LED Surgical Headlights
Manufactured by Sunoptic Surgical
The Brightest Surgical Headlight
The latest development in the Sunoptic Surgical portfolio, the SSL-9500. This is a surgical headlight that delivers the bright white light that is desired by surgeons. The newest surgical headlight in the Sunoptic’s range is the lightest yet but still provides the user with a homogeneous spot for true tissue recognition
- Lux output 1,190,000 Lux
- Colour Temperature: 4500°K
- Battery Life: 2.5 hours on max output (5 hours at 50%)
- Available to Buy Now from Uniplex (UK) Ltd
The battery-powered LED headlight offers the freedom from being tethered to a light source by fibre optic cable. The RCS headband and lightweight LED module provide stability as well as comfort. The smart surgical headlight’s battery pack notifies the user when the batteries are low with an audible sound warning, along with the clearly visible battery life on the Sunoptic battery. The SSL-9500 is the first true alternative to tethered light sources
SSL-9500 LED Surgical Headlight Product Evaluation
Recommended Surgical Disciplines for the SSL-9500
The SSL-9500 is a great LED surgical headlight for ENT surgeons. The headlight is suited to be used in the operating room, with its impressive bright white light. The level of light means it wouldn’t have any problem with any kind of ENT surgery. For ENT diagnosis use, Uniplex would recommend the SSL-5500 LED surgical headlight.
The SSL-9500 is the perfect all-round LED surgical headlight for Paediatric surgery. The bright white light provides an excellent level of light for the depth of surgery involved in all Paediatric surgery, including deeper operations such as Urological cases. The headlight is also extremely lightweight on the head.
The SSL-9500 surgical LED headlight is a very good headlight for Plastic Surgery. A key aspect of Plastic surgery is ensuring the correct tissue in reconstructive cases. The SSL-9500 gives the user true tissue colour recognition, due to its white colour temperature of 4500°K, a huge benefit for Plastic Surgeons.
The SSL-9500 is a great headlight for Neuro Surgery. The bright white light from the SSL-9500 is the first true LED portable surgical headlight alternative to halogen and some xenon light sources. Producing over 1,000,000 Lux, the SSL-9500 can be used in the deepest darkest holes. Whilst the SSL-9500 is extremely bright, it cannot completely replace the Xenon light source, in Spinal cases, the Titan X450 is the gold standard.
The SSL-9500 is a great surgical LED headlight for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The bright white light provides the user with excellent tissue recognition due to the 4500°K colour temperature of the SSL-9500. The SSL-9500’s light output is ideal for Oral and Maxfax Surgery, the light intensity is also fully adjustable for surgeries that don’t require as much light. The SSL-9500 allows freedom from being connected to a light source, making it easy to move around the operating room or dental suite.
The SSL-9500 is a perfect LED surgical headlight for orthopaedic surgery. The mobility of the SSL-9500 means the surgeon can move around the operating table without restrictions, which is often required for Orthopaedic surgery. The bright white light and 4500°K colour temperature also offers the user excellent tissue colour recognition.
The SSL-9500 is a great headlight for a vast range of General Surgery. The bright white light from the SSL-9500 is the first true LED portable surgical headlight alternative to halogen and some xenon light sources. Producing over 1,000,000 Lux, the SSL-9500 can be used in the deepest darkest holes, including in Colorectal surgery. Whilst the SSL-9500 is extremely bright, it cannot completely replace the Xenon light source, for the ultimate brightest product, the Titan X450 is the gold standard.
Uniplex’s SSL-9500 LED surgical headlights come with the following as standard:
- 1 SSL-9500 LED surgical headlight
- 2 rechargable batteries as standard
- 1 single bay charger
- 1 padded carry bag with shoulder strap
- Spare comfort foam
- 2 year warranty on the headlight, 1 year on batteries
Why is Colour Temperature Important?
Colour temperature is important for a surgical headlight because if the °K is too low the light will appear yellow. If the °K is too high the light will appear blue. White light helps with tissue recognition and other factors that are essential for a good surgical headlight
Lux is a measurement of illuminance. The measure is the total amount of light that falls on a surface. Lux is a common method of measuring the light output of an LED surgical headlight. The higher the lux, the brighter the headlight.
Colour temperature is a scale of how warm (yellow) or how cold (blue) light is. It’s measured in °K (Kelvins). The higher the °K the bluer the light, the lower the number, the yellower, with white light being in the middle of the scale.
The batteries on the SSL-9500 have a life of 2.5 hours on full power or 5 hours at 50%. The SSL-9500 comes with 2 batteries as standard and can be changed in seconds.
SSL-9500 LED Surgical Headlight Specification
- Variable module spot 20mm – 110mm at 40cm
- Side-mounted variable intensity control
- Visible and audible battery level
- Headband weight 255grams
- Battery weight 340grams
- Battery life 2.5 hours (5 hours at 50%)
- Battery recharge time 3.5 hours
- Colour Temperature 4500°K
- 10W LED
- Typical LED life: > 50,000 hours
- Warranty: 3 years on LED headlight and 1 year on batteries
- Rear cranial support headband for added comfort
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