LED OT light/surgical light are one of the most important aids to support a health practitioner during various procedures, be it in examination room, trauma bay, dentist office or veterinary surgery rooms. When providing care an excellent source of lighting supports and is of paramount importance to the health practitioners.
Quality surgical lighting solutions armed with advanced technologies will ensure optimal performance of the lights whilst also avoiding the common problems that happen with surgical lights. Quality surgical light need an innovative design, functional shape with advance technology that give optimal performance with optimal color rendition, color temperature and luminance.
A quality LED surgical lights can give high efficiency. The color temperature of surgical lights needs to be within 3,000 – 6,700 K range for optimal performance to reduce the load of 50 percent or more, with potential for additional energy savings through constant-color dimming and reduced cooling load in the operating room along with optimisation of the amount of heat generated. In all there is saving of energy in a quality LED light.
The color rendition is also an important parameter for quality of LED OT light/surgical light during surgical procedures, as regular lighting can distort the color and appearance of the objects. Natural colors of objects are best visualized under bright daylight and CRI determines the quality of light in surgical lights .Color rendering index (CRI) between 85 and 100 and the illuminance of the operating cavity should be within the 40,000 - 160,000 lux range.
If summarizing a quality LED OT light/surgical light, it should be energy efficient and hence reduce power supply losses , have good Central illuminance, color temperature (K) , color rendering index CRI and – Light field diameter d10 – Depth of illumination. These criteria fulfillment will facilitate the identification of high quality products backed by trustworthy test data/references.