Lighting is one of the most important elements in operating rooms, and is absolutely crucial to the overall efficiency of any medical team’s ability to successfully complete the varied procedures.
Historically, halogen lighting has been the gold standard for medical facilities and operating rooms. However, halogen lighting hosts a variety of challenges for medical professionals; Including heat dispersion and costly, in-opportune black-outs requiring bulb changes. The next generation of lighting is upon us with the advent of LED lighting for medical facilities. LED lighting resolves many of the archaic halogen challenges and provides medical facilities with a better and more reliable light source for their procedure and surgical rooms. Let’s examine the essential distinctions between these two different sources used for illuminating medical procedures.
What Are Halogen & LED Surgical Light?
A halogen light operates much like a standard incandescent bulb found in most homes. At its core rests a tungsten filament in the center of halogen gas filled quartz encasement. Once electricity is fed into this filament it becomes illuminated, exactly as its cousin, the incandescent bulb. As more electricity is fed into it, the halogen bulb glows brighter, and the character of the light generated becomes whiter. The whiter the light – the more clearly the human eye can see the illuminated surface.
An LED (light emitting diode) is comprised of a single physical element called a semiconductor. It can be housed in either a glass or a plastic translucent covering. As electricity is fed through this semiconductor, microscopic subatomic electron particles begin to move in such a manner as to generate energy in the form of light. And as with a halogen bulb, the more electricity it receives, the brighter – and whiter – the resulting light becomes.
Is One Medically Superior to the Other?
In a typical medical and surgical situation, physicians and clinical technicians are principally concerned with two elements of their light source: color variation and heat.
These features are leading many medical facilities to opt for LEDs in various situations. However, there are other elements influencing these decisions:
In the final analysis, the decision as to which is the better choice rests on understanding these differences, how they impact specific clinical applications and the specific needs of the health care facilities.
XYC Medical is proud to be able to make available both halogen and LED lighting systems.
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Article From: Shandong Xinyuchen Medical Equipment Co., Ltd.
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