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with SPAD powered vTAU camera
The complete high-speed recording solution
High-speed camera for fluorescence imaging
Intensified high-speed camera
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Compact lens-coupled image intensifier
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Record and edit high-speed videos with one or multiple cameras.
Record and analyze fluorescence lifetime images.
Custom imaging products, sensors and software for low light level applications.


with SPAD powered vTAU camera



available in Widefield, Spinning-disk confocal, and TIRF configurations


the most cost-effective way of doing quantitative FLIM


LIFA is compatible with every fluorescence microscope with a camera output


The Lambert Instruments LIFA system is the fastest and easiest way to do Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy (FLIM).

Available in versatile configurations dependent on your specific applications, the LIFA system offers a turn-key solution for fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy. Compatible with every fluorescence microscope with a camera output – including microscopes by Leica, Nikon, Olympus, TILL and Zeiss; set up is easy and fast, with all hardware integrating seamlessly with our LIFA software, so you can focus on your experiment.

The advanced software instantly analyses your data and presents the calculated fluorescence lifetimes visually. Recorded images are compatible with ImageJ, FIJI, Matlab and MetaMorph, while detailed statisitcal data can be exported to Excel worksheets.

Read more about LIFA software.


Experiments from start to finish
From recording images to lifetime calculation and data analysis

Dedicated LIFA software
Instantly calculates the fluorescence lifetime and presents it as a colour coded overlay

Broad Lifetime Range
From sub microsecond down to picoseconds

Multiple configurations
System components to suit your applications

Non-phototoxic illumination



SPAD powered FLIM system

Simplify experiments for researchers and imaging centres with the new vTAU SPAD camera; combining excellent light sensitivity with easy image acquisition and data analysis.

Minimise measurement duration, automate image acquisition, and simplify data analysis… factors of great importance for cell biology, cancer research and high-throughput screening.

vTAU easily integrates into any FLIM system, providing a plug-n-play experience that allows for switching between setups.

Key features

Unique image sensor

Ultra-high sensitive SPAD detector for up to 100 lifetime images per second

Mulitple image modes

Including regular Frequency-Domain FLIM acquisition and Time-Lapse recordings


Pixel resolution: 512 x 512 px

Pixel size: 16 μm

Lifetime range: 0.2 to 300ns

Frame rate: up to 300 fps

Sensor type: SPAD


LIFA vTAU system

System Components

LIFA vTAU system also includes:

LIFA Software

Light source(s) according to your application

Computer with USB connection

Installation by a Lambert engineer at your lab

1 day of hands-on training

Phone, email and remote desktop support

LIFA Software

Seamless integration of all hardware for full system control

Guides user through FLIM experiments from start to finish.

Supports third-party hardware for a flexible and expandable system.

Light sources

Multi-LED and/or Multi-LASER as required for your set up

Excitation light sources for frequency-domain fluorescence lifetime imaging, supplied according to the wavelengths you require.  

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    Lambert Instruments BV

    Leonard Springerlaan 19
    9727 KB Groningen
    The Netherlands

    User Publications

    Researchers around the world use the LIFA in their studies. Opposite is an overview of the most recent publications describing research that was done using a LIFA.

    For a complete overview of applications, please visit our applications pages and our selected LIFA publications on the Lambert main site for more information.

    Featured LIFA users