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Seeing Veterinary Surgery in a New Light

It is just a few years ago that LPrelude dual ceiling mount surgery lightED lights became state-of-the-art in human surgical suites. Now they are quickly making their way into veterinary practices.

Shor-Line released a series of LEDs in 2014 to give veterinarians the same benefits human surgeons have experienced. Research done by manufacturers (including Shor-Line) as well as third parties have validated the strides LEDs have made in the last decade.

The question facing veterinarians is, “When should I update my surgical suite?”  The data now clearly shows that LED provides accurate light color, including good color in the red spectrum, at a lower cost over the life of the bulbs with less heat created in the surgical suite.

U.S. Department of Energy Study

The U.S. Department of Energy has been excited about LEDs because of the tremendous potential for energy savings. In 2011, its LED Surgical Task Lighting study confirmed that, compared with halogen lights, LED lights:

  • Used less wattage to produce equivalent light levels.
  • Were cooler to the touch and emitted less heat into the room.
  • Promised greater life and a non-catastrophic failure mechanism.

Overall, the study suggested that LEDs “can allow for reductions in connected load of 50 percent or more, with potential additional energy savings through constant-color dimming and reduced cooling load in the operating room.”

Shor-Line Beta Tests

When Shor-Line was developing its LEDs for use in surgery, the company did beta testing with practicing veterinarians. Veterinary practices need many of the same features as human medicine with more flexibility and portability. Shor-Line spent most of 2013 beta testing the new Prelude Series LED Surgery Lights in veterinary practices.

George Gates, DVM, SurgeryGeorge Gates, DVM, at Prairie Village Animal Hospital in Prairie Village, Kan., was one of the testers.

“It far surpasses any of the previous technology, as far as I am concerned,” he said. “In 50 years of surgery, I have never seen anything that compares.”

His favorite features are “the bright illumination, cool burning and the direct beam of light on the surgical field.”

The testing helped perfect a durable LED that could move and rotate to a variety of positions. Gates and the other veterinarians in his practice gave many suggestions on improving the adjustability to the lights. He gives the finished product a high grade for listening to feedback.

Shor-Line “greatly improved the adjustability. This allows you to put the light where it is needed.”

How the Prelude Series PerformsHighlighted surgery field

The Prelude Series has the key benefits of upgrading to LED lights:

  • Excellent light source that better maintains tissue moisture.
  • A color temperature of 4,500 K that gives the user visual clarity, especially in the important red color spectrum.
  • An illumination range of 10,000 to 90,000 LUX.

Investing in LED lights not only makes sense from an energy perspective, but studies of have shown the lights also decrease eye fatigue and the operating theater remains a more comfortable temperature.

The office staff will like them as well. There is little to no maintenance required because the bulbs will last for 75,000 to 100,000 hours.

For more information on upgrading to LED lights in your surgical suite, call 888-551-4062.

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2013 Conference Schedule

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North American Veterinary Conference
Orlando, FL
Jan 18-22
OVMA
Ontario, CAN
Jan 30-Feb 1
Missouri Veterinary Medical Association
Kansas City, MO
Jan 31-Feb 2
Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association Minneapolis, MN Feb 6-8
Western Vet Conference Las Vegas, NV Feb 17-20
Midwest Vet Conference Columbus, OH Feb 20-22
FACA Cocoa Beach, FL Feb 21-22
Groom & Kennel Expo Pasadena, CA Feb 21-23
Animal Care Conference Long Beach, CA Mar 2-4
AAHA Nashville, TN Mar 20-23
Texas Unites for Animals Austin, TX Mar 22-24
Intergroom Secaucus, NJ April 5-7
NAWC Ottawa, ON April 12-14
Florida VMA Orlando, FL
April 25-27
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CVC East Washington, DC May 9-11
HSUS Animal Care Expo Daytona Beach, FL May 20-23
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SAWA Management Conference King of Prussia, PA June 11-13
Pacific Vet Conference San Francisco, CA June 19-22

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