Benchtop UV Transilluminators

UVP offers a wide range of filter sizes and single or multiple UV wavelength transilluminators in a compact, benchtop size. UVP's patented 3UV™ Benchtop Transilluminator (main picture) provides the selection of longwave, midrange and shortwave in one compact unit.


• Gel Electrophoresis

• DNA Fluorescence

• Protein Fluorescence

Main Features

  • Increased ultraviolet output and intensity

  • No light flicker

  • Wider intensity range with variable selection (select models)

  • Fast lamp start up

  • Universal power supply

  • Reduced electrical consumption

  • Longer tube life

  • Lighter weight

  • Improved gel visualization and gel documentation

Transilluminator Features:

  • UVP's patented 3UV Benchtop Transilluminator provides the selection of 365nm, 302nm and 254nm in one compact unit

  • 2UV models offer 302nm and 365nm UV in one model

  • Easily view gels under 365nm longwave UV for extended periods of time avoiding photonicking damage. Researchers can use the 302nm midrange to increase the fluorescence for photodocumentation. Shortwave 254nm UV is used to irradiate samples

  • All Benchtop Transilluminator models are compact, lightweight units

  • These 8-watt models provide a low cost alternative to the High Performance UV Transilluminators

  • A variety of filter area work surface sizes are available

  • Hinged, clear UV blocking cover, included with each transilluminator, is adjustable for access to the filter surface

WARNING: Transilluminators are powerful sources of ultraviolet radiation which can cause serious damage to unprotected eyes and skin. Read the ultraviolet Caution Information before operating any transilluminators.


Intensity:  Select models offer single intensity other models include variable intensity. Refer to the part numbers tab for information.

Variable intensity settings - High/Medium/Low:   High setting allows for UV excitation of fluorophores on gels for routine photography. Medium is excellent for viewing and quick single-band excision. Low setting allows for positioning and preparation of gels, excising multiple bands, and focusing for photography.
UV Source:   Refer to the Part Numbers tab for specific wavelengths for each model
Watts:  8 or 6 - Refer to the Part Numbers tab for watts

3UV Models:  11D x 14W x 5.4H in. (279 x 356 x 137mm)

2UV Models:  11D x 14W x 4.8H in. (279 x 356 x 122mm)

Single UV/Variable Intensity Models (Except M-10):   11D x 14W x 4.8H in. (279 x 356 x 122mm)

M-10:  7.25D x 10.25W x 4.5H in. (184 x 260 x 114mm)

Height includes UV blocking cover (all models)

Note about UV: UVP refers to its midrange UV products as 302nm. Other manufacturers may say 300nm, 310nm or 312nm. The spectral output of these units is the same as UVP's 302nm. Please call UVP's technical services for further information or link here to Midrange Application Bulletin.

Ordering Information

 Part Numbers
100-115V 230V Model Intensity Style Wavelength Watt Filter Size
 Single UV / Single Intensity
95-0180-01 95-0180-02 M-10* Single 302nm 6 watt 10x10cm
95-0455-01 95-0455-02 M-15 Single 302nm 8 watt 15x15cm
95-0447-01 95-0447-02 M-20 Single 302nm 8 watt 20x20cm
95-0457-01 (115V) 95-0457-02 (230V) M-26 Single 302nm 8 watt 21x26cm
 Single UV / Variable Intensity
95-0456-01 95-0456-02 M-15V Variable 302nm 8 watt 15x15cm
95-0452-01 95-0452-02 M-20V Variable 302nm 8 watt 20x20cm
95-0458-01 95-0458-02 M-26V Variable 302nm 8 watt 21x26cm
95-0413-01 95-0413-02 M-26XV Variable 302 8 watt 25x26cm
 2UV / Single Intensity
95-0449-01 95-0449-02 LM-20 Single 302/365nm 8 watt 20x20cm
95-0459-01 95-0459-02 LM-26 Single 302/365nm 8 watt 21x26cm
 3UV / Single Intensity
95-0417-01 95-0417-02 LMS-20 Single 254/302/365nm 8 watt 20x20cm
95-0414-01 95-0414-02 LMS-26 Single 254/302/365nm 8 watt 21x26cm
 Replacement Tubes
Replacement Tube 34-0007-01 8 Watt, 254nm
Replacement Tube 34-0042-01 8 Watt, 302nm
Replacement Tube 34-0006-01 8 Watt, 365nm
Replacement Tube 34-0044-01 6 Watt, 302nm

*Standard ballast, not electronic ballast. 115V unit.