Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ's Surgical LED Lights
Did you know?
There are a great variety of lighting systems sold today. The intensity of illumination systems varies from less than 10’000 Lux to over 200’000 Lux, which is even more intense than the sunlight on a clear summer day. Because the reflectivity of anatomical objects varies greatly, so should light intensity. The intensity of top surgical lights is about 200 times brighter than your office light.
Benefits of Integrated Surgical Solutions Headlighs are:
- Quality Optics to create the best beam quality
- Superior brightness and adjustable light beam
- Lightweight and fully adjustable Headbands
- Freedom of movement, Disposable or
- easy to clean padding
- Minimized cost of ownership
- Long battery Life
Q: What is the return policy?
Q: What are some of the factors for selecting a Surgical Headlight?
(For dental application it should be noted that maximum brightness is an important factor; but most available LED headlights are bright enough for dental use.)
- No color change over the depth of field/working distance range: if the color of beam changes over the working distance range, users cannot see the true color of objects.
- Easy control of Brightness: The optimum brightness varies according to the user’s age and nature of objects. So users should easily control the brightness to achieve the maximum visual acuity.
- Uniformity: If the beam is not uniform, the contrast images will be disorted.
Q: Are LED lights Safe for our Vision?
Yes, our properly designed LED lights are safe for our vision. Poorly designed LED lights and poorly constructed instruments (such as inexpensive loupes) will hurt our eyes.
Q: How long do LEDs last?
The LEDs used in Illumination headlights last approximately 50,000 hours—that’s 25 years of illumination if the headlight is used 8 hours a day. Wow.
Q: Do LED lights degrade over time like halogen and xenon technology?
LED illumination will not degrade with time. LEDs are light emitting diodes, solid-state chips releasing energy in the form of photons, or light. Illumination from LED chips will not degrade with time and will last upwards of 50,000 hours. The light emitted from LEDs is pure white, bright, cool light and the system is digital–it is either 100% on or off. Halogen and xenon degrade in luminosity over time due to bulb degradation and fiber optic cable breakage. All fiber optic xenon and halogen system emit infrared heat.
Q: What are long-term cost benefits of LED headlights over traditional bulb technology?
Compared to purchasing a 300-watt xenon fiber optic system and factoring in the approximately $1,000 annual costs for bulb and cable replacement costs, LED surgical headlights saving can be conservatively estimated at approximately $3,000 to $5,000 in the first year.
Q: How is brightness measured?
Brightness can be measured in Lumen, Lux, and foot candle.
- Lumen is the unit of total light output from a light source. It indicates the rate of energy low and a power unit like the watt or horsepower.
- Lux is a measure of brightness in which one lux is equivalent to one lumen per square meter; 50,000 lux is equivalent to 50,000 lumens per square meter, and so on. Average indoor light ranges from 100 to 1,000 lux; average outdoor sunlight is about 50,000 lux.
- Foot candle is an older measurement of brightness in which one foot candle is equivalent to one lumen per square foot. 6100 degrees Kelvin pure white illumination (comparable to daylight) that provides true tissue color rendition.
Q: Can surgical headlights be used with loupes?
Yes. For example Enova headlights can be used with loupes mounted on eye-glass frames. They support magnifications up to 5 times. Enova’s Model XLT-125 features extra-long lamp adjustment brackets allowing for co-axial alignment with loupes.
See: How to clip the light to the loupes:
Q: How is a headlight sterilized?
Surgical headlights should be wiped down with 70% isopropyl alcohol or similar disinfectant after each use.
Q: What is the warranty on Integrated Surgical Solutions Headlights?
Please see our Shipping and Returns Section and refer to product specific warranties on the product page.
FAQ's for Loupes
The purpose of Surgical Loupes is to enhance or magnify an image to insure the highest quality results in surgical procedures. We take our responsibility to surgeons and their patients seriously. Loupes are designed to meet specific magnification requirements and working distances. To find a “Working Distance Guide“, please click here.
Q: Can Loupes be used with LED Lights?
How to clip the light to the loupes:
Q: How do I change a frame on my Loupe?
Switching a Frame: (Rose Loupe example)
Q: How do I adjust my Loupe?
Adjusting your loupes:
Q: How do I clean my Loupes?
Loupes are precision instruments, and care must be taken when handling and cleaning the instrument. All Loupes have lens coatings on the optics to enhance optical performance, and thus need to be cared for properly.
1. First to remove gross debris, spray the loupes with a can of compressed air.
2. Then disinfect the loupes.
- Wet a cotton swab with 70% isopropyl alcohol, mild soap, or Lysol I.C. (infection control) disinfectant.
- Gently wipe the loupes to remove loose particles.
- Wipe the loupes dry with a micro fiber cleaning cloth.
3. Finally, clean the lenses.
- Use an optical lens cleaner formulated to clean coated-lens surfaces, or use the micro fiber cleaning cloth that was included with your loupes.
4. Finally, if you have any additional questions about cleaning your loupes, feel-free to contact our customer service department.
WARNING! DO NOT:
- Immerse the loupes in water
- Use any other disinfectant other than those recommended.
- Sterilize with an autoclave, steam, gamma radiation, or use ultrasonics.
- Use cotton gauze to clean the optics – as they can scratch the lenses.
THESE ACTIVITIES WILL VOID YOUR LOUPE'S WARRANTY
FAQ's for HD Video Cameras
Q: Do all your Loupes work with all lights and cameras?
We have adapters for most combinations but if you want to combine different brands of loupes, lights and cameras, please contact us to make sure we have the correct adapter for you.
Q: Can I mount a camera to my current Loupe?
Integrated Surgical Solutions offers the right link (clip) to mount our cameras to almost all Loupe brands! Just let us know what Loupe you have when you order and we include the correct adapter for you.
Q: Can I use several different Loupes and just one HD Camera?
No worries, contact us at www.Integratedsurgicalsolutions.com and give us the make & model of your loupes you want the HD camera to be attached to. With the right clip removing and re-attaching the camera from one set of Loups to another is a matter of seconds.
Q: What is the warranty on Integrated Surgical Solutions HD Video Cameras?
Please see our Returns Setion and refer to product specific warranties on the product page.