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Dräger VarioLux®

The Dräger VarioLux® offers cool, highly efficient, and variable intensity examination light specially designed for use in neonatal intensive care settings. Made for single-handed operation, it features adjustable color settings as well as a dimmer function.

Gentle, effective, and efficient illumination

​For the smallest of patients, only the best light is good enough. Until now, choosing an examination light suited for use on the neonatal intensive care ward has been a challenge. Neonates and especially premature babies often respond to external stimuli with stress reactions.1 With the VarioLux LED examination light, you get the effective, efficient light you need without having to compromise on the special needs of your tiny patients.

Adjustable intensity for sensitive patients

​The intensity of the light beam produced by the VarioLux can be adjusted in five steps from 6,500 to 30,000 lux. The light produced by the LEDs used is inherently cool. This helps you avoid unwanted additional thermal radiation and makes it easier for you to maintain the temperature of the baby’s environment at a constant level.

Specific-purpose color settings

The VarioLux examination light offers three different diagnostic color settings, each chosen to help you perform specific tasks. White (4100 K), blue (4700 K), and red (3500 K) can be selected at the touch of a button. While white light is used for general examination, blue light is helpful for identifying individual vessels and red light facilitates examination of the skin.

Efficency and durability for continuous use

LEDs generate light with a fraction of the energy required by most conventional light sources. Very little heat is generated, and thanks to their solid state design, they are extremely long-lasting. The light source of the VarioLux was designed to provide quality illumination more than 35,000 hours. These features make it a good choice for continuous, low-cost, and care-free illumination. Long-term savings are assured.

Silent operation means less stress on the Baby

​Thanks to the LED technology, the VarioLux provides a cool beam of light and so requires no active ventilation. This means that no additional noise is generated in an environment where caregivers are often hard-pressed to contain and reduce extraneous noise levels. Less noise on the ward means less stress for the babies.2

Practical memory function

The VarioLux® allows you to save light settings. This practical preset memory function helps you save time and can help you avoid dazzling your patients when you turn on the light.

Hands free for the patient

On a NICU, you need as many free hands as you can get. It’s also vital to direct your full attention towards your tiny patient. That’s why the VarioLux features single-handed operation, letting you keep one hand free for your patient. The spring-loaded arm enables precise, stable, and practically effortless positioning. Once adjusted, the VarioLux remains safely and securely in position.

1 Recommended Standards for Newborn ICU Design; Standard 23: Acoustic Environment; February 1, 2007 Clearwater Beach, FL

2 The effects of noise on preterm infants in the NICU; Elisha M Wachman, Amir Lahav; ADC-FNN Online First, published on June 14, 2010 as 10.1136/adc.2009.182014


VarioLux Product Information, en
VarioLux Product Information, en


Accessory Catalogue 2023, en
Accessory Catalogue 2023, en


Technical Data

Examination Lights

Operational Application
For use in neonatal and paediatrics-care settings

Technical Data

Illumination intensity
up to 30000 lx
Brightness adjutment
5 Steps
Colour temperature
3500, 4100, 4700 Kelvin
Colour Rendering Index
Ra= 96, R9= 89
Service life of LED
35000 hours
Power supply
100 - 240 V (AC)


Sterilisable handle
Can be mounted on a standard rail
Memory function

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Notting​ ​Hill
Victoria​ ​3168

1800 372 437

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Auckland​ ​2013

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