Dräger VarioLux® Examination Light
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®, you can get the effective, efficient light you need without having to compromise on the special needs of your tiny 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.
The VarioLux® 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.
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.
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
The Dräger VarioLux® lets you save a light setting when you switch it off. This practical preset memory function helps you save time and can help you avoid dazzling your patients when you turn on the light.
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
- Operational Application
- For use in neonatal and paediatrics-care settings
- 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