Safer for samples, safer for you: Accuris SmartBlueMini Blue Light Transilluminator ia the perfect partner for most common safe DNA stains. It emits blue light at a wavelength of 465nm, perfect for excitation of most green fluorophors, including our Accuris’ SmartGlow™, SYBR Green, SYBR Safe, SYBR Gold, GelStar, GelGreen, to name a few. The SmartBlue Mini also works for excitation of EtBr (though fluorescence is not as bright as with UV), see our Technical Bulletin with sample images. Exposing DNA to blue wavelength does not cause molecular damage, and results in a much higher downstream cloning efficiency as compared to even short UV light exposures. In addition, the visible blue light is not damaging to the user’s skin and is less harmful to the eyes.
Two position filter cover: The E4100 transilluminator comes with an emission filter cover. These amber covers, which rest above the viewing surface and gel, filter out the blue light, allowing the fluorescing DNA bands to be seen clearly. The covers are designed to fit flat for general gel viewing or to be placed at an angle to provide easy access to the gel for band excision. For documentation, the filter cover is easily removed completely. UI technology, bright and clear images: The bright LED light plates and filter layer provides an extremely evenly lit viewing surface. Even in ambient light, bands of DNA can clearly be seen in stained gels. Images obtained using the SmartBlue Mini Transilluminator are brighter and more balanced than those obtained using epi-illuminators which light from the sides.
Reliable, durable and long lasting: An array of super bright LEDs with a long, 30,000 hour service life provide the light source for the SmartBlue Mini Transilluminator. Unlike those in a UV transilluminator, the filters in the SmartBlue Min system will not solarize and degrade in performance over time. Gel bands can be excised directly on the scratch resistant, glass viewing surfaces. To save energy, the power switch includes an automatic 5 minute shutoff. SmartBlue Mini Transilluminators are covered by a 2 year warranty.
The SmartBlue products use high intensity LED lights. Although the visible blue wavelength is significantly safer than UV light, it is recommended to not stare directly at the viewing surface without the amber cover in place.
Amber replacement cover for SmartBlue™ Mini