Our high-performance LED spot light sources are Primelite’s ready-to-use solution for demanding applications.

A high degree of flexibility and customization in spectral composition is achieved by our modular concept with up to 5 separate emitters based on UV-LED and VIS-LED technology. Extremely stable output and extended lifetime characterize this spot light system. For efficient delivery of the radiation at the point of application, we recommend and use high-transmission liquid light guides (see Optical Subcomponents).

Our ALE/1 systems are developed and manufactured in Munich – Quality Made in Germany.

Primelite Advanced UV-LED Light Engine ONE
Primelite Advanced UV-LED Light Engine ONE



Highlights

  • Up to 30 Watts of optical output
  • Future-proof mercury-free light source
  • LED process stability and TCO benefits
  • Customized spectral composition (UV, VIS, NIR)
  • Closed-loop controlled output
  • Easy to integrate into new and existing setups
  • No external cooling required
  • Quality Made in Germany



Multispectral Modularity for Highest Intensities

The ALE/1 combines radiation power and spectral characteristics of a mercury discharge lamp with the TCO and process benefits of LED technology. Following a platform concept approach, the ALE/1 is capable of combining up to 5 high-performance LEDs in the optical path. This allows for significantly elevated radiation power levels across a broad output spectrum.

Choose from a wide range of options to design your spectral composition of ALE/1 systems: UV-LED Modules in the Near UV (365, 385, 405, 435 nm), VIS-LED (470, 520, 620, 660, 690 nm) and NIR-LED emitters (730, 770, 810, 850, 970 nm) are available.

The emitters are available as “Regular” LED-Modules in combination with 5.0 or 6.5 mm light guides or “Plus” LED-Modules for elevated performance combined with 6.5 or 8.0 mm light guides.


Examples of Potential Combinations and Related Performance Levels



ALE/1.1 (1 LED-Setups)

This ALE/1-setup provides highest radiation intensity focusing on a single peak wavelength. If your application is optimized for narrow bandwidth radiation and does not profit from a broad spectrum, the ALE/1.1 is your preferred choice as a high output UV-LED spot curing system.

Primelite Advanced UV-LED Light Engine ONE Spectrum (ALE/1.1)
Primelite Advanced UV-LED Light Engine ONE: Spectrum (ALE/1.1)

Emitters 1 NUV-LED (365, 385, 405, and 435 nm)1
Radiation output2 in mW ALE/1 ALE/1+ ALE/1+
Light guide3 Ø5.0 mm Ø6.5 mm Ø8.0 mm
365 nm 7,000 9,500 10,000
385 nm 10,000 13,500 14,500
405 nm 10,000 14,000 15,000
435 nm 7,000 9,500 10,000
 
1 CWL of emitters: 367.5±2.5 nm, 387.5±2.5 nm, 402.5±2.5 nm, and 435.0±2.5 nm; 2 Full spectrum of each emitter measured at end of light guide (length 1.5 m); deviation of ±10% possible; 3 Light guides with antireflective coating are available with additional output of 7%.


ALE/1.2 (2 LED-Setups)

There are several 2-LED-combinations available, depending on your application needs. Potential setups including 2 high-performance UV-LEDs are: 365/385 nm, 385/405 nm, and 365/405 nm. These spectra are particularly popular in industrial UV-LED spot curing applications.

Primelite Advanced UV-LED Light Engine ONE Spectrum (ALE/1.2 365/385 nm)
Primelite Advanced UV-LED Light Engine ONE: Spectrum (ALE/1.2 365/385 nm)

Emitters 2 NUV-LEDs (365 and 385 nm)1
Radiation output2 in mW ALE/1 ALE/1+ ALE/1+
Light guide3 Ø5.0 mm Ø6.5 mm Ø8.0 mm
365 nm 4,500 6,000 6,500
385 nm 8,000 11,500 13,000
Total 12,500 17,500 19,500
 
1 CWL of emitters: 367.5±2.5 nm and 387.5±2.5 nm; 2 Full spectrum of each emitter measured at end of light guide (length 1.5 m); deviation of ±10% possible; 3 Light guides with antireflective coating are available with additional output of 7%.


ALE/1.3 (3 LED-Setups)

Two 3 LED-setups in the UV spectrum are available: Covering the spectrum from 365 nm to 405 nm with high UV radiation power, the ALE/1.3 (365/385/405 nm) is particularly suited for curing applications. This configuration with 3 high-performance UV-LEDs provides you with full flexibility to combine and select the wavelengths available in order to profit from a broad spectrum exposure.

Primelite Advanced UV-LED Light Engine ONE Spectrum (ALE/1.3 365/385/405 nm)
Primelite Advanced UV-LED Light Engine ONE: Spectrum (ALE/1.3 365/385/405 nm)

Emitters 3 NUV-LEDs (365, 385, and 405 nm)1
Radiation output2 in mW ALE/1 ALE/1+ ALE/1+
Light guide3 Ø5.0 mm Ø6.5 mm Ø8.0 mm
365 nm 4,500 6,000 6,500
385 nm 6,000 8,500 9,000
405 nm 4,500 7,500 8,000
Total 15,000 22,000 23,500
 
1 CWL of emitters: 367.5±2.5 nm, 387.5±2.5 nm, and 402.5±2.5 nm; 2 Full spectrum of each emitter measured at end of light guide (length 1.5 m); deviation of ±10% possible; 3 Light guides with antireflective coating are available with additional output of 7%.

Furthermore, there is the option to combine and select from wavelengths of the i-, h-, and g-line spectrum (365/405/435 nm) in semiconductor lithography applications. Whether you want to switch between bandwidths or want to use a broader spectrum the ALE/1.3 is able to provide you with highest radiation output up to 30 W (all emitters combined).



Primelite Advanced UV-LED Light Engine ONE Spectrum (ALE/1.3 365/405/435 nm)
Primelite Advanced UV-LED Light Engine ONE: Spectrum (ALE/1.3 365/405/435 nm)

Emitters 3 UV-LEDs (365, 405, and 435 nm)1
Radiation output2 in mW ALE/1 ALE/1+ ALE/1+
Light guide3 Ø5.0 mm Ø6.5 mm Ø8.0 mm
365 nm 6,500 9,000 9,500
405 nm 6,500 9,500 10,000
435 nm 4,500 6,500 7,000
Total 17,500 25,000 26,500
 
1 CWL of emitters: 367.5±2.5 nm, 402.5±2.5 nm, and 435.0±2.5 nm; 2 Full spectrum of each emitter measured at end of light guide (length 1.5 m); deviation of ±10% possible; 3 Light guides with antireflective coating are available with additional output of 7%.


ALE/1.4 & ALE/1.5 (4-5 LED-Setups)

The ALE/1.4, combining 4 high power LEDs in its optical path, covers the entire spectrum from 365 to 435 nm with high radiation power. For photoresists that profit from a broad wavelength spectrum and/or are sensitive also to 385 nm, the ALE/1.4 will be your choice.

Primelite Advanced UV-LED Light Engine ONE Spectrum (ALE/1.4 365/385/405/435 nm)
Primelite Advanced UV-LED Light Engine ONE: Spectrum (ALE/1.4 365/385/405/435 nm)

Emitters 4 UV-LEDs (365, 385, 405, and 435 nm)1
Radiation output2 in mW ALE/1 ALE/1+ ALE/1+
Light guide3 Ø5.0 mm Ø6.5 mm Ø8.0 mm
365 nm 4,500 6,000 6,500
385 nm 6,000 8,500 9,000
405 nm 4,000 6,000 6,500
435 nm 3,000 5,000 5,000
Total 17,500 25,500 27,000
 
1 CWL of emitters: 367.5±2.5 nm, 387.5±2.5 nm, 402.5±2.5 nm, and 435.0±2.5 nm 2 Full spectrum of each emitter measured at end of light guide (length 1.5 m); deviation of ±10% possible; 3 Light guides with antireflective coating are available with additional output of 7%.
Additionally, you can also combine any other UV, VIS or NIR emitters. One example is a version for life science applications.

Primelite Advanced UV-LED Light Engine ONE Spectrum (Life Sciences)
Primelite Advanced UV-LED Light Engine ONE: Spectrum (Life Sciences)




System Properties and Specifications

 
Included emitters Up to 5 LEDs ranging from 365 nm to 970 nm
Total radiation output1 Up to 30 W
Output intensity1 Up to 75,000 mW/cm2
Numerical aperture 0.6 / 70° (2α)
Control configurations
  • Individual LED power management and presets
  • High-resolution intensity adjustment (20-100%)
  • LED rise time <10 milliseconds
  • Continuous monitoring of optical output and feedback control via internal or external signal
Communication interfaces
  • Touch display
  • AUX: External switching device
  • USB: ALE/remote (ALE PC-Software)
  • PLC: Discrete interface
  • Fieldbus: As per customer requirement (e.g. CANopen, PROFINET)
Heat management Internal liquid cooling
Dimensions (W H D) 28 cm X 23 cm X 40 cm (11.0″ X 9.1″ X 15.7″)
Weight 15 kg (33 lbs)
Power supply input 110-240 VAC / 50-60 Hz / 1,000 W
Light Guide Options
  • Active core Ø [mm]: 5.0, 6.5 and 8.0
  • Single or multi-pole options
  • Standard length 1.5 m; custom sizes (1-15 m) available on request
  • Custom end fittings available on request
1 Full spectrum measured at end of light guide (Ø8.0 mm, length 1.5 m); deviation of ±10% possible



Additional Features and Benefits


Unprecedented Usability and Process Control
  • Initial setup of the unit and internal emitters is a matter of minutes.
  • High resolution intensity adjustment and feedback controlled power output guarantee unprecedented precision and stability of your exposure process.
  • The ALE/1 is extremely fast, characterized by output rise times of less than 10 milliseconds.
  • Extensive possibilities to set up each LED-Module and general exposure parameters help you to manage your application processes and enable new applications.
  • Long LED service life and single minute exchange of LEDs, which can be performed by the end user himself, dramatically reduce equipment downtime.


Full Flexibility for System Integration
  • Primelite LED Light Engines are designed as fiber coupled light sources to achieve maximum flexibility for system integration.
  • High transmission light guides efficiently transport the generated radiation to the point of application – no need for complex optics, less trouble finding the right place for the LED subsystem to fit into your manufacturing equipment.
  • Upgrading valuable existing equipment and designing new exposure units based on Primelite’s latest LED technology is straightforward.
  • The small footprint of the internally cooled light engine, application of high transmission light guides and standard communication interfaces make system integration a very manageable task.
Primelite Advanced UV-LED Light Engines for Curing Applications
Primelite Advanced UV-LED Light Engines for Curing Applications


Standard Communication Interfaces
  • ALE/1’s future-proof data interfaces as well as its network oriented electronic component and software setup allow for a seamless integration in your (automated) production environment.
  • Besides intuitive user interface via the touch display, there is a variety of standard interfaces supported by the ALE/1 (incl. AUX for external switching devices, USB for ALE/remote Software, Discrete PLC Interface, and Fieldbus)

Primelite Advanced UV-LED Light Engine ONE (Rear View)
Primelite Advanced UV-LED Light Engine ONE (Rear View)