X-Cite 120PCQ

X-Cite 120PCQ


First to market with Metal Halide systems, with unmatched intensity and uniformity of field –X-Cite® is the standard for alternatives to HBO with the added option and benefits of a computer controlled microscope light source.

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

X-Cite® 120PCQ Microscope Illumination System includes

  • Lamp module
  • Liquid light guide with wide-field fluorescence microscope adaptor
  • Grounded and shielded power cord
  • 9-pin serial cable
  • manual , quick start guide and CD software.








Applications requiring:

  • high output power
  • good minute to hour stability
  • PC control of shutter and iris

The X-Cite® 120PCQ 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.


Intelli-Lamp® technology

  • Proprietary 120W Mercury Vapor Short Arc, AC

Lamp Life

  • 2000 hours guaranteed; 2500 hours typical(10 times the life span of a conventional mercury lamp

Power Supply

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

Warm-Up Period

  • 90 seconds (typical)
  • Intensity Adjustment 
  • PC Control




X-Cite® 120 PCQ is available with a built-in 5-step iris for adjusting intensity to optimize specimen illumination and to help minimize photobleaching of fluorophores.

With settings of 100%, 50%, 25%, 12%, and 0%, this is a standard feature of the X-Cite® 120PCQ.

X-Cite® Model Comparison.

Spare lamps for the X-Cite® 120 PCQ : 012-63000

Liquid Light guide


Reference: XI120-PCQ 010-00171-Q


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