DermLite Product Selector
Confused about which DermLite to buy? This might help.
DermLite Comparison Chart
This chart simplifies the decision making process by visually displaying the similarities and differences of each DermLite model.
Directions for Use (2009)
Original product insert which includes directions for use, battery replacement, care and maintenance, cleaning and sterilization as well as some troubleshooting. For units with Serial Numbers lower than DL301201101359.
Directions for Use (2009-2011)
Revision B of product insert which includes directions for use, battery replacement, care and maintenance, cleaning and sterilization as well as some troubleshooting. For units with Serial Numbers higher than DL301201101359.
Comparación de DermLite en Español
Esta tabla simplifica el proceso de tomar una decisión, mostrando visualmente las similitudes y diferencias de cada modelo de DermLite.
Camera Capability Chart
This chart lists the camera models that are compatible with the DermLite units.
Optical Excellence, Functional Beauty The DL3 has been developed to be the tool of choice for the world's leading dermatologists. Precision-engineered and crafted from solid aluminum, it is the first handheld DermLite to integrate a 25mm four-element lens, which offers greatly reduced optical distortion . . . More details
The DL3 has been developed to be the tool of choice for the world's leading dermatologists. Precision-engineered and crafted from solid aluminum, it is the first handheld DermLite to integrate a 25mm four-element lens, which offers greatly reduced optical distortion and a sharper image across the field of view, cross-polarized & non-polarized lighting, low-battery indicator, charging base, and a fully enclosed, removable aluminum faceplate spacer.
High-Powered for a Brighter View in Both Polarization Modes
In each DL3, twenty-one high-powered LEDs produce approximately 30% more illumination in cross-polarized mode than in a DermLite II HR, and seven non-polarized LEDs for immersion fluid dermoscopy create a brighter image than the equivalent mode in a DermLite II hybrid. For optimum ease of use, one button does it all: A quick tap instantly toggles between polarization modes, and a longer push turns the unit on or off.
Unsurpassed Focal Range, Fully Enclosed Spacer
A major step forward is the DL3's fully retractable faceplate spacer design and focusing mechanism. By twisting a large precision dial that is as easy to turn when mounted on a camera as it is during regular use, you extend its faceplate spacer and focus your image with an available focal range in excess of ±4mm or -5.5 to +7.6 diopters (DermLite II: ±1mm). The innovative spacer comes with a glass faceplate with 10mm scale, and due to its fully enclosed design, it is easy to clean and keeps the critical optical components completely sealed. Now, contaminants as well as undesirable ambient lighting no longer affect your image.
Of course, the DL3 is camera compatible. Attach your digital camera* via the product's built-in threaded 28mm connection, extend the spacer, and start taking sharp, glare-free images quickly and easily. The same 28mm connection may be used to mount the included eyepiece, which may greatly improve the contrast of the image and helps reduce internal reflections caused by ambient lighting.
A no-glass spacer is available with the DL3 is for picture taking in a non-contact mode. This is useful when photographing vessels (as the glass would compress the vessels otherwise). Item # D-Lite/3/S.
*Select cameras only. Others require off-the-shelf adapters.
Charging Base & Low Battery Indicator
DL3 is powered by the same integrated, rechargeable lithium-ion battery used in the DermLite II series, which can be recharged via the included charging base. A DermLite DL3 will let you know when it's time for a recharge: While using a fully charged DL3, the "3" on the top of the unit lights up green; once the charge level drops below 25%, the "3" will glow orange.
DermLite DL3 combines the unique advantages of polarized and immersion fluid dermoscopy in one truly refined device that offers superior illumination and optics, solid durability, and, with its ergonomic handle design and single button operation, a degree of convenience that is unsurpassed in a DermLite.
Each unit includes the DL3, eyepiece, silicone sleeve, lanyard, lithium battery and metal charging base with AC cord with 3 receptacles for international use. Power adapter input 100V-240V.
- up to 2500 footcandles of light (at faceplate)
- polarized or non-polarized
- retractable, fully removable faceplate with 10mm scale
- four-element 25mm 10x lens
- 28 high-powered light-emitting diodes (LED)
- rechargeable lithium-ion battery & charging base
- compact all-aluminum design
- includes silicone sleeve and lanyard
- power adapter input 100V - 240V