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Nikon Eclipse 80i Illuminator


This LED illuminator replaces the original Nikon Eclipse 80i illuminator. Provides a whiter, brighter light than the original, while consuming 90% less energy and generating 90% less heat. Intensity control is continuous from 0-100%. Problems with heat damaged bulb sockets, connector and power supply failure are all eliminated and you will never have to change bulbs again. Don’t replace your high quality older microscope because of a bad illuminator. Replace your old Nikon Eclipse 80i illuminator with a new Nanodyne LED system. You can keep your perfectly good microscope working for a fraction of the price of an inferior new one. All Nanodyne illuminator systems include the power supply and required cables. Everything required for the illuminator is included. Your new Nanodyne illuminator will add decades of useful life to your microscope.

We were surprised to find that we are selling more of these units to replace operating halogen units, rather than failed original units. These replacements of functioning units are due to the far lower heat generation. On dual head teaching scopes one person has the 100W halogen illuminator under their chin. With the halogen bulb turning only 5% of that power into light, the other 95W is turned into heat to cook someones chin. The Nanodyne replacement for the Nikon 80i illuminator requires only 10W maximum, and converts 4W of that into light going into the microscope, so only 6W is converted to unwanted heat.

The Nanodyne illuminator is brighter than original due to the LED sending all of the light in the forward direction so most of it is captured by the collector lens. The halogen bulbs send out light equally in all directions, resulting in only about 20% of the light going into the microscope.

See the two links below for more details, including what is required to install the illuminator. Contact us if you have further questions.

  • Custom-designed to replace the original Nikon Eclipse 80i illuminator.
  • Remote adjustment on an existing control on the microscope is standard. Brightness control potentiometer on the new illuminator available on request.
  • Easy installation with instructions and most tools provided.
  • All illuminator systems are backed by our 3-year warranty.


  • Illuminator Dimensions: 3.50 x 3.25 x 3.10 inch
  • Power Requirements: 5 to 24V/10W
  • Brightness: 825 lm
  • LED Expected Lifetime: > 50,000 Hours
  • Material: Anodized 6061 T6 Aluminum

Included Items – Click for Drawing (purchased before 5/19/2021)

Installation Instructions – Click for Document (purchased before 5/19/2021)

Included Items – Click for Drawing

Installation Instructions – Click for Document

*NOTE: Set screws are pre-installed. Please inspect aluminum adapter before contact us.


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