Let There Be Light
A strong demand for surgical lighting that provides superior levels of performance and efficiency
has led to tireless efforts on the part of providers to meet those expectations.
What constitutes good or sufficient surgical lighting in today’s operating room is not the same as it was just a few short years ago.
Advancements in technology and product development have sparked
an ongoing evolution of lighting products. As a result, the needs, wants,
and expectations of hospitals and medical facilities have grown and
evolved as well.
According to Linda Donaldson, VP of Cool-View, a provider of LED
medical headlights, her customers want and expect for lighting products
to improve surgeries and exams, save them money, as well as support sustainable healthcare.
“Providers are under constant pressure to save time and treat patients
quickly – without compromising care,” she explains. “By offering more
features and benefits, today’s lights help reduce these pressures so prac-
titioners can be more productive and focus on their most important task,
which is enhancing patient care."
According to Donaldson, purchasers looking for new lighting options
should consider buying from manufacturers that are members of Practice
Greenhealth, the nation’s leading membership and networking organization for institutions in the healthcare community that have made a commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly practices.
Furthermore, they should also consider buying from manufacturers
that have the (EPA) ENERGY STAR Partnership, she says. Through
this partnership with the EPA, manufacturers work to continually