Overview of Functionality to Choose a Veterinary Exam or Surgical Procedure Light
ILLUMINANCE is the intensity of the light. The most significant measurement in lighting technology. It is measured in lux.
For general examinations or dental treatments, a light output of between 30,000 and 60,000 lux at a distance of 50 cm from the animal patient is optimal. Flexible examination lights, such as the VISIANO 20, have a 21 cm light field.
Surgical procedures, on the other hand, require significantly more light: for optimum depth illumination, between 60,000 – 100,000 lux at a distance of one meter from the animal’s body is recommended. Depending on the model, treatment lights such as the TRIANGO 100 have a defined light field with a diameter of ø 18 cm or a focusable light field with a diameter of ø 18-28 cm.
COLOR TEMPERATURE is the warmth or the coolness of the light source. It is measured in Kelvin(K).
Neutral white light sources with a minimum of 4300 Kelvin are suitable for examinations and treatments. For dermatological examinations, magnifier lamps with daylight and optional Wood light are suitable. However, depending on the area of application, a warm white light may be recommended.
Multiple color temperatures in one luminaire is also available. Lights such as the VISIANO 20, HALUX N50 or the TRIANGO 100 combine several lighting modes in one unit, thus allowing the treatment area to be viewed under different light colors.