An LED-based surgical light allows surgeons to change the color temperature according to the type of procedure.

The combination of LEDs allows the surgical team to change color temperature, which offers huge advantages for studying human tissue. At 3,500 K, skin and light tissue parts reflect less and the contrast remains intact. Colder light colors (up to 5,000 K), however, were preferred in tests for deeper lying body areas and for longer surgeries.

"Because of its adjustable color temperature, iLED offers excellent contrast representation," explained Professor Friedrich Hennig, Head Surgeon of the Department for Emergency Medicine at the University Clinic in Erlangen, Germany. Regardless of whether surgeons are operating on tissue in which the blood flow is heavy or light, they can make the contrast more visible by changing the color temperature.

The light has been designed to minimize shadows. Each LED has its own convergence lens, and the individual outputs overlap to form an homogenous light field. Even potentially extreme shadowing created by surgeon positioning, for example, can be compensated for by switching off unnecessary LEDs and increasing the intensity to the remaining ones.

The use of LEDs also minimizes the cost, time and surgical interruptions related to changing more expensive halogen or gas discharge bulbs commonly used in today's surgical lights.

The iLED was introduced in Europe in November 2005 by Trumpf Medizin Systeme of Puchheim, Germany, and has received high praise in actual clinical use, says the company. The FDA notification allows US medical facilities and patients to immediately begin benefiting from the numerous advantages offered by the Trumpf iLED: many of which are not available from any other surgical light.

NJZ Lighting's LED product portfolio now adds a new member, Archer Series Hazardous Location Linear Light, featuring 120 lumens per Watt efficiency and completely designed to perform in Zone 1 and 21 of ATEX / IECEx classifications.

Strategies in Light panelists reveal just how complex SSL issues such as connected lighting, color tuning, metrics, and controls are even for experts with a game-show format adding entertainment value. MAURY WRIGHT reports.

After participating in a panel at Strategies in Light, lighting industry insider CLIFTON STANLEY LEMON brings a significant debate about SSL form factors to the fore of the discussion.

Famed Paris wax museum is now lighting the figures ranging from celebrities to scientists with 97-CRI SSL, thereby enabling visitors to experience vivid colors and subtle details of the art works.

After two consecutive quarters of income recovery and ongoing restructuring, there’s hope for the transition to IoT products and services.

Despite the need for end-user simplicity, the Sapphire Awards judging process revealed the complexity of emerging design implications that place stricter demands on SSL products, writes Carrie Meadows.

Things won’t get better this fiscal year after all, the company decides. But it’s confident in its long-term strategy.

There’s no doubt that innovation abounds in the LED and SSL industry. But each year places new expectations on technology specialists to ‘level up’ in order to win a Sapphire Award. Carrie Meadows reports on the Illumineer of the Year and winning products.

The millennial target crowd will discover an all-new hotel experience at the modern Marriott Moxy hotel in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, and the hotel’s dynamic LED ceiling feature that rises through a glass roof sets the room vibe, reports Maury Wright.

The pilot of Healthe bedside lamps could lead to other deployments across InterContintental Hotels’ many properties.

Ideal Industries will pay approximately $310 million for the Cree Lighting business unit, while Delta Electronics is acquiring SSL manufacturer Amerlux, and parts of the Echelon business recently acquired by Adesto are being shuttered.

It’s a welcome idea, but the hidden message could be that the IoT isn’t as easy to implement as advertised. Meanwhile, Zigbee trumps Bluetooth.

The cash and stock deal is the latest in a swirl of industry acquisition activity, as the IoT continues to redefine business.

D+R International is planning an end to the Lighting Facts program that the DOE used to bring credibility to LED-based lighting products in the early ‘Wild West’ days of the SSL revolution.

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