AvaLight-HAL-S-Mini Compact Halogen Light Source

From visible light to near infrared, that’s where the AvaLight-HAL-S-Mini works best. It’s a compact, stabilized halogen light source, with adjustable focusing of the fiber connection, maximizing output power at the desired wavelength. The light source also has adjustable output power to provide extra power or longer bulb life.

A filter-slot mounted on the front of the AvaLight-HAL-Mini accepts 1” round or 2” x 2” square filters, to block specific ranges of wavelengths or instantly lower the intensity.

The adjustable focus on the AvaLight-HAL-Mini helps you getting the most out of your light source: it makes sure all possible power is transmitted through your optical fiber. Bulb replacement is easy and can be done in a matter of minutes.

Optionally a combined direct-attach cuvette holder and attenuator is available(CUV-ATT-DA-HAL). for attenuation one can use the Inline Filter Holder (FH-INL) or the Inline attenuator (ATT-INL).

 The optical output can be controlled through a dongle at the rear or from your computer. At low setting the lamp has a color temperature of 2700K but provides over 13000 hours of lifetime. The standard or medium setting changes the color temperature to 2850K and provides 50% more power with a bulb lifetime of 4000 hours. The high power setting gives a color temperature of 3000K, doubles power compared to the long-life setting and gives you up to 1000 hours of lifetime.

 The AvaLight-HAL-S-Mini features an internal TTL-shutter, controllable from your AvaSpec spectrometer. This gives you the ability to use the auto-save dark option in AvaSoft spectroscopy software.


Figure 9 Spectral output of AvaLight-HAL


  AvaLight-HAL-S-Mini (standard) AvaLight-HAL-S-Mini (long life) AvaLight-HAL-S-Mini(high power)
Wavelength Range 360-2500 nm
Stability < 0.1%/°C
Time to stabilize < 10 min.
Output to bulb 12.0 VDC / 0.83A 10.8 VDC / 0.8A 13.5 VDC / 1.0A
Bulb Life 4000 hrs 13000 hrs 1000 hrs
Optical power* 200µm fiber 0.5 mWatt 0.35 mWatt 0.7 mWatt
Optical power* 600µm fiber 4.5 mWatt 3.2 mWatt 6 mWatt
Optical power* 1000µm fiber 10 mWatt 7 mWatt 14 mWatt
Bulb Color Temperature 2,850 K 2,700 K 3,000 K
Power requirement 12 VDC / 2.08A
Temperature range 0-55°C
Dimensions, weight 150 x 78 x 37 mm, 510 grams

* Optical power measured from 350-1100 nm

50x50mm filters

GL-WG305-3 Separate 50 x 50 x 3 mm long-pass filter > 305 nm
GL-KG3-3 Separate 50 x 50 x 3 mm bandpass filter, transparent > 325 nm and < 700 nm
GL-BG28-3 Separate 50 x 50 x 3 mm bandpass filter, transparent > 360 nm and < 500 nm
GL-GG385-3 Separate 50 x 50 x 3 mm long-pass filter > 385 nm
GL-GG475-3 Separate 50 x 50 x 3 mm long-pass filter > 475 nm
GL-OG515-3 Separate 50 x 50 x 3 mm long-pass filter > 515 nm
GL-OG550-3 Separate 50 x 50 x 3 mm long-pass filter > 550 nm
GL-NG9-1 Separate 50 x 50 x 1 mm Neutral Density filter (transmission ca. 10% 400-1100nm)
GL-NG9-2 Separate 50 x 50 x 2 mm Neutral Density filter (transmission ca. 1% 400-1100nm)
GL-NG9-3 Separate 50 x 50 x 3 mm Neutral Density filter (transmission ca. 0.1% 400-1100nm)

More filter types available, please contact us for ordering information.

AvaLight-HAL-S-Mini As AvaLight-HAL, incl. TTL shutter, needs extra PS-12V/1.5A power supply
AvaLight-HAL-S-RM Rack-mounted version of AvaLight-HAL-S-Mini
IC-DB26-2 Interface cable AvaSpec-USB2 platform to AvaLight-HAL-S-Mini for shutter and power setting
AvaLight-HAL-B-Mini 10W Tungsten Halogen Replacement bulb for AvaLight-HAL, AvaLight-HAL-S-Mini
PS-12V/2.08A Power supply 100-240VAC/12VDC, 2.08A, necessary for AvaLight-HAL-Mini
DONGLE-H Dongle for high power setting
DONGLE-L Dongle for long life setting