Eliminate reflections and shadows

Working conditions vary. Perhaps you're sitting in a dark room and need a light source to properly see your object.

But the light source can also cause reflections and shadows that interfere with quality control. Luckily, eliminating these distractions are quite simple. Here is how it is done.

Eliminate reflections

If you’re working with a reflective surface or an object that is covered in liquid residue, an added light source might causes reflections. Let’s say you’re working with a PCB. The light source can cause reflections on smooth surfaces of the board, interfering with the image quality. In this case, a polarizer set will filter out the light causing reflections and will leave you with a much crisper image to work with and store for documentation purposes.

Another application for the polarizer set is if you’re working with seeds. More specifically seeds that have been covered in a liquid. Using a polarizer set will allow you to eliminate reflections created by the the liquid still covering the seeds.

Avoid shadows

Adding an overhead light source can also cause shadows on your working area, making it difficult to see the outline of an object properly. To elimate shadows, place the object on a glass table. This will eliminate shadows, making it much easier for you to see the outline of your object and create great documentation material for customers and supply chain partners.

Digital microscope inspecting seeds with a polarizer and an backlight.

Object on glass table and object on regular work surface.

Talk to us

One final tip before you go

If you’ve already added a white ringlight to your microscope, but the light isn’t focused where you need it, or maybe the point light is too sharp, then try a fresnel lens or diffuser.


CONTACT Get in touch
Contact us

If you have questions or want a quote, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible:

Talk to the team

You are also welcome to contact a person from the TAGARNO sales team directly

TAGARNO Head of Sales Western Europe Tina Snehøj Nielsen
Tina Snehøj Nielsen Head of Sales Western Europe, Asia & Africa
TAGARNO Head of Sales Eastern Europe Rasmus Pagh Andersen
Rasmus Pagh Head of Sales GAS, Eastern Europe & Business Development
You are now entering our German TAGARNO site Do you wish to continue?
No, stay here Yes, proceed