FirstLight® UV Illuminator

Maximize your quantitative imaging with the new FirstLight UV Illuminator! Unique design provides extremely uniform UV illumination, which is critical for accurate quantitative analysis.

UVP has received the prestigious "Photonics Circle of Excellence" Award from Laurin Publishing for the FirstLight UV Illuminator! The award recognizes this instrument as a technically innovative product.


The FirstLight UV Illuminator represents a unique highly uniform excitation source for quantitative fluorescent imaging in a wide range of genomic and proteomic applications:

• Electrophoretic separation and quantiation of 1D and 2D protein separations

• Solid phase immunoassay

• DNA quantitation

• RNA quantitation

Application Note describes use of the FirstLight UV Illumination instrument for use in quantitative DNA and protein analysis.

Main Features

  • High sensitivity and dynamic range are consistent across the illumination surface

  • Software correction of uniformity is no longer required

  • Accurate gel to gel comparison

  • Uniformity now supplies < 5%="" c0oefficient="" of="" variance="" (cv)="" across="" the="" full="" filter="" area="">

  • When used with UVP’s BioImaging System and CCD camera, the configurations provides a low cost solution compared to laser scanning

  • Construction design includes an electronic ballast for increased stability and reduced power consumption

  • Compact size

  • Illuminator includes a Gel-Cutter, Focus Target and UV Blocking Cover


  • Universal power supplies provides increased operational ranges

UV Source: 302nm UV grid
Dimensions: 11D x 14W x 5.63H in. (279x356x143mm)

Ordering Information

Part Numbers
110 - 115V 230V Model UV Wavelength Filter Size
95-0365-01 95-0365-02 FI-20 302nm 20x20cm
95-0366-01 95-0366-02 FI-26 302nm 21x26cm
95-0364-01 95-0364-02 FI-26X 302nm 25x26cm

Protected by US and International Patents:
US 6, 670, 619, US 6, 911, 657, US 7, 030, 392, US 7, 081, 637, GB 2399265 Patents Pending