What's New at Prism
About Prism
System Components
Our Lamps
Features Benefits
Sample Uses
The Spot Flash
Under Development
Other Services
Contact Us

Features and Benefits
The MegaSun system is ideal for a variety of applications involving ultrahigh-speed photography and imaging. The table below highlights its key features and benefits.

> Produces up to 15 MW of visible light.
> For typical ultrahigh-speed imaging setup, irradiance is 5 kW/cm² (~10 gigalux) of visible light.
  > Can replace argon candles.
  > Is much more intense than commercial flashlamps.
> Number and configuration of lamps can be adjusted to obtain optimal lighting.
  > Provides illumination from different angles, thus reproducing color and eliminating shadows.
  > Allows you to adapt your lighting system to the needs of your experimentórather than the other way around.
> Unlike argon candles, lamps can be reused for dozens of shots if not destroyed by explosive test.
  > Allows you to perform setup shots to check lighting and exposure.
> Unlike argon candles, lamps do not have an explosive charge.
  > Creates no environmental waste.
  > Does not damage your experiment, thus reducing costs and speeding up turn-around time.
  > Makes no contribution toward limits on explosives.
> System is solid—comes housed in a robust cabinet.
  > Survives rigors of adverse test environments (e.g., shock waves from explosions).
  > Can be used tens of thousands of times.
> System is not "off the shelf"; each is designed to meet your specific needs.
  > Allows you to choose PFN to match your time requirements (from 30 µs to 1 ms).
  > Can include specialized safety requirements unique to your range.