Optics: Loupes, Magnifiers & Lights

LED lighting provides the advantages of bright, white light as opposed to the yellow light of a tungsten filament. It provides longer battery life because you are merely providing a forward bias and very little current to a semiconductor junction as opposed to heating a filament, and you are buying the nearly unlimited lifetime of the LED. We have all three configurations of magnifiers offered below: LEDs, Tungsten Bulbs, and passive (non-lighted). We offer high end German designs (Eschenbach, Bausch & Lomb) through Chinese economy optics, depending on your taste, standards, and budget.

Also, see our eyeglass loupe selection at the end of this page.

ITEM #9881: COMPACT MATCHBOOK STYLE DOUBLE LOUP, 30x + 60x.  WIth both visible and ultraviolet LEDs. Ultraviolet (UV) is good for detecting spots that have been filled-in and/or painted with different paint than the original. This item provides extremely strong magnification on both lenses, nearing that of a microscope.

$20

UV LOUPEUV LOUPEUV LOUPE

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ITEM #VISOR PTXQB1-1047L:ILLUMINATED, MAGNIFYING HEAD VISOR.  Free-up another hand for working, not holding a lens. Fixed 1 1/8" X 3 1/2" lens magnification = 1.9X, additional flip-in magnification = 1.9X (total w/both = 3.8X), additional 1 1/8" round loupe magnifier = 4.5X (total w/ all three = 7.9X). Multi-coated acrylic lens. (2) led bulbs run by (2) AAA batteries. tilt control for aiming light beam. Screw knobs lock angle of visor band. Band tightness is adjusted by rotating knob in back. Light weight plastic body.

$20

ILLUMINATED, MAGNIFYING HEAD VISORILLUMINATED HEAD VISOR

ILLUMINATED, MAGNIFYING HEAD VISORILLUMINATED, MAGNIFYING HEAD VISORSECOND FLIP-IN LENS:ILLUMINATED, MAGNIFYING HEAD VISOR

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ITEM #LOUPE NECK CHAIN: 36" GOLD FINISHED STRONG STEEL CHAIN  to go around your neck and hold your loupe right at hand's reach right where you can find it. The 36" length allows adequate range to freely reach your eyes and the piece you want to look at. I get asked for these all the time and I couldn't find any srong enough, long enough, good looking enough and with a bug enough connecting mechanism to fit the attachment point on most loupes. So I made these myself. I'm 6' tall and when I put this on, it hangs the loupe about 2" below my navel, so it seems just the right length for this application. It doesn't get tangled with what I'm handling and it's just the right length to reach my eye. Has .47" (12mm) split ring for attaching your loupe.

$15

36" LONG, GOLD FINISHED STEEL (LOUPE IS NOT INCLUDED)

36" LOUPE NECK CHAIN36" LOUPE NECK CHAIN 36" LOUPE NECK CHAIN

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ITEM #93400P: 12X ILLUMINATED LOUPE WITH TWO INTENSE LEDs.  A brightly illuminating folding pocket loupe at a bargain price! Great for your flea market, antique shop & pen show looking adventures.

$20

12X LED LOUPE

12X LED LOUPE

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ITEM #29610:  10X WITH A .83" FOCAL LENGTH LED ILLUMINATED TRIPLET LOUPE. A Triplet lens consists of 3 glass components sandwiched together. This configuration gives the lens designer a sufficient number of degrees of freedom to overcome all Seidel aberrations. This piece incorporates 6 LEDs in a circular pattern around the opposite side of the lens from your eye, illuminating the object. A well made piece of optics. Uses (3) LR927 button batteries (included). Turns on with a tiny slide switch (shown in first photo below). One of my better selling items at pen shows.

$35

illuminated triplet loupe

10X illuminated triplet loupe

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ITEM #2000:  ACCULUX ACCULUP 2000; A 6X LED loupe with built-in, stick in the wall recharger (integrated power plug). This unit provides bright white daylight color temperature light with an LED having a high light intensity with low power consumption. The NiMH battery (with no charging memory) powers the unit 3.5 hours at a constant brightness. The unit doubles as a flashlight, in case you get up and go to flea markets before daylight like I do. In flashlight mode, implemented by twisting off the loupe front end and replacing it with the included lens, you get a suprisingly intense, focused beam, at a range from a few inches to 15'-20'.

Features and Specs:

Recharge cycle - 16 hours; can be recharged up to 1000 times

LED light intensity of the Nichia LED 5mm: 30 mcd (that's millicandellas - to check these units out, go to http://www.theledlight.com/lumens.html.

Battery NiMH 4.8 Volts, 150 mAh

Charging voltage (Even an EU socialist will even be able to accept this, although he may need some type of mechanical plug adapter): 120/230V AC 50/60 Hz. with USA type plug (see photos below).

Weight: 2.3 ounces, Size: 4 5/8" X 1 5/8" (with Loupe attachment)

$60

acculux acculup 2000 acculux acculup

rechargeable LED Loupe

illuminated loupe

Shown in the flashlight mode below:

led flashlight

Beamn at 28" from the light:

rechargeable flashlight

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ITEM #SDB3619CL: 10X - .7" FOCAL LENGTH LED ILLUMINATED LOUPE. An economy yet high quality illuminated pocket loupe. It also attatches to a chain if desired. Utilizes a rubber sealed push button switch for turning on the light. Uses (3) LR1130 button cells (included).

$14

10X LED illuminated loupe

LED Pocket Loupe

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ITEM #1510-104: 10X LED ILLUMINATED HIGH END ESCHENBACH GERMAN OPTICS FOR THE HIGH END COLLECTOR. This is part of the Mobilux line featuring an Aspheric PXM lens with cera-tech hard coating and detachable cover. This model features a 1.38" diameter, 38-diopter lens (the diopter value, which is related to magnifying strength, is the inverse of the focal length). Power is provided by (2) easy to find AA batteries (INCLUDED) which will last up to 5 times as long powering this LED as they do powering up a tungsten bulb. Keep in mind, the higher the magnification, the shorter the focal length; i.e., the lens has to be closer to the object, and the narrower the field of view as seen through the lens.

$150

ESCHENBACH 1510-104

SAMPLE FIELD OF VIEW W/ ESCHENBACH 10X MAGNIFIER:

ESCHENBACH 10X LOUPE

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ITEM #1510-74: 7X LED ILLUMINATED HIGH END ESCHENBACH GERMAN OPTICS FOR THE HIGH END COLLECTOR. This is part of the Mobilux line featuring an Aspheric PXM lens with cera-tech hard coating and detachable cover. This model features a 1.38" diameter, 28-diopter lens (the diopter value, which is related to magnifying strength, is the inverse of the focal length). Power is provided by (2) easy to find AA batteries (INCLUDED) which will last up to 5 times as long powering this LED as they do powering up a tungsten bulb. Keep in mind, the higher the magnification, the shorter the focal length; i.e., the lens has to be closer to the object, and the narrower the field of view as seen through the lens.

$145

ESCHENBACH 7X LED MAGNIFIER 1510-74

SAMPLE FIELD OF VIEW W/ 7X ESCHENBACH MAGNIFIER:

ESCHENBACH 7X LOUPE

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ITEM #1510-54: 5X LED ILLUMINATED HIGH END ESCHENBACH GERMAN OPTICS FOR THE HIGH END COLLECTOR. This is part of the Mobilux line featuring an Aspheric PXM lens with cera-tech hard coating and detachable cover. This model features a 2.36" diameter, 20-diopter lens (the diopter value, which is related to magnifying strength, is the inverse of the focal length). Power is provided by (2) easy to find AA batteries (INCLUDED) which will last up to 5 times as long powering this LED as they do powering up a tungsten bulb.   Keep in mind, the higher the magnification, the shorter the focal length; i.e., the lens has to be closer to the object, and the narrower the field of view as seen through the lens.

$168

ESCHENBACH 1510-54 MOBILUX LED MAGNIFIER

SAMPLE FIELD OF VIEW WITH ESCHENBACH 5X MAGNIFIER:

ESCHENBACH 5X LOUPE

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ITEM #1740-130: ESCHENBACK 6X FOLDING POCKET MAGNIFIER.  Part of the Eschenbach high end Classic Collection featuringa 1.18" diameter, 24-diopter(the diopter value, which is related to magnifying strength, is the inverse of the focal length), Biconvex PXM lightweight lens and a red grained leather case which the lens folds into.

$40

ESCHENBACH 1740-130 FOLDING POCKET MAGNIFIER

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ITEM #BBH-41: 3X LED ILLUMINATED HAND HELD MAGNIFIER WITH 2 3/4" GLASS LENS. Runs on (3) AAA batteries with (2) LEDs.

$13

3X HAND HELD ILLUMINATED MAGNIFYING GLASS

HAND HELD ILLUMINATED MAGNIFYING GLASS

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ITEM #10XTRIP: 10X TRIPLET LOUPE. Very well made 3 piece lens for uniform magnification even at the edges of the lens. 21 mm focal length. includes leather case. Our best 10 X nonilluminated loupe.

$30

10x triplet loupe

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ITEM #ESH PLUGIN: ESCHENBACH PLUG-IN (120vac) MAGNIFIER SET. Comes with a 6X and a 3X magnifier with wide lenses. This uses no batteries and is intended for use at a work station application (or your bench or your favorite chair). It has a vriable brightness control on the handle. This unit was used (very little) and is in excellent and working condition. It comes in a box and had an originl price sticker on it @ $112. This is typical high-end Eshenbach German optics.

$45

ESCHENBACH PLUG-IN (120vac) MAGNIFIER SET

ESCHENBACH PLUG-IN (120vac) MAGNIFIER SET

3X:

ESCHENBACH PLUG-IN (120vac) MAGNIFIER SET

6X:

ESCHENBACH PLUG-IN (120vac) MAGNIFIER SET

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ITEM #96517: 1.5X CREDIT CARD SIZED LED ILLUMINATED MAGNIFIER . Measures 3.35" X 2.13" X .16" thick. Uses (2) CR1025 button batteries.

$13

LED CREDIT CARD MAGNIFIER

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ITEM #97036: (9) led FLASHLIGHT.  USES (3) AAA BATTERIES. features an o-ring seal and a rubber diaphram over push buttonb switch on tail end. Specify red or blue.

$5

(9) LED FLASHLIGHT

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ITEM #GOOSE NECK: GOOSE NECK LED MINIATURE FLEX LIGHT. Features a .389" diameter housing around the LED which terminates a 4.25" flex line extending from the case. It runs on (1) AAA cell.

$10

MINIATURE GOOSE NECK LED LIGHTMINIATURE GOOSE NECK LED LIGHT

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ITEM #SGQ6-006: 7.5X + 7.5X DOUBLE FOLDING GLASS POCKET MAGNIFIER. features (2) folding glass lenses that can be extended to be on top of each other. Magnification adds, so you can use this as a 7.5X loupe or a 15X loupe.

 

$6

12X + 12X FOLDING POCKET LOUPE

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ITEM #HEAD LOUPE: A 20X LOUPE WITH AN LED LIGHT AND A STAINLESS BAND TO GO AROUND YOUR HEAD AND HOLD IT IN PLACE OVER YOUR EYE. 

$15

LOUP WITH BAND TO HOLD  IT TO YOUR HEAD AND LED LIGHT

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ITEM #BAN15: 5X + 5X + 5X TRIPLE POCKET LOUPE. You can use this as a 5X, a 10X, or a 15X loupe depending on how many lenses you have out.

$6

5X + 5X + 5X TRIPLE FOLDING POCKET LOUPE

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ITEM #SFE2-8212: 10X & 20X DOUBLE POCKET LOUPE. Features two metal loupes, a TRIPLET (a 3 piece lens) and a 5 piece lens) on opposing ends of one protective case which they both fold into. 10X with a .7" focal length and 20X with a .47" focal length. Two nice pieces of optics in a high quality metal case at a reasonable price.

$20

10X + 20X FOLDING METAL POCKET LOUPE

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ITEM #USB MICROSCOPE:  

High Quality Digital Microscope delivers outstanding image and resolution with an easy-to-use portable stand. Simple USB interface to your computer provides a real time image that can be captured simply by clicking the return key on your PC.  Compatible with PCs or MACs (in concert with Photo Booth.app which is included on Apple computers). Works fine with Windows 8 10, too. This microscope features a precision stand, and is perfect for viewing details of pen components, nibs, internal features, threads, clip interfaces, and other small features at magnifications ranging (continuously) from actual size up to 200x. Click to read more...use your browser's back arrow to return here

$150

USB MICROSCOPE

USB MICROSCOPE FOR YOUR COMPUTER

USB MICROSCOPE FOR YOUR COMPUTER

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ITEM #BES24: 10X, .6" FOCAL LENGTH ECONOMY POCKET LOUPE. 

$5

5X, '6" FOCAL LENGTH ECONOMY POCKET LOUPE

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ITEM #5LB LED 22": A FLEXIBLE 23 3/4" LONG FLEX LIGHT (LED) WITH AN ATTACHABLE INSPECTION MIRROR.  Uses (2) AA batteries and a magnet on the end can pick up 5 lbs. Great for finding & retrieving those parts you've dropped into an inaccessible cavity.

$10

REMOTE REACHING GOOSENECK LED LIGHT/MIRROR

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ITEM #29.360:  5X BAUSCH - LOMB SIGHT SAVERS MATCH PACK MAGNIFIER.Features a 1.4" aspheric lens which slides in and out odf an attached case.

$18

BAUSCH & LOMB 5X PACKET MAGNIFIER

CLOSED:

BAUSCH & LOMB 5X MAGNIFIER

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ITEM #N02002: 3X + 3X SUPER ECONOMY POCKET MAGNIFIER.Features 2 square lenses which slide out on top of each other or singly for 6X or 3X magnification. Thdrawerse lenses pull out the side of the case like little drawers.

$3

3X + 3X POCKET MAGNIFIER

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ITEM #SCB2-2015: 5X NECKLACE MAGNIFIER WITH 36" CHAIN.  A straightforward hang-around your neck type simple 2" diameter lens.

$7

5X NECKLACE MAGNIFIER

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ITEM #29-571: 5X BAUSCH & LOMB LINNEN TESTER STAND MAGNIFIER WITH GRATICULES. Part of BAUSCH & LOMB'S SIGHT SAVER line of high quality optics which folds into a compact pocket carrying case. There are measurement graticules on the surface stand enabling you to determine dimensions, both in capitalist units (1/32 of an inch) and socialist units (mm).

$17

 

FOLDED:

BAUSCH & LOMB STAND MAGNIFIER WITH GRATICULES

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ITEM #47995: 5X EYE LOUPE. Plastic self attaching (held in by squinting your eye) 5X magnifier.

$5

5X SQUINTING EYE LOUPE

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ITEM #XSZ5: 2X GIANT FOLDING WORK STAND MAGNIFIER. 

$20

2X FOLDING WORK STAND MAGNIFIER

FOLDED:

2X 4 1/4" WORK STAND MAGNIFIER

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CLIP-ON EYEGLASS LOUPE

$18

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CLIP-ON EYEGLASS LOUPE

$33

CLIP-ON EYEGLASS LOUPE

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FOR ITEM # See below, after photos & diagram.

DESCRIPTION for NEXT 6 ITEMS:

 SINGLE & DOUBLE UNIVERSAL FITTING SIDE RAIL EYEGLASS LOUPES. Ultra light weight lenses are high quality optical grade materials from precision ground and polished molds. These fit different thicknesses of eyeglass frames, from 1/16" to 1/4" wide. Four changeable eccentric cams are furnished with the loupe and can easily be changed with a single screw that holds the cam to the frame. Select the proper cam by choosing one that tightens near the highest or lowest side of the cam when clamping to the eyeglass temple. Keep the alternate cams for different eyeglass frames you might use. The loupe can be used with right or left eye. Photos for the following 6 items are shown here with individual item numbers, parameters, and pricing below.

LIGHTWEIGHT EYEGLASS LOUPE

LOUPE ON YOUR GLASSES

CAM EYEGLASS LOUPEEYEGLASS LOUPE DIAGRAM

ITEM #ELS1: 10X SINGLE LOUPE, FOCAL LENGTH = 1", LENS DIAMETER = .59"

$26

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ITEM #ELS2: 5X SINGLE LOUPE, FOCAL LENGTH = 2", LENS DIAMETER = 1.06"

$26

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ITEM #ELS3 1/2: 3X SINGLE LOUPE, FOCAL LENGTH = 3.5", LENS DIAMETER = 1.06"

$26

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ITEM #ELD2-1: 5X & 10X DOUBLE LOUPE, FOCAL LENGTHS = 2" & 1", LENS DIAMETERS = 1.06" & .59", RESPECTIVELY. Combined magnification with both lenses down = 15X.

$37

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ITEM #ELD2-1 1/2: 5X & 7X DOUBLE LOUPE, FOCAL LENGTHS = 2" & 1.5", LENS DIAMETERS = .98" & .98", RESPECTIVELY. Combined magnification with both lenses down = 12X.

$37

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ITEM #ELD3 1/2-2: 3X & 5X DOUBLE LOUPE, FOCAL LENGTHS = 3.5" & 2", LENS DIAMETERS = 1.06" & .98", RESPECTIVELY. Combined magnification with both lenses down = 8X.

$37

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ITEM #94364: DOUBLE EYEGLASS LOUPE, ONE 1" LENS IS 3.3X, THE SECOND 1" LENS IS 5X, PUT THEM BOTH DOWN AND YOU GET 8.3X. These clamp onto the side rail or the hinge of your glasses. If you have wire rails, you need to have a fat hinge for them to clamp onto firmly. this needs to be about .2" wide (horizontally) and .1" vertically, as in the last photo below. If you don't have this much meat, this type of eyeglass loupe won't clamp onto your glasses and you should look at the ELD series below. The item pictured below has silver colored frames, although the photo makes them look gold colored.

$10

DOUBLE EYEGLASS LOUPE

EYEGLASS LOUPELOUPE FOR EYEGLASSES

YOU NEED A FAT, SQUARE HINGE TO CLAMP ONTO LIKE THE ONE BELOW TO USE THIS LOUPE (ABOUT .2" X .1") - or- A WIDER FRAME

EYEGLASSES

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ITEM #tbd:  

$xxx

 

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