Posted by: Eco-Dentistry Association | August 27, 2012

Let it Shine: The Benefits of LED Lights

High-Time for High Tech: 
Guest post from DentalEZ, EDA Member and manufacturer of the EDA Accepted EverLight™

For decades, the halogen technology that has powered overhead dental operatory lights has remained virtually unchanged. Although halogen lights have provided adequate lighting for many years, it does have several disadvantages. Halogen lighting uses filament and halogen gas to produce light. In order to produce light the  filament must get hot which then causes the light to emit heat.  Although the process seems simple, halogen lighting uses a lot of energy, is fragile, has a slower response time and must be replaced multiple times per year. With the amount of time your light is used during practice hours you may be changing your light bulb frequently and noticing you need to turn it off because of the heat. Consider that the short life span of these halogen bulbs means sending extra waste to landfills each time they must be replaced and that the extra energy needed to keep your operatory cool means higher electricity bills.

Recently, halogen operatory lighting has taken a back seat because of the new advancements made in lighting technology. The introduction of LED lights is changing dental practices worldwide and presents an advanced, eco-friendly choice for your practice. LEDs offer many advantages over traditional halogen bulbs including lower energy and a longer life, ultimately saving you money. The cooler temperature also means no premature curing during restorations, allowing you to provide the highest quality of care to your patients.  LED operatory lighting is mercury-free and isn’t considered a hazardous material, so they may be safely recycled (check your local recycling centers to check protocols in your area.)

DentalEZ® was one of the first US Manufacturers to take full advantage of this new technology with the introduction of the EverLight,™  the first 100% true direct LED operatory light in the USA.  The EverLight is designed to address both the disadvantages of halogen lighting and the proper positioning of dental operatory lights.  Correct lighting and proper positioning are equally important in your operatory. Using the EverLight can reduce fatigue, eliminate heat, minimize shadows and increase your productivity. The EverLight’s life expectancy is approximately 10 years, it emits no heat and does not require any replacement of bulbs. The EverLight uses up to 70% less energy which in the long run will save you money. There are 12 LED lights to maximize lighting and 9 color and temperature settings to meet all your operative needs including a composite setting.

The EverLight™ is packed with features and eco-friendly benefits and is also backed with a 6 year warranty and an economical price! Why not switch today and find out for yourself why choosing LED technology will benefit you and help you run a more energy efficient and high-tech dental practice. For more information on the EverLight please visit www.dentalez.com/everlight.

If you’re ready to switch to LED operatory lights or have already done so, you can achieve points toward Bronze, Silver or Gold GreenDOC™ Certification for your high-tech practice! If you’re interested in becoming a Certified eco-friendly practice, contact the EDA at info@ecodentistry.org today!

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Responses

  1. It’s good to know that dentists are now switching to safer LED operatory lighting. I don’t have to worry about the heat coming from the light. I’ll definitely tell my friend working at
    dental services arlington to get one of these.

  2. LED lighting Devices is the perfect accent. With LED strip lights, led tube light, led emergency light, led traffic light, led automotive lighting, led bulbs, led torch, led lamps and LED rope lights you can bring color and light to home and work.for more information visit LED LIGHTING

  3. The benefit of LED Lights is that they are an eco-friendly form of lighting as they do not contain mercury or other harmful gasses or emit any harmful UV rays. For example, a 13w LED light emits 68% less CO2 than a standard 40w incandescent bulb running 10 hours per day.


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