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Basler Lighting

Perfect synchronization. Easy Integration.

We offer high-quality lighting equipment that is perfectly matched to our most popular camera models and greatly simplifies the design of your image processing system. Lighting plays a major role in a vision system as it provides the light that, in conjunction with other vision components such as cameras and lenses, ensures the best possible and repeatable image quality in a wide range of applications.

In cooperation with CCS, the world's leading manufacturer of LED lighting for machine vision applications, we have developed a comprehensive portfolio of various lighting components that meet the specific requirements for lighting in a vision system. The new and unique lighting concept is designed for Basler ace U and L cameras with the Basler SLP feature, a feature that significantly reduces the complexity of a vision system and allows any user to integrate the lighting early and easily.

Intelligent Lighting synced by Basler SLP

High-quality and carefully selected lighting equipment supports you in the simple setup of a powerful vision system. Basler Lighting offers an easy lighting approach for industrial cameras, which greatly reduces the time and the costs regarding the implementation of light sources. The entire process, from the selection of the lights to the installation, is made simpler and shorter by the Basler SLP feature, a feature that enables direct communication between camera and light using a protocol developed by Basler. It allows easy synchronization between camera and lighting, gives non-expert users easy access to the popular strobing operation and simplifies the setup for vision applications.

Furthermore, it reduces the necessary components of a vision system to a minimum and enables control by only one single software package, the pylon Camera Software Suite. The customer saves material costs and precious time since the light integration becomes much easier. Through the intensity control and the easy-to-use strobing function, the life time of the LED lighting is increased, which results in further savings. In addition to its high user-friendliness due to plug and play functionality and low purchase price, it also provides low operating costs, which can be supported by preventive maintenance.

The benefits of Basler Lighting at a glance:


  • Lower costs for consultation, evaluation, integration and parametrization
    Download our overview to learn more about the Basler Lighting savings potential.

Ease of use

  • Innovative light control directly from the camera (Basler SLP Feature)
  • Parameterization of light and camera via one software interface only
  • Plug and play thanks to harmonized components (camera + light + cables)
  • One power supply only
  • Automatic timing for strobing operation
  • Easy setup

Optimized life time

  • More light and longer lifetimes by strobing

Two approaches that will change the way of lighting integration in your vision system

The flexible approach – Basler SLP Controller

A flexible way to add lighting to a vision system is to use the Basler SLP Controller. In this case, the lighting is controlled via a controller, which is physically connected to the camera and communicates via the SLP feature. With this setup, users are given the freedom to choose from a variety of standard light sources or use their own. The solution is suitable for users with lighting experience who have applications with specific lighting requirements.

The easy approach – Basler Camera Light Series

Another way for an integrated lighting solution is to use a Basler ace U or L camera with SLP feature and a Basler Camera Light with an integrated controller, where the light is controlled directly from the camera.

The approach is suitable for users who don't want to spend much time on the lighting application and want to achieve results quickly.

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