Measure Flash And Glow Luminescence Assays With The SpectraMax L Microplate Reader

Molecular Devices Spectramax

Flash and glow luminescence detection in an upgradeable platform

The SpectraMax® L Microplate Reader measures flash and glow luminescence assays in both 96- and 384-well plates. It is upgradeable to include a barcode reader, programmable injectors, and dual-channel configurations for a 2-fold increase for medium throughput. The high sensitivity, low-noise photomultiplier tubes (PMTs), and variable-volume injector configuration make this reader ideal for fast kinetic assays requiring continuous monitoring during injection and measurement.

SpectraMax L Microplate Reader, a sensitive luminometer with programmable injector options for 96- and 384-well microplates

  • Detect all samples

    The analog and photon counting capability provides a dynamic range of nine orders of magnitude, eliminating the need to dilute bright samples while maintaining high sensitivity for dim samples.

  • Get 2-fold improvement in speed

    The 2-channel configuration is available with 0, 2, or 4 injectors. The 4-injector configuration enables a 2-fold improvement in speed for traditional flash and glow assays.

  • Automate injector workflows

    The autowashing injectors can be programmed to rinse the injectors following each use, reversing the direction of flow so reagents can be recovered.


  • Reduced noise

    Ultra-fast photon counting technology amplifies the PMT signal with a fast pulse amplifier. This reduced noise capability enables a higher signal-to-noise ratio and low crosstalk.

  • PMT calibration

    The automatic PMT calibration method is based on readings of 4 internal LEDs at 395, 470, 527, and 570 nm. The manual PMT calibration method is based on readings of 4 wells from the assay itself.