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LUX LEDS AND SENSORS

Modular plug-in light sources and photosensors

TDT has an exciting new product family for fiber photometry, imaging, and optogenetics called LUX. The LUX platform provides a comprehensive solution for real-time, multi-site, and multi-subject photometry or optogenetic experiments.

TDT’s engineering expertise in real-time signal processing and our 30+ years in electrophysiology provide the backbone for a new era in calcium-based and optogenetic neuroscience.

Research Uses

Resources

  • Fiber Photometry
  • Calcium Imaging
  • In Vivo Fluorescence Experiments
  • Optogenetic Stimulation
  • Neural Imaging

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Integrated LEDs & Photosensors

TDT’s LUX platform includes physically integrated LEDs, photosensors, and external connectors to simplify your setup. Pick and choose the combination of TDT’s LUX and 3rd party components that best fit your research needs.

  • Built-in LUX LEDs and photosensors to streamline setup
  • LUX LEDs available with heatsink for detached use
  • M8/BNC connectors for 3rd party drivers, LEDs and sensors

LEDs available in a range of wavelengths

Maximize your fiber photometry and optogenetic capabilities with a large variety of TDT LED colors. TDT LUX LEDs have a wide, linear dynamic range to drive light power at the microwatt level (fiber photometry) or the milliwatt level (optogenetic control).

COLOR PART # λ WL COMMON FUNCTION
UV
.
Lx385 385
UV
.
Lx405 405 Fiber photometry
Violet
.
Lx415 415 Fiber photometry
Royal Blue
.
Lx450 450 Optogenetics
Blue
.
Lx465 465 Fiber photometry/ Optogenetics
Blue-Green
.
Lx500 500 Optogenetics
Green
.
Lx530 530 Optogenetics
Lime
.
Lx560 560 Fiber photometry/ Optogenetics
Amber
.
Lx590 590 Fiber photometry/ Optogenetics
Red-Orange
.
Lx615 615 Optogenetics
Red
.
Lx635 635
Infrared
.
Lx850 850
Infrared
.
Lx940 940
White
.
Lx5K 5000K
* Add -HS modifer to part number to include heatsink for standalone use

LUX Photosensors

TDT LUX integrated photosensors have a wide bandwidth and gain for detecting fluorescent response signals in a large variety of fiber photometry applications. They also have a large voltage range to avoid sensor saturation. TDT LUX photosensor components require no external batteries or connectors when used with the RZ10X processor.

Product Specs
Bandwidth (Hz) DC – 500
Wavelength Range (nm) 320 – 1100
Max Responsivity (A/W) 0.6 (at 960 nm)
Gain 1×10^10

LUX Cable Kit

The LUX Cable Kit has been optimized for fluorophore stimulation and detection for 2 and 3 LED configurations.

Includes:
  • Drive Cables (small diameter):

    • Connects the LEDs to the optical filter
    • Minimizes the potential for photobleaching of fluorophores
  • Response Cable (large diameter):

    • Connects the optical filter to the PS1
    • Maximizes the fluorophore signal
  • Subject Cable (low autofluorescent):

    • Connects the optical filter to the Power Meter
    • Measures power output

 

Product Numbers
LxFX-KIT-2C 2-color fiber cable kit
LxFX-KIT-3C 3-color fiber cable kit