UltraBright Blue Light LED Transilluminator

On sale for $650.00 through September 30, 2021!

Ships within 24 hours upon receipt of an order.

The most popular large format blue light transilluminator sold in the USA

Who is using our blue light transilluminators? See here.

All UltraBright Blue LED Illuminators ship with .2mL of MaestroSafe Nucleic Acid Loading Dye.

We accept purchase orders! Need a price quotation? Call us at (800)779-1016 or contact us online.

The UltraBright blue light transilluminator is a very compact light source and great alternative to UV excitation. It is  suitable for imaging gels up to 20 cm x 16 cm and stained with: 

  • SYBR Safe
  • MaestroSafe  
  • Bio-Safe TM
  • Gel Green
  • UltraPower DNA Safe Dye
  • Midori Green
  • GR Safe
  • Gel Star
  • GreenGlo
  • Ethidium Bromide
  • SYBR Green I and II
  • Coomassie Fluor Orange Protein Stain
  • SYPRO Ruby Protein Stain


    128 high intensity, 470 nm blue LED bulbs offer outstanding signal to noise ratio. Nothing else on the market comes close. The UltraBright has a variable, adjustable position amber viewing screen for superb viewing and easy access to gels for band extraction. There is never any need to keep track of a detached viewing screen or share amber viewing glasses (ewww!) to cut bands from gels.




    Safe to use and does not damage DNA

    Despite the increased interest in "safe/non-toxic" DNA gel stains such as SYBR Safe or GelGreen, many labs still use UV transilluminators on the bench.  Exposure to UV can cause sunburns to skin or eyes.  Additionally, UV can accidentally crosslink and damage your DNA.  As the UltraSlim, or UltraBright, units use blue light, there is no risk of sunburn or damage to DNA. Simply put, this is a safer system to use on the bench. 

    Video demonstration of one of our blue light transilluminators:

    The UltraBright is also great for viewing colonies without fear of DNA damage!

      Will I see my bands?

      This is a commonly asked question and concern from anyone looking at purchasing a blue light transilluminator online. The picture above was captured at a customer lab in Cambridge, MA. It is an image of a DNA gel stained with SYBR Safe. As you can see from the reflection on the screen, this image was captured with the lights on in the room. In fact, the system was placed directly under a ceiling light. UltraBright means ultra bright!

      The Next Generation of Blue Light Transilluminators. Works with gels up to 20cm x 16cm.

      Transilluminators.com is proud to offer the UltraBright-LED, a new generation of blue light transilluminator. The UltraBright-LED has two side-mounted high intensity LED arrays. This produces uniform and bright excitation at 470nm making it suitable for a wide range of dyes.

      The use of special filter material built into the lid of the UltraBright transilluminator greatly enhances the contrast of bands providing the optimum viewing conditions that are ideal for image capture and band cutting.

      UltraBright-LED is powered using a universal voltage, 24V power supply. The overall dimensions are 33.0W x 28.0Dx 9.0H cm. The UltraBright-LED can be used in a Syngene G:BOX or as a stand-alone unit.

      Why buy this product

      • High Sensitivity
        Using 128 high intensity LEDs, the UltraBright-LED illuminates a wide range of samples, producing fluorescence in even the faintest of bands. The illumination is high intensity and uniform, giving high quality images for publication or analysis.
      • Uniformity of light distribution over the entire surface area 
        Our high intensity LED are placed equally on both sides of the unit (64 on each side), giving the instrument very intense and uniform light distribution over the entire surface area. Other blue light transilluminators use bulbs, or a very small array of LED bulbs which do not cover the entire surface of the viewing area.  As such, light may not evenly distributed, making bands appear dimmer than they may be or, even worse, faint bands may not be visualized.
      • Small footprint
        The UltraBright-LED can be used as a stand-alone transilluminator and takes up very little laboratory bench space. Its overall dimensions are only 33cm x 28cm and it is easily portable to any location. The UltraBright-LED is compatible with any Syngene G:BOX system.
      • Uses a wide range of dyes
        The UltraBright-LED transilluminator can be used with Ethidium bromide, GelGreen, SYBR Gold, SYBR Green, SYBRSafe, SYPRO Orange, SYPRO Ruby UltraSafe Blue. (All trademarks acknowledged). 


      • Dimension - 330(d) x 210(w) x 90(h)mm
      • Gel size (mm) - 200 x 160
      • Wavelength (nm) - 470nm
      • Power - DC 24v 0.65A
      • Weight - 2.3kg

      Ordering Information

      Product number: NEB-LB-16
      Country of orgin: Taiwan
      Ships from New Hampshire, USA. 
      Typically ships within 24-48 hours upon receipt of order
      1 year warranty



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