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Medical Lighting- Specialized Visual Tools For Doctors

Jul 13, 2008
Medical lighting is a critical tool within the medical field, more critical than in any other discipline. During physical examinations and surgeries, proper illumination is an important component that helps provide physicians with the best possible vantage point to do their work. Medical lamps must be engineered to rigorous levels of performance and durability so that medical facilities and medical personnel have reliable, first-class, bright lights to suit their specific, demanding needs.

Several types of medical lights are available when dealing with physical examinations. Headlamps, desk-mounting and counter-mounting lamps, ceiling-mounted lights, magnifying medical lamps, and adjustable gooseneck lamps are all hospital light options available when conducting any type of physical examination. Additional features are available on many models of medical lamps including rolling casters and easy to grip handles. These additional features allow for simplified transport for the surgical lights from room to room. Other valuable features to these forms of hospital lighting are safety covers, cool bulb casings, as well as other protective products to prevent patient or medical personnel injury.

One the most technologically advanced form of medical lights is a halogen medical spotlight. Halogen medical lights provide a superior level of brightness to any other medical light and are more efficient: giving off less heat and lasting up to twice as long as an ordinary light bulb.

Although still new in development another more efficient light is coming to the market. LED surgical lighting is the new cutting edge technology in the medical lighting industry. The LED lights are great for hospitals and medical facilities looking to go green and conserve energy. Besides being more efficient and environmentally friendly the LED lights offer a low heat alternative to potentially dangerous halogen medical lighting. The lights do have a higher initial investment up front but it can be easily justified due to the fact that they provide superior quality of light for surgeons that need to see the intricacies of the body during procedures. The life cycle of LED lights is far greater than that of a traditional light bulb or halogen lighting. This is just another justification for purchasing LED lighting for surgery over the traditional forms.

The initial upfront costs of LED lighting can be substantially higher than traditional surgery lights. However, the long-term benefits can justify this expense. When researching which lights to include in the operating room, you should consider LED lights as an option for your facility.

In operating rooms, the construction of surgery room lighting is especially important. Surgeons must be able to clearly see what they are operating on or else risk harming the patient on the table, the patient who has willingly put their life into the hands of the doctors. It is important that surgical lighting have stable positioning, specialized optic features, and a versatile mount so that the usage can be as practical as possible within the medical setting. Medical spotlights can function to create a precise viewing area during surgery so that doctors can have optimized visibility on their work and have an increased level of confidence as a result.

Medical lighting is a key tool in a variety of medical environments including emergency rooms, outpatient surgery clinics, obstetrician offices, gynecological offices, maternity wards, surgery suites, and dermatologist offices.
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Stephen is an article writer of medical equipment. For more information on medical lighting . Please Visit Universal Medical Inc.
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