Xenon Light Sources

ASB-XE-E180 Xenon Light Sources

The ASB-XE-E180 is a compact and lightweight high intensity fiber optic (BF version only) light source.

    The ASB-XE-E180 is a compact and lightweight high intensity fiber optic (BF version only) light source. It is especially suitable as a light source for spectroscopy, microscopy, optical scanning, and industrial uses, as well as for use with SP's popular Digikröm monochromators and spectrographs.

    The ASB-XE-E180 uses a 175W compact high-intensity xenon lamp, state-of-the-art optics, and a high-efficiency lightweight switching power supply in one compact package. The 175W short-arc xenon lamp provides broadband output from ~200 to ~2200nm (dominantly, from 250 to 1100nm). This lamp is compact, rugged, and easily focused on a liquid light guide (sold separately). The lamp efficiency is enhanced by the integral parabolic reflector which provides precision system alignment and maximum transition of light energy. Beam stability is achieved instantly following lamp ignition and the ASB-XE-E180 provides instant re-ignition without an imposed time delay.


  • Features
  • High Color Temperature (5600°K)
  • 175W Collimated output Xenon Lamp
  • Brightness Control (0 - 100%)
  • Optimal solution for monochromator coupling

  • Specifications
    Model ASB-XE-E180

    Type: 175W w/parabolic reflector
    Power: 200W (max.)
    Power Range: 150 - 200W
    Color Temperature: 5600°K
    Current: 14A DC (nominal)
    Average Life: Typically 1000 hours (500 hours minimum)

    Voltage: 12V - 17V (14V nominal)
    Trigger Voltage: 25kV
    Boost Voltage: 140 - 200V
    Current Leakage: < 300mA

    ASB-XE-E180EX: UV Extended @ ~200-2200nm (dominant @ 250-1100nm)
    ASB-XE-E180BF: Ozone blocking @ ~400 - 700nm

    ASB-XE-E180BFEX: NIR extended & Ozone blocking @ ~320-2200nm (dominant @ 320-1100nm)
    Dimensions 14.0 x 10.94 x 5.52 inches
    Weight 7.5lbs (3.4kg)
    Input Line

    100-120Vac, 50 / 60Hz

    220-240Vac, 50Hz
    Input Current 3.5A
    Environment Operating: +6 to +45°C
    Storage: -40 to +70°C
    Front Panel Brightness Control (0 - 100%)
    Output Aperture
    Side Panel Main Power (ON / OFF switch)
    Line Cord Jack (IEC 320)
    (US to IEC Line Cord included)
    Fuse Holder - MDL-5

    Damage to glass or fused silica fiber optic lightguides can occur due to high temperatures associated with Xenon lamps 

    (except BF version).
  • Related Accessories 

Filter Holder for ASB-XE-E180 



  • Options & Parts

Models Description
ASB-XE-E180-FL 1" Focusing lens set for monochromator f# matching. For ASB-XE-180 series
Needed to specify the connector type, CM110, DK240, DK480 etc
RB-175-BUV 175W Xenon Replacement Lamp Bulb for ASB-XE-175EX & ASB-XE-E180EX, UV/NIR Extended
RB-175-BF 175W Xenon Replacement Lamp Bulb for ASB-XE-175BF/BFEX & ASB-XE-E180BF/BFEX series, Ozone Blocking
RB-175-BHM Housing module for 175W Xenon Replacement Lamp Bulb
w/heat sink pad
w/protective housing
For the ASB-XE-175 & ASB-XE-E180 series