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Welch Allyn's lighting products division has developed a new fiber-optic illuminator that uses a 50W metal-halide source capable of providing more light than a 150W halogen or xenon source - without the extra heat. According to the manufacturer, this gain is possible due to the special internal Solarc lamp's precision focus capabilities, and a short arc gap of 1.2mm. The lamp delivers an intense white light, with a color temperature over 6500K delivered into the fiber. The LB50/LB60 series

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