In order for the learning process to be efficient, it should be entertaining and enjoyable. With the Levenhuk Rainbow 2L Amethyst school microscope, biology classes will finally be truly interesting - exploring the microworld is a lot more fun than reading boring texts in books. The microscope comes with everything required for first biological experiments. Besides, this stylish and bright amethyst-colored microscope is very attractive – it would be fun for a happy owner of Levenhuk Rainbow 2L Amethyst to show it off in front of his or her classmates.
Microscope lenses are made of special optical glass with a high level of transparency. Optical surfaces are additionally covered with multilayer coating, which increases light transmission and enhances image quality. This model comes with three objective lenses, so the microscope is capable of providing 40-400x magnification. Changing magnification is very easy – all you need to do is to turn the revolving nosepiece.
Versatility – study both transparent and non-transparent samples
One of the main advantages of this microscope is the ability to observe both transparent and opaque samples. For this purpose the microscope is equipped with two illumination sources. Lower illumination is used for observing transparent samples–for example, thin slices of plants and insects. Upper illumination allows for observing opaque objects such as small stones, coins and bills and many others. You can also observe semitransparent samples by turning both illuminations on. The selection of interesting samples to study is only limited by their size and the observer’s imagination.
The plastic body of this microscope is a lot lighter than those made of metal – the microscope is easy and comfortable to take along to school, for a walk or when visiting friends. At the same time, the microscope is very sturdy, so it’s perfect for intense use. In order to provide more comfort during observations, the head is inclined at 45°. Illumination can be powered by either an electrical outlet or batteries.
Caution: Please refer to the specifications table for the correct mains voltage and never attempt to plug a 110V device into 220V outlet and vice versa without using a converter. Remember that mains voltage in the U.S. and Canada is 110V and 220-240V in most European countries.
Thanks to the included Levenhuk K50 Experiment Kit, young scientists won’t have to puzzle over where to start their research. The kit includes prepared microscope slides, all necessary tools and a colorful guide that contains all required information on the microscope’s construction, recommendations on preparing new microscope slides, and descriptions of interesting experiments.
- Biological microscope with 40-400x magnification
- Available in five bright colors
- Sturdy and lightweight plastic body
- Upper and lower LED illumination systems
- Experiment kit included
The kit includes:
- Objectives: 4x, 10x and 40x
- Eyepiece: WF10x
- Stage with clips
- Diaphragm disk
- Built-in upper and lower LED illuminations
- AC adapter
- 3 AA batteries
- Levenhuk K50 Experiment Kit
- User manual and lifetime warranty
Levenhuk K50 Experiment Kit includes:
- "Attractive Microscope. Scrutinizing the Microcosm" User Guide
- Hatchery for Artemia (brine shrimp, or sea-monkeys)
- Flask with yeast
- Flask with pitch
- Flask with sea salt
- Flask with brine shrimp
- 5 ready-to-use specimens
- 5 blank slides
- Dust cover
Here are examples of what you can see with this microscope.
Find answers to frequently asked questions about microscopes here.
Step-by-step guide on how to work with prepared microscope slides.
How does an aperture of a microscope objective lens work? Learn here.
Find a useful review on what a microscope consists of here.
Looking for something to start your observations with? Check Paramecium caudatum
Some things you can see under a microscope:
You can find these and many more interesting microscope slides to observe in the Levenhuk Prepared Slides Sets.
Levenhuk Rainbow 2L Amethyst Microscope is compatible with Levenhuk digital cameras (purchased separately). Levenhuk cameras are installed in the eyepiece tube instead of an eyepiece.
|Levenhuk Rainbow Microscopes Comparison Table|
|Rainbow 2L||Rainbow 2L PLUS||Rainbow 50L||Rainbow 50L PLUS|
|Head||monocular, inclined 45°||monocular, rotatable 360°, inclined 45°|
|Optics material||optical glass|
|Objectives||4х, 10х, 40х||4х, 10х, 40хs||4х, 10х, 40хs||4х, 10х, 40хs|
|Revolving nosepiece||3 objectives|
|Stage, mm||90x90, with clips|
|Stage moving range,
using focusing mechanism, mm
|0-15, vertical||0-8, vertical||0-11, vertical||0-11, vertical|
|Condenser||NA 0.65, diaphragm disk (6 apertures)|
|Illumination||upper and lower LED illumination with adjustable brightness|
|Power supply||AC adapter or 3 AA batteries||AC adapter or 2 AA batteries|
|Levenhuk K50 Experiment Kit*||yes|
|* Please note that Levenhuk K50 Experiment Kit is supplied without individual packaging.|
|monocular, inclined at 45°|
Eyepiece tube diameter, mm
|4х, 10х, 40х|
|90x90, with clips|
Stage moving range, using focusing mechanism, mm
|diaphragm disk (6 apertures)|
|110 V/50 Hz or 3 AA batteries|
Light source type
|LED 3-3.2V (upper and lower illumination)|
General use product.
May be used by kids
over 3 years old.
|Kid’s Education, Hobby|
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What additional accessories would you recommend to this microscope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
We recommend Levenhuk Rainbow WF16x Eyepiece (https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-rainbow-wf16-eyepiece/).
Hello. Can I install Levenhuk WF16 eyepiece on this microscope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, Levenhuk Rainbow WF16x Eyepiece (https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-rainbow-wf16-eyepiece/) can be installed on Levenhuk Rainbow 2L Microscope.
Hello! I have a daughter who’s willing to apply to medical school, so she needs a quality microscope for her biological studies. What model would you suggest for this purpose? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Rainbow 2L Moonstone Microscope is suitable for biological use, but for in-depth study we recommend Levenhuk Rainbow 50L PLUS Microscope https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-50l-plus-moonstone/.
Hi! Will I be able to observe insects and, let’s say, blood with this microscope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Rainbow 2L Moonstone Microscope is equipped with upper illumination that allows for observations of opaque samples. Yes, you will be able to observe insects and blood.
Hello! Should I buy some extra accessories for this microscope? Coverslips or something else? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Rainbow 2L Moonstone Microscope comes with Levenhuk K50 Experiment Kit https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-k50-experiment-kit/. We recommend that you consider buying additional prepared specimens for your observations here - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/experiment-kits/, as well as blank slides https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-g50-blank-slides/ and cover slips https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-g100-cover-slips/.
Hi! Bought this microscope to a kid as a Christmas gift and we are all happy with it. Thanks! One question - we tried to observe paramecium caudatum in aquarium water, but couldn‘t find any…we also tried to use potassium permanganate - no progress. Is this microscope capable of such observations at all? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Paramecium caudatum can be observed under 100x and above, therefore Levenhuk Rainbow 2L Moonstone Microscope is suitable for that. You can find more information on observations of Paramecium caudatum here - https://www.levenhuk.com/reviews/paramecium/.
Hello! I’m choosing a gift for a 10-year-old kid. It’s gonna be his first microscope so it should be easy to use and, at the same time, capable enough for school curriculum (at least secondary school). I’m choosing between this model and Levenhuk Rainbow 50L Plus. Which model will be optimal? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Rainbow 50L PLUS is preferable as the kit contains an experiment kit, case for transportation and storage. Its magnification makes it suitable for secondary school curriculum.
Good afternoon, I want to ask about the this telescopes kit. On the picture there is an extended set, but it`s smaller in the description. Is this a mistake? Levenhuk Customer Service:
All items are listed in the description of the Levenhuk LabZZ T3 telescope. The kit includes: telescope, 4mm eyepiece, 12.5mm eyepiece, 1.5o erecting eyepiece, 3x Barlow lens, 5x optical finder, diagonal mirror; aluminum tripod with accessory tray
What is the difference between LabZZ M2 and LabZZ M3? Is LabZZ M101 better? Levenhuk Customer Service:
The difference is in magnification and optics quality. LabZZ M101 has smaller magnification than M2 and M3, but the picture quality is better. LabZZ M3 microscope has a projector included in the set.
Could you tell me please, will the magnification increase if I replace 10x eyepiece with 16x? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Rainbow 2L Moonstone microscope has a maximum magnification of 400x. We do not recommend exceeding it, because it might result into poor picture quality.
Good afternoon! Could you tell me please if this microscope is suitable for a 4.5 y.o. child? Or is it too heaped-up? (I also have a 12 y.o son and would like to buy a microscope that will suit them both). Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Rainbow 2L Moonstone Microscope will perfectly suit both kids. It’s really easy to use. We recommend that you be around when a smaller child is playing with it, because the microscope is fragile and has some small pieces.
Hello. Can I attach a digital eyepiece to this microscope? Which one? Levenhuk Customer Service:
You can use any camera with a landing diameter of 23.2 mm with the Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS Moonstone microscope. https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-d2l/ There is a Levenhuk Rainbow D2L 0,3 megapixels Moonstone microscope. The camera is included in the set.
In order to see Paramecium caudatum you will need to pour the water from the river into the glass and add 5-6 drop of coloring ( iodine or ink ) Levenhuk Customer Service:
Thank you so much for your Levenhuk Rainbow 2L Moonstone microscope review.
Hello. Could you tell me please if I can attach any other devices to this microscope (like a phone, camera, computer)? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, you can attach a camera to the Levenhuk Rainbow 2L Azure microscope, for example: digital camera Levenhuk C35 NG 350K, USB 2.0 https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-c35-ng-350k-px-digital-camera/; For a smartphone you can use Levenhuk A10 smartphone adapter, https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-a10-smartphone-adapter/ .
I want to see microorganisms in tooth plaque, which microscope should I use? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Take a look at the Levenhuk 700M monocular microscope: https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-700m/
What is the maximum weight the stage can survive? 200 grams? Levenhuk Customer Service:
The manufacturer does not indicate the load capacity of the stage, but it is designed to work with prepared slides, so it can easily hold other specimens of similar weight.
Does the eyepiece rotate around its axis? otherwise, judging from the picture, the eyepiece is somehow unsuccessfully positioned... Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Rainbow 2L microscope eyepiece tube can be rotated.
How it revolves? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Rainbow 2L microscope has three screws that need to be loosened, then the head will rotate.
Does the nosepiece turn? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, Levenhuk Rainbow 2L microscope is equipped with a revolving nosepiece.
The kit misses the slide with a recess. However, the accompanying manual mentions it… Levenhuk Customer Service:
The kit delivered with the Levenhuk Rainbow 2L microscope does not include a slide with a recess.
Does this microscope (Levenhuk 2L) include a case for transportation? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Rainbow 2L Moonstone Microscope doesn't include a case. Pay attention to Levenhuk Rainbow 50L model - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-50l-moonstone/.
Is this adapter https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-a10-smartphone-adapter/ suitable for the microscope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, Levenhuk A10 Smartphone Adapter can be used with Levenhuk Rainbow 2L Moonstone.
Good day! Could you please specify what's included with this model of Levenhuk Rainbow 2L? Levenhuk Customer Service:
The kit includes the following items: Microscope Objectives: 4x, 10x and 40x Eyepiece: WF10x Stage with clips Diaphragm disk Condenser Built-in upper and lower LED illuminations AC adapter 3 AA batteries Levenhuk K50 Experiment Kit User manual and lifetime warranty Levenhuk K50 Experiment Kit includes: ""Attractive Microscope. Scrutinizing the Microcosm"" User Guide Forceps Hatchery for Artemia (brine shrimp, or sea-monkeys) Microtome Flask with yeast Flask with pitch Flask with sea salt Flask with brine shrimp 5 ready-to-use specimens 5 blank slides Dropper Dust cover The full kit contents is also described on the product description page
This model or Levenhuk Rainbow 50L? My child is 10 yo, he is a beginner. Does the 50L one really worth the extra money? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Both models are suitable for a 10 years old child. The advantages of the Levenhuk Rainbow 50L microscope are higher magnification power and convenient case included in the standard kit.
Hello, can I see bacteria in dirty water with this scope? What is the maximum power that can be achieved with this microscope (assuming I am ready to purchase additional eyepieces)? Levenhuk Customer Service:
In a drop of dirty water (for example puddle water) you can see infusorians and other unicellular organisms. If you purchase additional 20x eyepiece, you can get 800x magnification power.
My kid is in the 5th grade, we need a microscope for biology classes and for different school projects. Could you please recommend a model? Please, not very expensive. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Rainbow 2L Microscope is a great choice for school! It will last through the whole school curriculum.
Hi! I am looking for a microscope for my 6-year-old kid, I am thinking about Levenhuk Rainbow 2L and Levenhuk LabZZ M101. As far as I understand one of them has plastic optics and the other - glass optics….Is this essintial? Does it affect image quality? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Rainbow 2L Microscope is a preferred choice due to its glass optics and combined illumination which allows for observing both transparent and opaque objects.
The Levenhuk 2L NG looks exactly the same to me. Is it the same model or are there any differences? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk 2L NG is an obsolete model that has been discontinued and is no longer available for purchase. New Levenhuk Rainbow 2L microscopes have different magnification and bodies made of lightweight plastic. Other than this the models are essentially the same.
hey! can I see microorganisms and bacteria with it? Levenhuk Customer Service:
With Levenhuk Rainbow 2L Moonstone Microscope you can observe protozoans. To see bacteria you need a professional-like laboratory microscope. Please consider Levenhuk 320 Microscope - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-320/
Is it possible to replace eyepiece in this model? Do you have 20x eyepiece? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, you can install another eyepiece on the Levenhuk Rainbow 2L microscope. Unfortunately, Levenhuk 20x Eyepiece is currently out of stock.
Good Day! Is K50 Kit included? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, the Levenhuk Rainbow 2L microscope comes with the Levenhuk K50 Experiment Kit.
Hello! Which microscope should I choose for a 8 years old kid? LABZZ M101 AMETHYST or Levenhuk Rainbow 2L? Which one of them allows for viewing opaque objects? Can I connect a digital camera to it? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Rainbow 2L Microscope would be a preferable choice for an 8 years old child due to higher optics quality. Combined illumination allows you to observe both transparent and opaque objects. Yes, you can pick any available digital camera in this section: https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/microscope-cameras/.
Can I use immersion oil with this microscope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Rainbow 2L Moonstone Microscope doesn't have an oil immersion lens. Consider Levenhuk 320 Biological Microscope - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-320/. It comes with a powerful 100x oil immersion lens.
Is it a good choice for a 8 y/o child? Thank you! Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, Levenhuk Rainbow 2L Microscope is a wonderful choice for a 8 years old kid.
what additional accessories would you recommend for this model? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Consider our experiment kits and slides (/catalogue/accessories/experiment-kits/) and optics cleaning tools (https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/optics-cleaning/).
which microscope would be a better choice for a six years old kid? Levenhuk Rainbow 2L or Levenhuk LabZZ M101? Levenhuk Customer Service:
For a six years old kid we recommend Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Microscope - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-labzz-101-amethyst/
can I obtain 1200x or 1600x with this microscope? What eyepiece or lens should I buy for that? Levenhuk Customer Service:
The illumination and focusing systems of the Levenhuk Rainbow 2L Amethyst Microscope are not designed for such high magnifications. You can take a look at Levenhuk Rainbow 50L PLUS Amethyst Microscope (1280x) - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-50l-plus-amethyst/ and Levenhuk 320 Biological Microscope (1600x) - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/microscopes/levenhuk-320/. more
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