OSRAM SYLVANIA has announced that it has won a R&D 100 Award for its industry-first laser and LED-based white light module for microscopy, endoscopy and surgical head lamps – the OSRAM ITOS® PHASER® 3000.
The R&D 100 Awards recognise the 100 most technologically significant products that have been introduced into the marketplace over the past year across a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, optics, high-energy physics, materials science, chemistry and biotechnology.
“We’re honoured to be recognised by R&D Magazine as one of the most innovative new technologies of the past year. True to the nature of the award, the OSRAM ITOS PHASER 3000 is a disruptive innovation that outperforms today’s LED technologies and will transform the endoscopy and microscopy market,” Andreas Osten, medical business manager, OSRAM SYLVANIA, said in a press release.
The OSRAM ITOS® PHASER® 3000 delivers the same brightness as 300W Xenon lamps, but is much more efficient and has a lifetime expectancy of up to 30,000 hours.
“The ITOS PHASER 3000 generates non-modulated white light by exciting a pin-point sized area of stationary phosphor using a focused bundle of high powered blue laser diodes. This phosphor converts the blue laser light into yellow light with very high luminance. Further down the optical path, yellow light is mixed with the light of a blue LED, resulting in powerful, constant white light output,” it says in the press release.
The phaser can be integrated in various medical and industrial light sources and it does not emit ultraviolet or infrared light.
The OSRAM ITOS® PHASER® 3000 light module is perfect for healthcare and life science applications, such as endoscopy and microscopy, but it is also “ideal for industrial and manufacturing applications such as engine and turbine inspection, or any application where a high amount of light needs to be funnelled into an optical system with a very tight etendue.”
For more information about the OSRAM ITOS PHASER 3000, go to www.osram-americas.com/ITOS.