News | August 11, 2008

BRICK Surgical Light Aims to be Compact, Affordable

August 12, 2008 – The new LumitexMD “BRICK” medical grade light source from Lumitex Medical Devices Inc. provides bright white light reportedly for excellent surgical site visualization in a small, portable, affordable package.

Using a 24-watt Solarc high-intensity arc lamp, the BRICK provides white light (5,500° K) in a very small package measuring 5.8 inches by 3.5 inches by 2.8 inches, with a light weight of 2.2 pounds (including power supply). The company said it is ideal in combination with LightMat, VersaLight, or a headlight in surgical centers where space and cost are key factors.

The Brick’s optical design provides more than half the brightness of a typical 300-watt Xenon light source, at about one-quarter of the cost, said the company.

The Brick uses a standard ACMI connector. A mounting clamp available from LumitexMD enables the BRICK to be attached to either an IV Pole or a surgical table accessory side rail. LumitexMD’s clamp mounting system locks the BRICK onto a small shelf and then clamps it securely to the IV Pole or surgical table. The mounting system’s design allows the mounting plate to be rotated so that the BRICK is always in the correct operating orientation on either IV Pole or surgical table. This system helps stabilize the unit and make it versatile enough for use in the OR, SurgiCenter, or a doctor’s office.

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