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Microscopes with Lower Illumination

Illumination system in these microscopes is located below the stage and allows observing transparent objects in transmitted light.

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Levenhuk LabZZ M1 Microscope

Magnification: 100–300x. Experiment kit included.

Levenhuk LabZZ M1 Microscope is designed for young explorers of the microcosm. With this microscope young scientists will take their first steps in science. The supplied kit includes everything needed for this purpose: e...More

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Levenhuk LabZZ M2 Microscope

Magnification: 100–900x. Experiment kit included.

Levenhuk LabZZ M2 Microscope is a great instrument for a young biologist. The microscope is very easy to use; it allows for studying transparent microscope samples, and also comes with an interesting experiment kit. A ki...More

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$29.95
Levenhuk LabZZ M101 Microscope

Bright microscope for an inquisitive child. Comes with an experiment kit. Magnification: 40–640x.

Levenhuk LabZZ – brand new microscopes designed especially for the youngest microcosm explorers. Levenhuk LabZZ microscopes feature uniquely shaped bodies of beautiful translucent colors: moonstone, amethyst, azure, and lime. Each model is supplement...More

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$39.95

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Levenhuk 2S NG Microscope description

Monocular. Magnification: 200x. Illumination: mirror.

Levenhuk 2S NG Microscope is a great value, with its basic functions and high-quality Levenhuk optics. This model is a great choice for those who are just beginning to take interest in biological experiments. With its 20...More

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Levenhuk N10 NG Prepared Slides Set

$44.95
Levenhuk LabZZ M3 Microscope

Magnification: 300–1200x. Experiment kit included.

Levenhuk LabZZ M3 Microscope - is a true find for an inquisitive child. It has everything that a young scientist dreams of, and comes with 100 useful accessories! Prepared microscope slides, blanks slides and cover slips...More

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Invisible World. Knowledge book

$44.95
Levenhuk 3S NG Microscope picture

Monocular. Magnification: 200x. Illumination: mirror. Also included: Levenhuk K50 Experiment Kit

With the Levenhuk 3S NG you can begin your adventures in the world of science right after you take the microscope out of the box, with the included Experiment Kit. This model allows for bright field observations of trans...More

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Levenhuk N10 NG Prepared Slides Set

$49.95
$69.95
Levenhuk Rainbow 2L Microscope

Sturdy and easy-to-use educational microscope with experiment kit. Magnification: 40-400x.

Levenhuk Rainbow 2L series – five eye-catching colors, quality glass optics, ergonomic design, and an excellent accessory kit. With Levenhuk Rainbow 2L Microscope studying will become an adventure! Children will be able to explore the microcosm a...More

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$64.95

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Levenhuk 2L NG Amethyst Microscope picture

Two microscopes in one. Advanced NG configuration. Color: amethyst.

Levenhuk Rainbow Series
  Two built-in LED illuminations allow observing non-transparent objects in transmitted and reflected light.
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Levenhuk N10 NG Prepared Slides Set

$69.95
$89.95
Levenhuk 2L NG Azure Microscope photo

Two microscopes in one. Advanced NG configuration. Color: azure.

Levenhuk Rainbow Series
  Two built-in LED illuminations allow observing non-transparent objects in transmitted and reflected light.
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Levenhuk N10 NG Prepared Slides Set

$69.95
$89.95
Levenhuk 2L NG Lime Microscope picture

Two microscopes in one. Advanced NG configuration. Color: lime.

Levenhuk Rainbow Series
  Two built-in LED illuminations allow observing non-transparent objects in transmitted and reflected light.
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Levenhuk N10 NG Prepared Slides Set

$69.95
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Levenhuk Rainbow 2L PLUS Microscope

High quality and reliable microscope for school and university students. Experiment kit included. Magnification: 64–640x.

Bright and stylish Rainbow 2L PLUS microscopes are the logical continuation of the Levenhuk Rainbow 2L series. New microscopes combine all the advantages of the previous line with new, favorable features. These microscopes are equipped with two i...More

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Levenhuk 3L NG Microscope description

Magnification: 64-640x


  Two built-in LED illuminations allow observing non-transparent objects in transmitted and reflected light.
  Reliable performance: body and elements are made of metal (silumin), not p...More

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Levenhuk N10 NG Prepared Slides Set

$79.95
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Levenhuk Rainbow 50L Microscope

Reliable educational microscope. The kit includes everything needed for first biological experiments. Magnification: 40-800x.

Levenhuk Rainbow 50L – bright, stylish microscopes perfect for beginning microcosm explorers, as well as experienced biologists. These microscopes allow you to examine plant and animal tissues and learn more about their cellular structure, observ...More

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$79.95

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Levenhuk Rainbow 50L PLUS Microscope

Excellent optics, modern design, robust body. Experiment kit included. Magnification: 64–1280x.

Levenhuk Rainbow 50L PLUS - the perfect combination of stylish design, excellent optics, and ergonomic body. Like all other models in the Levenhuk Rainbow family, these microscopes are ideal for young researchers. Each model comes with a Levenhuk...More

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Levenhuk 50L NG Orange Microscope picture

Magnification up to 1280x. Carrying case included. Color: orange.

Levenhuk Rainbow Series The Levenhuk 50L NG teaching biological microscope.
This excellent biological microscope is ideal for use in schools or colleges as wel...More

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Levenhuk N10 NG Prepared Slides Set

$104.95
$149.95
Levenhuk D2L NG Digital Microscope photo

Teaching digital microscope for the beginners, resolution 350 000 pixels

The Levenhuk D2L NG Digital Microscope allows you to undertake high-quality research and take photos/videos of your observations as well. This model can be connected to a PC using USB interface, the software is included ...More

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$104.95
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Levenhuk D50L NG Digital Microscope description

Digital microscope of advanced quality and configuration

Levenhuk D50L NG Digital Microscope allows you to take on high-quality research as well as take photos/videos of your observations. This model can be connected to a PC. Levenhuk D50L NG uses a USB interface, and software...More

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Levenhuk N10 NG Prepared Slides Set

$179.95
$249.95
Levenhuk 3ST Microscope photo

Stereo microscope. Binocular head. Magnification: 20-40x

Levenhuk 3ST is a reliable stereo microscope with a binocular head inclined at 45 degrees. This design allows for comfortable observations for extended periods of time without any muscle strain, and no additional stress ...More

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Levenhuk LP10 Cleaning Pen

$194.95
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Levenhuk D70L Digital Biological Microscope picture

Digital microscope with large color display and connectivity to PC

Levenhuk D70L Digital Biological Microscope features superb image definition, especially at the edges, ensured by hardware reliable performance. The basic configuration provides wide image processing possibilities. ...More

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Levenhuk N10 NG Prepared Slides Set

$269.95
$319.95
Levenhuk D320L 3.1M Digital Monocular Microscope

Professional digital laboratory microscope

The Levenhuk D320L 3.1M Digital Monocular Microscope is ideal for biochemical, pathologo-anatomic, cytologic, hematologic, urologic, dermatologic, biologic, and general clinical research in medical laboratories. This ser...More

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Levenhuk N10 NG Prepared Slides Set

$374.95
$479.95
Levenhuk 850B Biological Binocular Microscope image

Binocular head. Revolving nosepiece: 4 objectives. Magnification: 40-2000x. Built-in dark field condenser

Levenhuk 850B Biological Binocular Microscope is ideal for biochemical, pathologo-anatomic, cytologic, hematologic, urologic, dermatologic, biologic, and general clinical research in laboratories of any medical instituti...More

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Levenhuk N10 NG Prepared Slides Set

$609.95
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Wide range of microscopes with lower illumination in Levenhuk online store


For studying transparent samples, transmitted light microscopy is used. That means that light should travel from its source through the observed specimen and into the objective. As the specimen is placed on the stage, in order for the light to go thought the specimen, the light source should be located below the stage. That’s why all optical microscopes designed for observing transparent samples come with lower illumination. This type of microscope also was the first to appear as transmitted light microscopy was the first invented microscopy technique.

While being the most common and the most widespread microscopy technique, transmitted light microscopy still has one significant flaw, which is the lack of contrast when observing certain specimens. Fortunately, this problem can be solved by using simple techniques like sample staining or more elaborate methods such as phase contrast or polarizing microscopy. Luckily, amateur observers’ needs usually don’t require anything beyond sample staining and most of the time no contrast-enhancing techniques are needed.

In order to observe transparent sample in detail, it should be properly illuminated. All microscopes with lower illumination presented in this category provide the required level of illumination. As these microscopes utilize the same principle of producing resulting images, they use different types of light sources. The simplest type of illuminating the sample is using a mirror and natural light. While not being the most convenient type of illumination, it still features some advantages; for example, you don’t need a power source when working with such microscopes.

Most Levenhuk microscopes come with halogen or LED illumination featuring brightness adjustment. Halogen lamps are known for their soft and pleasant light, while LEDs are popular for their low power consumption. We are sure you will be able to find a great microscope with lower illumination in the Levenhuk online store.