Due to the worldwide ban on halogen, big companies like Philips and OSRAM have stopped producing halogen light bulbs. This includes the ones we used in our AvaLight-HAL-S-Mini light sources. In spectroscopy, halogen bulbs are a much-needed asset to perform accurate measurements in the visible and NIR ranges.
To be able to continue the realization of various spectroscopy applications, Avantes had a custom halogen bulb developed to replace the AvaLight-HAL-S-Mini’s previous bulb with. This new bulb does not affect the appearance or performance of the light source and will ensure the availability of the AvaLight-HAL-S-Mini for the coming years. We also made sure that this new halogen bulb is backward compatible to the previous version, so any previously installed bases can still be used.
The new version of the AvaLight-HAL-S-Mini will be available starting August 31st, 2020.
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