Lighting Options

  • Long-Lasting LED Lights
  • LED Spotlight with Adjustable Neck
  • LED Light Strips


Flexible Neck
for Precise
Direction of Light

LED Light Strip

71.99" or 33.46" (1.83 m or 0.85 m)

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Thorlabs offers two options for general lab lighting. The PSX501 is a compact, battery-operated LED light source with a flexible neck for easy positioning and illumination of the target area. The PSY240, PSY240E, and TFA2 are LED strips for mounting underneath a rack or a shelf, such as our Nexus® Table Frame Overhead Shelf or our free-standing shelf. The PSY240 and PSY240E are 850 mm (33.46") long whereas the TFA2 is 1828.5 mm (71.99") long. The PSY240E is shipped with an 4.3 m extension cable for compatibility with our Laminar Flow Enclosures. The LED strips are held in place by three spring clips.

Posted Comments:
Jeff Secor  (posted 2023-04-10 19:36:17.883)
You should make a connector for the flexible arm to standard optic mounts. Please send me free swag :)
do'neill  (posted 2023-04-12 05:06:45.0)
Response from Daniel at Thorlabs. Thank you for your feedback, I will pass your suggestion on to our internal engineering teams and I will reach out you directly to further discuss it.
Benjamin Rost  (posted 2020-09-08 01:29:56.15)
Hi folks, I really like the LED light strip for illumination inside of my ephys-setup. I'm working with optogenetic tools, which often require working under safe-light conditions. I bought a safelight for darkroom applications that can switch between red and white light, however, this causes a lot of noise ( So my "customer suggestion" would be, if you could design the LED light strip with both white and red LEDs for such applications? Best, Benjamin
cwright  (posted 2020-09-09 04:55:35.0)
Response from Charles at Thorlabs: Hello Benjamin and thank you for your feedback! A safelight for optogenetics work is an interesting idea and I will ensure it is presented on our internal engineering forums for consideration.
cbrideau  (posted 2014-04-23 20:34:46.77)
I would love to see shorter versions for fitting into smaller spaces, with 1/4-20 holes so they can be easily post mounted. A dimmer would also be handy, particularly one you could set to a specific light level, then toggle on and off (dimming function separate from on/off function). I use LEDs for spot lighting all over my lab and find them very useful due to their 'instant on' and low heat production.
pbui  (posted 2014-05-01 04:16:25.0)
Thank you for your feedback. We will keep your suggestions in mind and make improvements to our product offerings whenever possible.
bdada  (posted 2011-03-04 19:12:00.0)
Response from Buki: Thank you for your feedback. I am glad to hear that you have found the PSX501 lamp useful in your microscopy lab. Unfortunately, we are not able to modify the lamp as you suggested but we will bear your suggestion in mind as we continue to expand our selection of microscopy lab tools.
max.ulbrich  (posted 2011-03-03 18:49:32.0)
Hi Thorlabs team, I think the PSX501 is a really very convenient product. It is great for the microscope room where it has to be dark but I want my keybord to be illuminated. However, sometimes when I sit there doing experiments it is running for hours and hours. It would be great to have a switch between batteries and a plug from an external low voltage transformer. Then I could plug it in to save batteries if I keep it at the same spot for a while. Maybe you could think about redesigning it? Best, Max
hschoenwetter  (posted 2010-06-29 11:36:57.0)
Hi colleague, I am looking for a led spot light for product photography and saw our led mini light. Are there any specs: (daylight-)°K, lumen etc. available? Thank you, Hubert
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Mini Light

  • Bright, Long-Lasting LED Lamp
  • Lens Provides an Even Distribution of Light
  • Can be Mounted with the Clamp or Magnetic Base
  • Uses 3 Standard AAA Batteries (Included)

This compact, battery-operated unit allows direct lighting onto almost any surface. The unit can be attached to the work surface via the clip fastener or the magnetic base. A flexible neck allows the light to be directed easily onto the area of interest. This bright LED source provides as much light as 3 standard LEDs and the lens ensures an even distribution of light over the work area. The unit folds for easy storage and is powered by 3 AAA batteries (included).

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
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PSX501 Support Documentation
PSX501Mini Light with Flexible Arm, Mounting Clip, and Magnetic Base
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LED Light Strips

Item # PSY240 PSY240E TFA2
Brightness 1530 Lumens 3600 Lumens
# of LEDs 51 120
Powera 15.3 W 36 W
Voltage 12 VDC (Power Supply Included)
Dimensions 850 mm x 17.4 mm x 8.2 mmb
(33.46" x 0.69" x 0.32")
1828.5 mm x 17.4 mm x 8.2 mm
(71.99" x 0.69" x 0.32")
  • Power usage per LED is 0.3 W.
  • A 4.3 m extension cable is included with the PSY240E.
  • 850 mm (33.46") or 1828.5 mm (71.99") Long
  • ON/OFF Switch
  • Sturdy Aluminum Base Resists Warping
  • Frosted Plastic Cover Ensures Even Spread of Light
  • Shipped with 3 Spring Clips, 3 M6 Screws, and a Power Supply
    • The PSY240E Also Ships with 3 T-Nuts and a 4.3 m Extension Cord

These rigid LED light strips are available in two lengths: 850 mm (33.46") or 1828.5 mm (71.99"). They are held in place by three spring clips that are easily fitted to a rack or a shelf, such as our Free-Standing Overhead Shelf or our Nexus Table Frame Overhead Shelves. The strip lights can also be mounted over a bench for general laboratory use. The PSY240E comes with a 4.3 m extension cable, and three T-Nuts for use with our Laminar Flow Enclosures. The three M6 screws shipped with the PSY240E are 6 mm long, making it our only light strip compatible with the Laminar Flow Enclosures.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal Price Available
PSY240 Support Documentation
PSY240850 mm (33.46") LED Light Strip
PSY240E Support Documentation
PSY240E850 mm (33.46") LED Light Strip with 4.3 m Extension
TFA2 Support Documentation
TFA21828.5 mm (71.99") LED Light Strip