Medical Lighting Optics: Enabling Surgical Staff to See better with Less Stress
With innovations such as powerful LED technology, multi-lens matrixes and adaptive light management, medical lighting for surgical and examination purposes allow the surgeons to see better and work more efficient with less stress. Choosing the right LED optics for the job is critical and, into the extreme, it can even be life-saving!
Medical Lighting at a Glance
Lighting plays an important role in the healthcare, improving both the patient experience and the staff’s ability to provide the required level of care. Not only a sustainable choice, LED lighting can enhance the care environment and reduce costs by saving energy and improving operational efficiency. The latest LED technology provides a nurturing atmosphere for patients and a dynamic working environment for medical staff. The coming of LED technology ends also the use of heat protection filters that were used to avoid hot spots and unwanted illuminance radiation.
Medical Lighting Applications
A surgical light, also referred to as an ‘operating light’ or ‘surgical lighthead’, is a medical lighting device intended to assist medical personnel during a surgical procedure, by illuminating a local area or cavity of the patient. They’re generally found all over the hospital or medical center, especially where high perfection tasks are done, such as surgeons and childbirths.
3D Printing Optics for Medical Lighting
At Luximprint, we frequently source LED optics for medical lighting applications to our global users. The additive optics fabrication process enables rapid prototyping of functional lens prototypes for testing and validation purposes. In this particular field, our users mainly include OEM manufacturers that specialize in the field of medical lighting, as well as optics designers supporting them on the job.
Common lens types as we frequently prototype include smaller or larger collimator lenses, micro lenses, light guides, both individual versions and lens arrays. Sometimes, larger lens plates are cut into segments, and mounted together into the test application, both for economical and practical reasons.
Sometimes, optical filters might be required for very specific tasks. They can either be embedded in the optic itself (color lenses) or be added as a separate color filter.
In need for (Fast) Optics Prototypes?
Once you’re in the development cycle of medical lighting systems and in need for fast optics solutions, Luximprint can help you! It is our passion to provide any designer and engineer around the globe with functional optical plastics in a fast, flexible and cost-effective matter!
Please contact us to learn about the possibilities for your custom project!