Philips Lumileds, a manufacturer of LEDs and other lighting technologies, is reporting that Brazil-based firm Gnatus Equipamentos Médico-Odontológicos Ltda. has released a LUXEON-based dental lamp, the first such device in the industry to use solid-state lighting technology.
More about the device that uses Philips’s LUXEON® K2 LEDs:
The new Gnatus Dental Lamp LED Plus overcomes the inconveniences associated with conventional halogen models, including short bulb life, high power usage and spillover light that has in some cases prompted dentists to supply patients with sunglasses, while also offering significant advantages for dental care.
Benefits of Gnatus’ LUXEON-based dental lamp over halogen alternatives include:
40% brighter than halogen products 12-25 year life compared to 3-6 months 60% reduction in power consumption True white light, improving dental diagnosis and resin matching for crowns, veneers and other restorations Reduced heat output, eliminating dentist and patient discomfort No peripheral light shining in patients’ eyes Smaller, sleeker design enabled by eliminating the need for large reflector required for halogen product