In this tutorial video, CoolLED Technical Content Specialist Dr Isy Goodhand, compares the two Microscope Illumination Systems in the pE-800 Series to help you understand which one is better suited to your needs. The video also explains the similarities, and why both Illumination Systems are ideal for high-speed, low-phototoxicity live cell imaging. 

Featuring eight individually controllable LEDs and lightning fast TTL switching, the pE-800 delivers the highest quality data with minimum total cost of ownership. Versatile, intuitive and backed by CoolLED’s world-renowned support and a 36-month warranty, the pE-800 with liquid light guide delivery makes next generation LED illumination accessible to all.


  • 8 selectable channels offers versatility with any channels selectable simultaneously at 100 %
  • Individual control of selected LED wavelengths reduces background noise
  • Broad spectrum from 365-740 nm, covering DAPI-Cy7
  • Industry-leading <7 µs TTL triggering for high-speed imaging
  • Sequence Runner for software control with speed of TTL
  • Removable inline excitation filter holders: no moving parts for high-speed imaging
  • Software, TTL, analogue control options for optimised illumination
  • Optimised irradiance control in 1 % steps (2-100 %) and fine control from 0-2 %
  • Light delivery via liquid Light Guide for maximum compatibility

Plus all the benefits afforded by LED Illumination Systems, such as sustainability and longevity.

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