Also used in: Day Surgery, Resuscitation Room and Veterinary for Invasive Procedures, typically those requiring general anaesthesia
Key Features and Uses of Operating Lights
Light Intensity – Operating Lights have a very high light output, typically lower end models start at about 100,000Lux, which is about the equivalent of light on a bright summers day. High end models produce up to about 200,000Lux. Typically Operating Lights are used as pairs for deep cavity surgery.
Fail Safe Features – a number of measures are incorporated into Operating Lights to decrease the risk of failure, some of these include;
Multiple Light Heads – if one light fails, the other will normally still work.
Backup-up Globes or Multiple Globes in each light head – a single globe failure will not have an effect on patient safety.
Emergency/Alternate Power Supplies – in the event of loss of power to a building, Operating Lights normally have a dedicated battery supply. The change-over to the Emergency/Alternate Power Supply is instantaneous, as loss of light, including room lighting would have a severe effect on patient safety.
Shadow Reduction – if you can imagine an Operating Site with two surgeons (4 hands…) and a number of instruments and tubes being used, you can begin to understand that a small light, say 30cm in diameter pointing into the operating site would not be likely to sufficiently illuminate the operating site. So typically an Operating Light is of a large diameter, the larger the diameter of light, the better the shadow reduction, as the light is entering the operating site from a greater number of angles, effectively lighting up around the hands and instruments, etc. Also, Operating Lights are normally used in pairs.
H.E. Technical Services | Medical and Surgical Lighting Specialists
Specialising in Medical & Surgical Lighting sales and service.
Founded in 1972 by Fred von Hoff. Incorporated in 1993: Director Manfred von Hoff.
H.E.T are the representative for the German manufacturer Dr. Mach GmbH & Co. for all of their Medical and Surgical lighting products since 1978. The range extends from simple inexpensive examination and procedure lights through to full camera ready Operating theatre lights ready for all types of surgery in both Halogen and LED variants.
H E Technical began manufacturing the Australian Made SURGLITE examination range of lights in Australia 1992 for all Hospital & Veterinary areas. During the past thirty-eight years H.E.T. has been able to meet the requirements of their clients to their satisfaction, and currently provide scheduled maintenance service to over 350 operating theatres in Victoria, as well as in Tasmania, Western Australia and Queensland.
H.E. Technical Services Pty. Ltd. staff are fully qualified to assist with the selection of lighting equipment, supply, install (if necessary adapt equipment for unusual situations) and service.