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SFD Spotlight - Featured Products

SFD Spotlight Pages feature a selection of products available from our supplier network together with pricing guides and finance options. All products are available to order and are supplied direct from the manufacturer or authorised reseller.



Spotlight: ioLight Digital Microscopes


The SFD Spotlight pages currently feature two high resolution digital microscopes from the award winning ioLight Range: The ioLight Field Microscope and the ioLight Bench Microscope.


The ioLight Field high resolution portable microscope

With 1mm field of view, it's a laboratory spec field microscope that folds flat to fit in your pocket and is ready to instantly share beautiful images on your phone, tablet or laptop.


Used in Antarctica, the Amazon, Kazakhstan, on Mount Everest and... in your classroom?
  • Enhanced learning involvement tool
  • All students see the same image - no queues to view
  • Fully Portable
  • Ready for field trips, classrooms, exhibitions, Zoom and Teams
  • Includes ioLight App, USB Charger and protective pouch
  • 3 Year Manufacturer Warranty
Price Guide: £700.00+VAT per unit

SFD Rental
Option 1:   3 month rental £66.66+VAT per month per unit

Option 2: 12 month rental £50.00+VAT per month per unit

Option 3: 24 month rental £25.00+VAT per month per unit

(Other financing options also available please call for details.)
Including Delivery (Mainland UK).



The ioLight Bench high resolution laboratory/classroom microscope

An easy to use slide viewer to project microscopic subjects onto your interactive whiteboard for the whole class to see. Images and Time-lapse clips can be saved and viewed remotely. Ideally suited for viewing transparent samples from below in a Petri dish, flask, well plate or cavity slide. Compact and can be put inside most incubators to view experiments without opening the door. Specifically designed for use in teaching applications.



  • Enhanced learning involvement tool
  • All students see the same image - no queues to view
  • Sample container: Petri dish, flask, well plate or cavity side with clear transparent base and lid
  • Maximum focal length: 6mm stage to samples
  • Maximum sample (flask) height: 40mm
  • Illumination: Adjustable top and bottom illumination
  • Image sharing Images and videos are stored on the display device for easy sharing
  • Time-Lapse images can be recorded on Android devices
  • 3 Year Manufacturer Warranty
Price Guide: £1500.00+VAT per unit

SFD Rental
24 month rental £55.00+VAT per month per unit

(Other financing options also available please call for details.)
Including Delivery (Mainland UK).



Special Package: The ioLight Field high resolution laboratory/classroom microscope with Apple iPad Air and Samsung large format screen

A great package, specifically designed for use in teaching applications.

  • ioLight Field high resolution digital microscope
  • Apple iPad Air 10.9-inch 64gb Wi-Fi Space Grey (4th Gen)
  • Samsung BE55A-H 55-inch Digital signage screen 4K Ultra HD (includes connection cable)
Price Guide: £1795.33+VAT per package

SFD Rental
24 month rental £70.00+VAT per month per package

(Other financing options also available please call for details.)
Including Delivery (Mainland UK).



Full information and specification available via the manufacturers website at iolight.co.uk

A display device is required with ioLight microscopes. The ioLight microscopes are compatible with either tablets or phones running iOS 8.1 or Android 4.4 or higher, or a computer with WiFi and Google Chrome (or other web browser). SFD can supply any of these items as part of a custom package to include microscopes, devices and interactive whiteboards.