X-Cite 120Q



First to market with Metal Halide systems, with unmatched intensity and uniformity of field, X-Cite is the standard for alternatives to HBO.

X-Cite®  120Q uses a liquid filled cable to deliver a pre-aligned light source to the microscope.

This cost-effective light source provides excitation intensity superior to conventional mercury arc lamps, but offers ten times the life span.

X-Cite 120Q includes:

  • Lamp module and manual.
  • Liquid light guide with wide-field fluorescence microscope adaptor
  • Grounded and shielded power cord.



Applications requiring:
  • Routine imaging protocols requiring high illumination power and medium term stability.

The X-Cite 120Q is ideally suited for fluorescence microscopes being used in routine assays and as an excitation light source for use in multi-user facilities.

Compatible with wide-field fluorescence microscopes from major manufacturers.


Wide-Field Fluorescence Microscope Excitation Light Source


  • Proprietary 120W Mercury Vapor Short Arc, AC

Lamp Life

  • 2000 hours guaranteed; 2500 hours typical

Power Supply

  • High efficiency, switch mode, line isolated, 90-264 VAC, 47-63 Hz, universal input

Warm-Up Period

  • 90 seconds (typical)

Worldwide Certifications
CE Marked, Certified to IEC.


The X-Cite  120Q excitation light source uses a 120 Watt lamp to deliver uniform wide-field fluorescence microscope illumination . The proprietary Intelli-Lamp® provides more than 2000 hours of life. The lamp is pre-aligned so changing it is a simple, one-step process.
The optional adjustable iris allows the user to set the level of illumination.

X-Cite® Model Comparison.

Replacement lamps for the X-Cite® 120Q : 012-63000

Liquid Light guide

Reference: XE120-Q, NO IRIS- 010-00169-Q

Reference: XI120-Q, WITH IRIS- 010-00170-Q


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