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Surgery and Exam Lights: Greener

From the Wikipedia, a Surgical Light is defined as: A surgical light -- also referred to as an operating light or surgical lighthead -- is to assist medical personnel during a surgical procedure by illuminating a local area or cavity of the patient. A combination of several surgical lights is often referred to as a "surgical light system."

 

Consider the history of surgical lighting.  In the 1850s, rooms were built so that the sunlight came directly in the south-east with windows built into the ceiling to take advantage of as much natural light as possible.  Of course the problems with this resulted from poor weather for the day or the doctor, nurse, or medical equipment blocking the illuminated area.  Mirrors were then used in the corners of the ceiling to direct sunlight to the operating table, but the problems were not reduced very much.

 

With the invention of electrical light, lights immediately made their debut into the operating room, but they had their own problems from the inability to control the light emitted and heat radiation.  With new technology today, LEDs (light-emitting diodes) are now used to control heat radiation with greater control and brightness of light and a much higher efficiency.

 

A medical manufacturer, MTI, is now supplying LED surgery and exam lights to doctors and hospitals across the nation.  One of the best lights coming to the market now is the MI 1000 LED Series Surgery Light.

 

MI 1000 LED Series Surgery Lights

The MI 1000 LED represents the new standard in minor surgery lighting with its green technology LED lights. It features a larger reflector with high efficiency at a very low heat, a larger pattern, and long life LED bulbs. The MI 1000 LED includes the 21st Century Series exclusive Centra arm delivery system.

Some of the great features of this light include:

  • 16"(406 mm) diameter multi-faceted reflector for excellent shadow control
  • 5 stage dimming control from a sterile handle provides 50-100% dimming
  • On/Off button on sterile handle
  • 6,000 ft candles (64,500 lux) output at 1 meter
  • 4300-degree Kelvin color temperature
  • LED bulbs
  • 28" (711 mm) articulating arm with integral compression spring
  • 23" (584 mm) extension arm
  • Lamp head and arm both rotate 540 degrees
  • Arm moves 40 degrees up and down from horizontal plane
  • Additional positioning handle on perimeter of light head
  • Removable and sterilizable handle
  • Chuttletrak ceiling mounts available
  • 3-year parts and labor limited warranty
  • 115V - 240V

MI 500 LED Series Exam Lights

If a smaller exam light is what you need, then MTI again has what you need with the MI 500 LED Series Exam Light. The compact and economical MI 500 LED is an ideal exam/diagnostic light. Utilizing a unique 5" (12.7 cm) dichroic glass reflector, the MI 500 LED produces a large pattern of light for a wide variety of applications. Like the MI 1000 LED Surgery Light, it features the exclusive Centra arm delivery system.

Features of this light include:

  • 6" (150 mm) diameter flood pattern at 24" (610 mm)
  • 4,000 ft candles (43,000 lux) at 24" (610 mm)
  • 4,300-degree Kelvin color temperature at 24" (610 mm)
  • Light Emitting Diodes (LED)
  • 50,000 hours LED rated lamp
  • 5" (127 mm) glass dichroic reflector
  • IR absorbing color-correcting glass filter
  • 28" (711 mm) articulating arm with integral compression spring
  • 23" (584 mm) extension arm
  • Arm rotates 40 degrees up and down from horizontal plan
  • Lamphead and arm both rotate 540 degrees
  • Positioning handle mounted on perimeter of lamphead
  • Ceiling and Wall mounts and Portable floorstand models available
  • Dual ceiling mounts and combination ceiling mounts with ChuttleTrak ceiling track mounts available
  • 3-year parts and labor limited warranty
  • Voltage is 100-240V

One can easily conclude that the MI 1000 and MI 500 series lights are the best lights to use during critical surgical operations or exams.  For more information on the MI 1000 Series Surgery Light and MI 500 Series Exam Light, visit www.mti.net.