Mini-CrimeScope Advance Crime Scene Forensic Light Source

Mini-CrimeScope Advance is a next-generation premier crime scene forensic light source.

Mini-CrimeScope Advance Crime Scene Forensic Light Source

Image Credit: HORIBA Scientific 

Mini-CrimeScope Advance Crime Scene Forensic Light Source

Image Credit: HORIBA Scientific 


Use and Benefits

The Mini-CrimeScope® Advance is based on over 20 years of Forensic Light Source design experience. It combines the convenience of use and dependability of its predecessor with the most recent advancements in arc lamp technology. As a result, the unit’s performance is unrivaled.

Mini Crime Scope Advance

Extreme Reliability—Unmatched ease of use. Video Credit: HORIBA Scientific


The Mini-CrimeScope Advance is the most powerful bulb-based forensic light source currently available. The Mini-CrimeScope Advance produces more light than the present Mini CrimeScope 400, thanks to upgraded bulb technology and new high throughput, high durability interference filters. Intensity and power allow for greater sensitivity, assisting in the detection of even the most minute of evidence.

The Mini-CrimeScope Advance produces more light than any other handheld light source on the market. It outshines any portable forensic laser.


The Mini-CrimeScope Advance (MCS-ADV) forensic light source is the lightest in its class. It is also the most visible option for all crime scenes. Users will be able to bring laboratory intensity into the field for the first time. The MCS-ADV is transported in a robust, padded box that is easy to transport. The new case may easily be transformed into a backpack. The Mini-CrimeScope Advance is designed to travel.

Ease of Use

At the working end of the liquid light guide, the MCS-ADV has a proprietary filter wheel. The user simply needs to “flick a thumb” to switch a filter on the hand that is directing the light guide.

This enables true one-handed operation. With the same hand, the user can select wavelength and direct light output, enabling the other to inspect and collect evidence. This is a claim that no other manufacturer can make.


Two factors must be considered when employing an alternate light source: light intensity and wavelength selection.

The Mini-CrimeScope Advance emits extremely bright light in a spherical, uniform spot that is readily controlled. This enables the users to optimize the amount of light that falls on the evidence. The brighter the fluorescence and evidence detection, the brighter the light on the evidence.

The Mini-CrimeScope has numerous wavelengths; the simplest way is to switch between them.

To reject background/fluorescence, multiple wavelengths must be used. The evidence users seek typically fluoresces while being excited at most wavelengths of the spectrum.

When the background also fluoresces, the multiple wavelengths allow the user to select the ideal wavelength to provide for rejection of the background, maximizing contrast.


Any unit must be useful today as well as tomorrow to continue to be a top of the line forensic light source. The Mini-CrimeScope Advance was built with upgradeability in mind. Additional filter wheels can be installed at any time in the field.


Technical Specifications

  • Type of lamp: Hybrid Gas Discharge Lamp
  • AC Electrical Specifications: 110-220 V +/- 10%, 50/60 Hz, 7 AMP
  • Lifetime: 2000 hours
  • Warranty: One Year on Parts and Labor



  • One remote interchangeable thumbwheel (patented) with a built in collimator
  • Includes the following wavelengths in a protective housing: 365 (UV), 390, 415, 445, 455, 475, 495, CSS, 515, 535, 555, SP575, 575, 600, WHITE
  • Sturdy, portable major unit with fold down handle and front control panel with intensity adjustment knob
  • Four pairs of goggles: 1 UV protection, 1 yellow, 1 orange, 1 red
  • 10 mm active diameter Liquid Light Guide (6 feet long) with dual armor plate
  • Carry Case

Also obtainable in an 8 wavelength configuration for economy.

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