Metaphase Technologies, Inc.



Hyperspectral Illumination

SWIR (Short-Wave Infrared)

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SWIR Area Backlights:

Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR), typically defined as wavelengths in the range of 900nm to 2500nm, is now offered in the Metaphase Backlight. Short-wave infrared technology provides the necessary contrast to illuminate test objects that visible and ultraviolet light cannot provide. The SWIR Backlight is a high performance and uniform light source for silhouetting and transmissive applications. Using a full array LED layout, we can pack more LEDs per square inch to provide greater intensity, uniformity and performance. 


  • Full Array, High Power Surface Mount LED arrangement
  • SWIR Grade Diffuser for high uniformity, +/-5-10% (depending on LED configuration)
  • Broad & Multi Band LED configurations available


  • Silicon Wafer Inspection
  • Fill Level
  • Liquid Identification
  • Glass Inspection
  • Fruit Bruising
  • Machine Vision & Automation 
  • Robotic Inspection


SWIR Area Scan Camera Examples

Xenics: Bobcat

AVT: Goldeye

PhotonFocus: MV3

NIT: WiDy SWIR Cameras

 Sensors Unlimited:
SWIR Are Scan

Raptor Photonics: OWL Series 

SWIR Vision Systems: Acuros SWIR Series

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Area Backlight

Typical Backlight Configuration

Power Source: 24VDC +/-10%
Cable: 10 foot / (3.05 m) cable with flying leads
Uniformity: +/- 5%
Housing: Black Anodized Aluminum
Operating Temperature:  -30 °C to 60 °C
Lifetime Expectancy: 75,000 hours
Compliance: CE, RoHS
Intensity Control: Optional

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

Available Wavelengths

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

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Model Active Area
MB-BL4X4 4"x4"       
MB-BL6X6 6"x6"       
MB-BL10X25 10"x25"       
MB-BL12X12 12"x12"       
MB-BL14X14 14"x14"    Contact Metaphase for CAD drawings   
MB-BL20X25 20"x25"       
MB-BL24X24 24"x24" Contact Metaphase for CAD drawings


IP (Ingress Protection) Rated Options

Please contact Metaphase or your local representative for information regarding IP rated versions of this light for harsh environments
(water, dust, etc).


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.




SWIR Area Backlight
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