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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

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

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 TARGET FX
UV
 
Lx385 385
UV
 
Lx405 405 Autofluorescence for fiber photometry (w GCaMP)
Violet
 
Lx415 415
Royal Blue
 
Lx450 450 Optogenetics
Blue
 
Lx465 465 GCaMP or dLight flourophore
Blue-Green
 
Lx500 500 Optogenetics (channelrhodopsin)
Green
 
Lx530 530 Optogenetics
Lime
 
Lx560 560 RCaMP flourophore fiber photometry
Amber
 
Lx590 590 RCaMP flourophore fiber photometry
Red-Orange
 
Lx615 615
Red
 
Lx635 635
Deep Red
 
Lx660 660
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 RZ5L 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