BLstar Blue Light Transilluminators

  • Less damage to DNA - higher cloning efficiencies
  • Save your eyes - no UV radiation
  • High sensitivity with SYBR Green, GelGreen, SYBR Safe, SYBR Gold, SYPRO Ruby
  • Highly uniform LED illumination
  • 50.000 hours lifetime: no need to change bulbs
Blue light transilluminators are an interesting alternative to UV transilluminators as there is no risk of sample damage during illumination. This is important when samples shall be processed furthermore after gel documentation, such as for cloning. Users also benefit from it as there is no risk of UV exposure.

Blue light excitation can be used for fluorescent dyes for nucleic aid or protein stains in the yellow/green range, such as SYBR® Green, GelGreenTM, SYBR® Safe, SYBR® Gold or SYPRO® Ruby.

Arrays of high-performance blue light LEDs are located at two sides beside or below the illumination area. They offer a great illumination uniformity and high signal intensity. In addition, the lifespan of the LEDs is about 50.000 hours, which means you never have to change a bulb.

Both BLstar versions come with an installed lid with amber filter. The lid can be freely adjusted in different angles and allows an easy access to the gel during cutting out of the gel. There is no need to wear amber glasses as the amber lid serves as filter to see the fluorescent samples. An additional bandpass filter for a camera system is not necessary.

Ordering information

Westburg offers this product in The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg,
If you are not located in these countries please visit the Analytik Jena website to find your local distributor.
Cat no. Description
AJ 846-055-003 Orange glasses, for blue light applications
AJ 846-057-370 BLstar 9 Blue Light LED transilluminator 9 x 12.5 cm
AJ 846-057-570 BLstar 16 Blue Light LED Transilluminator 16 x 20 cm