manually selectable via control knobs. Integral shuttering time is 10 microseconds to turn on and off. TTL input and output allows for triggering from either software or directly from another device such as a camera or digital IO board. PWM can also be controlled externally via analog input. Active temperature monitoring insures that the LED life will be maximized.

Light output is in the visible spectrum from 430 nm - 700 nm. Special order units are available with 630 nm, 530 nm, 460 nm, and 405 nm wavelength specific LEDs. The Lambda HPX-L5 can also be combined with our FLED to create a two-channel system with any combination of wavelengths.

  • Vibration-free coupling via liquid light guide
  • Dimming via PWM or Current control
  • Lifetime > 50,000 hours
  • Front mounted connectors for ease of access
  • TTL and Analog controls
  • Integral Shuttering
  • White light and UV combination available
  • Fluorescent microscopy
  • Optogenetics


Output Range
White light (430 nm - 700 nm)

Turn on time: 10 µs
Turn off time: 10 µs

Noise/Short term stability

LED Life
60,000 hours

PWM Frequency
28 kHz

Input / Output
TTL & Analog

Standard White LEDs
Cool White only (see spectra)

Optional LEDs
630 nm, 530 nm, 460 nm, and 405 nm

PWM or Current control

Control Box
12.25 in W x 9 in D x 5.25 in H | 311 mm W x 229 mm D x 133 mm H

8.8 lbs | 4 kg

120/240 Volts
50/60 Hertz power line
150 Watts max

US Prices > Lambda HPX-L5
International prices vary by country due to associated importation costs. Please contact your local distributor or Sutter Instrument for a quotation. Prices subject to change without notice.

LAMBDA-HPX-L5 - Includes the Lambda HPX-L5 LED light source, liquid light guide and power cables.

Catalog Number Description Price
HPX-L5 1 Lambda HPX-L5 LED light source $5,595
Please select one wavelength when ordering  
WC-HPX-L5 LED, Cool White
460-HPX-L5 LED, 460 nm
530-HPX-L5 LED, 530 nm
630-HPX-L5 LED, 630 nm

LAMBDA-HPX-L5UV - Includes the Lambda HPX-L5UV LED light source, liquid light guide and power cables.

Catalog Number Description Price
HPX-L5UV 1 Lambda HPX-L5UV LED light source $6,320

Available Wavelength

405-HPX-L5 LED, 405 nm

LAMBDA-HPX-L5DC* - Includes the Lambda HPX-L5 LED light source with cool white LED, Lambda FLED with UV LED, liquid light guide, and cables.

Catalog Number Description Price
HPX-L5DC-Y 1 Lambda HPX-L5 and FLED for Olympus $8,570
HPX-L5DC-N 1 Lambda HPX-L5 and FLED for Nikon $8,570
HPX-L5DC-Z 1 Lambda HPX-L5 and FLED for Zeiss $8,570
HPX-L5DC-L 1 Lambda HPX-L5 and FLED for Leica $8,570

* Suitable for additional DAPI channel
1 You will need a mounting adapter for your microscope

Catalog Number Description Price
0777648 Replacement Liquid light guide (2 meters, 5mm diameter) $ 645
TRIGGER2 USB trigger box $ 520

2 Compatible with Micro-Manager software

Mounting adapters for Nikon, Zeiss, Leica and Olympus microscopes are available. Please see the Microscope Adapters list.

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