Dark Reader Transilluminators

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All our Dark Reader blue transilluminators use pure visible blue light as the excitation source and there is NO damaging and dangerous ultra-violet radiation to worry about.

Dark Reader blue light transilluminators can be used for viewing a wide range of fluorescent samples including SYBR Green, GelStar, GelGreen, SYPRO Ruby, ProQ Diamond, fluorescein and various GFPs.

Our Transilluminator Models

Miniature Unit

DR22A model

The miniature DR22 blue LED transilluminator designed for those on a budget – just big enough for viewing mini-gels.

Specifications

  • Viewing surface dimensions: 13 x 12 cm
  • Overall dimensions: 16 x 14.5 x 7 cm
  • Weight: 0.45 kg approx
  • Optical: Multiple high intensity blue LEDs
  • Included accessories: Amber screen and DR viewing glasses

An amber screen that fits exactly over the blue surface is included with each transilluminator. The amber screen absorbs the blue excitation light, after it has illuminated the sample, thereby allowing the user(s) to clearly see the fluorescence. The amber screen can also be used as a camera filter.

All Dark Reader transilluminators are also provided with a free pair of viewing glasses with exactly the same optical properties as the screen. The glasses are a key accessory for cutting bands out of gels.

Compact Unit

DR46 model

The compact DR46 blue LED transilluminator is convenient for viewing small DNA and protein gels as well as other smaller samples.

Specifications

  • Viewing surface dimensions: 19 x 15 cm
  • Overall dimensions: 22.5 x 18.5 x 8 cm
  • Weight: 0.7 kg approx
  • Optical: Multiple high intensity blue LEDs
  • Included accessories: Amber screen and DR viewing glasses

An amber screen that fits exactly over the blue surface is included with each transilluminator. The amber screen absorbs the blue excitation light, after it has illuminated the sample, thereby allowing the user(s) to clearly see the fluorescence. The amber screen can also be used as a camera filter.

All Dark Reader transilluminators are also provided with a free pair of viewing glasses with exactly the same optical properties as the screen. The glasses are a key accessory for cutting bands out of gels.

Mid-Size Unit

DR89 model

The mid-size DR89 blue LED transilluminator is ideal for most laboratory applications.

Specifications

  • Viewing surface dimensions: 25 x 22 cm
  • Overall dimensions: 29.5 x 26 x 12 cm
  • Weight: 1.4 kg approx
  • Optical: Multiple high intensity blue LEDs.
  • Included accessories: Amber screen and DR viewing glasses

An amber screen that fits exactly over the blue surface is included with each transilluminator. The amber screen absorbs the blue excitation light, after it has illuminated the sample, thereby allowing the user(s) to clearly see the fluorescence. The amber screen can also be used as a camera filter.

All Dark Reader transilluminators are also provided with a free pair of viewing glasses with exactly the same optical properties as the screen. The glasses are a key accessory for cutting bands out of gels.

Large Unit

DR196 model

Our largest unit, the DR196 transilluminator, which employs a double array of high intensity blue LEDs, has a massive surface for viewing multiple samples and extra large gels.

Specifications

  • Viewing surface dimensions: 46 x 30.5 cm
  • Overall dimensions: 50.8 x 34.8 x 12.5 cm
  • Weight: 6.4 kg approx
  • Optical: Multiple high intensity blue LEDs
  • Included accessories: Amber screen and DR viewing glasses

An amber screen that fits exactly over the blue surface is included with each transilluminator. The amber screen absorbs the blue excitation light, after it has illuminated the sample, thereby allowing the user(s) to clearly see the fluorescence. The amber screen can also be used as a camera filter.

All Dark Reader transilluminators are also provided with a free pair of viewing glasses with exactly the same optical properties as the screen. The glasses are a key accessory for cutting bands out of gels.