Metaphase Technologies, Inc.



Hyperspectral Illumination

SWIR (Short-Wave Infrared)

Multispectral Illumination

Line Lights / Line Scan

ExoLight™ (Linear Illuminators)

Barcode Lighting



Harsh Environment / Washdown

Diffused Dome / Tube Lights

LED Pattern Projector

LED Light Engines & Fiber Illumination

Front Lights

Diffused Axial Lights

Ring Lights

Off-Axis Ring Lights

High Power Flood Light

Flat Dome Lights

Strobe Lights/Law Enforcement

Manual Dimmers

Power Supplies


Horticultural Lights

Collimated Backlights:

The Collimated Backlight Series is a high performance, uniform, and collimated light source for high precision silhouetting and transmissive applications. Using precision optics, the light is collimated in both the X and Y dimensions.  The light exits at a low divergence angle making it perfect for applications requiring high precision measurements when used with a telecentric lens. These lights utilize a full array LED layout with more LEDs per square inch to provide greater intensity and uniformity.  The Collimated Backlight are available in White, Red, Green, Blue and IR with independent color control.  Active areas ranging from 1 inch x 1 inch (25 mm x 25mm) to 12 inches x 12 inches (305 mm x 305 mm).   Custom sizes up to 3 feet x 3 feet (1 m x 1 m) are available.


  • High density LED array makes our backlights the brightest and most stable backlights
  • Exclusive optical lens provides high uniformity (±5% to ±10%), shadow-free backlight illumination
  • Thermal management design draws heat directly from the die ensuring long life
  • Metaphase Technologies has the largest selection of Backlights in the vision industry
  • Options include 0 -10VDC intensity control
  • Can be operated in either DC mode or in Strobe mode using your preferred controller/driver


  • High precision measurements and telecentric applications
  • Absence/presence of objects
  • Defect detection in glass/plastic containers
  • Object tracking (fish in aquarium)
  • PCB (printed circuit board) assembly through-hole lead detection
  • Web inspection (pin-holes in web)
  • Bottle cap inspection
  • Screw/bolt thread inspection
  • Glass sheet defect detection
  • Sub-pixel dimensional inspection


Collimated Backlight


Power Source: 24VDC +/-10%
Collimation: Collimated in both X and Y dimension
Uniformity: +/-5%
Housing: Black Anodized Aluminum
Operating Temperature: - 30 °C to 60 °C 
Lifetime Expectancy: 75,000 hours
Intensity: 60,000 Lux*, minimal
Compliance: CE, RoHS
Intensity Control: 0-10v and ILD dimming control optional
Layout: Full Array

*Please contact your Metaphase representative for possible higher intensity versions.

Wavelength Colors

Please contact your Metaphase representative for information regarding wavelengths that do not appear above.


Model Cable/Interface Active Area

10ft cable w/flying leads

BL-2X2-CL 10ft cable w/flying leads 2"x2"       
BL-2X4-CL 10ft cable w/flying leads 2"x4"       
BL-3X3-CL 10ft cable w/flying leads 3"x3"       
BL-3X3-CL-9D 9-position male D-sub connector 3"x3"        
BL-3X3-CL-RGB Custom configuration for RGB 3"x3"       
BL-4X4-CL 10ft cable w/flying leads 4"x4"       
BL-5X5-CL 10ft cable w/flying leads 5"x5"       
BL-6X12-CL 10ft cable w/flying leads 6"x12"       
BL-12X12-CL 10ft cable w/flying leads 12"x12"       

Custom sizes available.
Contact your Metaphase representative for the most current data and information.


Driver & Strobe Options

We Offer our lights with many different driver configurations to make the lights compatible with the latest LED controllers and Vision Cameras. This provides greater flexibility, control, and convenience when integrating Metaphase illumination systems.

some drivers may not be compatible with all sizes due to current requirements etc. Please contact a Metaphase Representative for details.

Please call Metaphase at 215-639-8699 or your local representative for any additional information.

Collimated Backlight