Flame Series General Purpose Spectrometers

Flame Series General Purpose Spectrometers

Continuing Ocean Insight’s tradition of offering the world’s most popular modular spectrometers, Flame series general-purpose spectrometers provide great versatility, high thermal stability and low unit-to-unit variability.

What we call “general-purpose” spectrometers could just as easily be called “all-purpose” or “multifaceted.” That’s because Flame is our flagship spectrometer model, designed to accommodate all sorts of applications and affordable enough for the widest range of customers.

Does that mean that each application starts with a Flame? No, it doesn’t. All our spectrometers perform well across various applications. What sets them apart are design features that make certain models a better choice for specific applications, such as the HR4Pro for very high resolution needs or QE Pro for high-sensitivity applications.

Flame Spectrometers at Glance

Most Flame spectrometers are available with Sony (-S) or Toshiba (-T) CCD array detectors. The primary differences between the two are the number of pixel elements (2048 vs. 3648), SNR (Toshiba is slightly better), and integration time (minimum 1 ms for Sony and 3.8 ms for Toshiba). Learn more at this specifications table.

Flame General Purpose Spectrometers

ModelFlame-S-UV-VISFlame-S-VIS-NIRFlame-S-XR1Flame Custom
Type:PreconfiguredPreconfiguredPreconfiguredCustom Configured
Key Feature:Optimized for UV-VisOptimized for Vis-NIRBroadband responseCustomizable
Wavelength Range:200-850 nm350-1000 nm200-1025 nmOptions within 200-1100 nm
Typical Optical Resolution (FWHM):1.33 nm1.33 nm1.69 nm~0.10-10 nm (configuration dependent)
Enhanced-sensitivity Version:YesYesYesYes, w/detector collection lens
Toshiba Version:Yes
Dimensions (mm):88.9 mm x 63.5 mm x 52.4 mm


Additional Flame Series Spectrometers

Key Feature:Optimized for irradianceOptimized for UV-Vis teaching lab useOptimized for Vis-NIR teaching lab useOptimized for shortwave NIR applications
Wavelength Range:200-850 nm200-850 nm350-1000 nm970-1700 nm
Typical Optical Resolution (FWHM):1.34 nm1.33 nm1.33 nm10 nm
Accessories Included:Direct-attach cosine correctorIntegrated deuterium-tungsten halogen light source and cuvette holderIntegrated tungsten-violet LED light source and cuvette holderNone
Available with Toshiba Detector?No
Dimensions (mm):89.1 x 63.3 x 31.9124.1 x 88.9 x 40.188.9 x 31.5 x 35.689.1 x 63.3 x 31.9

Note: If you’re considering a USB2000+/USB4000 spectrometer for your general lab needs, read this first.