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 Tube Backlight:

Metaphase Technologies Collimated Tube Backlights are ideal for producing high contrast silhouettes.  The Collimated Tube Backlight boasts increased illumination compared to standard backlights when used with telecentric lensing. Telecentric illumination is ideal for precision measurements where accuracy, repeatability, and throughput are key factors in the application’s success. The key benefits of telecentric illumination are: superior detection of small defects, increased measurement accuracy and repeatability compared to standard backlight illumination, elimination of blurred edges caused by diffused reflections, increased light intensity from collimated light rays, high contrast images from elimination of blurred edges and increased light intensity, reduced camera exposure times from increased light intensity, faster systems and high throughput compared to standard backlight illumination and increased distance between object and illumination source.


  • Collimated spot size of 1.5 inches (38 mm)
  • Compact housing for easy application integration
  • Optional mounting clamp available
  • Multiple wavelength options
  • Ideal for producing high contrast silhouette images for edge detection and high accuracy measurements


 Collimated Tube Backlight


Power Source: 24VDC +/-10%
Cable (Standard): 10 foot (3.05 m) cable with flying leads
Housing: Black Anodized Aluminum
Operating Temperature: - 30°C to 60°C 
Cooling: Passive Thermal Conduction
Lifetime Expectancy: 75,000 hours
Intensity: 5,000 Lux* standard
Compliance: CE, RoHS
Inline Dimmer: Optional

*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.


Mounting Options:
Please contact your local Metaphase representative to learn more about the mounting options for the MB-CBL-41.
The bracket pictured below is standard black anodized with adjustable Twin Ring mounting clips.

Metaphase Technologies Mounting Bracket:




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 Tube Backlight